7 Tips For Writing Better Content For Your Painting Blog
On average, about 77% of Internet users regularly read blog posts.
If yours are among those being read, are you doing everything you can to make sure they’re well written?
Here are 7 tips for writing better content for your painting blog:
1. Start With A Good Headline
When someone is thinking about reading a blog, the first thing that they will tend to look at is the title of the article.
What you need to do is to make sure that you have a headline that tells the reader what they can expect from the article,
More importantly, though — the headline has to be interesting enough on its own to get their attention.
A good headline will be short enough to get the message across of what your article is about without boring the reader.
One thing that will grab your average blog reader’s attention is a number — like how this article is about 7 tips for better content.
For more information on writing a really good headline for your blog article, check out this video on writing good headlines:
2. Write About Things That Haven’t Been Done Endlessly Elsewhere
When you are looking for a subject for your articles, the first thing that you should do is see if other people have written about it.
If it turns out that the subject of the article has been already covered by numerous other blogs, then you can either ROCK your article by going in depth and being very detailed or you can choose to write about another topic.
One reason this is the case is that when you cover a subject that has already been done so many times, people may have already read it somewhere else and won’t click.
The other thing you have to consider is search engines and how your new article will do.
When search engines see an article that talks about the same thing as dozens of others, it’s not going to do well at all.
3. Create a Content Scheduling Plan
One big challenge that people face when they are doing a regular blog is being unsure what they should post.
This goes along with a second problem of not really knowing when you should post your blog articles.
The solution to both problems comes in the form of making and sticking to some sort of posting plan.
What you need to do is to decide on how many times a month (week, or what not) you are going to post new articles.
Once you have a plan in mind, you can start figuring out what you are going to post long before you post about it.
Since you want to get a variety of readers, you definitely don’t want to only write about one thing on your blog.
So if you write about how to remove wallpaper one week, you shouldn’t write about something else that is about wallpaper the next week.
Since you already know when you’re going to be posting, you can make a plan a few articles in advance and not run out of ideas.
Here is a good article on making a blog schedule that you will stick to using.
4. Break Up Your Posts With Images And Videos
Many years ago, if people wanted news they only had newspapers to read — and for a long time, that meant just words.
In time that turned to newspapers with pictures and then photographs, and when blogs started up online it did something similar.
Early blogs were mostly all words because the internet connections people had were slow enough that it was easier to make them more words than anything else.
Now that people can connect to the internet quickly and efficiently and not only look at large pictures but stream video, it’s worth putting them into your articles.
The really nice thing is that you don’t even have to make the videos — it’s okay to share videos that other people made as long as you don’t try saying that you made the video yourself.
Here, for example, is a video about how to add images to your WordPress blog:
5. Write Content That Doesn’t “Expire”
Something that blog writers face as a challenge is that the articles they write might be useful now but could be outdated in a couple of years.
This is of course more likely when you write articles about how to do something in a certain year (which will be a past year sooner than not)
The thing about writing blogs is that you should try to mix it up — by writing some articles that are timeless and won’t age and some that will eventually need to be updated.
Yes, even articles that you write about how to do something best in 2020, for example, can be rewritten in 2021 to be about trends in 2021.
It is a lot of effort to update these articles like that but it is worth doing so that your blog doesn’t eventually look outdated.
6. Solve Problems With Your Posts
One way that you can be sure that you can attract readers to your blog is to find problems that people have, and show ways to solve those problems.
If you find, for example, that you tend to hear a lot about people wanting to clean the outside of their granite homes, you can write about tips for doing just that.
By solving actual problems that people have, you will get an audience that will want to read your blog on a regular basis.
7. Outline Before Writing
Just as it is important for you to make a plan for writing your blogs as far as choosing what articles you will write, it’s good to make a plan for each article you write.
The easiest way that you can do this is to make an outline for articles.
A good outline will help you to figure out what is going into your article and when you look over the different points, see if there’s anything missing that you need to cover..
Here is an eight step guide to making a blog outline along with a helpful template for making your own provided by a fellow blogger.
1. To grab the attention of your potential readers, start with a good headline.
2. To distinguish yourself from other blogs, write about things that haven’t been done endlessly elsewhere
3. It’s good to know what you’re going to be posting well in advance and have a posting plan.
4. To make your blogs easier to read, break up your posts with images and videos.
5. Since you want your blogs to make just as much sense in five years, write content that doesn’t age
6. One good way to make sure your blog reaches people is to solve problems with your posts
7. To get your blogs well written and hit all the points you need to get to, outline them before writing