Blog Content – How to Write Great Content and Where to Get Them
You’ve heard about it before. Many bloggers claim that blogging is writing. I certainly agree to a certain extent. After all, blogging is about publishing content to the Web. Until now, the most common online content format is still text, although image, audio and video content are also become popular very quickly.
As a professional blogger, I’d say blogging is beyond writing. You certainly are interested in how to monetize your blog. That won’t happen without any traffic. With great content, you may get some where but not very far, unless you let people know about your work.
That requires promotion. Nowadays, it takes more or less the same amount of time than the writing itself to get the words out there about your blog. Some people are good at getting attention and driving traffic, but their content is not that good.
Whichever your problem is, blog content is a bit of a challenge to many bloggers.That’s why It comes to me that compiling information on how to create good content that converts visitors to feed subscribers and make them come back repeatedly will be very worth it.
So here it goes…
First and foremost, let’s get the mindset right. Some people think they are not good enough to write in certain topic unless they have at least 10 years of experience in that field. Is that true? I don’t think so.
Read on about my confession why I’m not a blogging expert.
When talking about creating something, especially for the long haul, it pays if you pay attention to the big picture. This introductory post about web content strategy for blogs may help set the stage for the rest.
And here’s a tool, a spreadsheet even, I personally use to keep track of my blog post ideas and manage my future posts. It works wonder to organize stuff but also turn your blog into a professional venture with more reliable content schedule. Download your copy of blog editorial calendar.
Using Content for Marketing – Where It Becomes Fun
Old marketing strategies are so out of date. Not only it is pricey, but getting more ineffective every day. Do you know that you can leverage your content for marketing? If this idea is new to you, start with this article about how to fill content pipeline with a blog.
A web publisher can get all the limelight and gain recognition through content marketing. See, content is the core of what you do online, no matter what your business is.
I’ve also written a complete article on the background of content marketing and how to get started with it.
The Science and Art of Writing Blog Post Title That Sells
With that, let’s dive in to the details of blog content production.
Whether you like it or not, title or headline is a critical part of your blog content. It may be the first and the only thing that the readers see. If you fail to entice them in a way that makes them want to read further, you risk losing them forever.
Which format of blog post title works?
Here is my list of 8 ways to hook blog readers with your post title. Of those, numbered title has a special place in my heart because it almost always works very well. Here are 7 reasons why numbered blog post titles work (and will always be that way).
If you are confused about how to get started with a title or headline, 10 Blog Post Title Templates That Work Like Gangbusters will be of help to you.
In fact, bloggers who are doing this beyond a hobby should start collecting and making use of swipe file to increase readership.
Related Articles on How to Write Blog Post Title (Headline)
- Magnetic Blog Title Formula. If you’ve ever wondered why a blog title works very well in one topic but not others, the key is in understanding how the title works. This article includes a few examples to get you started.
- Do your blog titles suck? Are they strong enough to pull the readers into your content? You may follow more blog title formula in this article to help you create powerful and response-pulling blog title.
- Blog Title — Do You Write It First? Should the title of your blog post has the top priority, or should it be written after you have your writing done?
Where and How to Get Blog Content Inspiration
Knowledge, in my opinion, is the primary source of inspiration. The more you know about a topic, the more you have ideas on what to write. Of course, by knowing what your readers want to read, you never have to guess.
By all means spare some time to read books related to the topics you are blogging. If you are to find inspiration for writing, it may has nothing to do with your topic, as I often find writing inspiration is more likely to appear when reading a novel and other work.
Reading books related blogging and social media will help create a better content strategy too. Here are a few essential books for bloggers that help me a lot. Of course, your list of books as a source of inspiration will be different.
If idea is of a struggle to you, here are 25 blog post ideas and stimulators that can help you get unstuck immediately. Once you have more ideas than you can possibly write, you should read this post about how to generate better blog ideas.
Producing Remarkable Content, Every Time!
They say that there is nothing new under the sun. I certainly believe this. Nowadays, if you surf blogs, use the search engines to find content, etc., chances are you are going to see a lot of great contents. Thanks for blog software and other web publishing tools, now it is possible to focus on content production instead of the intricacies of getting the content up on the Web.
Content consumption is also tightly related to production. It is amazing how you can scour hundreds of web sites, news sources and blogs for content and then use those as ideas to write content for blog fast.
When it comes to content creation, not all content is created the same. Discover my secret techniques to help bloggers make web content work.
Remarkable doesn’t have to start with remarkable idea. Here’s what you can do to turn a typical idea into outstanding blog post. This is exactly the process I use myself to create blog posts on this blog and my other niche blogs.
Finally, after years of blogging and publishing content online, here are the top 5 mistakes bloggers can make when publishing content online. Sometimes the way to move forward is by eliminating blunders.
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