27 Masters Giving Their Two Unusually Actionable Tips to Write a Blog Post
To write blog post, you should have what you need.
The will. The love. And the audience.
And audience is built when you have the love shown right from your content. And here we’re talking the same; write blog post by your heart to inspire the audience.
So, I got what you want.
Collected some best actionable two tips to write blog post.
And I am happy to include all of them in this blog post to reveal the best two blog post writing tips.
I reached out to the AWESOME and collected the BEST from them.
So, let’s hop on it already!
Your Two Top Actionable Tips to Write Blog Post
What he says...
1: Solve a specific problem related to your niche through each blog post. Stay on topic to avoid straying off course.
2: Write short paragraphs, and short sentences to create a scannable, readable, easy to digest blog post. As mobile usage rates soar, readers need to be able to scan your post easily on their phones and tablets.
Blogs at: Blogging From Paradise
What she adds...
1. Keep your writing tone friendly. Skip the fancy words and write as if you’re writing to one of your closest friends.
2. Use relevant keywords throughout your content to make it easy for search engines to find it. But be careful not to use too many keywords to avoid Google penalties. I suggest using keywords in the title, at the beginning of your content, midway through it and in the end.
Blog: Not Now Mom’s Busy
What she tells...
2. Pay attention to formatting. Brand your images with your logo, create infographics, including bullets points, comparison tables, tweetable quotes, summaries, etc. Strive to make the post more appealing to your readers. Google prefers long content, but readers may find it boring if you only use simple text. You can read more here on how to structure your blog post.
Her blog: Minuca Elena
What great she has...
I had to include 3. (Sorry!)
My top three tips for writing a blog post are: write the post using an OUTLINE, and FORMAT the post properly, using proper H tags (heading tags). Then, make sure it’s optimized for SEO!
These tips are taken from the blog post How to Develop a Great Writing and Blogging Process at https://wp.me/p4lqTj-3f2
1- Everyone has a different writing process, but yours should begin with a brainstorming session and an OUTLINE!
1. List your main points. (These will later be your H2-Headings.)
2. Create sub-points. (H3-subheadings)
3. Write the “meat” for each. This is the bulk of your post. Several sentences should make up one paragraph.
4. Put it all together, in order. Add images. Add links.
5. Edit it. Vary your sentence length. Check the grammar. Correct any typos. Simplify convoluted language.
6. Format it. Leave a lot of white space between paragraphs.
7. Edit it again. Read it out loud. Fix anything that sounds “off” or “weird.”
8. Hire me to help you if you cannot do it yourself. My website and business name are Wording Well.
It’s what I do!
2- HOW TO USE HEADING (H) TAGS
Here is an example of an outline for a blog post on the writing process. Hopefully, this will clear up your doubts and show you how to use H tags:
H1: (title) The Writing Process – Introduction and purpose of post
H2: Brainstorm – List ways of doing this
H2: Write -Intro to 4 ways
H3: (way 1) Use Stream-of-Consciousness Writing – definition
H3: Write Blindfolded (or with your eyes closed) – mention the benefit of doing this
H3: Use a Pen and Paper – relay a personal story H3: Write Section-by-Section -say how to do this
H2: Revise the Outline -as you write, you will get more ideas and may need to re-order things
H2: Take a Break – let things settle before beginning the next step
H2: Edit Your First Draft – proofread, rearrange, re-write
H2: Get Feedback (if possible) – ask others their opinion
H2: Give it a Final Edit (or send it to an editor such as myself)
H2: Conclusion and Call-to-Action – summary + what you want your readers to do
NOTE: I can go more in-depth with sub-points and H4 and H5 tags, but you can get the picture of how ANY blog post SHOULD BE formatted!
*Do not forget to include visuals, bold text, italicized text, and colors!
To optimize your post for SEO: Stop trying to figure out ranking factors and #SEO. They are constantly changing! They are always different with each Google algorithm update too.
The best way to write and rank a blog post is to:
1. Write for the readers, using a conversational tone.
2. Ensure your site is responsive (mobile-friendly).
3. Ensure your post contains both OBLs and IBLs (outbound links and inbound links).
4. Ensure your post is long (long-form content is best).
5. Ensure your post is valuable and informative (it needs to be the BEST article on the subject).
6. Ensure your post has a good readability score (use the Yoast plugin to get this score).
7. Ensure your post contains images that have a description and metadata added to them. (You can do this easily in WordPress.)
8. Ensure your post is written using proper English and correct Grammar.
9. Ensure your post has a “green” indicator by Yoast’s plugin.
10. Ensure your post is indexed by Google PROPERLY (be sure to submit a sitemap to Google of your site, so it gets crawled regularly by the search engine spiders). These are the basics of SEO that all good bloggers know.
Follow these tips, and your post will be great!
Her blog: Wording Well
What he said...
1) Write original, detailed content. I believe when you write with the aim of solving the readers’ query in a manner that they will not need to view any other website for their doubt, you’ve written an epic post.
2) My second tip is, as every blog post has a purpose, we need to add a call to action at the end of the article. This will make sure we are motivating the visitor to take the desired action after reading the blog post.
His blog: DigitalGYD
Philip Verghese ‘Áriel’!
What he says...
The number one is, think of an attractive title with a good intro, I think if you do this well half the work is finished.
Next is the rest of the content, use a simple conversational language which can be understood by any layman. Do not ever use difficult words or colloquial language that may not recognize by many. Also, use apt or accurate words to convey the message to the targeted audience, don’t drag, instead, say it in few sentence
His blog: Philipscom
What he says...
1. Have a clear goal (what’s the aim of the article — lead generation, email marketing, affiliate sales, etc.?)
2. Define who is your target audience, and the blog post MUST solve their problems.
His blog: Reginald Chan
What he reveals...
The two most important tips would be;
1. Talk to the audience. Always keep a level of engagement in your blog posts, and this can be best done by asking questions within the content or by using some words that express emotions. 2. A reader may skip the content, but he won’t skip images. Try adding as many images as you can. By images I don’t mean to say “generic images,” rather what I mean to say is, include snapshots or factual images that describe the content better. In fact, I am using at least seven images in all of my guides. It helps the user understand better.
2. A reader may skip the content, but he won’t skip images. Try adding as many images as you can. By images I don’t mean to say “generic images,” rather what I mean to say is, include snapshots or factual images that describe the content better. In fact, I am using at least seven images in all of my guides. It helps the user understand better.
His blog: IftiSEO.com
Previous Round up post: 53 Bloggers Finally Revealed their Successive Blog Posting Schedule
What she has...
1- My first blogging tip is to write an outline first. This will help you do more research and keep you focused on the topics at hand. In the past, I used to write on the cuff and would get off topic and wander. Not good! Plan out your blog posts and go from there. Be sure to keep sentences fairly short and paragraphs under 300 words with headers.
2- My second blogging tip is to be real. Write from your heart and don’t try to be someone you are not. It will show right through in your writing. We are all unique, and people want to read from the “real” you. It will be easier to write that way as well. It takes extra effort to pretend you are someone else.
Her blog: Inspire To Thrive
What he got for us...
1. Problem-solving Ability: My number one priority has always been the problem-solving. Whether it is choosing the blog post topic or writing the appropriate subheadings. In fact, I’ve always tried to convey the same message to the readers that if they want their blogs to grow and email list to pile up with the email addresses, then create content that genuinely helps someone. Babbling doesn’t last long. 2. Simple and Easy Wording One of the basic communication rules I learned back in the university in the business communication class was the easiness of the language. It means if the audience somehow doesn’t get you, the effort goes wasted, not to mention the time you put in. In fact, I’ve seen a lot of bloggers who keep their wording simple, easy, and friendly for the audience, and perhaps that’s the reason they’re ahead in the game. I can vouch for this.
2. Simple and Easy Wording: One of the basic communication rules I learned back in the university in the business communication class was the easiness of the language. It means if the audience somehow doesn’t get you, the effort goes wasted, not to mention the time you put in. In fact, I’ve seen a lot of bloggers who keep their wording simple, easy, and friendly for the audience, and perhaps that’s the reason they’re ahead in the game. I can vouch for this.
His blog: Hassaan Khan
What she offers...
1. Format, format, format! Blog readers are in a rush. The opening line should be one sentence. Paragraphs should be no longer than three sentences (4 on the outside). Use subheads so readers can skim the subheads. When they find one that interests them, they can read the details. Format your points as well. Use numbers, use bullets, use bold. This variety in formatting will keep readers on your post longer, will engage readers’ interest level, and will help readers to understand your content.
2. Reference influencers in your articles and link to them. This will boost your credibility since you’ll be citing research in your posts. Additionally, you’ll optimize your posts for search engines when you link out to credible, relevant sources. Finally, if you send the influencers the post, if they share them, the exposure for your article is widespread.
Her blog: Mostly Blogging
What he tells...
1. Write something thoroughly. I would normally google the top results on my blog topic I want; then I would look for different results in the top 20 posts. Not all the posts will be the same, and I’ll just write one big post that covers every base on the topic. 2. Write things in a fun and simple way. This is not for everyone, but any blog that is not formal (i.e., a medical blog, a law blog) can write in an easier to understand and read way. What I mean by this is, write with a bit of personality, have some experiences and stories, and don’t be too formal with the sentences.
2. Write things in a fun and simple way. This is not for everyone, but any blog that is not formal (i.e., a medical blog, a law blog) can write in an easier to understand and read way. What I mean by this is, write with a bit of personality, have some experiences and stories, and don’t be too formal with the sentences.
His blog: Self Development Secrets
What Cori says...
1- My top tips for writing a blog post are all about your audience. Start with really knowing your audience and knowing what they’re looking for — in both content topics and types of content (written, video, audio, etc.)
2- Then once you know exactly what types of content will attract your intended audience, my 2nd tip is to make sure your headline conveys that topic and is intriguing enough to attract. If your headline doesn’t bring people in, no one is going to read the rest of the post, no matter who well-written it is.
Her blog: Corinne Kerston
What she got for you...
1- Be Yourself – Don’t try to write like someone you’re not.
2- Take a Risk and Dare to be Different – Don’t try to write like your mentors or other bloggers you admire. Put a twist on your content to make it more exciting and engaging.
Her blog: Virual Bren
What he adds...
I’ve already written a massive guide of over 3,500+ words on How to become an awesome writer despite being a non-native speaker – www.bloggingmotive.com/blog/how-to-be-an-awesome-writer-when-youve-no-writing-skills/
As a recap:
Before start writing, read the similar articles around the same topic you’re going to write from the web.
Write at least an article of 1,000 words daily for practice.
These are the two SMALL writing tips that I’ve been using for a while now and improved my writing skills dramatically and so will do for you hopefully.
His blog: Blogging Motive
What he says...
1. Prepare an outline first Instead of starting a blog post and get lost about how to finish it, make out an outline first and figure out how much information you are going to stuff in. This would help you do the research and collect links, and images to throw in the blog post later.
2. Treat images well Edit the images you are going to use in your blog post. Self-brand it with your logo and URL, and don’t forget to optimize it through a plugin or online website to save space and make your blog load fast.
His blog: Rachit Singh
What he adds...
Here are my top 2 tips for writing a blog post:
1. Determine the problem or challenge that your Blog post will Solve?
Every post should be geared towards solving a problem or educating your reader. Without this sense of purpose, your readers will not be drawn to your post. There is an audience for every blogger, but this happens when your audience can find a connection to your post.
2. Don’t Follow the Crowd
Your content should be unique but be careful because there is a difference between being unique and effective.
Bloggers should write their blog posts with a lot of personality in it. Sure do your research, check the keywords used by your audience, have a peek of what your competitors are doing and listen to your online community to get a clue about the issues they are facing.
However, there is no point copying others except you are ok with being an impostor.
His blog: Awazie Ikechi
What he got for you...
I would refer to two giants of blog writing: Neil Patel and Brian Dean.
Neil Patel’s blogs are mostly 2000+ words and to make sure that such a big blog post would not bore his readers to death, Neil writes it in smaller chunks. I’ve been writing paragraphs of 100+ words in my blog posts, and now I know, thanks to Neil Patel, that it was a bad idea. A blog post must be divided into smaller chunks. One, two or three liners, then next paragraph of the same length: full of exclamation marks, questions marks and other stylistic tools to keep the readers interested.
Speaking of which, I must refer to Brian Dean. In his post about copy-writing skills, he says that a blog/copywriter must use bucket brigades and other such stylistic devices to maintain the readers’ interest, make them curious about what comes next and turn an otherwise boring detail into smaller chunks of crispy and cheesy content. He is a big admirer of using punctuation marks and other such devices e.g. cliff hanger to keep the reader thinking about next coming idea and maintain their interest in the post.
So, 1: Don’t write big paragraphs: make it one, two or three liners.
2: Show some smart use of bucket brigades and other stylistic devices to maintain reader’s interest. Do this, and your reader will stay on your site longer than they stay at sites with big, boring and brainless content.
His blog: The Word Craft
What he says...
Well Well Well. My Top 2 tips will be as follows:
1. I make sure that no one has better content than me all over the internet, so there is a reason for reading my article. 2. I check
2. I check it, again and again, to make sure it doesn’t get boring and its an interesting read. For the blogger, it should be his priority that his articles are entertaining and not boring. I know there can be more tips, but these two are on my top list.
I know there can be more tips, but these two are on my top list.
His blog: Ali Raza
What he offers...
1- My first tip relates to formatting: In 2017, it is very important to try to rank every single blog post for a decent keyword. Therefore, every blog post should be optimized for a well-trafficked keyword, include standard on-page SEO (meta tags, H1, H2, internal links, etc.), and at least 1,900 words in length. These factors will help you outrank your competition on blog posts similar to yours.
2- My second tip relates to content (and touches on formatting again): You must write engaging content! Do not write for Google first – write primarily for the human customer that is interested in this subject matter. You will rank higher and get more natural shares if you write something that customers enjoyed and found useful. Be sure to format your content so that it is easy to read — use headlines, bold, highlighted words, and above all, a social-sharing plugin that makes it easy to share your blog with a single click.
His blog: Next Level Web
What he says...
Writing a blog post is not that hard but making it engaging and attractive is important, and that is the hard part.
I know I am just limited to only two tips so that I will put them in very carefully.
1. Understanding the Topic
For me, the best thing which works is to understand what I am writing about and what I will cover on the topic.
As we all know there are a lot of topics in Blogging niche (as I related to blogging). So, we need to understand what we are going to deliver for this; we need to test and experience the things, if we do, then it will be easy for us to dig the topic to the bottom and deliver what we were expecting. For instance, I have written a guide on my blog as well as on many other blogs as a guest author the topic of that post is “How to Get AdSense account Approved.” (https://www.bloggerspapa.com/google-adsense-approval/) I have experienced all the things which I wrote there, and now I think I have delivered something which will help the readers and they will engage with it. So, the conclusion of the first tips is to understand the topic which we are going to cover.
2. Make the Blog Post Attractive
Attraction is what which keeps our eyes on a blog post, and we scroll that post until the bottom reaches.
It’s important to make the blog post attractive. Recently I read The Ultimate AdSense CPC Guide: Real Concepts Revealed (http://www.iftiseo.com/2017/06/adsense-cpc-guide.html).
I am a lover of Iftekhar Ahmed because he takes care of engagement while writing his blog post.
I always try to make my blog posts as much attractive as I can, the best method to make a blog post interesting is not to use long paragraphs, use funny and refreshing words, write in a tone as you are speaking with the readers.
All of this will help in making a blog post attractive.
His blog: Bloggers Papa
What he is up with...
I am sharing what I do before I start writing any post:
1. I write only about the topics that I have known, or I have experienced that thing. Like if I want to write product or service reviews than I will try that first before writing a review. That helps in creating a post that provides real value to the readers.
2. I do a lot of research before writing. I blog less but whenever I do my posts are well researched. I try to get proofs for my words that help in generating that trust in the reader’s mind.
These are the two most important things that I keep in my mind. I hope this will help peoples.
His blog: Anmol Singhi
What he says...
My first advice will be if you are planning to write content about any subject than first you need to do proper research on that topic. Cover all the old and new information so that you can get the plug point 😉
After doing proper research on the topic, you need to create updated content so that users can compare your article with others. It will always help you to outrank your competitions since they might not have updated their content with the latest information.
I always optimize my articles better than my competitors, here are the Top Two Tips I make sure to add in my articles.
1. Create longer contents than others.
2. Always use attractive images / videos / infographics.
Always remember, if link building is queen than content is king 🙂
His blog: Daily SMS Collection
Satya P. Joshi!
What he says...
After selecting the title and completing the research for the topic, further, I do focus maintaining it organic and on-page SEO optimization.
Above mentioned two things are the Key point for ranking blog on the search engine. Because the ultimate goal of the blogger is to rank the blog and get the huge number of readers to his/her blog.
His blog: Digital Ample
What he says...
1- Understand your audience:
The big mistake what most of the newbies do is to ignore the audience. If you do not understand what your audience wants from your blog, then you can never deliver what is the best on your blog.
Always remember that your audience knows your blog more than anyone else. There is no doubt trying something new to share with your readers, still never go too far.
2- Deliver the value:
Never write just for the sake of writing. Always focus on adding the value to the reader’s experience and answering the question without misleading them.
When you want to write about a new topic, first do research. Use Google trends and BuzzSumo to find out viral content related to that topic. Also, do keyword research to find out best keyword for your topic. Now write the post in a friendly tone. Ask questions and write answers. Make the reader feel that you are answering what he wants to ask.
Now write the post in a friendly tone. Ask questions and write answers. Make the reader feel that you are answering what he wants to ask.
His blog: eAskMe.com
What he got...
At first, I would like to write all the hints and format for writing my next blog post manually on paper. This will help me write the content confidently and perfectly. Also, the keyword placement is very much important. I place the keywords naturally.
I also recommend AIDA Concept while writing. Here, I will grab the attention of the readers and make my content more interesting. Finally, I will make the readers desire and take necessary action at the end of reading my content.
His blog: Traffic Crow
What he says...
1- Research the top 3 results for the topic on which you are writing the post. Go to wordcounter.net, calculate the number of words and write nearly 1.5x more words for the same. The content should be relevant, detailed and highly engaging for your reader to read. 2) Use relevant images in the article and use your main title as the alt tag. Google is ranking images, and many of you may have already realized the same. If you are not paying attention to this, you are loosing a lot (traffic+$$$)for sure. PS: Don’t forget to use the LSI Keywords in your post. You can use lsigraph.com for the same
2- Use relevant images in the article and use your main title as the alt tag. Google is ranking images, and many of you may have already realized the same. If you are not paying attention to this, you are loosing a lot (traffic+$$$)for sure. PS: Don’t forget to use the LSI Keywords in your post. You can use lsigraph.com for the same.
His blog: The Tech Swag
The end… And the beginning to write blog post
These 27 masters are really up to the best of their tips to level up your game to write blog post.
If you still have an inch of doubt, just take a deep breath and think through your strategy.
To me, these 27 * 2 tips are more than enough to get a grip on writing the perfect, interesting, and fun-filled blog post.
Let’s hop on your keyboard!
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