Key Tips When Writing Your First WordPress Blog Post
While I’m not nearly the export my friend Jackie Bledsoe is, after all, he went from blogging to a book to a business using his personal blog. I do know some best practices to help you get the most out of your blog posts.
- You need at least 300 words for search engines to treat you well and show your stuff to others.
- Your content should be UNDER 500 words unless it’s a “How To” post with lots of steps and pictures.
- Think about how you first “read” someone’s blog or website. Do you look for long paragraphs? Probably not. People read books like they read books, and blogs and website like they read a restaurant menu. They want headings, subheadings, lists, etc. Think of it like this. Your post title should ask the same question they just asked on Google. Then, your heading should show them the highlights of the answer. The content should get right to point and give them the answer they are looking for.
- Be Consistent. (This is where I struggle most.) If you are going to write a new post once per week, then always write once per week. Most people say three times per week is ideal.
- Capture Emails. This is HANDS DOWN the best way to build a relationship with your audience.
- Use a GREAT picture. You can find images you can use, even modify, all for free without even asking for permission at Pxabay.
- Schedule Your Post For Social. Now that you have put all the time into creating this amazing content and website, you need to be your biggest fan and tell the world about your blog post. I like to use a social media scheduler like Bufferapp, Hootsuite, and/or the scheduler inside Facebook.
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