Tuesday, January 24, 2017

12 Hairy Hints for Better Blog Posts

Nearly 3 million blog posts are published every day. How can you assure yours will be noticed?

Take these 12 hints to heart:
  1. Tackle an evergreen topic. (Readers never tire of fundamentals. Good to Great is 16 years old; How to Win Friends and Influence People, 81).

  2. Seek to be of service to a target audience.

  3. Write a brief, quirky headline that promises you'll solve a problem.

  4. Write a short, informative lede that grabs readers' attention.

  5. Use a simple style.

  6. Use research to prove your points.

  7. Use visuals to engage readers.

  8. Include outbound links to authoritative content.

  9. Seek to produce something better (more readable, current, accurate, in-depth, practical, original, targeted) than the million other posts on the topic.

  10. Write a post that's no longer than it needs to be.

  11. Proofread your post.

  12. Above all, make readers feel good.
PS: Deep dive into better blogging by reading Nadya Khoja's remarkable post, Increase Blog Traffic And Boost Engagement With These 37 Proven Methods.
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