Rules To Create Good Quality Blog Post

Rules To Create Good Quality Blog Post

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Steps To Create A Stunning  Blog Post

1 ) Post title
Let readers know how the post will be useful for them, and add an element
of intrigue. Some tried-and-true formulas are: “How to _____,” “Nine Ways to
_____,” “The Secrets of _____,” “What You Should Know About _____,” or
“The Weirdest (or Best, Worst, Funniest, Most Ridiculous, and so on) _____ I
Ever Had.”
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2 ) First sentence
Your goal here is to hook your reader. Ask a question. State something
mildly controversial, or universally interesting to your readers, that might spark
intrigue. For example: “Have you ever wondered what it might feel like to
trade jobs with someone for a day? Even a really boring job—like a highway
toll taker?”
It’s important to keep it simple: One idea, one key takeaway per post.
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3 ) Next paragraph
Here’s where you begin to answer the question you raised earlier, or to start
to explain your initial statement. Begin to fill in the details related to your initial
statement or question. Share why you’ve made the statement and back it up
with what helped you get to that feeling.
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4 ) Bullets or number lists
Create a list of your key points. If you’ve been writing about trading places
with the toll taker for a day, for example, you might create three or four points:
x The job is surprisingly social
x But you breathe in a lot of fumes
x You don’t need to have more than a few of these points
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5 ) Add an image
Graphics add personality and interest to a post. Include a relevant photo or
graphic. Sites such as Flickr.com allow you to search for images that are for
public use under a Creative Commons license. Read the license closely and
give attribution to the photographer.

6 ) Close with a question
End with something that invites interaction in the comments section below
the post. Something as simple as “What do you think?” is fine. Even better is
something more specific to entice your readers to share a bit about
themselves. On this post example, you might ask, “So what’s the job you
always wish you could do for a day?” or “What’s the worst (or best) job you
ever had?”
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Other Helpful Advice for Blog Contributors

Brevity is best. On the Web, short trumps long. Blog posts that meander tend 
to get tedious; so shorter is generally preferable. Your post should not have to 
be the blog equivalent of War and Peace: It need only to be long enough to 
convey your message. (Sometimes even a single paragraph can work.) 
Respond to comments. After your blog post goes live, keep an eye out for 
comments. Respond to them as quickly as you can. (Note: Kodak suggests 
eight hours, but we recommend an hour or two, if you can manage it). 
Shout it! Spread the word! Tell your family! Your friends! Facebook! 
LinkedIn! Let your network know your post is live; generate excitement for the 
post and earn some well-deserved kudos.

 

 

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