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How To Start Writing a Blog: 7 Things To Consider (+21 Best Tips)

How To Start Writing a Blog: 7 Things To Consider (+21 Best Tips)

How To Start Writing a Blog: 7 Things To Consider (+21 Best Tips)

How To Start Writing a Blog: 7 Things To Consider (+21 Best Tips)

How To Start Writing a Blog: 7 Things To Consider (+21 Best Tips)

How To Start Writing a Blog: 7 Things To Consider (+21 Best Tips)

How to Start Writing a Blog: 7 Things To Do

How To Start Writing a Blog: 7 Things To Consider (+21 Best Tips)

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How To Start Writing a Blog: 7 Things To Consider (+21 Best Tips)

How To Start Writing a Blog: 7 Things To Consider (+21 Best Tips)

How To Start Writing a Blog: 7 Things To Consider (+21 Best Tips)

Building your blog, creating content, and enticing your audience are big steps in blogging. However, before you publish, step back for a moment.

Whether you write a blog post for fun, for-profit, or just something to do so you can express yourself, blogging has become an increasingly popular way to share your thoughts and ideas.

Before publishing a post, were you sure that everything was perfect?

The list of things you should have done before publishing a blog post isn’t too long but there are seven things you should do before you publish.

Here are the 7 things you should have done before publishing your blog:

  1. Write a good blog post title
  2. Check relevancy of your blog post content
  3. Use keywords or keyword phrases
  4. Use visuals in your blog post
  5. Structure your blog post from start to finish
  6. Check for mistakes
  7. Make your blog post stand out

1. Write a Good Blog Post Title

Writing a good blog post title is similar to solving a riddle. You have to put yourself in the place of someone and think which post you will prefer to read from 100’s of posts. You will decide to open and read a blog post that answers your query and the title should highlight what it provides! 

Blog post titles are a crucial part of a blog’s success. Many bloggers fear writing bad blog post titles, fearing that they will be penalized or dismissed by readers. The truth is that even the top-notch blog post title will not help if it is poorly written. Your blog post title must be catchy when people read it and have a meaning they can understand.

The following are some key points you should check when writing your blog post title:

(Tip 1 – 5)

🟣 Use capital letters to create a readable title

🟣 Use alliteration to create an eye-catchy title

🟣 Use a number to add to the title to grab the users attention

🟣 Use emoticons to add a bit of fun to the article

🟣 Use a question to make the reader think

So, if you write a title that doesn’t get clicked, no one will read your blog post. You can write for days, weeks, and months about a topic, but if you don’t come up with a blog post title that makes people want to read more, you will have wasted your time.

2. Check Relevancy Of Your Blog Post Content

When writing blog content, the most important thing is to ensure that the point of your blog post is clear. It should be obvious from the title and the first paragraph to get what your blog post is about.

Choosing a topic you are interested in is the first step. For example, if you want to blog about growing roses in your backyard, you might want to start by writing about the science behind planting roses, or how to create a botanical garden.

Good content starts with clear headlines and a clear purpose. The way you present that message is just as important as the message itself. The key to blogging success is to write content focused on one concept. It’s fine to write several assisting ideas, as my current blog post that you are reading does.

For the best results, every piece of content you write should accomplish three things:

(Tip 6 – 8)

🟣 Create value for the reader

🟣 Stimulate the reader’s interest

🟣 Fit with the reader’s mindset

3. Use Keywords Or Keyword Phrases

Are you using keywords or keyword phrases effectively in your content?

Keywords are the foundation of search engine optimization or SEO. By highlighting and repeating the most important words or phrases in your content, you can draw in more readers. When creating your content, use keywords or keyword phrases in the headline, subhead, and first paragraph of each piece.

Then sprinkle them throughout the rest of the blog content. Keep in mind that keywords or keyword phrases should naturally occur in your writing. Don’t force them.

Keywords will help Google and other search engines find your blog post. Your keywords will appear bold in search engine results.

When you don’t include proper keywords or keyword phrases, Google and readers won’t know what your blog is about and it won’t show up in search results for readers.

Having keywords in your blog title will also improve your search engine ranking and make it easier for people to find your blog.

Tip:

(Tip 9)

🟣 Include your keywords or keyword phrases in the blog post title, first paragraph, meta description, and post excerpt

4. Use Visuals In Your Blog Post

Visuals are a great way to grab the reader’s attention; a good picture can evoke curiosity in the reader, or even help them understand a concept. If a visual truly does convey information, and if the visual is high quality, then readers are more likely to remember the information.

Using visuals also makes it easier for the reader to engage with your blog post, therefore helping increase audience engagement.

The layout of a blog post can be just as important as the content itself. Visuals, like charts, diagrams, and infographics, can help draw attention to important parts of your blog content, and make it easier for someone to digest.

In a global world, where distractions are abundant, using visual elements helps your blog stand out, communicate more effectively, and get people’s brains working.

Whether it’s a nice blog post or a poorly written blog post, a well-designed image will always catch the eye of a reader.

Using pictures in your blog post is a great way to break up the text. It can be tempting to just write and publish your blog – but using an image in your blog post will make for a much more engaging read.

I recommend Canva, a great tool to make images with a good design and format. They have a good variety of elements, templates, and designs, and you can make high-quality graphics. I use Canva to make blog posts – featured images. You can create images in custom sizes and the important thing is you can download the images in less size (in kilobytes, kb) which helps your blog load faster.

Tips:

(Tip 10 – 14)

🟣 Take good images

🟣 Make them relatable

🟣 Use colors wisely

🟣 Use images to tell a story

🟣 Less is more

5. Structure Your Blog Post From Start To Finish

Think of your blog post as a building. Start with a foundation, then put a roof, and finally, decorate with furniture. Now, build your blog post just like this. So, the foundation of your blog post is the front matter, like the title, the abstract, and the first sentence.

On your blog, the foundation is the first thing your reader will see. Grab their attention by stating a provocative or intriguing topic. Then, explain the content; what you’ll discuss in your article or blog post. Follow this bridge with a bridge that guides the reader to the next part of your post.

Next, add the second sentence, or the lead sentence, to your paragraph.

The lead sentence introduces your topic and tells the reader what to expect next. Then, bridge the reader to the next part, or section, of your post. This can be your title, a definition, sub-headings.

Tell your structuring to search engines too! But how?

Make use of the H1, H2, H3, and H4 tags.

H1 tag for the main headline, H2 for a subheading, and so on.

With this H-tag chrome extension, you can identify Header tags on any page you wish to check. If you want, you can check out your competitors’ blogs or blogs related to your niche.

Below is a screenshot of the Yoast post, You can also find the H4 tag in that blog post which is for a subtopic (Tags are shown using the H-tag chrome extension).

Here is a basic structure:

(Tip 15)

🟣 Create the main title (H1)

🟣 Write the introduction (p)

🟣 Headings (H2)

🟣 Body paragraph (p)

🟣 Subheadings (H3)

🟣 Subtopic (H4)

🟣 Conclusion (H2)

6. Check For Mistakes

While a proofreader’s job is to catch the errors, sometimes the writer can also catch them. By writing daily, a writer also becomes familiar with the text and learns to look for common mistakes.

When English is your second language, writing every day can help you catch these mistakes before they make it into the final draft.

Always leave time for proofreading. It’s especially important to double-check your articles before posting to an online audience.

Learn how to spot mistakes with this handy 10-step edit guide from Grammarly. I suggest you write or copy your content to google doc and use the Grammarly Chrome extension for better corrections.

Before you hit “publish,” double-check your post for typo errors. It’s easy to overlook these errors as a frequent writer.

Mistakes are okay. So long as you are aware of them, and fix them.

Don’t forget to check,

(Tip 16)

🟣 Capitalization and punctuation

🟣 Misspellings

🟣 Headers and subheaders

🟣 Links

🟣 Bullets

🟣 Boldface and italics

🟣 Text alignment

7. Make Your Blog Post Stand Out

There are over 500 million blogs in the world. That’s a lot of competition—especially for up-and-coming bloggers. To win readers, you’ll not only need to craft meaningful, engaging content. You also need to surprise them.

So, give your readers something they can’t find anywhere else.

Writing unique content will help you stand out from other bloggers. But creating unique content isn’t always easy. To write unique content, you need to avoid common mistakes, and writing for your audience is the next step.

You should check your content’s uniqueness before publishing your blog post. Because Google and other search engines love unique content and recommend to your readers to ensure they read something different and new.

There are many free plagiarism checker tools out there on the internet. But my favorite tools are Quetext and Copyscape which are free and accurate. I do use premium plans of these tools to do deep analysis and to overcome limitations.

It’s easy to use, and it’s a way to check if you are writing unique content. Try it out and see how it can improve your blog!

A blog isn’t just a place to write blog posts, it’s also a place where you can be yourself and connect with your readers. So don’t be afraid to write posts that showcase your personality.

Besides writing content, an essential part of blogging is promoting it. Promoting your blog will help increase traffic to your site, which will lead to more readers.

And blogging isn’t just a tool for writers. It’s also a tool for readers. I believe blogging can help me explore new topics and meet new people.

Soon I will be updating this blog post with some bonus tips. Also, I will be posting on how to protect blog content and prove ownership. That will not only work for bloggers, but also for any creators who want to prove ownership of their creatives.

Make your blog stand out with these key points

(Tip 17 – 21)

🟣 Use bullets to attract attention
🟣 Include an eye-catching title
🟣 Use a catchy gif
🟣 Use a sub-heading to break up the text.
🟣 Include a quote or stat to prove your point

Conclusion

Some readers are just looking for basic information, while others are looking for a deeper, richer experience. No matter what kind of author they’re looking for, your content should meet their needs

I am the owner of AdProzz and this is my first blog post here. I have written a few blog posts online long back ago. This is my first post and it took me days to finish this as I felt lazy and I have been stuck with my routine.

But I will never stop blogging, so keep coming to my blog if you found my content is somewhat useful to you 😊

I would like to share a quote from Thirukural that became my inspiration when I was in school.

“Let thoughts be always great and grand Though they fail their virtues stand” ~ Thiruvalluvar

And this Warren Buffet quote inspired me to speed up my blog posting.

“If you are not passionate about what you are doing, you will never get anything done.” ~ Warren Buffett

I hope these quotes motivate you, and I wish you success with your blogging endeavors.

Even I might have made any mistake in this blog post. Share your comments below!

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