[Starting a Successful Blog] Lesson 9
You've had 1 of the most important lessons in the previous post, so let's keep the momentum going.
Today you're going to finish up wherever you left off yesterday.
The goal? 1 complete blog post!
Filling in the gaps & Editing
You should have a working outline of your blog post from yesterday. Let's break it down further for you to get a clearer idea:
- Attention-grabbing headline
- Short introduction
- Para 1 - Subheading
- Why should your reader care about this blog post?
- Optional: Outline of what they can expect with a brief introduction of the 3-5 key points in your blog post
- Para 2 - Subheading of Point 1
- Elaborate point 1
- Para 3 - Subheading of Point 2
- Elaborate point 2
- Para 4 - Subheading of Point 3
- Elaborate point 3
- Tie it back to para 1 after introduction. Drive home the core message why your reader should care.
- End with a Call-to-Action
- Either get your reader to read your next blog post, or encourage them to share with you their thoughts and comments about what you've written.
Piece the content together, read through your entire blog post and fill in the gaps!
Only after you have pieced the different paragraphs together and fleshed out the points, you can now edit the piece for grammatical errors and spelling errors!
Tips & Tricks
- Add photos in between each point to break up the text and signal to your reader the start of a new point. Here are 2 websites I visit to get royalty-free images for my blog posts!
- You can also design simple graphics like I did for my blog posts. I am not a designer and I have no clue how to use photoshop or illustrator at all. So I am extremely grateful for Canva that makes designing as easy as dropping and dragging.
- Don't edit as you write. Only edit after you have a complete rough draft of your blog post!
Now go get your blog post done!