When we are writing our Blogs or website posts, many of us have our own methods that we work on over the years to make our task more streamlined and helps us carry them out with the greatest of ease. However, like any other skill, It’s always good to see how other fellow bloggers write their articles. This way we can adapt various skills and tricks to make us even better at our jobs.
The Best Way to Write Your Blog
Now, I’d just like to say before I begin, If you have your own way of writing your blog and they work, then that’s great. Don’t try to fix what isn’t broke. Also, I am by no means implying that this way is best for everyone. But it certainly works for me. So, I hope that by sharing this method with you, that you may be able to take something from it and use it alongside your existing skills and methods to create a whole new level for yourself.
Write with your Imagination
So, when you are writing your blog post or article, use a little imagination and let your work ahead take its own form of personality. Choose something that helps you best work with it. In my case, I think of a sail boat. But there’s loads of different analogies that you could use for a similar result.
The Sail Boat Method
The Sail Boat is what resembles your week ahead. In my own case, I post an article every day. So this is going to be a big long boat with 7 Masts. One for each day of the week. It is this Sailboat that we are going to be building as our week unfolds.
I like to use the Sail Boat as an example not only because of the similar structure of the Blog articles but also because it has a likeness in durability and function.
These Old sail boats like the Clipper in the photo here (right) could sail across the oceans in all weathers and still navigate to reach the other side with cargo loads of stock and trade that helped build the modern world. This was because they were well designed and built to begin with.
So too should your content be built, so that it cuts through the massive sea of search engines of the world wide web.
Building the Sail Boat
So, I have decided to lay down this method for you bit by bit so that you can understand the flow of the whole blog article writing process that i follow when I’m putting an article together. I use the Analogy of The Sail Boat here, but you dont have to. It’s just a way of explaining it. But you can learn from many of the principals of writing a good post.
A Good Boat Yard
Now, like with any job, before you can get started, you need to do a little prep and get yourself a place to work and the tools to do the job. Your Boat Yard for building your sail boat. So too, when writing your articles, you should have the right tools for the job.
So, before you start, I recommend getting the following tools. Theyre all Free to Use.
The Masts resemble your articles. So you can have One Mast for each day of the week ( Or however many you choose to do in the week). This will be your overall Post Title. Choose a good title that has high ranking Low Competition Keywords. Personally, I Use the Jaaxy Keyword Research Tool to decide on a good post title and header. You can read more about this handy tool in my Review right here;
The Cross Freezes
The Cross freezes here are what resembles your headings and Subheadings of your Blog Post article. These are what give your article body.
By determining these Subheadings before you start with some extra keyword research, then you can throw up the general skeleton of your post and your Sail Boat. For it is upon the Cross-freeze the sails hang on the boat.
Likewise with your post, this is where its ‘Sails’ shall hang. So, be sure to make them good. Use them to break down the content of the article with relevant subheadings.
Try and keep a good part of your H2 and H3 Subheadings relevant to your Articles main target keyword. Use the All In One SEO Tool (AIOSEO)to guide you with this as you write. It’s really handy and essential for creating content that ranks these days.
Now that you have your masts up and cross Freezes in place, you just need to drop the sails now. Your sails are your text content that hangs from each Subheading or Cross-freeze. By using your cross-freeze subheadings as a guide, you can fill out what you have to say on that particular aspect of your article when broken down into sections like this.
Now, just as the typical ship has all the bunting, flags, and cannons even, your post can now have it’s added extras. For Instance, you may want to place some Images on your post as well as internal and external links. You should always include at least one Image on your page for SEO, but I would recommend adding a few relative to how much much text content you have. People like to see images when they’re reading an article. It makes it easier to read and thus more appealing to carry on reading for your visitors.
When you Put sails up on a ship, they may look amazing. But theyre only actually going to sail the ship anywhere if the rigging is all tied up and tensioned right. Same goes with your website. When it sails out there into the Google Ocean or Bing and Yahoo Seas, it will need it’s rigging to make sure it sails in the direction you want it to, and reach the people you want it to reach. This rigging is your websites Search Engine Optimization (SEO), for it is this that will determine how the search engines index your web page.
You should take some time to read my SEO Checklist in the link below.
Launching a sail boat has always been a big thing and so too is the launching of your Blog Post. So take some time to plan when you will post your content and how and who you will share it with. You can schedule your posts for publishing in the sidebar section of your WordPress Post editor.
I also recommend using Social Media to publish your website posts. Search Engine Traffic is by far the best way to get traffic. But you should never rule out the power of Social Media and it’s usefulness in being able to target a specific audience.
I recommend using the Blog2Social Plugin for WordPress to share your content to multiple Social Media Channels. You can use it schedule your posts to publish into specific platforms and groups at any given time and date you choose to best reach your target audience at a time most productive. You can find out more about this plugin in my recent review of it here;
You may also be interested in checking out my previous post in the link below for more options on publishing your website.
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