5 Tips to Write Exceptionally Better Blog Posts

Blogging = writing

How many of you believe this?

No matter what your answer to making a blog successful, your writing should be good to take your blog to the next level, agree?

Most bloggers fail because they don’t know how to write their blog posts.

If you want to write your next blog posts better, try following these tips. I’m sure you can bring more quality to your blog.

1. Your headline is the king:

Most people will say that the ‘content is king’. When you talk more precisely, it’s not that the content is king, it is.. your headlines. Most online readers are lazy, they’ll always love to skim through the topics.

When you can’t grab their attention with your headlines, they’ll NOT click on your blog posts. So make sure your headlines are attention grabbing. No matter how good the content inside, you need to create compelling titles to quickly create an impact on your visitors. Great titles serve as the gateways to allow more readers in.

Here are few simple tips to write great headlines.

1. Include numbers

2. Start with a How to

3. Tweak the popular blog posts titles (and make them even better)

2. Use appealing images to grab attention

An image worth a million words, it’s REALLY true! Images are what make your blog posts go viral. If your images are appealing and relevant to the blog posts, you can grab more readers attention. Moreover they serve as an eye feast, when they get tired of reading lengthy blog posts, images can help you get over their tiresome.

You can use either creative commons licensed images, or free stock photos to use on your blog (by giving a proper credit to their sites). Or you can buy premium images to use on your blog posts (no credit required and you’ll get awesome images).

3. Don’t keyword stuff your blog posts

This is one of the dumbest mistakes that most bloggers make. Keyword stuffing your blog posts won’t give you better search traffic! Instead, if you focus on finding the ‘desired keywords’ and bringing links to that specific keywords from others sites, you can get long lasting traffic. Always give first priority to the readers, not for the robots.

In this penguin and panda world, you can’t really ignore search engine traffic though, but keyword stuffing will take you nowhere, except killing your blog’s credibility.

4. Always use the word YOU

This is one of the top copywriting tips to create engaging content. You’re writing for the readers, right? Why don’t you mix up some personality to it? When you write as you’re directly talking to your readers, you can create more ENGAGING contents than ever before. Your readers will also love this kind of personality.

So make sure you’re always writing for the sake of readers and adding some tone to your blog posts. This way you can breathe NEW life into your blog posts, thus making more impact on your readers. This will also help you turn normal readers into loyal readers for your blog.

5. Don’t forget to add a CTA

Most bloggers will forget adding a call to action (CTA) at the end of their blog posts. Don’t do this mistake on your blog posts, try including a question or asking your readers something at the end of your posts.

You can ask your readers something like;

  • Sharing your blog posts,
  • Subscribing to your newsletter,
  • Following you on twitter or Facebook
  • Leaving a blog comment or
  • Buying your products

Your readers will certainly do this, if they find your blog posts useful.

Do you’ve any more tips to write better blog posts? Share them below.

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About Kiesha Easley

This is my blog - where I love to encourage bloggers. My hope is that you'll leave this blog with more than you came with; you'll learn something new or will at least be engaged and entertained.
In addition to teaching others how to blog, I'm also a college instructor who teaches students how to write for mass media.
I've guest posted on Problogger, DIYThemes and many others. I'm also the author of Highly Favored, a blog devoted to Christian inspiration & encouragement. Please follow me on twitter @weblogbetter or on Facebook.

Comments

  1. Hi rahul!
    It’s a good post too.It seems that you have much experience in writing articles.Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  2. I find the more I read other blogs and the more blogs I write the better I have become the hardest thing to do is to come up with a catchy title when its regarding how to clean various parts of a car

  3. Great post. It is so true that the headlines are really important because, most of the time, that is what would determine if people would actually read your post.

  4. I hardly ever use the word “You” in my blog. I guess that is from having the 3rd person hammered into me through school! The 2nd personal style of writing is definitely beneficial from the point of view that is really makes the reader think about how the topic benefits them!

  5. Nice one Rahul. I have noticed a large increase in readers responses since I started adding a CTA at the end of my posts. And for images, I use free ones and sometimes I use some off-topic images if they are really nice. I have seen that such images have more potential to attract people.

  6. Thanks for this great post, I really enjoy reading this post

  7. Hi,

    All I have to say about this is W O W! I’m truly impressed at your in-depth writing ideas and experience. I didn’t know you had these sort of tricks up your sleeves. There’s no telling what kind of tricks Rahul has. Keep posting man!

  8. Great tips, Rahul. Sometimes writing a post I notice a lot of “I” and then try to rewrite it for more “you”, definitely a very useful thing to pay attention to!

    • Hi Branikca,

      Glad you liked it! I often wonder why few people use ‘I’ to convey their meat of the articles. It’s actually about ‘them’ – not about us. Thanks for the comment.

  9. I always try to use “YOU” in my my blog posts. And also I waste too much time to choose a headline. :-D

  10. Great post. I really enjoy reading this post. It seems that you have much experience in writing articles. Thank you very much for sharing this.

  11. your ideas will help me a lot, thanks for them in advance if i am able to avail maximum out of it….

  12. Great advice Rahul, everything I read here is very helpful. I also often include my keywords in the title as well in the body at least 3 times. This is really wonderful articl

  13. Stuffing keyword irritates the reader and even Google too. Adding attractive images drives the reader attention towards it and it explains the aim of the written post.

  14. I might have another tip: use videos – you can increase the time spent on the page; oh, and another one! Recommend older articles, so you can reduce the bounce rate :D

  15. hanks for the tips. Creating awesome headlines is a new idea for me. But I know it will get people to read more articles, so it is well worth it.

  16. Hi Rahul, Nice to see you here. shared an excellent tips bro. Mostly I prefer Killer headlines and using the relevant images are the main ways to attract readers. Thanks for Sharing this great tips bro :)

  17. I agree with images, a wall of text, while it may be useful in and of itself, a quality image will draw the users in and should not be underestimated.

  18. Thanks this was really helpful. I liked CTA and about catchy Headlines. I never concentrated on these two things.Awesome!

  19. Excellent tips! Another very important one is paying attention to the formatting of your post. If it’s not formatted nicely and in an appealing way, your content may be missed by readers that are going to leave your blog.

    Thanks for the tip about writing with YOU in mind; I’ve known of it but it’s worthwhile I guess to check before publishing to make sure it is written for YOUR readers ;)

  20. Point No 1 an 2 are the essentail recipies for any blog posts these must be appealing to catch the attention.

  21. I never use the engaging your readers technique. I see it works with all the blogs I am reading. I plan to implement this on my future blogs.

  22. Hi Kiesha,
    Well I believe that blogging writing because the content is what the product is and one who believes the other way might not prioritize the content.

    The tips shared by you belong to a broad concept writing that includes quality of content, SEO and engaging audience too.

    Thanks for a good post.

  23. I never use the engaging your readers technique. I see it works with all the blogs I am reading. I plan to doing this on my future blogs.

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