A good writing skill is the most powerful tool all bloggers should posses. In the world of blogging, good content is King and can improve your blog SEO for ever.
Blogging can be likened to any other profession that requires writing. The better your writing skills, the more you stand out form the whole crowd of bloggers.
Newbie bloggers most time find it difficult to compete with existing pro bloggers. One secret in blogging they are not telling you is their good writing skills.
Best practice is to study their sites and improve your writing skill with their ideas.
This article covers writing skills every beginner bloggers should posses to survive in the world of blogging. To improve your writing skills, follow the discussed guidelines
1. Be The Author Of Your Own Post
Writing an article is not all about picking up your laptop and start typing. Actually typing without a message is not communication.
To be a better writer, you need to have a broad imagination. You can start writing an article anywhere even without your laptop around.
A pen and paper is all you need. Try as much as possible to note down any flash you get during those moments of inspiration.
2. Regularly Update Your Blog Post
As a blogger whether a newbie or pro, consistency is an important tool to succeed in this career.
Blogging is all about updates, no matter how good you are in writing, people get access to new information everyday. No one would leave latest news for the stale ones, occasionally update your articles with new findings.
Drop new articles on your blog at least once a week, a blog without update is like a professor without knowledge. If you are the type that drop lots of contents on your blog and abandon it for months, you are doing it no good.
3. Write For Human Readers Not Search Engines
Ever blogger wants to generate traffic from Google, Bing, Yandex and other search engines. With this in mind, they try out all SEO practices and guides they find on the Internet.
That is not bad at all, what do you gain writing and yet no reader. But an overdo of these SEO practices will not only get readers angry but also cost your site.
Search engines know when you are trying to cheat and will penalize you for doing so. Keyword stuffing is one common SEO cheat common with beginner bloggers.
To rank high submit your site to Google. Bloggers who submit their sites to Google will get a better chance. Submit your site to Google following the steps I outlined. Submit your site to…
The above paragraph is a typical example of keyword stuffing and search engines hate this practice.
4. Make A Thousand Words Your Target
They say wise words are better than riches, the same applies to content writing. Bloggers with much words have higher chance of ranking, though your blog niche play a crucial role.
Some content make it on front page with 200 words, while some do not even with over 1,000 words.
The main point to consider is the quality of content you are writing, useful contents is key to get your article rank.
Writing over 1,000 words filled with useless resources is like giving mathematics answers to English questions.
Follow the steps outlined below to write a high quality content
- Use the appropriate subheading tags in the right places.
- Write out the key points in a sentence and explain.
- Each key points should be in paragraphs.
- Use bold or italics on key words but don’t overdo.
- Use bullets or list instead of using numbers.
Also too much words could be a bit time consuming, thus make each words count. Articles with few words are considered to be of low content and search engines may not index such words.
Though it is not a must you get to 1000 words, but try to get your content over 300 words. Remember high quality contents should be your number one priority.
5. Patience is key
The journey is far but there are better days ahead, after writing your article you don’t expect millions of views immediately.
Google and other search engines may not refer readers to your blog immediately but later readers will come.
You develop experience through errors, failures and omission. Do not quit because you think you are not doing it right. Keep writing to develop your writing skills, observe your errors and fix them.
Quality contents are golds, they glitter in the mist of stones, updating your site with quality content is the number key to a successful blogging.
Do not feel discouraged because your site generate little traffic at the start.
6. Build Your Social Media Strength
Social media platforms are sure ways to build your content authority, after reading an article visitors may want to share it with others.
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Ensure you add share buttons to your post, there are plugins and widgets for that.
Creating a page on Facebook, opening a twitter and google plus accounts are also means to reach many viewers. Subscribing to these platforms will make readers stay in touch with your blog in a way or two.
Social media can drive lots of traffic to your website and with unique content you can reach the right people.
7. Make Your Title and Headings Irresistible
A blog endowed with relevant content could get little traffic all because of the blog title. Search engine users only see three things on the web, your blog title, link and meta description.
You need to convince them that what they seek is in your blog.
The title of the article must be self explanatory, straight forward, short (not more than 50 characters including spaces) and irresistible.
From the list of blog title on health which will you likely choose?
- How To Reduce Your Body Weight.
- Guidelines To Burn Fat In A Week.
- 7 DIY Tips To Reduces Your Body Weight In A Week
The title you give your content matters alot, do not use titles many bloggers use because you see them on front page often.
8. Write Content Using Keyword Research
Search Engines refer users to your sites using related keywords on your blog. Keyword research simply means searching for keywords (either long or short) used by search engine users. There are many keyword research websites online.
After getting these keywords, use them on your website as natural as it can be, place keywords mainly in the first and last paragraph.
Also use them in the middle of post and anywhere around the content body.
Don’t try to put all eggs in a basket, having all your keywords in the paragraph could be a problem. Google may penalize your content for trying to cheat, make your keywords to look as natural as they can be.
9. Write A Post Worth Referring
Getting links to your site (external links) from other websites is very important for Search Engine Optimization. Other blog owners visit your blog with or without your notice to source for resources.
After taking a resource from your site, they refer readers to the source of the article. The backlinks dropped on their site matters a lot, backlinks boost your domain authority.
The more backlinks you get can have a positive impact on your site authority.
Improving your writing skill as a beginner blogger need experience but will definitely yield positive outcomes.
Using keywords naturally, keyword research and using the right header are the basis of a writing a quality content.
Blogging is a journey, no matter how long it takes you will get to the destination. Trying shortcuts could be a black spot on your white robe.
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