• Renata Barton

11 Resourceful Blogging Tips for New Blog Writers

1. Write One or Two Posts Per Month

If you want your blog platform to attract a loyal audience and grow significantly, it would be best if you consider blogging regularly. While some authors succeed despite not publishing daily, they usually have a large following on social media.

Although posting every day isn’t a requirement, you must be consistent. A few entries per month is good, but as your blogger status climbs, you can increase the volume gradually. Also, consider creating a publishing timetable to track how often you post.

2. Repurpose Older Content

Repurposing content involves using elements from a previous post and adding it elsewhere. While the practice sounds easy, implementing it can be challenging. It entails finding creative ways to reuse specific items that can attract more visitors to your blog. Also, it matters when wanting to rank high on Google. If you want effective results, create content with repurposing in mind, so you can quickly slice and dice it into various formats. Adding new photos, inserting a table of contents at the beginning of your post, and including additional keywords are three standard methods to repurpose.

3. Use Stock Photo Images

Stock Photos are a supply of licensed photographs that are free to use without crediting the photographer. There are various categories available, including a few such as places, people, and objects. Unfortunately, many bloggers use similar photographs from free platforms such as Pexel, Unsplash, and Pixabay. While using popular photos is fine, your readers probably have seen them on other blogs.

You can find exclusive photos for a cost-effective price. For example, various platforms offer individual image purchases for an inexpensive cost, aside from their more expensive monthly and yearly subscription options. Not only can you find photos that aren’t as widely used, but you will also stand out in Google images. Don’t know what website to choose? I suggest iStock. The platform charges only $12-$33 per image with no hidden fees or tax, and, unlike Shutterstock, a subscription isn’t a requirement. If you're ready to seek beyond free photographs for your articles, affordable, high-quality stock images can be worth considering.

4. Invest in Topic Research

Ensure that you conduct research for your piece before you begin writing. The technique is vital if you know very little about your chosen subject and want to learn new information. You can use Google and other articles for topic ideas. In addition, pay attention to your stats and use reputable sources to support your claims.

5. Publish Now, Edit Later

Attempting to write the perfect piece can be stressful and cause lethargy (laziness). Also, you would spend more time focusing on idealism than producing content. Therefore, consider publishing your blog posts even if your writing requires edits. You can always go back to clean it up or perform an entire rewrite. You never know which article will perform well despite previous doubt that it would gain traction.

6. Write Attractive, Star-Quality Headlines

Your blog post's headline or title is frequently the first thing people notice. As a result, it must be persuasive to convince them to read all of your content. IsItWP is a great, easy-to-use headline analyzer tool to create better titles. The membership is free, and the software tools will help you score high while offering resourceful tips about improving your headline choices.

7. Create Long-Lasting, Relatable Content

Unlike current news that remains relevant for a short period, evergreen content is long-lasting and continues to draw readers. It has no expiration date and retains its worth due to its timeless subject matter and resonates with an entire audience. When you start writing, consider the value of your content and aim to make your readers think,” Hey, I can relate to this,” while remaining comprehensive and on-topic. Also, your audience will find you relatable in your ability to discuss daily situations realistically.

8. Be a Storyteller

Storytelling can add a sense of realism to your content. When your readers learn they have much in common with the hero in your article, they are anxious to read and learn more. You can start with a clear and brief first line. Then, the second sentence should mention the reader's desired solution and disappointment when they do not get a happy ending. Finish with a question before moving on to describe the result in the main body of the post.

9. Add Alt-Text Your Photos

Alt-text is a written description that replaces a photo on a website, blog, post, or article, mainly if the image fails to load on an individual’s computer screen. The method helps screen-reading tools describe photos accurately to readers with an existing visual disability and allows search engines to rank your website in their results.

10. Focus on Quality Over Quantity

Blogging is a real investment, not a scheme to quickly earn an abundance of money. Therefore, you must focus on quality instead of quantity. While frequency is crucial regarding your active status as a blogger, it comes second to producing high-quality, engaging content. Additionally, spending more time creating pieces that people will want to read is better than feeling pressure to crank out blog posts.

11. Be Specific

While you do not have to resort to grade school writing, it would be best to provide simple explanations or points in your content. The more specific you are in your material, the more likely you will keep your readers interested.

Additionally, learning your audience’s interests is essential because they'll get bored if they cannot relate to your subject matter. Therefore, provide information on a specific topic that will require only a little time and effort to read and understand.