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How to write a good blog post

Some basic tips for writing really good blog post.

2013-01-25, 10:17:34-2013-03-18, 05:39:05


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In recent years, blogs have become a major source of valuable information on the Internet. Here I'll share some tips about how you should be style one blog article. Of course this is good practice, but not required rules to follow.


Main goal #

The main goal of each article is to share information. Each of your article should have its purpose, or its meaning - what it will be useful to the readers. The recommended length of the article is about 1000 words. Lengthy articles (1500-2000 words) pose a risk to bore readers, so you should write concisely. 

Often when I write an article, I continually come up with ideas that I want to include. This further increases the lenght. For not to overdo with the information given in the article you can do sequels, which include these ideas or use them to creating new articles.

Ideas on a different subjects constantly coming in daily work. Record these ideas somewhere so that when you decide to write an article on the topic, open records and turn thoughts into text. I make files on different subjects. After seeing I have collected enough information about given subject I write an article about it. It is good to know that if you have a detailed term paper you can writing articles much faster than without one.


Structure #

For optimal structure of the composite article is considered a title, introduction, main content, conclusion, and it is suitable for all kinds of articles.

Title

The title is perhaps the most important part of an article. That will make it to the reader interested and open the link to obtain more information on the topic. For sure the primary keyword that relates the article must be placed here. Also there are certain words used in the title do wonders for attracting attention: "Top", "How to" "How", "Why did not." Use them.

Introduction

The introduction is brief (usually one paragraph) description of the article and present the main idea, explaining topicality of the issue. Pay special attention to it because it gives your visitors a few seconds to imagine content you are about to read. If you don`t do it properly, visitors will not read entire article.

Most search engines will use a maximum of 160 characters for your post description on their results pages. If you don’t create a meta-description (defined as a “…concise summary of your page’s content”), a search engine will often take the first 160 characters it finds on your page instead.

The main idea, explaining topicality of the issue. Pay special attention to it because it gives your visitors a few seconds to imagine content you are about to read. If you don`t do it properly, visitors will not read entire article.

Main content

The main content is the longest part of the article, which carries the meaning of the text and details. This part of the article should answer the questions and solve the problems mentioned in the introduction. The basic rule is to use short paragraphs and simple sentences, making sure to whisk the text parts.

Write your blog posts in short paragraphs (no more than 2-3 sentences is a safe rule) to provide visual relief from a text heavy web page. Most readers will skim a blog post or web page before committing to read it in its entirety. Text heavy web pages and blog posts can be overwhelming to readers while pages with a lot of white space are easier to skim and more likely to keep readers on the page.


Make the important information in your article apart. Use a larger font, different colored and numbered lists to make it much easier to spot and read. Use bold font for important sentences, which are key to your article.

Include links, external and internal. Make sure you include related posts or other informative links within your posts. If you mention a previous post, link it. If you mention a source, link it. You can also leave links at the bottom of the posts. If you like this one, you’ll love this one…

Images are very important part of the visual appearance of your blog. Well chosen images can attract visitors and give them a clue about the article that illustrate.

Landscape or portrait images? Landscape(wider than tall) stand best under the title of the article, because it does not break text content in parts. Portrait(higher than wide) usually aligned right, because eyes of the reader expects the text to the left The optimal width for horizontal image is equal to width of the text box. Vertical images should not be too long.

In recent years, social networks is a main place where people share interesting information. You must add social sharing buttons above or below your articles. However, the idea of the article is to reach maximum number of people.

Conclusion

Always end with conclusion. Whether a sentence or question, your article should end as well as begun. In the final part again you should summarize the main ideas and thoughts and recall what the problem was solved. Usually this is done by a general conclusion. The length of the conclusion must be commensurate with introduction or it can be a little shorter. Note that the reader can not read most of the article but it will remember well the title, introduction and conclusion.


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