Simple Guidelines for Drafting Your Novel

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Blog Posts

Blog posts are the most effective way to connect with your audience. In spite of the rise of social media platfforms, such as Instagram or Twitter, long-form, in-depht content must be some place or another.

This place can be your blog.

Here are our ridiculously easy and quick ideas to help you create relevant, effective blog posts. Remember: blogs are the best way to engage with fans and readers.

1. Add Subheadings

When we open a web page, we usually have a quick look at the text before we decide to read it. Make it possible to get an overview of the content with subheadings. They should be as clear as keywords. You can also create bulleted lists and highlight words in bold.

But, first of all, you have to match the title. Both the title and the opening paragraph are the first items to grab the attention of your audience. To find quick ideas, look for blog post headline templates. From "How to" titles to list posts, it's really easy to find one that suits your content.

2. Use Images

Adding images, as well as quotes, videos, infographics and more, will always do good to your written content. Blending it all together is not only easy, but funny, especially if you use tools such as Canva. And you can grab stock free photos as Pro-looking as the ones from Pexels, for instance. They're easy to find, give them a try!

3. Be Informative

Every blog post should provide helpful and valuable information. As Content Creator Braveen Kumar says in Shopify:
Write something worth reading for the right people (...) Your success or failure ultimately hinges on how well you serve your audience in some meaningful way—whether it's through entertainment, education, inspiration or a combination of all three.

You may find it easier to achieve if you think of one single reader instead of a general audience.

In addition to this, make your writing easy to follow. Present one idea per paragraph, and try to avoid long sentences. Readers will get more information with a quick look.

Keep in mind that simple sentences look beautiful.

Keep your reader in mind.

4. Take Your Time

This may sound unworkable these days, but you need time to write. It can take several drafts before your blog post is ready.

You may find yourself stuck at some point. You can overcome any obstacle in the writing process if you give yourself enough time.

Not sure if this is one of those 5 quick ideas I promised you? I echo what author C. S. Lewis famously said in this respect:

The longest way round is the shortest way home.
From my experience, if you write about what you like, everything will fall down in its place. Work on the writing, stick to your chosen topic, and it will turn out well.

5. Call to Action

There is not one single valid pattern for every blog post. But there are two key components not to miss: one at the beginning - an attractive title - and the other at the closing - a call to action.

At the end, make sure you clearly say what to do next to reading. You can encourage comments, make questions, or suggest, to those who might find your post of some value, to share it on Facebook or Twitter.

Needless to say, I'll leave you for today with an example of this fifth idea for your articles:

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