“I am rather like a mosquito in a nudist camp;
I know what I want to do, but I don’t know where to begin.”
I guess you’re reading this blog post because you have great ideas to write about and you need actionable tips and tricks to help get some work done.
Your Imaginations went wild when you read the mosquito in the nudist camp quote- I wonder what was running through Stephen Baynes mind when he cooked up that one.
Writing a blog post, sometimes, can be frustrating.
I had to apply the tips I wrote in this post, yes! the one you are reading right now, to be able to complete this post in less than 3 hrs.
Today, I am going to share with you how I was able to write this awesome blog post under 3 hours.
But before we move on to the titbits I want to remind you that tips laid out will only work if you at least put in the effort by reading this post till the end and applying what you learned from it
Alright, here we go!
1. Listen to Music before writing a blog post.
No matter what field you blog about, be it medicine or finance, listen to music before writing a blog post.
Not only does it help boost creativity, but it also helps you think much faster. Guess what I’m listening to, I’ll reveal it at the end of the post.
2. Divide your post into subheadings.
Dividing your blog post into sub-headings is kind of a best practice when it comes to writing a clear and legible blog post.
Readers will likely want to scan through a blog post before they read it to get a better grasp of what they are going to learn and if they are going to benefit from it.
As you can see on this blog post, I cited an Introduction, some subheadings, and a conclusion -which we will get to, keep reading.
Ideally, 5-6 subheadings are enough for a blog post.
This tactic is used by the likes of Neil Patel and Ryan Robinson.
3. Your paragraphs should not exceed 5 lines
Having more than 5 lines in a paragraph can sometimes overwhelm your readers.
I always try to keep my paragraphs short.
This method provides a concise blog post for your readers.
4. Make your Blog personal
Using the words “You” and “I” can make readers feel they are in a real conversation with a human.
It sends a message to them saying that they are not just reading another generic article; instead, they are hearing from someone who is trying to educate them or help solve a problem one-on-one.
5. Use at least 3-7 pictures on your blog post
I can’t stress the importance of using images enough; images increase engagement and make your blog post more pleasing to the eye.
I get most of my images from Pixabay and Pexels.
6. Cite research that backs your blog post
People come to your blog to learn new, interesting things; it would be a bad idea to spout out stuff without proper backing.
Instead, cite research to make your blog post seem much more solid.
7. Don’t be too serious
People tend to come back to a blog that has a pinch of humor.
When you laugh your brain releases Endorphins, these chemicals help reduce stress and can act as a pain med.
So the old adage is actually true; Laughter is Strong Medicine.
8. Templatize your blog posts
Having a particular structure for your blog post can cut back the time you would normally use to figure where certain paragraphs should and shouldn’t be.
Having a template like this often helps;
Introduction- Use this section to welcome your readers and explain to them what the blog post entails.
Body- Your main article should be here.
Conclusion- Summarize your blog post.
There’s another tip I feel I’m leaving out.
Now that I’ve had a lot of time to think about it, I think it’s the most important of them all; Drink Good Coffee before you start writing.
A blog post I read the other day said that coffee helps you go from 0-60 in about ten minutes, then you hit top speed at the 45-minute mark.
This helps you stay Razor sharp and focused during the whole process of creating an awesome blog post.
So to recap what we just learned;
- Listen to music before writing your blog post
- You should Divide your post into sub-headings
- Your paragraphs should not exceed 5 lines
- Make your blog personal
- Use at least 3-7 pictures
- Cite research that backs your post.
- Don’t be too serious
I listened to Kygo ft Selena Gomez- It ain’t me.
Which of these would you apply in your next writing session?
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