Blog posts are beneficial in so many ways. They are informative, they can make you stand out, they give you social media content, and they boost SEO. What more could you want? However, they can be dry, boring and worst of all...unread.
We've compiled a list of tips on how to write a better blog post. Hopefully, one that will keep people on your site, and maybe even lower that bounce rate.
Every good blog has to start with a strong topic. If you pick a topic and dread writing about it, your reader is probably going to dread reading about it. Even if you have to address some not-so-fun things in your blog, add in a supplementary topic to make the dry parts a bit more intriguing.
If you really want someone to read and enjoy your blog post, give the audience a little razzle-dazzle. Depending on your brand voice, this can be a challenge. However, personality is a sure way to keep someone reading so use what you can to your full potential.
There are some dry topics that there's just no getting around that. However, your clients probably see enough dry writing every day. Be a refreshing voice for them. They are more likely to retain what you are saying and actually read the blog all the way through. Who knows, maybe you could even get a like or a share out of them too.
Blog posts help boost your SEO, and there are few different ways that you can make sure you are optimizing your blog posts to do so. There are over 40,000 Google searches a second, so if your blog posts can help you cut through all of the internet traffic, it is well worth it!
Here are a few basic tips to help you keep SEO in mind as you blog:
Would you ever click on a blog that doesn't have a good title? Probably not. So, why do you expect your readers to? A title is what will identify whether someone even wants to click on your blog or not so that makes it pretty crucial.
Here are a few ways to craft a title that works:
Last but not least, adding in cute cat gifs definitely doesn't hurt either.
Hope these tips help your future blog writing! What do your favorite bloggers do that catches your attention? Let us know! We are always ready to learn and grow our own writing skills.