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Blogging Tips We Sometimes Forget

March 2, 2014 4 Comments

Blogging tips we sometimes forget.There are no rules for blogging but there is a basic formula for success.  Forgetting this formula can mean the difference between a successful post and a not so successful post. Here are a few key points of the formula, that I sometimes forget myself. I hope these reminders help make your next blog posts successful.

Keep Your Post Simple
• We are a world of skimmers.
• Seems like no one has the time to read anymore.
• Use short paragraphs or bullet points in your post. Keep it simple.

Add Link to Your Older Articles
As you create your new post, add links to your older work.
Are there a few relevant posts your readers may find interesting? Add the links to those posts so your reader do not have to search for them. Keep them engaged in YOUR site.

Don't forget your call to action at the end of your post.

Don’t Forget Your Call To Action
At the end of your post; leave a CALL TO ACTION (CTA) for your readers. Your CTA is your last chance to engage them. In your CTA, ask them to sign up for your email list, check out another link within your site, leave a comment, or to follow you on social media.
Here are some CTA examples:
• What tips and tricks have you learned while working on your blog? Share them in the comments below.
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Other Posting Tips
• Get a little planner and schedule your posts for the month. This will help when you sit down to write. You want to be production and not to just stare at the blinking cursor.
• Did you write an unusually long post? If so, then break it into two posts.
• Look for ways to re-purpose your post. Highlight the key points in your post and reuse them in your social media.

I hope these tips help you in your blogging career. I know I need a reminder form time to time. We get rushed to send our work into the world and we sometime forget these important tips. To help me get back into the habit, I put a little check list in my planner as a reminder. Maybe you should too?
What tips and tricks have you learned while working on your blog? Share them in the comments below.
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  1. Sharon says:

    Hi Dan – I have very long posts on my blog. I try to stay under 1000 words with some success 🙂 My readers are searching for “How To” information on a variety of topics and that’s what I have for them. I get people who come and read for 20-30 minutes or more and that is who I seek. But I know I am missing the browsers who will (and do) click out as soon as they see my text. I’m not 100% sure they are my market anyway, but I’m trying to be more accessible to them. Recently I have been reviewing old posts and pulling them apart into smaller posts where I can. I’ll be looking at my analytics with interest.

    I followed you here from twitter and I’m very glad I did. I will be spending some time here learning from you with many thanks. Take care, Sharon at fitinfun

    • Dan Swords says:

      Hi Sharon, Thanks for stopping by! I do appreciate it!!
      You are right on track!! Breaking your posts down for the speed readers is a great idea. Maybe you can add a top 10 list or top 10 tips for the browsers that stop at your site.
      Keep me updated on your progress.
      Dan

  2. Steven Webb says:

    Hi Dan,

    I read your blog often as you probably noticed by the amount of retweets I do.

    You make an important point about limiting the words, because I voice everything in because of my disability I tend to write too much and go off on a tangent.

    I am very new to this so if you have any direct advice after skimming my blog I would massively appreciated. I am guessing you can see the link don’t want to place it here for spamming reasons as that’s not the point of my post.

    Thank you for your time.

    • Dan Swords says:

      Hey Steven thanks for stopping by.
      I’ve been to your site several times and I enjoy reading your posts. You’re doing a great job.
      Looks like you’ve updated your site, looks good.
      You’re releasing an ebook? That’s cool. Maybe I can learn some things from you about ebooks.
      Keep up the good work Stephen.

      Dan

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