Ensure Quality Content In Your Blog Posts
Every serious blogger knows that the best way to make a website noticeable is to add regular, high quality blog posts to that website. This usually means adding two to three blog posts per week for new sites (less that six months) or adding a minimum of one blog post per week for the older, more established sites.
Adding a minimum of two blog posts a week sometimes may seem like a daunting task for the brand new blogger but the Creative Blog Writing System that I am going to share with you will make this process much easier and prevent what some people refer to as “Writers Block”.
You Have Unique Knowledge
It is important to remember that you have a wealth of experience and knowledge. Because you have an abundance of knowledge, you can successfully contribute to the niche that you are blogging in by simply writing about what you know best. If you are a “Creative” type of person like I am, this method will work for you.
The Creative Blog Writing System
Now, this system is one that I personally developed over the last two years. I call this system “creative blog writing”. I would encourage my readers to try it and if need be, adapt my system to their own personal writing style. I realize that every persons writing style is unique (as all people are unique) and so it is only natural that there will be variations of my system.
Decide On A Topic
The first step in this system is to decide on the topic. Decide what information you want to convey to your readers in your blog post. Stick to that one main thought and do not try to combine two or three different topics to that one post. Make note of the other topics that comes to mind and write them down on a writing pad for review as these may be good topics to talk about in any of your future blog posts.
Do Your Research
The next step is to do research. Read three to five web articles, book chapters or watch videos online on the topic you are going to discuss. When you do this, the topic will be front and foremost in your mind. Even if you already know quite a bit about the topic you are going to write about, do this step anyways, it could give you more insight into your chosen blog topic and it may also give you a few more points you can add in your blog post.
My personal habit is that I will do my blog post research about an hour before I go to bed. Then I go to sleep. When I wake up the next morning, my mind has already mapped out exactly how I will write my post. For me, writing a quality blog post always come out naturally when I follow these steps. I believe this happens because I have “Slept on it”.
Get Into A Routine
As much as it is possible, pick a regular time of day to write the blog post content. It could be five am for one person, it could be nine pm for another. The ideal time for anyone will be when there is the least chance of being disturbed. I highly reccomend turning off the cell phones, the email alerts and eliminate all other probable distractions when you are in the creative process.
For me, my blog post writing time varies from week to week depending on the schedule in my offline world. I have been known to wake up at three in the morning, type out the main text for a blog post and then go back to bed and sleep soundly.
Get Out Your Timer – 30 Minutes Is All It Takes
At the time you have set aside for blog post writing, put a timer on for 30 minutes and just start typing. Don’t worry about formatting or flow or spelling or grammar. Just type freestyle as your thoughts flow.
Review What You Wrote
When the 30-minute timer indicates that you are done, stop the freestyle typing and review what you have typed. Evaluate what you have in your main content. Then you can start to edit what you have written. Arrange your content into the order you want. Decide what content you want to use for your blog post and what content you are not going to use.
Saving Future Blog Content Ideas
There may be some content that came up in your freestyle typing that may not be useful for that particular post but it might be good content for a future post. Add those snippets of content in your writing pad as well so you can review at a later date.
Adding An Introduction
When you have finished typing and editing the main body of your post, it is time to type the introduction to your post. Basically, an introduction introduces the reader to what you will be talking about. This introduction can be one to three paragraphs in length. Sometimes you will find that the introduction has already been done. It came about naturally when you wrote your main blog content through your freestyle typing.
If the introduction is not there, add an introduction and move on to your final paragraph.
Ending Your Blog Post
Your concluding paragraphs can be often be a summary about what you have written in the previous paragraphs. It could be a paragraph asking people to leave comments on your post. It could be a paragraph where you let people know how they can get more information on the topic you discussed. The main thing is to keep your conclusion short and let your reader know that this is the concluding paragraph of your blog post.
Take A Break And Review In An Hour
The first draft of the post is now done. What I typically do after finishing my first draft is I will put that draft post aside and work on other things around my house. I come back to my post in an hour or two with fresh eyes and I review that draft post again. I make any final changes that I think are necessary.
Formatting And Editing
I then add headings, format paragraphs, get the images that I am going to use and make note of any relevant previous blog posts that I can back link key phrases in my current blog post.
I then do my final editing for grammar and sentence structure prior to publishing my post.
Average Time Invested – 4 Hours
The average amount of time that it takes me to complete a 500 word to 1500 word blog post using my creative blog writing method (from the time that I initially put my fingers on the keyboard to publishing my blog) is 4 hours. Using this method, I find that I always have a wealth of topics that I can blog about and the actual writing of my blog posts are never stressful.
And that folks, is all there is to it too my Creative Blog Writing System. It is simple to use, It effortlessly identifies future blog writing post ideas and it ensures quality blog posts every time. Your readers will definitely appreciate reading quality every time they visit your site.
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Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have tried my system. Let me know how it worked for you.
Catch you later!