11 Steps to Creating the Perfect Blog Post
I’ve been blogging since 2007, but I’m still working on creating perfect blog posts.
Writing a great blog post isn’t easy. You can’t simply let your thoughts flow and expect to engage your readers.
Blogging takes time. I usually spend 2-4 hours for every post. You won’t find me signing up for any of the daily blogging challenges found around the blogosphere. I know I can’t create quality content on a daily basis and still take care of my real estate business or pay enough attention to my dogs.
What I’m Doing Right:
I do realize I can always do better, but I really think about certain elements when I’m crafting a blog post.
- Intro (the first few paragraphs)
- Closing thought
I know I can improve in each of these areas. After reading Copyblogger’s 11 Essential Ingredients Every Blog Post Needs, I have some direction in how to create even better blog posts.
How To Implement Copyblogger’s 11 Blog Writing Steps:
Copyblogger has written articles to teach you how to improve all of the 11 essential blog post ingredients:
- Craft a magnetic headline.
- Open with a bang.
- Use persuasive words.
- Write damn good sentences.
- Insert killer bullet points.
- Create exquisite subheads.
- Tell a seductive story.
- Keep attention with internal cliffhangers.
- Choose an arresting image.
- Close with style.
- Be authentic.
What blog post elements are your strengths? Areas for improvement?