If you haven’t done so already, please go check out my blog from the comfort of your computer chair. I’ve been producing essays for a few years now and have gotten quite good at them. If you’re looking for a way to extend your network and become better at blogging, these articles are the recommended route.
I’m also happy to suggest some particular (and simple!) strategies for writing great blog posts:
Why If it’s so hard to get great content up, why does it seem so simple to get crap?
This has been a question that many writers, editors and bloggers have gotten at in various ways over the years. People often have a hard time finding good content because they’re either in a situation where it’s hard to get good content or have trouble reading about quality content, even when it’s available. I’ve also wondered how some of us may have problems seeing good material, even when we see it at a fair price.
The following list is not a script for success. It’s a process of discovery and self-admonition, which is essentially how I actually work on this day. I try and simply imagine what my ideal blogging situation would look like. Then I start to break it down into pieces and see the relevant processes that must be put into motion. So, here’s a list of 10 things to consider in the process of writing good blog posts.
1. How to “Build” Content: The Idiom to Identify “Genuine” Blog Content and Recognize Key Components for Creating a Better Blog.
Genuine content means making it your own and posting content that you have personally created. You don’t just link to anyone or anything because this is not really blogging. You don’t just plagiarize because that is not genuine content. Genuine content has a unique, very high-quality message, and it is unique because of what you’ve put it together from.
You can’t just copy others’ ideas or ask random people on Twitter to promote you. You have to create a unique message that applies to you personally, that is your own, and it has nothing to do with anyone else’s message.
So, what do you have to look for in creating a good blog post?
No bullshit. Don’t do things that you know your audience will not like or support.
Don’t post content that contradicts or contradicts the message you have on paper.
Be yourself – no fear about fluffing up your writing, don’t rely on experts to assist with formatting.
2. Get Real, Imagine What your Readers will Need to “Get.”
The first thing is to get real with yourself. People are not like blogs. They don’t need something from you. To publish blog posts, you have to actually deliver content to people that matters. If you don’t know how to build this kind of content, you’re in for a big headache. Do you think you’re going to blog about eggs for a living? I don’t think so. Why would anyone give you their money to read your stuff? You’re a bandit, I don’t know. I think people just don’t do this stuff.
I believe you need to focus on creating content that has the following key components:
Has something to say. Think in terms of what kind of message you are trying to give the reader. Don’t try and knock other people’s ideas about writing. But know that when someone has an idea, they’re not thinking, “Hey, I’m going to blow your mind with my super cool idea.” They’re thinking, “How do I say this in a way that is really important to me?” How do you come up with ideas that resonate with you?
Can you recognize it and write it? That’s the big sign. It’s your way of knowing if you’re going to be able to craft a great message. If you can’t find a way to make sure your readers are able to understand your ideas, they are not worth writing for. And that’s a dead end.
Is it a well-written story or statement of meaning? Writing well is not an art or even something that you can easily teach. It’s really about treating your readers with respect. Ask yourself the question, “Is this something that someone will talk about in conversation?” If it doesn’t have meaning to them, you might not want to post it. Remember the old “write like you talk” philosophy? Imagine you’re telling a story and writing about it. Can you really write with precision and emotion in the first person? Do you even have the words? You might want to rewrite.
Does it say something about you? What kind of person or personality are you talking about? If someone is listening to your blog post and seeing something that makes them uncomfortable or off-putting, that is a clue that something is not quite right. Have you done any research on this topic? Do you know what other blogs post on this topic? How have these blogs been able to present their ideas with accuracy? What are some tips for getting this, right?
Can you manage space and frequency well? If you have to break the ideas down into smaller chunks, it could become quite a chore. This will only create time-wasting problems that you can’t prevent. Not only do you not want to be overworked, you probably want your blog post to be beautiful. Don’t stick with the one theme. Go with a little bit of everything.
3. Create to Make Your Friends Happy.
This is what I’m obsessed with. Think about all the young people out there who experiment with their online social media following, creating blogs, and really focusing on it. When you post a blog post, you will go out and enjoy your time in the company of others who share your interests. They are going to find it rewarding. Blogging will really give your readers something to focus on. It makes them feel like they are part of something. People connect to communities and making friends will lead to promoting what you are doing.
It’s not just a game. You are making connections with others. Getting email addresses is one of my favorite ways to reach out to people. I do this with many types of people, and it’s a great way to make friends. It has made me feel like I am somehow actually part of the community, and I enjoy helping people out.
4. Share Some Essentials.
After you write something, take a minute to share it with your friends. Not only does sharing get you a lot more likes and comments, but it actually creates a sense of gratitude. If you’re an author and have put out a book or just know someone who wants to become an author, you should share your experiences and insights. The reason being is that it shows that you genuinely care about your readers and that you value their opinions.
And for the lonely, if you can communicate and connect with other writers, that is a great feeling to know that you have got a bunch of people that will help you out. You will learn from the discussions, and I believe this is a great way to build a following.
So there you have it—four good ways to write a blog post.