Many people blog today. No matter what they do it for, every blog writer wants their post look and sound good, attract a big audience, get thousands of likes, comments and shares, bring traffic and conversion, and be really interesting and useful for people who will read it.
To do that, your blog post should have a good structure. There are some steps every good writer follows to create a perfect blog post their audience will accept, understand and like. Check these steps based on the my last article about creating a good blog post, and learn how to make your writings rock.
Step 1: Attention to Headline!
Did you know that only 2 out of 10 people read your post after checking its headline? So, your task is to make headlines eye-catchy: make people want to read your post. Use modifiers (how to, best, fast, easy, tips, review, etc.), make a headline relevant (it should be clear what your post will be about), and help readers understand why your post will be useful for them and how it can solve their problem.
Step 2: Hook Is a Must-have!
What is the main idea of your post? Start your post with it, help people know why they should continue reading your article. Introduction with a hook is a necessary element of every good blog post, as it makes readers interested in your information. They will never read your post if you do not tell them why they need to do that.
Step 3: Subheadings and List Will Make It Better
The structure of a perfect blog post is impossible to imagine without subheadings: they improve a text, help to organize your thoughts, make it easier and more comfortable for readers to scan a post and perceive information. Use a subheading every time you want to tell something important, and if your post has many elements – lists will help you organize them.
Step 4: Images and Videos Tell More Than Words
Visual elements are very important for every blog post to have. First of all, readers perceive them better than text; plus, they help you tell about something that never works with words. People like visual effects, they make visitors interested in reading the text behind them. We do not like reading long articles online, and that's why images and videos will make your post more attractive to audience.
Step 5: Do Not Forget About Relevant Links
Useful and relevant links to some solid and authoritative resources can help you cover a topic and explore it better. Plus, you'll help readers find more information on what you are writing about. Relevant links improve your online reputation as well, so there is no need to ignore them where appropriate.
Step 6: CTA Makes It Finished
Conclusion and call to action are a logical end of your blog post. When a person finishes reading your article, the question appears: “And now what?” or “What's next?” What should people do after reading your post: comment on it, subscribe to your blog, share it with others, think on it, discuss the problems it covers? Make it easier for your readers to understand why they've checked your writing, what they've learned from it, and what they should do with this information now.
So, your post is ready to go live now. Make its life rich!