Have you ever read my blog post and found, Hey! They all follow a similar format. And you know what, it’s not out of coincidence, it’s for a reason. Because that formula helps me generate massive amount of visitors per blog post. Do you want to know that formula on how I write the perfect blog post?
Today I’m going to share with you, how to write a blog post from start to finish.
Now, I have a question for you: How many of you have written a blog post before? If you have, leave a comment with “yes”. If you haven’t, leave a comment with “no”. Because you know what, whether you have written a blog post before or you haven’t, and I’m still curious in how many of you have written one. I’m going to share with you the perfect formula that I follow for my own blog. It works for a B2C, B2B, a personal blog or a corporate blog, it works for everything. I kid you not, it is the best formula out there.
First tip: Start off with a catchy title. Don’t start writing a blog post, unless you have the exact title. Eight out of ten people will read your headline, but only two out of ten will click through or read the rest of your article. Doesn’t matter how amazing of a blog post you write, if you don’t write a good headline, no one’s going to read the rest of your post. All comes down to your headline or title, or whatever you want to call it. If you need some creativity, go to a grocery store and check out a magazine. You’ll see that they have amazing titles, articles like “Lose weight in 30 days”, “How to shed five pounds fast!”
It doesn’t matter what kind of magazine they are, whether it’s a business magazine or it’s a fitness magazine, or a gossip magazine, they all use catchy titles. And that’s what you need to do with your blog post. And look for magazine for inspiration. You can create two or three variations, and ask your friends or colleagues and pick the best one.
The second step that you need to follow when it comes to writing a blog post is the Introduction. In your introduction, you need to hook people with a bold statement. For example, I hooked you by saying “Hey do you want the formula that breaks down how “I get a massive amount of visitors per blog post”. By hooking people in, they’re going to read the rest. And with your introduction, it’s not just hooking people in. It’s also about mentioning what’s going to be covered in the post. Just give them a quick overview on what you’re going to teach them, and leave a comment at the end of your post.
Now that we got the introduction done, let’s get into your body. Your body should include subheadings. Keep in mind, you want your content easy to skim. If people can’t skim it, you’re not going to do well. In your body, use subheadings, and keep your paragraphs around five to six lines max. In addition to that, when you’re writing a content in your body, link out to other people. It’s not just about linking to your own site; it’s about linking to other sites. What happens is when you link to other websites, you open up your sources, you’re citing them, it creates more credibility for you, makes you and your business look more as an expert, and that’s what you want to be perceived at when you’re writing content.
Last but not the least, you want to wrap up your post with a conclusion. The conclusion summarizes what your post was about, and you end your conclusion with a question. By ending with the question, more people are more likely to leave a comment. When they leave a comment, it creates engagement. By getting engagement, you’re much more likely to generate sales. If people read your blog but they don’t engage with you, they’re not likely than to become a lead, or buy your products, or your services. So it’s really important you end with a question.
After a lot of research, it was found that, while reading a post, people quickly scroll to the bottom, check out the conclusion, and then they go back up and read the rest, assuming they like the conclusion. So with your conclusion, make sure you label it “Conclusion”. Don’t get fancy, keep it simple. Just call it a good ole’ conclusion.
And that’s my formula to writing blog posts! It’s not that hard. Now one thing I did mention within this whole process of writing blog posts, that you need to link up to other sites.
And here’s a bonus tip: I know this goes a bit above just writing, but very few people do it. When you link up to other people, it flatters them. People love getting back-links, because when you link out to someone, it drives in more traffic. Especially when you’re linking to them in a positive way. Hopefully you’re not bashing people in your blog post. Stay above that.
So when you link up to them, shoot them an e-mail.
I have to say I am a huge fan of your work, so much so I linked out to you in my latest blog post. You can check it out here. [Insert Link]
P.S. If you shared it, it would make my day.”
A lot of people who get linked out to, including me, don’t mind sharing articles on Twitter or Facebook. It drives the blog owner traffic, and it makes the person you link to look great!
So that’s it. If you want more traffic to your blog, you need help with the writing content or generating traffic, keep checking out blog posts, and of course, if you just have any questions on writing or need help, leave a comment below with your question, and I’ll answer it. If you like this post, I would appreciate that you share it with your friends.
Thank you for reading.