After starting your blog, getting all the plugins you need for it to function at it’s best, the next thing, in my opinion, is to learn how to properly write a blog post to keep your readers coming back for more.
If you haven’t yet read the previous posts, you can read them here:
Step By Step Guide On How To Start A Blog (with WordPress.Org)
10 Best Plugins For Your WordPress Site
I am in no way saying that my blog posts are perfect because they aren’t. Although I do always try my best to be as informative as I can, I know they are not perfect. But I wanted to share some tips on how to write a blog post that might help some of you that are just starting out 🙂
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1. Have An Appealing Headline (Title)
This will attract people to click through and read your blog post. People need to know what they are going to get out of your post. If you need some ideas, here is a great article that will give you 100+ Blog Post titles that will grab people’s attention 😉
2. Have An Introduction
You can provide a small or long introduction about what the reader can expect to learn from your blog post. Let them know what they will learn if they keep reading your blog post and this will encourage them to continue reading.
3. Have Subheadings
This helps break down your blog post, and it will look organized and easier to understand. For example, in this post, there are ten subheadings, and it makes it easier for you to read through this blog post.
4. Small Paragraphs
It is easier on the eyes to read small sections as suppose to ongoing words, most likely people will just get bored and drift away. I think 4 to 5 short sentences in a paragraph is perfect! I sometimes write fewer sentences 🙂
5. Have Bold Texts and Bullet Points
This one isn’t mandatory but the majority of individuals are in a rush when reading a blog post, so make it easier for them to grasp all the information by having bullet points and bold text to help get your point across without them having to read your entire blog post.
6. Have Good Quality Photos
Photos always make a blog post more fun and interesting. I recommend having a Pinterest-friendly picture for when people want to share it, that way they can use the image you created.
Some of the pictures I use on my blog are my own, and the rest are from Haute Chocolate, she has such lovely photos. I absolutely love them! It has saved me so much time and stress by not having to take time out of my day to take professional looking photos because it is very time-consuming. You can check out her lovely photos here.
7. Add Bonus Information
Make sure to link to other similar blog posts that are about the same topic as your current post. You can also share other people’s posts that are useful for your audience if they want to read more information about it.
8. Ask Questions
At the end of your posts always ask questions, that way you can start a discussion and it encourages people to comment 🙂
9. Always Aim For 500+ Words
I have read that the longer your blog posts are, the better. I always try to aim for over 500+ words because it helps your SEO ( Search Engine Optimization) which will help increase your blog traffic.
10. Be Consistent
Be consistent and have new blog posts every week, even if it’s just once a week. Google likes blogs that are consistent, and this also helps your SEO.
Tip: Use the Yoast SEO plugin to help you write SEO friendly blog posts.
I hope you found this useful for your future blog posts! 🙂 You can keep this as a reminder and download the 10 tips worksheet for free here:
Question For You:
I am sure there are more tips on how to write a blog post!
Do you have any tips? I would love to know! 🙂
Have a wonderful day!
Thank you for these tips! I recently started my blog and am still learning.
Thank you very much for your comment! 🙂 I am very glad you found this useful in some way.
Have a lovely day Jasmine!
These are some seriously good tips. I really have to work on the titles of mine, I don’t think they’re all that catchy, and they could definitely be improved. I have been working on the bullet points and bold though! Thanks for this, it’s a big help.
Aw thanks Jennifer! Happy this helped you out 🙂
I appreciate your comment ♡
Have a great day!
Great worksheet! Small paragraphs is a great tip, especially for newbie bloggers
Thank you Amber! ♡ Yes very true 🙂
Have a great day!
Great tips! I’m just starting out and this was very helpful!
Glad this helped you out Amy! 🙂
Take care ?
Qudsiyah Remtulla says
This is such a great comprehensive set of tips to get your blog post right. Thank you so much for sharing. Be blessed in your kindness and generosity always x <3
Thank you so much sweetheart! I am so glad you found this useful in some way 🙂 Thank you for your kindness ♡
I hope you have an amazing weekend! ?
What a great info! Pinning this.
Thank you! Have a lovely day 🙂
Headlines are always the hardest for me! I just am not creative in that way!
Yes I am the same way! So hopefully the link I provided to give you ideas to choose a great headline helps you out! 🙂
Laura @ Books, Interrupted says
This is super helpful no matter what topic you’re posting about. I primarily do book reviews, so I’m slowly learning how to do those on top of how to blog them. Thank you for such great tips!
Aw thank you Laura, you are so sweet! I hope it helps you out with your book reviews as well 🙂
Faded Bluebird says
Great tips! I always forget to end with a question, thank you for reminding me!
Thank you! I am glad this was a good reminder 🙂
Interesting tips! I’ve found the meatier my content is the more reads. I post one header image, sometimes a few images of the trip I did, but otherwise I limit the visuals. I’m honing my writing skill though and I post a LOT on Instagram and Twitter so maybe that’s just me?
Great tips! I didn’t know that about 500+ words and SEO – thanks!
Great tips!! I didn’t know that about 500+ words! I’ll have to keep that in mind!
These tips are so great! I really have to work on catchy titles that can grab attention! I’ve learned to write titles that make people question and intrigue them! Thank you for sharing 🙂
Also, YOAST is the best plug-in ever!