Does blogging seem interesting to you, but you just don’t know how to come about it? Here are some great articles that will take you step by step on the process. Enjoy!


http://www.homestead.com/blog/06/2013/7-steps-writing-more-effective-blog-posts#.VNgav_nF91Y

This was by far my favorite of the articles I researched. It sums effective blogging up in seven simple steps:

  • Number one, Understand your persona. Your personal persona is what intrigues readers and keeps them coming back for me. 
  • Number two, Be an expert. You want to know what you’re talking about so that your readers find you reliable. This concept of being an expert also includes regularly blogging and doing it at with consistency. It’s professional and builds to your persona because readers will know what to expect.
  • Number three, Be clear and concise. A lot of writers like to focus on the length of their posts. When in fact readers absorb something better when it’s straight to the point.
  • Number four, Have fun with multimedia. You can use multimedia to be clear and concise. Pictures are worth a thousand words. Plus, let’s face it – people would rather look at pictures and view videos than read an entire post. Ultimately, multimedia is what hooks your reader. Use it.
  • Number five, Encourage interaction. People love to give their opinions – so ask for them! Make sure to respond to them too. It gives to your persona and builds your relationships with your viewers.
  • Number six, Use examples. Put real life situations in your posts. Moreover, put some personal situations in them. People like to read what they can relate to.
  • Number seven, Check your tone. Think about sentence structure, word choice, and grammar. It all aids in your personal tone. Makes sure it’s the one you want to portray.

http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/how-to-write-blog-post-simple-formula-ht

Once you think you’ve got the hang of how to write an effective blog you want to think about a singular post. This article does a great job of breaking it down.

Before you begin to write your post, you want to pin point who your audience is going to be. This allows you to figure out the tone you want to take on. It will be the one that will target your audience most effectively. Then you go on to choosing a topic and title. You want the title to catch the audience attention and sum up the topic of your post. Begin your frame work. Begin your intro (and make it captivating). You want to hook your reader in. When you start filling up the body, it is important to organize your content. Sections, lists, bullets, whichever, It keeps your reader from feeling too overwhelmed with reading and information. Use your chosen method of organization a an outline to begin writing. Now write your content! Include examples, data, references, and multimedia to make the most out of your post. When it’s all done, edit it. It’s important to always double check your work. At the end of your posts insert a CTA (call to action). Tell the reader to subscribe to your blog, visit a link, comment their opinions, etc, whichever, allow your reader to interact.


Here are some other great articles on how to blog:

http://infospace.ischool.syr.edu/2012/01/23/how-to-write-an-effective-blog-post/

This article explains the make up of a blog post or as it refers to the blueprint of a blog post: The title, the intro, the content, the closing, etc. Then it tells you what to do after your post is made, sucah as, replying to comments and questions.

http://michaelhyatt.com/anatomy-of-an-effective-blog-post.html

Here we go from the blueprint of a blog post to the anatomy of one. The article also explains the same makeup: The title, the intro, the content, the closing, etc, but the author addresses everything with his personal experience, which makes it a repeat article worth reading.

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/writing-a-good-blog.html

For the most part, we’ve all heard of – For Dummies books, but have your read Writing a Good Blog – For Dummies the article? This article also addresses the concepts above, but the most interesting part about this article is that it stresses the importance on keeping your blog up to date. The most successful bloggers are the ones that are frequent and consistent.


Good luck blogging ladies and fellers 

♥courtblogsmoe

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