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Tips for a Successful WordPress Blog: Creating Great Content
You may have read countless trips and tricks on starting a successful WordPress blog, but perhaps none as vital as producing exceptional content.
As a newbie in the blogging world, the best way to begin is to focus on a particular niche. This will make it easier for you to be tracked by Google, and to establish web traffic as well as a solid reader base.
Another primary goal of successful blogging is coming up with new blog posts on a regular schedule. Choose certain days of the week when you plan to publish your posts, and maintain consistency. Whether it’s every Monday or every Tuesday and Friday or once every weekend, what matters is that you can post content when your readers expect you to.
However, before you begin creating content, spend time brainstorming a list of potential subjects for your posts. Since it’s crucial to release content on schedule, having a list of topics to write about will help you stick to your schedule.
In any case, there are three key steps you have to take to write successful and professional posts:
1. Make an outline.
This is always the first and often most important step when creating any written piece, such as a blog post. Bring your thoughts together and decide what points you would like to include, and then write them down in an outline. Always include an introduction so the reader will know what your post is about from the get go. After the introduction, you can proceed with writing the body, referring to your outline, and then the conclusion.
2. Establish a voice and make it unique.
“Voice” is that consistent organizational pattern that can be found in your writing, and it is a crucial element in your blog. You have to create a unique voice, depending on the niche you have decided to focus on. For instance, if you’re blogging about education, your voice should likely be formal. If your subject is motherhood, they you can be more relaxed, casual and warm.
Whether you want to use humor, write in the first or third person, or use a lot of authority site jargon and all – it’s up to you as long as your voice fits your niche. And this is another part of blogging where consistency is essential. If you’re not consistent with your “voice,” then you don’t really have a voice at all, which is suicide for a blog.
This is totally necessary, regardless of the type of the blog you have. Nothing can destroy a blog faster than typos and grammatical errors. Don’t take anything for granted. You need to allot time for just reading and rereading your post over and over before actually publishing it. And definitely, having a friend run through it at least one will be very helpful. Nothing beats a fresh new pair of eyes.