Suppose you are going to write a blog; you need to know how to do it. We will take you through the steps of writing your first blog. Then, you will be able to use this formula to perfect your skills in subsequent blogs.
It can feel overwhelming when you want to write blogs but you don’t know how to start. The only place to start is at the beginning. We’ll help you write your first blog post.
Steps to Write A Blog
In this guide, we will explain the steps to writing a blog post from beginning to end.
It is not difficult once you learn these basic steps. So, let’s get started.
Pre-writing Preparation to Writing a Blog
Before you write your blog post, you need to prepare. There are key elements to your pre-writing prep that you need to employ to write a great blog post. These are:
- Know your target audience.
- Choose a topic and find a title.
- Decide how long you want your post to be.
We’ll go over these steps a little more below.
Who Is Your Target Audience?
Knowing who your target audience is is important because you will implement keywords to entice them to read your post. By knowing your audience, you will know what tone to use in your post. Your post will speak of matters important to them.
How to Choose a Topic and Find Your Title
Choosing a topic and finding your title is part of knowing your audience. Knowing your target audience will also help you decide on a topic to write about. For example, if your target audience is people interested in bugs, you may write about butterflies.
Narrow this topic to finding the rarest butterfly or endangered butterfly and research it. Now you have an idea for your title; “The Plight of the Schaus Swallowtail Butterfly.” This title will be of interest to bug enthusiasts, as well as anyone interested in butterflies or endangered species.
Choose How Long Your Blog Post Will Be
By deciding how long your blog post will be before you start writing on your topic you will be able to keep your eye on the end goal. Just turn on your word count to display how many words you have written. This will give a visualization of what you are accomplishing while writing.
So, how much should you write? Anything from 300 to 4,000 words is acceptable for a blog post. Posts that are at least 1,000 words tend to rank higher when it comes to traffic.
Start Writing Your Blog
It is time to start writing your blog post after you have accomplished the pre-writing preparation. So, what do you do after you get your title typed on your page and why do you need a work cited page? We will go over the steps to writing the body of your blog post here.
Begin Your Research and Cite Your Sources
Type the chosen title of your blog post into the search engine bar. Then, look through the relevant posts and choose the most informative posts. You do not need to read each article in its entirety, but you do need to read enough to know what it is talking about.
Double-check any given facts, especially if they are not readily cited. If you want your readers to consider you a credible source, you need to ensure you are passing along the correct information to them.
As you locate your credible sources, copy the link to your empty document. Then, you can begin writing your blog post while you are researching.
Tips for Writing Opening Statements in Your Blog Post
How you start your post is crucial to keeping your reader’s attention as well as ranking in Google. Here are some pointers for introducing your post:
- Write two to three introductory paragraphs.
- Keep the paragraphs short, no more than four sentences.
- Keep the paragraphs on the topic.
- Encourage the reader to continue reading.
Use words from your title as well as words that engage the reader. Ensure to the reader that you can answer the question or know the subject well while enticing them to continue reading.
Write the Body of Your Blog Post
When you begin writing the body of your blog post, pick headlines that stay on topic. Research your headlines to help you write about the subject matter. Use quotes sparingly and always link them to the source.
Keep your paragraphs short. Write three or four sentences per paragraph. This breaks up the text and helps with focus, keeping the reader engaged. It is also easier to read on a small screen such as a mobile device.
Be sure to use other measures to keep your reader from becoming visually bored, for example:
- Use bullet points when listing.
- Bold certain words or phrases to make them stand out
- Use different text sizes for titles within your blog post.
This will help your readers maintain focus. They’ll read and absorb the content.
Finish Your Blog Post
Once you are done with the body of your blog post, end it with a short summarization of the post. Just one or two paragraphs will do. Run a spelling and grammar check.
Steps to Write A Blog
Now that you have the basic formula, you can begin writing your blog. Remember to stay on topic and to edit your blog after you have completed the content.