There are things that make up a great blog posts that people will like to share and if you want your own posts to also become great then, it’s your duty to figure out those characteristics. The truth is that if you take a look at all the blog posts on the internet today that got lots of shares and even comment, you will see that they all have few things in common.
And you know the best way to succeed at anything is to do what the other people that have done it successfully did and if you do it well, you will certainly get the same result if not better than they did. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about here so without much ado, let me get to the main points. I promise you that this post will be as short as possible:).
These Things Make Up a Great Post
1.Craft a Magnetic/Attractive Headline: I used this as the first step because your headline is always the first thing that will determine if the visitor will actually read your post or not. It’s the only impression you’ll make on a prospective reader and we know that first impression matters a lot.
It’s obvious that you’ve been hearing this all the time and you will still be hearing it until you start practising it. So if you want your blog posts to always be received as an interesting one by your readers and first time visitors, you will have to start practising how to write better and sexy headlines…..Period:).
2.Write Attention Grabbing Introduction: The introductory paragraph of your posts is also as important as the headline because a good headline mixed with a lame opening is as good as nothing. It’s just like inviting someone into your house only to close the door right on their face as they’re about to enter.
This illustrates that if a visitor is enticed by your headline and then discovered that your introduction sucks, he will simply close the tab and go elsewhere. Therefore, you must try as much as you can to capture the readers imagination and pull them deeper into the article.
3.Create Gorgeous Sub-heads: Using large blocks of texts are always unfriendly to readers attention and can something turn a reader into a scanner but with good sub-heads, you will be able to turn scanners back into readers.
4.Tell Seductive Stories: There is always power in story telling especially when it’s interesting. This will always make reading your content much more fun. Who doesn’t like reading good and funny stories? You can ask my friend Emmanuel Cudjoe how to do that:).
5.Write in Your Own Words: The worst thing that can happen to any human being is being unnatural. People will easily spot it if you do so, you should always write like you speak. This will make your posts to appear more authentic and natural.
6.Write Amazing Sentences: When we’re writing anything, it always begins and ends with a sentence and if you want to become a great writer then, you must learn to write great sentences. Remember, great people are ordinary people that do small things in great and extra-ordinary ways. Your sentences must not be full of irrelevances, they just have to say the write things.
7.Use Persuasive Words: When it comes to writing, certain words holds power over our decision making process than others. It is now your duty to dig out and understand why these words are persuasive and, you must make use of them in the contexts that makes sense for your audience and business.
8.Use an Eye Catching Images: We’ve all heard the saying that An image is worth more than a thousand words right? So while writing, why not let some relevant images to do some of the talking for you? What I’m actually saying here is that you should always use good images that will add more meaning to your articles when writing. This will also help to beautify the content the more.
9.Focus more on what they stand to lose: Yea, I know this one might sound strange to you but from research, I’ve discovered that most people are always afraid and careful of losing what they have more than they are in getting new ones.
You might not believe this but it’s true. Majority of the wealthy men out there are more careful not to lose the money they’ve acquired than they are in acquiring new ones.
For example, when you write a headline that says…….
You will lose all your email subscribers if you fail to do this simple assignment
Do this little assignment and you will get more people to your email list.
Now, do you know that in most cases, people will respond to the first headline more than the second? This is because they don’t want to lose the list they worked so hard to gain so, why not use this to your advantage while writing? I’m sure now understood what I’m trying to say now.
10.Make Use Of Proper Bullet Points.
11. Always Close in a Grand Style: The main goal of effective writing is to take a reader to a very lively information ride say from point A to point G. So the key to a successful ending is being aware of exactly the direction you want to take the reader even before you write a word.
I rest my case.
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Happy new week:)
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