There are millions of blogs out there, but few of them are getting hundreds of visitors every day. Even fewer blogs get thousands of visitors a day. It is entirely possible that 10% of the blogs get 90% of the traffic. The reason the top blogs are getting a lot of traffic is because of quality content. There may be some marketing strategies as well, but visitors will only keep on coming because the blog posts are really good.
Writing a blog post is easy. Writing a top-notch blog post proves to be more of a challenge. The entire blog post has to flow from start to finish, but there need to be other components as well.
Before you start writing your next blog post, ask yourself these questions:
“What kind of people are visiting my blog?”
“What knowledge do these people need that I have?”
The top-notch blogs are usually one of the following:
- A blog by a famous person (as long as that person was famous before the blog caught on).
- A blog offering advice, tips, and expertise.
- A blog with the latest news stories.
Most people are represented by Example #2 although it is possible for your blog to be Example #3. Example #1’s are not as abundant as the other two.
Now that you have asked yourself those questions and identified which kind of blog you are, it’s time to create those top-notch blog posts. Here’s the breakdown:
- Have a strong title. The title controls the entire direction of the blog post’s content.
- Address certain problems in your niche that too many people face. Too many people face the problem of not being able to write top-notch blog posts. This blog post addresses the problem.
- Have bit size paragraphs of text. A big wall of text will scare off the reader. Turn your blog posts into bit size paragraphs so they are easier to read. This will also allow you to stay clear in thought as you write your blog posts.
- Have some things in bold. By putting words or sentences in bold, you are able to highlight important takeaways from your blog. Certain words and sentences need to “pop-out.”
- Proofread your blog posts. You may find a certain area of your blog post that you want to elaborate on. You may not like the wordiness of one of your sentences. You may only end up finding a period in the wrong place or a spelling error. It’s better to be safe than sorry.