How to Write Blog Content: Tips for Consistently Producing Blog Posts

How to Write Blog Content

How to Write Blog Content

Growing your blog’s readership requires a constant flow of quality content, but even the most prolific of us will hit a wall on occasion.

Sometimes you feel like there just isn’t anything left to say, or you can’t put together enough time in the day to produce something that meets your quality standards, and that can be detrimental to your blog.

But even when you’re stumbling over that writer’s block that some inconsiderate person left in your way, there are some things you can do to keep producing quality content.

 

checkgreen Stick to a Theme

Coming up with something completely new to write every day can be more than a little draining, which is why so many personal blogs don’t last very long. When there is a specific theme to the blog, whether it is business or personal, you will be able to focus your attention and delve deeper into the subjects that your visitors expect to see.

A theme will help you build up the right expectations with your readers and they will always think of your blog when the subject comes up somewhere else.

 

checkgreen Write a Series of Articles

It’s hard to keep a reader’s attention for more than about 500 words or so, but sometimes your subjects require (and deserve) a much more thorough treatment.

Instead of cutting out major portions of your blog posts, look for ways to split them into two or more articles. This allows you to post something every day, while giving your readers a reason to come back and find out how it ends.

 

checkgreen Set Publication Dates and Stick to Them

Whether you are writing for a business or for yourself, you should set deadlines and know exactly when you are going to publish your articles. Nothing beats writers block like a deadline.

There is something very incentivizing about a looming deadline, and you may be surprised at what you can find when you know you have to have something prepared for tomorrow’s publication. And the more you stick to these dates the more your readers will see you as a professional blogger who is worth their time.

 

checkgreen Participate in Other Blogs

Always remember that blogging is, at heart, a social medium. No blog is an island. See what other people in your industry are saying and let them inspire your next post. You can write a response to something they said, review some of their products, or talk about your experience with another company. Even the comments left on other blogs, can provide that sparkling blogging-idea you need to expand on a concept and produce a new post of your own.

 

checkgreen Accept Guest Posts

When all else fails, you can open your blog up to guest posts. There are thousands of bloggers out there looking for an opportunity to establish themselves in their industry and link back to their own blog. They can potentially provide you with a constant supply of new and unique posts and give you a small break from the constant writing. This is not to say that you should turn your blog over to the public.

If you want to maintain a high level of quality, you will need to actively read and even edit each guest post to make sure it meets your standards. We are often judged by the company we keep, and if your guest bloggers aren’t adding anything of value, it won’t reflect well on you.

 

checkgreen Regular Features

Recipe Wednesday. Game Review Friday. Political Rant Sunday. A regular, ongoing series gives your readers something to look forward to every week or month. It is also much easier to focus your efforts and plans when you know what you want to produce each week.

You can look ahead and plan out each week’s post long before you actually have to write it. This will save a lot of time and stress when you would normally find yourself stretching to come up with new content.

There are many benefits to running a successful blog, whether you are generating leads for a business, creating a source of ad revenue, or just trying to establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry. If you can consistently produce high-quality content, you will be able to attract a constant flow of new readers and reach your personal goals.

Author Bio

Heather Newman is a content specialist who has written for everything from digital printing to customer management systems and continues to seek opportunities to explore new topics and solutions.

Gera

Gera is a techie & foodie passionate about how to succeed in social media. He focuses also on successful blogging tips and food connections. You can connect with him on Google +. Subscribe to his Free WPulsar Newsletter about WordPress Plugin & Theme Reviews, Blogging and Social Media.

Belinda

Political Rant Thursday. Love it! Great tips.

Kiko Rex

I do all these, for the most part (though I suppose I break the word limit for a lot of attention spans out there with my ramblin’). The deadline is a pretty simple idea that I think I’ll take into account, as I’m kind of all over the place writing two or three arti-cools at once, and I sometimes get frustrated there isn’t more site content.

clauda

Awesome article love this one!

Neil

Great post and above all, be patient. It takes time to build quality income producing traffic.

Rosa

Great tips! Very helpfulö for new bloggers…

Cheers,

Rosa

Joanne

Once again, some great tips. I try to do all the above but until I “give up my day job”, there just isn’t enough time to do my blog justice. 🙂

Deeba Rajpal

What a wonderfully written clear headed article Gera. These are tips for all bloggers, new and old. I need to get more organised ASAP! Thanks for the push in the right direction!

Gerardo

Yes, if you take blogging as more business, you need to learn a lot and evolve with the changes.
Thanks Joanne and hope you’re well too 🙂

Gerardo

Frank, don’t mention a slow cooked pork loin, I’m hungry and it’s late here LOL 🙂

I think guest posting is a win-win for everyone. The only downside is that in terms of SEO several internet marketers are using this to get back links with poor or bland articles – food analogy fits ok here 😉

This is the reason why I posted my guidelines to avoid receiving evident articles done just for SEO and worst spunned.

I’m in the same boat like you, need longer days to guest post out there.

Thanks for coming by!

Brain

Perfect title and content are very important parts of any blog to make it popular and increase visitors. Always, write unique content for blog and make it topic wise so that any user can easily understand about blog. Your given details are really good for blog posts.

abhinav

Writing regularly on blog is must and bringing good ideas can be difficult. Your points are right keep writing with your blog theme. Thank you for great post.

Jim Jenks

I’m preparing myself now to do the whole blog thing for my business. I want to have a plan for a whole year or two worth of topics to write about and then stick to a twice a month regimen. These tips help, thanks.

norma

How helpful is this. Agsin, thanks.

sajith

Earlier I used not to accept guest posts on my Blog tips and tricks blog . But after reading a lot about guest posting I understood it is not a good idea to continue. Then I decided to accept those guest posts. It make some diversity to my blog. The every day boring writing style of mine has changed due to guest posts.

Because of this I got considerable number of new comments and new visitors.

The points you came up with are great.
Good luck.

    Heather Newman

    It can be hard to get out of the mindset to use guest posts into your blog. It’s your site, and you want it to be your voice. Some niches of blog work better for guest blogging (especially tips and tricks), and they indeed bring a lot of traffic. I’m glad that this strategy has worked for you!

      sajith

      The most terrible problem is most of the content made by Guest bloggers are not up to the standard. Some a not original, Some are now well written and some are full with grammar mistakes.

Kat

Some great tips there. An additional element that I have found useful is to set aside some time to look at a calendar and pencil in key holiday dates, things like Earth Day, etc to assist with brainstorming post ideas.

Reeni

Thanks for all the great tips! I think building up a community where comments are exchanged back and forth to support one another is one of the most important things for bloggers. These readers will come even when you’re having an off day and maybe you’re post isn’t up to par! And reading other blogs is inspiring – you can get ideas for your own posts.

Alan Wilkinson

These are six very useful tips for bloggers. But for me, sticking to a theme and regular features are the most important among those.
Every blogger should follow these tips in order to have better feedback.

Thanks for sharing.

-Alan

Ari

Really useful tips here- i think especially the tip about sticking to publication dates is really important, i found that by being consistent you can gradually build your audience.

Heather

I couldn’t agree with you more. You have to write something worth while to have people read and interact with it!

Heather Newman

I save a lot of drafts in WordPress…sometimes the bulk of the post is written, but it’s just not ready to publish. Looking at it another day sometimes gives me the inspiration to finish it up well and publish the post.

Heather Newman

Agreed, I think that finding the right guest posters for your site can bring some great content and traffic. Many people are happy to get their name out, and especially to get a link back.

Heather Newman

Mmmmm pork loin!

I think that getting a good guest poster is worth it’s weight in good meat…or, it’s weight in traffic and link juice. The partnerships you can make with other bloggers can help out at times that you don’t have a lot of inspiration for your own blog posts.

Heather Newman

A regular schedule is key, but it’s easy to get busy and miss out on posts if you don’t schedule ahead. When I get a few ideas for one of my weekly featured topics, I’ll start the drafts in WordPress. That way it’s easier to finish a post on a day where there’s not a lot of time to write.

Gerardo

Vernessa glad you liked these tips, and I need to stick to several of them myself too 🙂

Gerardo

Astro, this has been my problem of little time to write lately, so guest posts can help with those holes, without affecting rankings.

Thanks for coming by!

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