Posted: Thursday, 27 May 2021 @ 14:58
By now, you probably understand how important blogging is in any marketing strategy. Therefore, understanding the fundamentals of writing a blog is critical. Without a blog on your website, you can expect to find yourself facing issues such as low search rankings,and fewer opportunities for engagement.
Understanding your audience
Before you start writing your first blog post, you must have a clear understanding of your target audience.Ask yourself the following:
What does my audience want to know?
What will resonate with them?
What content will help them?
Writing your blog post
Whats the point for the post?
Great blog posts don’t just happen. Start your blog by writing an overview of the points you want to focus on. An overview doesn’t need to be lengthy or even detailed- its merely a rough guide which includes the points you will be covering in more detail.
Remember to do your research!
You are never going to know everything. That’s why research is so essential! However, relying solely on Wikipedia as the primary source is always a bad idea.
Write a great header!
Everyone has opinions on headlines. Some say you must be specific to avoid misleading your reader, while others recommend you take a more eye catching and humorous approach. Either way you can either choose the headline before you write the blog or write the blog and then decide on the headline after - whichever works best for you.
Put yourself in the readers shoes…
We find that the best way to write is to put yourself in the position of the reader. What does your reader want to find out? Are there questions you keep getting asked that you could answer within a blog post? Or is there one topic that your customers are often confused about? Answer their questions and solve this issue!
Then FINALLY..... the writing part…
So, you’ve done your research, settled on a headline (or at least started to think about it), and now you’re ready to write a blog post. So get to it.
You can either sit down and write it in a single sitting, or you can chip away at it gradually over time. There is no right or wrong way to write a post - this is your way of getting your messages and thoughts across to your readers. it is
Like most skills, writing does become easier over time. Initially, you may find it takes you a week to write a brilliant blog, but after time it will only take you a few hours to write a post! There’s no such thing as a perfect blog post, and the sooner you come to terms with this, the better.