Tips for Starting a Successful WordPress Blog: How to Make Kingly Content
You’ve probably read tons of tips and tricks on how to start a successful WordPress blog, but none as crucial as creating outstanding content.
As a neophyte of the blogging world, the best way to start is to concentrate on a certain niche. This will make it easier for Google to find you, and for you to build web traffic and a dedicated reader base.
Another essential goal of successful blogging is releasing new blog posts regularly. You can choose certain days of the week when you will be publishing your posts, and very importantly, be consistent. Regardless if it’s Mondays and Wednesdays or Wednesdays and Saturdays or once a week or once a weekend, what’s important is that your readers will get what they think they will get at a certain time.
However, before you begin creating content, spend time brainstorming a list of potential subjects for your posts. Because you need to release new content regularly, having a ready list of blog posts to write will help you meet your schedule.
In any case, there are three major steps for you to take in order to produce successful and professional blog posts:
1. Organize your thoughts and create an outline.
This is the first thing you need to do when writing a blog post or any piece even. Gather your thoughts and decide what points you want to cover, and then create an outline of your post. It’s always important to write an introduction so the reader will know early on what direction your post is taking. After the introduction, write your body while referring to the outline you made, and remember to add a conclusion at the end.
2. Establish a unique voice.
“Voice” is that organizational pattern that is consistent across your writing. You have to create a unique voice, depending on the niche you have decided to focus on. If you’re blogging about medical technology, for example, your voice should probably be formal. If your subject is motherhood, they you can be more relaxed, casual and warm.
Whether you want to use humor, write in the first or third person, or use a lot of authority site jargon and all – it’s up to you as long as your voice fits your niche. And this is the other part of blogging where you have to be consistent. If you’re not consistent with your “voice,” then you don’t really have a voice at all, which is suicide for a blog.
This is necessary for any type of blog out there. Nothing can destroy a blog faster than typos and grammatical errors. Never be too complacent. You need to allot time for just reading and rereading your post over and over before actually publishing it. And definitely, it helps to let a friend run through it at least once. A fresh pair of eyes can see mistakes that tired ones can’t.