Blog Posts

There are many people who dread having to write blog posts. Many just feel like it seems to be too much work and it all just goes to waste when no one reads them.

To some people, reading blog posts seems like work too, especially if the blog post is boring and very bland.

Well, blog posts are supposed to be read, thats their purpose to impart your message and information. If it is not read then it is a waste of time and effort.

But all the same, posts have to be written to be read. Its just a matter of making them good. Making a good blog post doesnt have to be strenuous and straining. There are just some points needed to be reminded of, and some guides to follow. Once you get the hang of it, writing blog posts could be fun, as well as profitable for you and your site.

Of course, writing blog posts must be about something you know about, thats why if you own a site, you probably is knowledgeable about that certain topic and theme. When you write about it, you wont have a hard time because you already know what it is and what its about. Its just a matter of making your blog posts creative and interesting.

To make sure that your blog posts get read and enjoyed, here are my top 10 tips.

These tips will make your blog posts readable and interesting.

#1. Use short paragraphs.

When the paragraph are very long, the words get jumbled in the mind of the reader just looking at it It can get quite confusing and too much of a hard work to read. The reader will just quickly disregard the paragraph and move on to much easier reading blog posts that are good to look at as well as read. Paragraphs can be a single sentence, sometimes even a single word!

#2. Simple English

The more basic your language is, the higher the chances of your content appealing to a larger audience. This is a plus point for anyone who almost failed English in school because it doesn’t really matter – Your purpose is to get your blog post out in a manner that people can understand. You can search for “Blog Readability Test” on Google to see what level your content is – Remember, the more basic level you can achieve, the more it is going to appeal to your readers.

#3. Make use of numbers or bullets.

As each point is stressed out, numbers and bullets can quickly make the point easy to  remember and digest. As each point, tip, guide or method is started with a bullet or point, readers will know that this is where the tips start and getting stressed. Format you bullets and numbers with indentations so that your blog post wont look like a single block of square paragraphs. Add a little bit of flair and pizzazz to your blog posts shape.

#4. Use Sub-headings to sub-divide your paragraphs in the page.

Doing this will break each point into sections but still would be incorporated into one whole blog post. It would also be easy for the reader to move on from one point to another; the transition would be smooth and easy. You will never lose your readers attention as well as the point and direction to where the blog post is pointing.

#5. Provide a good attention-grabbing title or header.

If your title can entice a persons curiosity you’re already halfway in getting a person to read your blog postv. Use statements and questions that utilize keywords that people are looking for. Provide titles or headers that describe your articles content but should also be short and concise.

Use titles like, Tips on making her want you more, or How to make her swoon and blush .You could also use titles that can command people, for example, Make her yours in six easy Ways. These types of titles reach out to a persons emotions and makes them interested.

#6. Picture/Video

How do pictures or videos help improve blog readability on your site right? It helps the eyes take a short break in between your content instead of just seeing a stream of text. Text and videos not only help your readers to have a short “break” but it also helps to improve time on site as they would click and watch your video, which will keep them engaged and staying on your site longer.

#7. Utilize figures when necessary and not just ordinary and insipid statements.

Using specific facts and figures can heighten your blog post because it makes it authoritative. But do not make it too formal, it should be light and easy in them and flow. Like a friendly teacher having a little chat with an eager student.

#8. Adjust Your Reading Settings

This is a very important point to note too. If you want to learn how to improve blog post readability, then it is important to adjust your blog settings so that you do not have too many posts loading on your main page. You can do so by following these instructions:

  • Select the “Settings” header inside your WordPress blog
  • Next, select “Reading”
  • Under “Blog pages show at most 10 posts”, adjust X to a reasonable number. My current settings have been set to show 10 blog posts.

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By having a few blog posts showing on one page, it will also help to improve your blog load timing and not result in people closing the window because of that. Do note that most people close web pages if they take longer than 3 seconds to load and having a ton of blog posts showing on your main page will increase that time to load.

#9. Use Categories & Tags

It is also important to categorize your content so that visitors are able to find blog posts on their topic of interests when they come on to your site and this helps to increase the relevancy to your audience. Categories and tags also help to improve your SEO linkbuilding efforts over time as these category pages contain more content over time.

#10. Keep them interested from the start to the finish.

From your opening paragraph, use real life situations that can be adopted by the reader. Use good descriptions and metaphors to drive in your point, just dont over do it. Driving your examples with graphic metaphors and similes would make it easy for them to imagine what you are talking about. Making the experience pleasurable and enjoyable for them.

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