Being involved in the world of writing (especially if you create content for business websites or write articles for authoritative resources), you clearly understand how difficult it can be to create an awesome blog post.
To interact with your audience, you should know and follow all rules of writing a blog post (if someone tells there are no established rules here – don’t believe this person). A good blog post has its ideal structure, and it is a must-know for every blogger who dreams of solid traffic, hundreds of subscribers, thousands of shares, etc.
To write a perfect blog post, you need… a detailed recipe in front of you. Just take a look at this interesting infographic that tells about creating blog posts in terms of cooking a rainbow cake. Does it sound strange to you? Oh, please! Writing a post is like cooking something delicious: you want your content to be “tasty”, don’t you?
How to Cook Up a Perfect Blog Post Infographic Summary
As well as every recipe starts with ingredients, a good blog post has a list of its ingredients, too. They are elements every article should include to look and sound better for readers:
- 1 appetizing headline;
1 introduction with a good hook;
links to other authoritative resources;
1 conclusion with CTA (call to action).
After taking all these ingredients, it’s time to start cooking a good blog post itself.
- A good headline says it all. It must tell all the story but leave a room for a click. It makes people decide whether they want to continue reading your article, that’s why you should pay much attention to this stage: make a headline useful, give it a sense of urgency, use modifiers (“how to”, “best”, “top”, etc.) – and it will make your post rock.
- There is no need to start telling your story at once: hook readers, let them understand your blog post will solve their problem and be useful. Try the APP method in introduction: agree, promise, preview. Such an approach will make it easier for people to understand what your post will be about.
- Subheadings make your post’s structure better, and they help emphasize main points of your article.
- One image is worth 1,000 words. Very often it’s difficult to express something with words; people love visual elements, because they do not usually have time and patience to read thousands of words. Make your visual elements (lists, tables, videos, diagrams, etc.) useful: share some tips and advice with your audience.
- Links to other cool resources improve your online reputation. If you provide useful info via those links, big chances are people will bookmark your post and will check it several times.
- There is no good post without conclusion. Outline main points of your post and give your readers the answer to the question “And now what?”, i.e. give them a call to action. What should they do after reading your article? To subscribe? To comment on it? To share it with friends?
With the above information it will be much easier for you to create perfect blog posts. Share it with fellow bloggers, and don’t forget to tell us what you think about the infographic itself!
Infographic Source: OmniPapers