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How to Create a Remarkable Blog

Creating a blog is easy because you have a multitude of blog hosting sites out there. However, creating a successful blog is not. When someone asked me for tips, I told her to know the scope of her blog first. Luckily for you, I finally decided to make a guide to help you start your new blog.

I will not discuss how to structure your blog post because it’s here. In this post, I will guide you in making decisions for your new blog. Here are the different factors you need to consider before you hit the publish button:

  • evergreen articles vs. news articles

  • Ask yourself first, “Should I blog about evergreen articles or shall I pick news articles?” Let’s differentiate the two type of articles first.
  • Evergreen blog posts are the kind of content that NEVER get out of style. It continue to be relevant in the coming years. In short, it will never become obsolete. For example, ‘How to Create an Extraordinary Blog?’ This article will forever offer a helping hand to whoever needs a guide.
  • Meanwhile, news articles are the exact opposite of evergreen. They are timely and they need to be constantly updated.  A perfect example would be “The Highlights of the London 2012 Summer Olympics.”
  • Either way, it’s all just a matter of preference. Whether you choose evergreen over news, it’s really up to you. There is no right or wrong way of blogging. However, personally, I prefer evergreen content because it is timeless.  It will forever cater to an audience.
  • Writing news articles is quite tricky. The blog post will become irrelevant the moment the topic  becomes unimportant. The benefit, however, is gain huge amounts of web traffic in short period of time.
  • In the example I gave, London Olympics will surely gain views over a blogging guide. However, we are not in 2012 anymore so the post about the London Olympics is considered insignificant and it will not invite potential web viewers in the future.
Analyzing the kind of blog you want.

It’s important to analyze the kind of blog you want.

  • blog frequency

  • The answer to the question, “How often should I post new articles?” is subjective. Blogging frequency is also a matter of preference honestly. It continues to be one of the commonly discussed topics online, and there seems to be no definite answer. Like in the first item, there is no right or wrong answer here.
  • Personally, I choose quality over quantity. Before I post a new blog, I make it a point that my readers will learn something important.  I believe content makers also stand by this principle. It is better to post one remarkable article than having 10 mediocre articles.
  • However, if you choose to run a news-based blog, you have to constantly blog. For example, in the London Olympics article, you can write more about the topic. You can give a comprehensive up-to-the-minute update by posting, “The Spectacular London Olympics Opening,” “The Official List of Winners during the London Olympics,” and so on. The moment it’s over, all the related articles are of no use.
  • One article a week is a pretty good strategy. If you feel like you do more, then, go ahead. Just don’t overwork yourself because taking a blog break is not recommended. You always have to put something out there in order to grow. So, it’s better to take it one step at a time. Once you find your own pace, create a blog schedule, and work around it.
  • At the end of the day, it’s important to always stay engaged and it’s not really about the number of articles you publish. Keep it steady!

Blogging 101: How to Construct Your Blog Post

Writing blog posts may seem easy until you have to try it yourself. Over time, blogging eventually becomes easy. With enough practice, you will find blogging simple as ABC. Unfortunately, there are moments that you’ll experience writer’s block. Words wouldn’t flow smoothly as you would expect them to be. If blogging is a difficult task for you, I’ll help you by listing blogging tips on how to construct your blog post.

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blogging tips for beginners.

  • Your blog post structure is important.

    • You should follow a certain structure. Don’t just babble about a  topic or story. Ideally, your blog post should start with the introduction, followed by the body, and the conclusion.
    • INTRODUCTION

    • The introduction should give your readers an idea on what to expect upon reading your blog post. Will you provide a list of useful tips? Will you provide a concrete solution to a problem? Do you need to address a controversial issue? A good blog post should be able to answer any of those questions.
    • Aside from that, you should state the reason why you chose the topic or why you think it is an important to discuss. Give them a good enough reason to stay and read your post. Provide a brief summary on what this particular blog post will be about.
    • BODY

    • This is the second part of your blog post. You should focus on discussing the main purpose on why chose to write this post. Provide detailed tips on how to help your readers. Moreover, give them a how-to guide on doing things.
    • The body should provide the solution you promised during the intro. Be useful to your readers and give them something productive. If your post covers different areas, list your main points.
    • Use bullets and numbers so that your readers can easily follow the progress of your post. Review each step and eliminate unnecessary sentences to avoid confusion. Keep your sentences short and concise as to not bore your readers.
    • If you are out of ideas, imagine you are talking to a friend. Anticipate their questions and visualize what they want to know. You are not obliged to write 1000 words to obtain that quintessential post. Usually, 300 to 500 words is enough.
    • Lastly, if you feel like you have too many things to say, you can split the ideas into different blog posts. So, you will have ample time to explain your key points in detail.
    • CONCLUSION

    • This is where you wrap-up your blog post. Emphasize your main ideas and stress other important details. End your blog post by providing a summary of the solution you presented. Be sure the problems listed in the introduction are given concrete answers.
    • Finally, add a call-to-action button or link your readers to another useful post. As much as possible, end the blog post on a positive note and encourage a friendly discussion.

An impressive post does not just happen in a snap. Don’t get discouraged if words don’t flow easily because even the top bloggers experience road blocks.  It important to plan ahead and research on your topic. Write an outline of what you plan to cover and what each division will contain.  Without a doubt, blogging helps in boosting your online presence. Learn more about the other ways to promote your website here.