Writing is a skill that you can learn over time. In this guide, we’ll take a look at some ways to become more comfortable with the process of writing effective blog articles.
Deciding What To Write About
When writing your article, you should write about something that you know a lot about. If it is something that you are interested in and know a little bit about, then go ahead and write about this too! A good way to determine whether or not the topic is right for your website is if people ask you for advice on the subject matter. For example, if someone asks what kind of food they should put into their dog’s bowl because they don’t want their pet to get sick from eating poison berries, then it means that there are many other people out there who have been asking similar questions. Having an article with answers on this topic can be helpful for these people because they will now know exactly what type of food they should feed their pets without worrying so much about making them sick!
The first step in writing blog articles is brainstorming ideas. Make a list of topics you want to write about, then use index cards for each topic. Write down as many ideas as possible for each topic, and then decide which are best suited for your website.
You can also find inspiration by using the following tips:
- Think about what kinds of information your readers have shown an interest in via comments or emails they’ve sent you. For example, if someone asked for advice on how to install new kitchen cabinets, consider creating an entire article about DIY cabinet installations that includes step-by-step instructions and photos from real projects done by other homeowners in similar situations (this will also help boost traffic).
- Look at other articles on similar websites; these sites might be able to provide some useful insight into what types of content their visitors prefer reading!
Writing The Article
Writing can often be the hardest part, but don’t worry – the next section is all about how you can use Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) to help you. We live in super interesting times, my friend!
Writing in first person will help you engage with your readers. Writing in the third-person can make you feel a bit detached from your audience and may seem overly formal. It’s also important to use the word “I” in blog posts at this early stage because people want to know who they’re reading about—they want to connect with you as someone who has been where they are now, or perhaps even understand their own experience better by hearing about yours.
You need an attention-grabbing lead that immediately captures your reader’s interest so they’ll read more of what you have to say — without it, no one will ever get past paragraph one! Your lead should be short enough (no longer than two sentences) so that people don’t get bored before reaching any meaty content further down into your post; but long enough so that they have time to digest what’s being said before moving on again.”
Use Artificial Intelligence To Write Your Article
You can use AI to write your articles. There are a number of software tools available that will take your input and automatically generate content, or even just parts of content. You don’t need to know how to code; these tools will do all the work for you.
Personally, I have been trialling dozens of different AI copywriting tools to help me quickly create content. I use this for podcast script ideas, outlines for video content and even for this blog article. I then will rework it and ensure it’s unique and written in my own voice, which honestly AI seems to have down pat.
The tool I recommend trialling is Copy.AI as it’s free for new users and you can use it to help outline content ideas quickly.
AI is also great at proofreading your work, so if you find yourself having trouble spotting typos and grammar errors, let AI hold you accountable by having it check all your work before publishing it on your blog or website (which we highly recommend). There are several companies offering this service including Grammarly which provides cost effective subscription plans starting at $15/month for individuals using their free trial version now on their website!
AI can help with SEO as well when used properly because it provides more keywords than human writers do which helps search engines determine what each page is about so they can rank better in search results!
SEO And Keywords
SEO is super important for any online business – this is how new users can find you on Google and other search engines. Blog articles are a great way to help your business get noticed more easily, as you can use blogs to write about common topics that include keywords that people are using to search.
To put this simply, you should use keywords in your article – you can do keyword research in Google or Ubersuggest to find what people are looking for, and then ensure those words are in your article.
The first and most important section is your article title. The more specific the article title, the better it will perform on Google and other search engines. For example, if you are writing about how to grow roses, you would use something like “How To Grow Roses – All About Care And Breeding” instead of just “Growing Roses”. You can also use keywords in subheadings but make sure they flow naturally with your text.
Use keywords in body text (the actual content). This strategy is similar to using them in a title but a little bit different because instead of just one keyword phrase (for example “how to grow roses”), you need many types of keyword phrases related to each topic sentence (for example: how do I grow roses? what kind of rose should I buy? etc). This strategy takes some time but will pay off big time when it comes to getting more organic traffic from search engines!
Write catchy headlines for each paragraph/sentence so users want to read more about that particular topic which ultimately increases engagement rates too!
Linking To Other Articles
Linking to other articles is another great way to build up your authority. When you link to another article on your site, it should be relevant and it should help further explain the topic of your post. It’s also a good idea to link out to other websites that are relevant as well. You can do this by adding links within your post or at the end of each section if you have multiple sections in the same article.
If someone clicks on the link, they may be directed back onto your website or they may land on another site all together (especially if it’s a referral link). Either way, this is an opportunity for them to learn more about something related what you were talking about in your own blog post!
Just make sure not too many links show up throughout each piece because then people will get distracted by other sites rather than focusing on yours.
Proofreading and Editing
After you’ve finished your article and proofread it, you need to edit.
To edit, read your article out loud. If it sounds awkward or confusing when you say the words in conversation, then it’s not clear enough for readers who will read it silently on the screen. A well-written blog post contains no spelling mistakes, no grammatical errors, and is easy to understand without having to re-read sections or search through sentences looking for missing words or phrases (which are called “dangling modifiers”).
Spell check can help find common spelling errors such as “their” instead of “there” or “theirselves.” But spell check doesn’t catch everything; sometimes two words look similar but have different meanings—like “properly” vs “propel.” Spell check won’t tell you if these are two different words that mean something different when placed together like this:
A proper pronoun should be used when referring back to something already mentioned in a sentence or paragraph earlier within that same paragraph because proper pronouns usually indicate singular nouns only unless there’s some sort of special reason why they might need plural ones too (such as when talking about multiple people who have similar qualities). The sentence above would have been better written using only one instance where someone has been mentioned before instead of using both forms even though both work fine here because neither one creates confusion over whether there were multiple people involved with their actions yet none exist at all presently; therefore this sentence would’ve sounded much clearer if only one form had been used instead which would’ve allowed readers better clarity about what was happening here now versus what happened beforehand elsewhere earlier within this same text segment narrative text section sequence paragraph subsection subheading section headings topic paragraphs topic sentences paragraphs sequences topics
Promoting Your Article
Promoting your article is important. When you write a blog post, you want to make sure that people can find it when they search for certain keywords.
You can promote your article on social media and in other places as well. For example, if you have a newsletter or blog email list, you may want to include this article there since it’s directly relevant to the audience of those lists.
Our tried and true strategy for promoting blog articles is to email these out to our email list once a week to share new tips and tricks to our clients and email subscribers. I also will then post this on Social Media, and if I notice a blog article that is doing well, I will often use that as a script for a future podcast episode! It’s all about working smarter, not harder 😉
Keep these simple steps in mind and you’ll be able to write effective articles for your website in no time.
You’ve got the basics down, but there are still some final steps to take before publishing your article. I recommend any new process that you create, document it for future so you can speed this up and improve your workflow over time.
- Use a checklist to make sure you’re not missing any important steps. Make sure you have all the necessary drafts of your article and that they’re ready to be published.
- Read through your published articles on a regular basis and edit them as needed in order to keep them up-to-date with the latest information or updates from yourself or other writers who are contributing content for the same site/blog.
- Understand what SEO means and how it works so that you can write posts/articles that will rank high in search engine results when someone searches for certain keywords related to what you’re writing about. This will also help increase readership because people may click through from those search results onto articles about topics unrelated (but still related) which then leads back around again into other sites where readers might find something interesting too! Win win situation all around here I’d say!
If you’ve made it this far, then congratulations! You’re now ready to create great blog content for your website. While there are many different ways to approach writing a blog article, these five steps are the essential elements that can help get you started on creating high-quality content for your audience. If you follow them closely and keep an open mind when brainstorming ideas, then you’ll be able to write articles that will engage readers and make them want more from what they read each time they visit your site.