[Starting a Successful Blog] Lesson 7
Did you knock yourself crazy with the blog title generators? I remember I had a ton of fun creating blog titles and it was just so addictive!
With your list of blog post ideas, it’s time for us to create something!
From this lesson up to the next 2 lessons, you're going to learn how to create your first blog post, step-by-step.
Today, we're going to research for content for your first blog post!
Let's get started.
Pull out your list of blog post ideas from the previous lesson and pick one that calls out to you.
Now spend at least 30 minutes to an hour doing your research. And how do you do that? So, in your selected blog post idea, it should contain the blog niche you decided on in Lesson 2.
- Head over to Google and input your blog post idea into the search bar.
- Go through (read) the top 5 articles that appear in the search results to mine for ideas and information that you can use for your blog post.
- Remember to keep the links of the articles that you find useful, especially those (small paragraphs or important sentences) that you will quote, because it’s important to give credit to the author.
- WORST CASE SCENARIO: If you don’t find anything useful with the blog post idea, try keying in only the blog niche keywords, and go through relevant articles and look for ideas and information that relate to your blog post. This is not advisable because it’s not targeted content at all.
- Head over to Buzzsumo and input your blog post idea into the search bar. You will only get 3 searches per day unless you sign up for a paid account. In the search results, you will see the number of social shares and total shares. This gives you a good idea how well each piece of content is performing. In other words, it’s socially validated content that allows you to draw ideas from, quote from, and refer to.
You should be jotting down ideas and useful quotes for your blog post!
Get down to mining as much info as you can because tomorrow, you will be creating the outline.