Steps to Writing a Great Blog

The key to Crafting a great blog is to not rush through writing down everything that enters your mind. Take time to pause as you would in a prepared speech and give your audience breathing room to think about what you've just written. Give every word purpose and meaning to create the impact that you want. Here are a few tips that might help you Craft that beautiful post.

1. Choosing a Topic: Take a little extra time defining your topic and the post will flow better and you'll develop something that matters to readers.
2. Crafting a Title: Perhaps the most crucial part of actually getting readers to start reading your post is when they see it on the blog site or D86 website.
3. The Opening Line: First impressions matter. Once you've got someone past your post's title your opening line draws them deeper into your post.
4. Relevance: A post needs to have a message. If it's just an intriguing title and opening you'll get people to read – but if the post doesn't 'matter' to them it'll never get traction.
5. Activate Your Audience: Driving readers to do something cements a post in their mind and helps them to apply it and helps you to make a deeper connection with them.
6. Fine Tuning Your Post: Small mistakes can be barriers to engagement for some readers. Spending time fixing errors and making a post 'look' good can take it to the next level.
7. Length of Your Post: The good length of post should be 150-300 words in length.
8. Promoting Your Blog Post: Before sending off your blog to me to edit try sending it off to a few of your friends to receive testimonials that you can add at the end just like a great book. "Readers will definitely want to read it then!"
9. Feedback: Often the real action happens once your post is published and being interacted with by readers and other bloggers. Taking time to dialogue can be very fruitful.
10. Pictures: The final tip to Crafting a great blog would be visuals. The photos that you take play an important role in your viewer's journey through your blog. A good size for a blog post is 300 or 900 pixels wide when editing them. Crop out any unnecessary information. If you have several photos that might look good in a collage and you don't have a picture editing tool PicMonkey is a free download to easily edit your pictures and create a story board.

If you follow these tips instead of rushing through writing down everything that enters your mind your crafted piece will be worthy of a great audience.