How To Write An Awesome Blog Post in 6 Steps!

How To Write An Awesome Blog Post in 6 Steps!

Anyone can have a blog or write a blog post. The trick is knowing how to write a blog post by incorporating those crucial steps that will take your blog post to the next level. Although incorporating these 6 steps in my writing process have increased the time it takes me to complete a post, it has also helped me attract more readers and generate higher traffic. So, if you are interested in learning how to write an awesome blog post in 6 simple steps then keep on reading!

How To Write A Blog Post In 6 Steps

COMING UP WITH AN IDEA

The first step is coming up with a great blog post idea. This will, of course, depend on your audience and niche. Coming up with different blog post ideas on a regular basis can definitely be a struggle at times. Personally, I like to set a day, different from the one on which I will be writing the blog post where I sit down and just brainstorm blog post ideas. It takes me a while but I end up with some great ideas that I simply jot down in my notes. This prevents me from wasting time when I sit down to write the actual post. I like to use the WordPress reader section and Pinterest to get my ideas flowing if I am feeling stuck. Here are two great articles that have really helped me when I am all out of ideas!

103 Blog Post Ideas That Your Readers Will LOVEย 

100 LIFESTYLE BLOG POST IDEAS

RESEARCH YOUR TOPIC

This is something I have only recently started doing and noticed the biggest difference in the quality of my blog posts. Researching your topic will ensure that you are not missing out on any key information. Plus, it is always a good idea to learn more about the topic through what professionals have to say. Your audience will also really appreciate this as they will know you are providing them with valuable content. One thing to keep in mind though is to not waste too much time researching. I am definitely guilty of reading like 7-8 articles just to make sure I have all the information I need. That is not necessary at all- just reading 2-3 articles is more than enough!

MAKING AN OUTLINE

So, you have a killer blog post idea and have done all your research. Now, it is time to organize all your information by making an outline. This simply means creating a structure and writing down all the important points you want to cover in your post. This will include the heading (title), introduction, subheadings (for example my subheadings in this post are ‘coming up with an idea’, ‘making an outline’, etc.), conclusion. Oh, pro tip- do not forget to use the HTML heading 2 tags for your subheadings. It helps with on page SEO. Making an outline will not only save you time while writing the blog post but it will also ensure that you are not getting off track or writing useless information that has nothing to do with your blog post.

How To Write A Blog Post In 6 Steps

WRITE THE POST

Oh look, we are finally at that step where we actually get to write the post. Some people like to sit down and write whatever comes into their head. They then revisit the post to make changes. I personally have always been more of a gradual writer- basically, i fix things as i go. Do whatever works well for you. It is very easy to become distracted and start procrastinating at this stage of the process. I would highly recommend keeping your phone or anything else that is likely to distract you away from you. You could also set yourself a timer if that helps. Another thing a lot of people including myself struggle with is coming up with an introduction. I can literally sit there for hours trying to come up with the perfect introduction only to realize I barely have time left to actually write the post. If you struggle with this, leave the introduction for the end.

PROOFREAD/EDIT

At this point, you are probably itching to get that blog post published. We just need to make a few more changes before that can happen. Make sure to read over your blog post at least 2-3 times to check for any grammar/spelling mistakes. This is also when you can go ahead and add/remove any information you want and add any appropriate links and images. On my last post ‘HOW TO WRITE A HIGH-QUALITY BLOG POST IN 6 STEPS!‘, I had a few people tell me that they get someone else to read their blog post to ensure there are no mistakes and I think that is a great tip.

How To Write A Blog Post In 6 Steps

MAKE YOUR POST SEO FRIENDLY

Okay, we are almost there. Just make sure your post is SEO friendly. The easiest way to do this is to use the plugin Yoast. Yoast will help improve your blog post readability and also remind you to add internal links and let you know if you have used your keywords in the right places and enough times. You can also edit the way your post title looks on a search engine which I find is such a cool feature. You definitely do not want all that hard work you did to go to waste. By optimizing your post for SEO, you can ensure your post is likely to rank higher on Google and hence gain higher traffic.

These might seem like a lot of steps but once you get the hang of it, it honestly becomes second nature and barely takes any time. Remember, quality over quantity because at the end of the day that is what will get your readers coming back for more content!

What steps do you use when writing a blog post? Let me know in the comments!

THANK YOU FOR READING! xx

105 comments found

  1. This is a very helpful and interesting post!! I agree, making more research improve the quality of your post and thanks for sharing this plugin for SEO!!

  2. This was soo helpful!! Iโ€™ll defo be using some of these tips when Iโ€™m next writing a blog post โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ž thanks for sharing!

  3. This is so helpful! Especially making sure it has keywords that can lead to more views. Organization is key, itโ€™s something I need to work on in my writing

  4. You are so right! I have that basic plan when I write mine, but often I just get frustrated and end up with nothing to write. My research consists of planning for things that don’t fit with the content of anything, so I’m stuck there. I appreciate the encouragement!

  5. Editing is so important, I always read posts aloud to make sure they make sense and it helps know where to put in commas or end a sentence. Off to check out those links you included of post ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Love how you outlined the process of writing a blog post in understandable steps. It is so important to do some research – especially when you want to be 100% sure about your statements. I’ve done that so many times. Making an outline is important. It helps with organizing your thoughts and everything. Thanks for sharing these tips!

    Nancy โ™ฅ exquisitely.me

  7. Thank you so much for this post! I am so happy I found it.๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป I have bookmarked your post, so I will be going back to it every time I forget the steps.๐Ÿ˜Œ Thanks for the plugin tip, I will def be installing it on my blog tonight!

    1. Youโ€™re welcome girl!
      Yay, really hope it helps you out! After a while you wonโ€™t even have to remember the steps as you will be so used to it! Thanks for readingโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜˜

  8. This is so helpful and interesting to read! Iโ€™m not much of a planner when it comes to blog writing, most of my posts have quite a lot of photos in so I just use them as a guide. I can see why writing an outline would be handy for posts with less photos in though. Itโ€™s a bit like writing an essay and all good essays need a structure! Fab post lovely, thanks for sharing your tips <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  9. Proofreeading/editing is a big one for me. It’s worth the extra time & effort. I love the brainstorming idea. Inspiration can strike any time, jot those ideas down! Your post broke everything down nicely. Thank you!

    1. Oh no! What I mean is you know how there are different heading tags in WordPress when you are writing a post- so there is heading 1, heading 2, heading 3, etc
      Heading 1 should always be applied to the title of the post
      Heading 2 should be applied to the subheadings of the post
      If you want to break down the subheadings in to portions as well you can use heading 3 for that
      I really hope that made sense! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  10. These are great tips! I need to get better at my blogging game for sure, and spend more time planning and researching. Itโ€™s just finding the time these days. But I always get my boyfriend to proof read after I have in case I miss something – nothing worse than finding a mistake after youโ€™ve posted x

    1. I know itโ€™s hard with SEO at first but honestly just read some articles on it, once you know the basics download the plugin and with time, you will be a pro haha! ๐Ÿ’•

    1. Not necessarily a business plan but you need to be self hosted in order to do that! Basically have your own domain and fill ownership of the site!

  11. Thank so much for the tips! I am going to save this because even though I been blogging for a long time, you need to have a reminder of how to do thing. This was very useful!

  12. These are some great tips and it’s pretty close to the way I write my posts at the moment though there are a few tips on here I should probably do and don’t so I think I will try to incorporate them in the next time i write! Thanks so much for sharing!

  13. really helpful! I need to learn a lot more about SEO and this helped. I think it is important to read through your blog posts a few times before you upload them, I always find that I ramble too much in places and that key information is missing too! xx

    1. Ah yes, that can definitely happen at times! I always make sure to remove information if itโ€™s too repetitive! xx

  14. I don’t really have a set way to write blog posts but I do half of about these points ahah. I’m trying to research more and use SEO but I’m not much of planner, never really stuck to essay plans in school either lol!

    Sophie | Sophie’s Spot

    1. Haha, I totally get that! Everyone has their own way of writing that works best for them! I have always been an organizer! ๐Ÿ˜…

  15. This is so helpful! I really need to start learning more about SEO as I only understand the basics of it but not what it actually is haha!

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