Write A Blog Post Step By Step
You know how important content is.. Right? You also know that Google has tightened it’s belt on content and ranking only the freshest and best content.. Right?
Knowing all this I wanted to share how I write a blog post with you.
I’m also going to share an embarrassing secret with you.
I spend a lot of my time writing blog posts or writing blog post ideas as they come to me. Some make the cut and some don’t and some sit half done. For me whenever an idea hits I write it down and I add what I want to cover and a title then I leave it be till it’s time to write a new post.
I’ve been able to create a nice step by step plan that has worked really well for me.
Ok, time for my embarrassing reveal…”Hello Everyone..My name is John Paul and I am a 2 Finger Typer” haha
Yep I type with my 2 index fingers. So the truth is when you see spelling errors, 9 out of 10 times it is because one of my fingers moves faster then the other, not that I can’t spell. Now the grammar errors are all me.
So if a 2 finger typer like me can follow this plan and get posts written then anyone can.
Here’s a look at How I Write a Blog Post.
Choose Your Topic
Your biggest hurdle to writing a new blog post is deciding what to write about. You want to go with something new, never been written. But if you can’t and you will be writing about something that has been written about before, then make sure to research what others have said and say it differently and bring your own voice to the post.
I believe one of the most important things on a new post is a having a powerful title. Having a good title will attract more readers to the post, a bad title will keep people from ever seeing the great post you wrote.
When I write a blog post, I spend a lot of time on what my title should be. Here are things you want in your title…
Place your keywords in the title, preferably the front.
Make sure your title matches what the content is about.
Keep it to 5-10 words long.
Think of creative ways to say the simple things.
Knowing the power a great title has, spend a good amount of time on it, write it down see how it looks and read it out loud see how it sounds.
What Is Your Goal
When you write a post, you will want to decide what the goal of your new blog post. Posts can be written for many reasons, here are a few…
Writing for a keyword
Sharing a tutorial
Doing a product review, make a sale
Expressing your opinion on something
Once you know the goal for your new post, it will be easier to lay it out and write.
Now it is time to write, this is where you just let go of any hang-ups or how you want to say this or that.. Just Write!
You already know your topic, title and your goal. Now it is just about you getting what you want to say on paper or screen haha bring say what you want to say, say it with personality and be done.
Don’t worry about structure or spelling or grammar now, now you just write.
Get Your Images
We have talked about using images when your write a blog post before and how powerful a great image can be.
Now that you have your title and post done, you want to find an image that fits. Be creative here, but make sure the image still fits the post.
Engage Your Readers
Asking questions or asking your readers for their input or opinion on your new blog post is the best way to get your readers to engage with you.
I have said it before and I will say it again…your comments area is the best place to build relationships with your readers, share more info on the post topic and get ongoing learning from you and your readers.
Have you ever read a blogger that’s gets huge comments? Have you read thru the comments to see all the FREE info and training there shared by the blogger and by his readers?
That is what you want to do with all your blog posts.
Read and Edit
I know I know, your thinking.. “But JP, you have spelling or grammar errors” Well like I shared above, I’m a 2 finger typer so I have a handicap haha
Think of your parents advice here..”Do As I Say Not As I Do”
You want to check for spelling and grammar errors to the best of your ability and we all have different abilities.
Once I have my blog post is done, I go back and Read it Out Load to catch any grammar or flow or spelling issues. Here is where you also want to remove the “fluff” say what you want to say and move on.. the best way to ruin good advice is by over talking it.
Depending on your goal for the post, you want to make sure you have your keywords in place your links in place and anything else that goes with the goal of your post.
The way I write a blog post has worked really well for me. Once you have a nice simple plan you can follow you will see that writing a new blog post will be easier and faster.
Know that no one is perfect, your blog posts will never be perfect either. So don’t let that keep you from sharing the way you really want to share.
Once you start writing without mental blocks you will see how your posts hit a higher level.
That’s all folks haha You know have my super secret blog post plan and you now know my embarrassing secret too.
Let me know if you have any steps you do or if you just want to laugh at my 2 finger abilities