7 Tips on How to Write a Good Quality Article
As a starting blogger, you need to be aware that in Internet content is king. All bloggers know that the need to constantly update your blog articles to sustain readers and search engine rankings. People are constantly looking for a good quality content and not just some lines of text. They always need more and more useful and interesting information. Adding unique articles on a regular basis is not an easy task, but, nevertheless, does not mean that it is impossible to achieve this.
Two Wise Monkeys have prepared a few tips for you on how to create effective content quickly and permanently in for entertainment, educational or business blog.
1. Selecting ideas
What do you do when you sit down to write an article for your blog? You spend a lot of time developing ideas? When it has been a long time that you have published your blog entry, but you have your personal (or professional ) deadline to meet. There is no time to wait for inspiration. In such situations, an advice will be, whenever you have free time, start brainstorming to generate ideas for articles, do not forget to write them down. Pen and paper should help you with that. Of course you can make a note in Microsoft Word, if you prefer. However, on paper it is easier to add or cross out something. Also be sure to check out blogs which publish related articles. Do not forget scanning Twitter, you can get quite some information you want to write your post about as well as understanding how it will be better to deploy it.Subscribe to online newspapers, magazines, preferably the ones writing about your topic and write the information in a notebook (pen and paper, remember).
2. Combine collected information
Gather all the information together, simply type it into a document Word, write a few chapters of your own. Next, format the text, remove all unnecessary comments, highlight titles. Then you can build a table of contents, it will give you a cross-reference, thus facilitating your search within the text compiled, to find information of interest. It is better that you compile 3-5 blog post from the information you have gathered. Later you will see why.
3. Make a publishing plan
Having a few articles ready to be published, it is not necessary to post all at once. Actually, it can hurt your search engine rankings, since Google or any other search engine will see that blog is not updated on a regular basis but in some kind of phases. It is better to plan their publication, for example, throughout the month. Believe it many advantages. Think about it, you will not have to reschedule your personal plan because new blog entries has to be written. If you have a plan, blog will be updated with new and interesting records. You can add the post to the content management system you are using (Joomla, WordPress, Blogger, etc.) and set up the date when it should appear on your website. Apart from that, you will have to notify your readers that you have a new blog entry. The easiest way would be to use social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Personally, here at Two Wise Monkeys, we have started to use HootSuite Pro. HootSuite Pro allows you to schedule messages from all your social media platforms in advance. As you schedule posts for your various platforms, you can pick the day and time you want it to go out and view all the scheduled posts in a convenient calendar format.
4. Setting Up Objectives
Now that you have your publishing plan ready, there are still some tasks to be done. First is to create a separate file, let it be Word, for each blog entry.
Second, create a catchy, attention-grabbing headlines for each article. Third, write tags, keywords, insert pictures – believe they will make your blog look nicer
Fourth, if necessary, add the appropriate information on existing studies, references, where you took the information from. Having followed all this in advance, you will be surprised how much free time you have , which you can use to promote your blog and increase its popularity.
Now we are ready for publication.You only need to upload selected articles and publish in blog, if you haven’t done it before. After that, it will be better if you read it again to spot errors you missed before.
6. New Posts
Even with all of the above, it is difficult to stick to the timetable. The main task here is to create an ambient atmosphere and work at a convenient time. Make a plan and see for yourself when you are the most productive and nobody can disturb you, so you can totally focus on writing.From my own experience, I have tried to work without a written plan and productivity went down dramatically.
7. Write Down Your Thoughts
Write down all your ideas, like that you will spend less time working on your article. Maybe your idea is too big for one blog post, then you’d better split it into a couple of them. In the end, it all depends on your imagination and personal preferences (don’t forget the preferences of your audience too) Try not to be distracted from the topic.
What tips would your give how to write a blog? Do you have any ideas which worked good for you? Feel free to share them in comments below.