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How To write Compelling Blog Posts: 7 Tips

“good quality content is very important”

If I had a dollar for everytime I came across the advice for bloggers, I’d be a rich man. However, I’m not a rich man, which shows its easier to give advice than make it work for yourself.

At times, it is a bit of cliche to say your blog needs good content. It is one of those mantras repeated so often that it hardly offers anything new. However, why settle for average to good content? Why not aim at exceptional or outstanding content? Anybody can write average content; the internet is awash with it. If you really want to stand out from the crowd, take that extra step to create compelling quality rather than just good.

Tips for Writing Outstanding posts

1. Never Give Up

If at first you don’t succeed try again. Don’t expect to automatically hit the big time with your first article. Your writing will improve the more you practise.

2. Comprehensive List.

One way to stand out is to write on a topic which becomes a comprehensive guide. The success of Smashing magazine, is due to the fact that they always create very detailed articles. E.g. why stop at a top 10? check out this: Top 53 CSS techniques, at Smashing Magazine. .

3. Be Innovative.

If you don’t see of yourself as a natural writer, remember successful blog posts don’t always have to be long. The key is innovation, something new or memorable. This post about 3 pigs caught the eye of quite a few bloggers

4. Stand Out from the Crowd.

Look at how your article can stand out from the crowd with careful attention to eye catching titles and innovative ideas. see: how to stand out from the crowd

5. Be a Real Expert.

You have to know what you are talking about. Don’t attempt to blog on CSS, unless you really know what you are doing.

6. Take Extra Care

Check grammar and remove unnecessary words. Make the writing flow effortlessly. Doesn’t need to be complicated simplicity works well

7. Find New Inspiration

Don’t just read RSS feeds for inspiration. Try gain some outside perspective to your blog. Do some lateral thinking. What can Harry Potter teach you about your blog?

Related:

3 Secrets of Writing for Blogs

5 Ways to make your posts more readable at Nate Whitehill

1 comment so far ↓

#1 ChiQ on 07.17.07 at 9:35 am

Good tips!

It does help also when bloggers do a little research with the topic they want to write just so they won’t mislead people with their wrong information.