To some blog owners, one thing they can’t get the head around is writing that perfect blog post.
They try to pull out all the stops however still can’t get there head around it.
It’s like McDonald’s secret sauce you see all these other blogs with great content, and you think to yourself what is the secret.
Unfortunately, and although I was hoping for one when I started blogging I found there is no secret.
Instead, there are just simple aspects that need to be implementing to take your content to another level.
I have been writing blog posts for years and that time as gone by quickly, but within that time, I have naturally picked up what I need to put into a post to make sure it bangs (in other words rank well).
So today I am going to take you through some things that if you’re not already doing, you should focus on now, to make better blog posts.
1. Make A Template (And Plan Each Point)
This one may seem obvious but believe it, or not not everyone does it. They get an empty page and often expect everything to fill out.
That is tough, and unless you know exactly what you are talking about and how you want to structure it, you will more than likely struggle to write.
What you need to do is look at your blog and have a think about the kind of content you will be writing on it.
From here, you will want to make different templates. Let’s say you write list posts and reviews; you will want to write these out and save them
So when you go to type out the next post, you can load up the template and start typing.
Now to go a step further and this is a tip I have picked up recently is also to make notes on each section.
That will give you an idea of what to talk about, and if you have planned it the previous day, you can storm through it in the morning.
2. Take Time To Do Your Research
Ever thought about jumping straight into a post and taking the winging-it approach.
While it can work when going about it that way, it’s better to plan out and do your research before putting pen to paper.
An excellent example of this is sports commentating; many reporters will spend hours a day preparing for an event.
So once they are live all the research they have is in their heads and can be recalled at any moment.
I think that relates a lot to blogging. Of course, you can write a piece on anything.
However, you will miss vital details that you would have known if you were prepared.
There are so many pros to this aspect, from being able to write better content to limit the time procrastinating.
I’ve learnt a lot of lessons from having my own online business and being able
3. Optimize Without Overdoing It
You may have noticed I said optimize a little, and that is because the key is to not over-optimize your posts as it will affect you negatively.
Whether that is SEO optimizing or putting in a call to actions, you have to remember not to overdo it.
Whatever aspect that is, if we are talking about links, it’s okay to put some in, but you can’t overdo it.
The best course of action is to be natural and write great content.
Same goes for all types, whether that is keywords, images, alt tags, videos and more.
You need to concentrate on being natural, and not doing things because you think putting this extra thing in will make me rank top of Google.
Because it won’t.
Following the correct SEO procedures to a T is a recipe for success.
4. Install A Plugin Like Grammarly
Not everyone is perfect, and when you write, you make mistakes along the way. That will happen.
However, you will want to make sure that when it comes to publishing it that your readers can read your content.
That is why I recommend Grammarly; they are a tool that can get the best out of your work.
It will rectify any spelling mistakes, punctuation, the use of repeated words and help with your style of writing.
Getting Grammarly isn’t hard to do either as its a plugin for your desktop.
You can get it on any computer, and its benefits are very much worth the money.
I am using the Grammarly plugin for this work now, so I challenge you to find any mistakes.
Let’s move on to the next point.
5. Sole Focus Is Helping
Number 5 is all about having your style; each writer out there needs to find their style to be consistent and fluent with there writing.
But where some people fail is they end up trying to sell to there audience instead of trying to help them.
In the business of blogging, its all about making content that is going to solve readers issues and offering recommendations along the way.
As soon as you come off either too aggressive and try to sell something too hard, you will not only come across as a door to door salesperson, but you won’t build up any trust.
Building up trust and authority is essential, so you have to be real with people, engage them and solve their issues.
6. Space It Out
That brings me on to my final key ingredient.
Have you ever read some text that was altogether in one block that you found yourself reading it over and over again?
That is because you lose concentration, and I can see why. Text that is all put too close together becomes too hard to follow.
The key here is to keep anyone who’s reading your posts from word one till the end.
How you can do this is by spacing out your work, putting gaps between each sentence.
It makes it so much easier to read, and this, in turn, will result in better on-page times and will also help you make money.
That wraps up my six ingredients for making the perfect blog post.
By implementing each of these steps not only as it improved my content, but it will make yours ten times better.
What ingredients will you be chucking in to add spice to your posts?
Let me know by leaving a comment down below 🙂