Writing a Blog Post
Blogging is growing more and more popular as the century progresses. Regardless of your ethnicity, native language, English grades, you can start and run a successful blog site. Even if you want to write just one blog post, you can successfully captivate your audience with little to no experience. The saying that anyone can write a blog post is correct.
You can write a blog post without prior experience because, as opposed to the academic writing that you’re used to, there’s no right or wrong way of writing a post. To put it into context, think of writing a blog post as driving a car. No matter how much you memorize the highway code or listen to people’s experiences, nothing quite prepares you for the open road. You have to own it. The only thing is that you need to be true to yourself, know what you want to say, and follow these steps.
Plan your Blog Post
Knowing what you want to say to your reader is the first step to writing a captivating blog post. Before you open your word document or WordPress page and start typing, you need to have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish. Think of it as a conversation you want to have with someone. Before you approach the recipient of your message, you have a coherent plan of what you want to say and what you want to get out of the exchange.
Like a conversion, you need to make sure that you have all you need to write a compelling and engaging blog post. Unfortunately, even experienced bloggers overlook this essential first step. Try to avoid making this mistake as you write your blog posts. Planning a blog post entails the following aspects:
- Choosing a topic,
- Creating an outline,
- Collecting information and
- Counter-checking your facts.
H2: Craft a Catchy Headline
Your blog post is as good as its headline. If you don’t have an eye-catching headline that will lure readers into reading your content, you might save your time and not write your blog post at all. This is not to dishearten you but gently instill the truth that your headline sells your blog post. Knowing who your audience is and on which platform they’ll be reading your blog post
Choosing an enticing headline can be a daunting task. Therefore, knowing what to focus on when choosing it will save you a significant amount of time and effort.
Write Your Blog Post
If you have consciously followed the two steps above, actually writing your blog post will be a breeze. There are two ways you can go about this part. The first option is that you can choose to write your draft in one sitting and then edit later. On the other hand, you can decide to write your draft as your edit and fine-tune it. Whatever option works for you is what you will go with. Nonetheless, doing a final edit before publishing is always advised whatever path you choose.
Armed with these steps, you are now ready to write a compelling and informative blog post on your chosen topic. Remember, you can write no matter if you believe it or not. Now open your laptop and start planning for your next post.