How to Improve Your Blog Writing Now: 7 Simple Tips

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Blog Writing is easy with these 7 simple tips for #writing on a #blog7 Simple Tips for Improving Your Blog Writing 

By Ben Russel

You may think blog writing is easy. You just sit at a computer, pick a topic and write. But for a successful business or promotional blog, there are some key steps you can take to ensure your information is organized and readers keep coming back for more.

  1.  Organize your thoughts

If this is a personal blog, pick a topic and think through the message. Is it a blog about fall dinner recipes? If so, come up with a catchy title for each post that describes what it will be about while catching readers’ attention. If you plan to include bullet points or steps as in a recipe, start with an introductory paragraph that leads into the main content of the blog. localmilkblog.com combines country recipes, beautiful photos and clever writing about how each recipe came to be and a personal narrative about the food. It’s inviting, warm and informative.

  1. Organize your content

If you are promoting a skill, such as carpentry or cake decorating, use headers that include a story about yourself, your expertise, products you offer, videos or media clips and a link to order. Include videos. A blog can be arranged like a mini website and if the content is well organized, people will come back for new information. Ana-White.com is a good example of how information and her carpentry services are well organized and well written. She posts excellent how-to videos that explain each project step by step. She keeps the tone light and friendly so readers feel as though they know her, her work and her family. A blog is different from an editorial in the New York Times and should have a friendlier tone.

  1. Use proper grammar

You could write a blog with lower case and text abbreviations that are meant just for your inner circle, but for any kind of business or professional blog, correct sentence structure and grammar are a must. Grammarly.com is a good website to check your grammar. You can find spell check, which will raise red flags about improper grammar in Microsoft Word. Also, try to find your voice and be consistent. Find your audience and fine tune your voice. For example, if you’re blogging for a ballet barre company, you should be familiar with ballet terminology and identify your audience. Is it ballet teachers? Ballet studios? Ballet companies? Become familiar with your product and your audience and people will come back to read what you have to say.

  1. Give your blog a name that is memorable

You want readers to remember whom you and what you have to say. The blog drillbitsharpener.com is exactly what it says it is. It provides information on drill bits and how to sharpen them. Coming up with a blog name that describes exactly what someone will find on your blog is a great way for people to remember who you are. If you are a cake decorator try to attach your name to the blog, such as Joannesuniquecakes, for example. Since there are so many domains with generic names, having your name, or the name of your company attached to the web address will help you and your blog to stand out.

  1. Rely on the experts

Utilize blog writing websites such as Writerswrite.com, that offers information on how to start a blog, how to write and organize content and how to use SEO text that will help people find you on a Google search. This is key if you blog for a business or any organization that you want readers to know about. The website rankingcoach.com provides software that will optimize your blog text through SEO portals. It’s a valuable investment if you want your product or brand to come up at the top of search engine lists.

  1. Utilize social media on your blog

Be sure to include badges for all of your social media platforms, especially Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Vimeo or YouTube. They should be placed right up front on your blog’s landing page so people can easily link to them. If you don’t have social media platforms, it is a wise investment in time and money. If you don’t have time to post on social media, you can find a college student to post your social media if you provide them with the content. Keep the content fresh and announce special sales, or new items if you’re selling a product. Hootsuite is a great and easy-to-use tool to link and manage your social media. This way you’re not posting the same content on different platforms. Hootsuite manages it for you.

  1. Hire a pro

If you need help writing content, there are plenty of quality blog writing services that are cost efficient. Many businesses do not have the staff to write daily blog posts and outsourcing is a good idea. How it works is you post the topics you want blog content for along with guidelines and time frames and these companies have a list of freelancers on hand that write them. You pay the company and they pay the writers. If there is one writer you really like, you can request that specific writer. godotmedia.com, blogmutt.com, and solidessay.com are just some highly-rated writing services. Better yet, post a message on your blog’s social media that you’re looking for a writer. This means you may find a good writer who is also familiar with your brand or product.

Your blog can stand out from the thousands of others. Organizing your thoughts and content, creating visual content that is engaging and writing in a style that addresses your audience will surely help your message and brand.

Author bio: Ben Russel is a content marketer who writes for godotmedia.com and solidessay.com. In addition, Ben also works as an academic writing expert at several educational websites.

Host Blogger’s Comments:

Readers, please share so other bloggers know that writing for a blog is different than writing for other types of genres and what those differences are.

Which of Ben’s tips do you feel was the most valuable? Do you have any other tips for how to write for a blog, in contrast to other types of writing? I look forward to your views in the comments section.

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  1. Sandy KS | at 8:07 am

    I love Grammarly. I have it installed in my browser. It does help me tremendously. I recommend it to anyone who needs a little bit more help.

  2. Danielle | at 9:23 am

    Since I’m always trying to improve my writing these tips are so helpful! I love that the majority is a focus on organization and getting great content out there!

    Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

  3. Joe | at 12:18 pm

    Grammarly is awesome! I copied some of my old posts into it and found a couple obvious mistakes and a couple not so obvious mistakes.

    I just wish I new what the premium version did…

    • Janice Wald | at 3:27 pm

      Hi Brenda,
      Thanks for writing. Great to hear from you today. Did you notice that all but one of the comments that came in before you praised Grammarly as well? I just put the tutorial in as a related post. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner. I got the idea when I saw your comment. Thanks for the inspiration. I use Grammarly at home and school! I love it too.
      Janice

  4. Patricia | at 9:54 am

    I need to know what free blogging platform is he best one to use. I started on WordPress and I like it, but I can’t do affiliate links to make money and am limited. But what other free platform would give me that ability? Does anyone know? And how do I not lose what readers I do have??

  5. Leanne | at 6:19 pm

    Such straightforward and easy to implement tips. If you aren’t a natural “writer” then you need all the help you can get don’t you? I love writing, but it always helps to know where to go when you’re struggling in a particular area.

  6. Fabiola Rodriguez | at 8:41 pm

    I think the hardest part of writing anything is organizing your thoughts first and then organizing the writing. This is especially important in a blog post because headings and subheadings matter in the case of SEO.
    Another difficult part of the writing process is how to put your own signature on your writing style. I think this is important because it’s what sets you apart from other writers, and this is what many blogger newbies struggle with.
    Very useful tips. I shared this post in my blogging FB group 🙂

    • Janice Wald | at 7:36 am

      Hi Vickie, I am glad you found the article helpful. I often write tips for blog monetization. My most shared article contains 21 tips for monetization! Good luck. If you need any help, I’m here. Thanks for clicking my link over at SITS and commenting.
      Janice

  7. Bree | at 2:00 pm

    I loved Ben’s tips. ALL were helpful, so thank you both.

    Janice, I do not understand so many terms used, so will you please send me your glossary to my email?

    I can’t be the best blogger without knowing what the blog language is!
    Like “pinned”, “landing page”, “badges”, SEO text, and so much more! You are an expert and I try and read all articles and posts, but it would really help to know what people are referring to!

    Can you send the glossary paw-lease? Uh oh. Just gave my identity away!

    Love from Bree’s mama Jeanine!
    Your guest bloggers this week.

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