3 Steps To A Basic Yet Solid Blog Post
Blogging can enhance your business, but while it's easy to consider blogging, it can be more work than it's worth, especially if you don't post regularly. There are millions of blogs in the blogosphere, but only a small fraction have fresh content added at least twice a week, the bare minimum for it to make a real difference. But with everthing else you have to do, how do you fit in regular blog posts when you can barely juggle the plates already in the air?
I feel your pain, and while that may reassure you that you're not alone, it probably doesn't help with the problem much. That's why I am sharing this "1-2-3 Blog Post Method," offering 3 simple steps to writing a solid blog post.
1. Think of a topic, then write down why it's important or of interest. This is usually the introductory paragraph. Include 2-3 sentences about why the topic you are blogging about is important. For example, see the first paragraph of this blog post.
2. Write down 3 points about the topic. List 3 points you want readers to remember. You are reading point number 2 of my 3 points for this blog post.
3. Summarize and write a heading. Put a bow on everything by writing a few sentences in summary, then top it all off with an attention grabbing headline. Read the next paragraph for my summary. The heading is self-explanatory.
Of course not all posts can be this simplistic, but it works in a pinch. And sometimes, a pinch is all you need to keep your blog current. Posting regularly is a challenge, but with this simple 1-2-3 Blog Post Method, it's not impossible. You have a trillion thoughts every day. Choose what you'll blog about by determining which of those thoughts will quickly and easily connect you with your readers. Then follow the 1-2-3 Blog Post Method, hit the Save key and move on to the next thing.
What About You?
What are your best tips for blogging on the fly? Share them in the comments section below and I'll collect them all into a special feature post to include a link to your blog.