Blogger Tips : 5 Basic Guidelines to Write a Quality Post
Posted by Zura on September 9, 2008
Hi, readers… Watcha doing now, guyz? 8)
Blogging is really addicting me, somehow I’ve been busy by searching for a topic to write in all my blogs. You see guyz, it’s so exhausting to write post for over 5 blogs with different topics. At last, I just can write for few blogs of entire my blogs. What I need is to provide a quality and advantageous post to my readers. You can judge my blogs by yourself about the quality, how informative / poor my blogs are, it contents, the structure, etc. But I really wanna be a good writer, guyz. So do you, of course.🙂
Well previously, I’ve gave you 12 tips to be a successful blogger. But now I wanted to talk about how to write a top quality post. Curious? Here I give five basic guidelines that can be considered universal,😉 :
1.) Have an Effective Title
As we know that, most readers will decide to read a post or not simply by its title. We must spend as much time thinking about the headline as we do actually writing the article, since we probably only have 5 seconds to capture reader’s attention. We must make sure that our post is not underdelivering and overpromising. If we said in the title ” 3 Ways to Get Rich”, therefore readers will expect just that, nothing more and nothing less. We must fulfill what we’ve promised to give based on the title, or we’ll lose our credibility and readers will be moved to somewhere else.😐
2.) Scannable Post
We have to remember that we’re now writing on a website, not on a book. Netters are multi-taskers, they need to be able to scan through our content easily. Google makes it possible to find very specific bits of information all over the web, on the other mean that some visitors will be interested only on a fraction of our material. Make it easy for those visitors to filter down what they are looking for.
Consider to speak pragmatically, stay away from large blocks of text. No one reads them. Instead, use bullet points, ordered lists, headers, sub headers, bold text, etc.
3.) Valuable for the Reader
This is one of the most important questions we need to ask ourself. Does our content create value for the reader? Is it original and unique? There is a reason why personal blogs, where people share their day-to-day activities, are not really popular. It is because that kind of content is not useful (except for the friends or family of the author, that is).
Netters want to learn new things, solve problems, and become more productive. They want to know how thing works, practical tips, tutorials, reviews, etc. Can you help them with that? That’s the point. 8)
4.) Carry Your Opinion
Blogs are conversation platforms. It is one of the reasons why blogging became so popular. When we read posts on a blog, as opposed to a newspaper article, we build a relationship with the writer. We can see her/his opinion. We can see where this opinion is coming from. We can even talk to her/him directly by posting a comment. (That’s why writes really hope readers could leave a comment of the post, guyz🙂 )
Certain types of blogs, like the ones reporting news and current events, will certainly need to maintain a more objective style. If we are not in this situation, however, we should definitely bring our voice and personality into the posts.😉
5.) Avoid Grammatical Errors
Blogs are more personal than newspapers, but it doesn’t mean that we can ignore the writing aspect. Writing is the single most important factor that readers could determine the overall quality of a blog. Make sure that we are writing with a clean and structured style. Then, avoid grammatical and spelling mistakes. Sometimes we become blind to our own mistakes, so proofreading is not enough. FYA, we can contact a fellow blogger and propose her/him a cross-proofreading deal.😉
Alright, perhaps with the five tips above we can bring top quality post to our reader. Good Luck! 8)😳
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