In the first of a new series on writing blogs called "Blog 101", I'll share a few basic tips on how to write a blog post.
You may want to (or wonder how to) write a blog. It's a valuable online tool whether you're building a personal brand or if you own an established business, but where do you start?
It's not easy. You need to write regularly, on topic, in an entertaining way, bear in mind some basic SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) tricks and showcase your knowledge.
Here are 9 quick tips covering all of this, and more, to help you understand how to write a blog post:
1. Who cares?
2. Get a calendar
3. Write a killer title
4. Size matters
5. Imposters beware
6. The power of 'you'
7. Break it up
8. Forget it and then edit
9. Stay consistent
As I mentioned, this is the first post in a new series called "Blog 101". If you've got any questions about blogs you'd like me to answer, pop a comment below.
Oh, and if you're wondering why the photo of the red wine at the top? It's also a good idea to use images to peak your readers' interest. You didn't think I'd advocate writing under the influence, did you?
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I'm the freelance writer who gets tech. So, I blog on three core topics:
Science and Technology