One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a blogger is blogging without keeping your audience, and overall goal in mind. Lets talk about what goes into a blog post. These blogging tips will make your content engaging, helpful, easy to read, and SEO friendly.
Create a Catchy Title
When creating your post titles, you want them to entice people to read your content. Your post title is what will not only be seen on your blog, but on social media networks, and in search engines.
There is so much similar information available out there, you want to do what you can to make sure that your content is what people are choosing to read.
Lets face it most people decide whether or not they are going to bother to read a post by looking at the title.
Use Images in Your Post
Whenever you create a blog post, you should always include images.
We are a visual society and people like to see images. Along with your great catchy title the images you choose will attrack readers to your post. Images also help make your post easier to read by breaking up your content.
Use Heading Tags
Using headings in your posts are a great way to break up your content, bring focus to major points, and tell search engines what your content is about. Most platofrms will have a area where you can input these so make sure you take the time to do this
Fill Out the Title and Meta Description
To ensure your post gets properly ranked in search engines, make sure you’re filling out the title and description fields for your post.
When filled out with the proper keywords, this meta data tells search engines what your post is all about.
Link to Older Posts
Never publish a post, share it a few times, and then forget about it. Whenever possible, you should be placing links to your older content, within your new content.
Linking to older posts allows you to quickly elaborate on the point you’re making, and drive traffic to your older content.
Ask a Question, or Create a Call-To-Action
Ask a Question, Get the conversation started by asking a question or two at the end of your post.
Asking questions is a great way to encourage people to leave comments on your blog.
What’s something you include in every blog post? Let me know in the comments below.