How To Write A Successful Blog In 5 Steps
In the last issue we talked about importance of good titles for your articles. In this article we are going to go over some helpful tips on how to write a successful blog.
With the ease of blogging and other types of online publishing, the amount of writing that people do has greatly increased over the last several years. In this competitive platform the important thing to remember, becomes how successful you are at writing.
Regardless of what you write, there are a few tricks that you can use that will help you write a successful blog that will stand out from the sea of others online.
1. View Your Article Like A Classified Ad
Many viewers have a short attention span and understanding that your article must catch their attention right away is critical in constructing a piece of writing that will be effective. Make the article short and sweet. Writing web articles is not the place for long dissertation or explication. People will simply not read them. You need to catch the attention of the viewer quickly, get them the information that they are looking for even quicker and wrap it up.
2. Use Sub-headings in your blog
Again, this is a key to quick distribution of information. Many articles are found based on a keyword search through a search engine. By using many subheadings, you will be able to organize the information that you are providing. Viewers tend to read articles that are well- organized and broken down into pieces that are easily assessable.
This is extremely important! Nothing will turn off a viewer more quickly than an article that is poorly written and that is grammatically unprofessional. A simple run through with spell check is a good start, but should not be the only method that you use to check your work. One trick that many try in order to proofread their work is to read it out loud. This allows you to hear the words instead of simply reading the words. But regardless of how you check your work, it is essential to make sure that it is spotless!
4. Market Your Article
Even if you have the most innovative article that will revolutionize the world, if no one reads it, you might as well not even written it. In order for you to get a maximum amount of exposure, you must get your name and your article out so that viewers can find it! Post it to as many places as you can, with links to your site. This will create momentum and will further increase the amount of hits, as the wider the distribution, the higher your article will rank in search engines. Your article is more than a piece of your writing; it is a way to market your ideas and your site.
5. Seek Out As Many Formats as Possible
Don’t limit yourself to simply blogging or posting in forums on websites. If you wish to make your article into a successful piece of writing, try getting it published everywhere! With electronic resources such as “how-to” websites and ezines, the cost to you will be relatively low. It is simply a matter of sending an email to publishers of these sites. Many publishers send out articles to a list of email subscribers. What better way could there be to get your name in front of as many people as possible? I use Quuu to promote.
Make sure you look for the next post soon. We will be talking about why writing articles one is of the best forms of advertising.