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 neophyte of the blogging world, the best way to start is to concentrate on a certain 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 essential goal of successful blogging is releasing new blog posts regularly. Pick certain days within the week when you intend to publish your posts, and be consistent. Regardless if it’s Mondays and Wednesdays or Wednesdays and Saturdays or once a week or once a weekend, what’s important is that your readers will get what they think they will get at a certain time.
Prior to creating content though, brainstorm a large master list of probably topics for your posts. Because you need to release new content regularly, having a ready list of blog posts to write will help you meet your schedule.
In any case, you need to make three key steps in order to produce professional and successful blog content:
1. Create an outline.
This is the first thing you need to do when writing a blog post or any piece even. Think of all the points you want to include, and write them down in a logical order. It’s always important to write an introduction so the reader will know early on what direction your post is taking. After the introduction, write your body while referring to the outline you made, and remember to add a conclusion at the end.
2. Establish a unique voice.
“Voice” is the prevailing organizational pattern that can be observed from your writing. Depending on your niche, your voice should be unique. For example, if your blog is about politics, the voice should probably be formal. If your subject is baby clothes, obviously, you can be more casual and even playful.
You can use humor, loads of authority site jargon, write first or third person – this is all up to you, but make sure it suits your niche. And this is the other part of blogging where you have to be consistent. If your “voice” is not consistent, then it’s not a voice to begin with, and a blog with no voice is not worth keeping.
This is totally necessary, regardless of the type of the blog you have. Nothing can ruin a blog quicker than typographical and grammatical errors. Never take anything for granted. You have to spend time reading and rereading your post a number times just for its own sake, before publishing it. And definitely, it helps to let a friend run through it at least once. A new pair of eyes can spot mistakes that exhausted ones can miss.