8 of the Best Blogging Tips Ever
1 – Grab the readers’ attention immediately
Time is limited, so be sure to lead off with something that will grab your readers’ attention quickly.
2 – Breakup your text with bullets and numbered lists
Everybody loves lists! (And let’s face it, nobody is going to read every single word you write.) Separating your text into lists and bullet points makes it more easier for your readers to digest, holding their attention even longer.
3 – Keywords matter
For the sake of search engine optimization (SEO), the keywords and phrases you use matter significantly, especially in the title of your blog post. Picking a good title is key!
4 – Write about what you know
Everyone is an expert in something – that’s why we picked you! Write about what you know (and fake the stuff you don’t).
5 – Refer to other blog posts and articles
Hyper-linking other blog posts and/or articles within your post is a great way to give your readers more information as to what you’re talking about without overloading the reader with context. (It’s also a great social media practice, overall!)
6 – What do you read?
Don’t try to be overly professional or overly funny. Be yourself and write something that would be worth reading to you – chances are it will be worth reading to someone else.
7 – Ask questions
Encourage interaction! Write something that will get people enthusiastic about commenting.
8 – Sharing is caring
Whether you share by email, Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin, it’s a great way to get your content out there and in front of others. What good is a blog if no one ever reads it?!
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Written with help from Dan Rickershauser’s “10 best practices for corporate blogging”