10 Tips for Killer Blog Posts

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Wonder what you can do to get more readers? Keep the readers who do come by coming back? These 10 tips are simple, easy ways to make sure that each post you publish hits the mark -- and they're things that you can use no matter what platform you use for blogging, what niche you target and how much experience you have!

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10 Tips for Killer Blog Posts

  1. 1. 10 TIPS FOR KILLER BLOG POSTS Katy Widrick http://katywidrick.com @kwidrick http://fitblogchats.com/presentations
  2. 2. 10. WRITE A GREAT HEADLINE On average, 8 out of 10 people will read headline copy, but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest.*• If it bleeds, it leads... • For readers vs. for search engines • Relevant keywords• Write the headline last• Be your own editor • Avoid cliches; play on words only when they advance your post *source: Copyblogger
  3. 3. GOOD, BETTER, BEST• Good • How I Train for Marathons• Better • How You Can Train for Marathons• Best • How to Train for Marathons in 10 Hours a Week and $0
  4. 4. 9. ONE POINT PER POST• In general: 250-600 words per post• Readers have short attention spans • Can make decisions in 50 milliseconds* • Stay on page an average of 96 seconds**• Better for SEO and for archiving *Lorelle on Wordpress **Problogger.net
  5. 5. 8. (GOOD) PHOTOS
  6. 6. 7. USE PRETTY BLOCKING•Bullet points•Numbers•Font size, color•Blockquotes•White space•Links
  7. 7. 6. INSIGHT AND INCITE
  8. 8. 5. ANSWER QUESTIONS W h o W h a t W h e nW h e r e W h y
  9. 9. 4. MAKE IT EASY TO SHARE image source: 123rf.com
  10. 10. 3. REWARDS FOR RESPONSES •React and return the favor •Notify by email •Share via social media •Like, RT, etc. •Give credit
  11. 11. 2. QUALITY CONTENT
  12. 12. 1. BE AUTHENTIC
  13. 13. 10 TIPS FOR KILLER BLOG POSTS Katy Widrick http://katywidrick.com @kwidrick http://fitblogchats.com/presentations

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