Writing good articles or blog posts is very important. Your blog posts should be of high quality so that the readers can understand and get valuable insights from them. Good articles also rank well on search engines.
Firstly, you have to understand that you do not have to be a professional writer to write good blog posts. You need to write in a simple language. Don’t overcomplicate your writing. Secondly, you must have an intention in mind when you are writing. It means that you must know who the readers are and what the point of your article is. Lastly, use proper structure and formatting.
Let’s look at each of these points in detail.
1. You don’t have to be a professional writer.
Writing a blog post is about expressing yourself. It does not matter what topic you are writing about, you need to learn to express yourself. You don’t have to be a professional writer to express yourself. Everyone is a writer if they can express themselves.
Most people fail to start a blog because they think that they cannot write. You just have to know how to write in a simple language. In fact, most of the professional writers say that your writing should be understandable for students in Grade 4.
So do not try to overcomplicate your writing by using difficult words to sound smart. Use plain and simple words.
2. Write with an intention.
Don’t just write to write. Write with an intention. Think about who you are writing to, who your readers are. Are you trying to teach them something? What problem(s) are you trying to solve? What is the main point of your article? Think of the answers to these questions.
Do some research if you have to. Find out what people are searching for – things that are related to the niche of your blog.
Set the intention and make a plan. You can take notes and prepare the basic framework for your article. This will help you when you are sitting down to write. So instead of vaguely staring at a blank screen, do some research and make plans before you actually start to write.
Here’s a good technique: Think of a friend in a problem. Now, you need to solve his/her problem. How would you do it with your writing? For example, let’s say your friend does not know how to send an email from his phone. Now, write an article to help that friend with his problem of sending an email.
Lastly, don’t forget to stick to the point. Don’t be all over the place trying to increase the length of your article. Stick to your intention. It doesn’t matter if your article is short as long as it is to the point and it gives value to the readers.
3. Use proper structure and formatting.
There is no definite rule for using structure and formatting. It depends on what type of writer you are and what your article is about.
The basic rules include the use of short paragraphs, headings, bullets/numberings (if needed), images, etc.
Good headlines (titles) and images can be used to attract more readers. So make sure you think before selecting the title of your article. Select images that are attractive to the readers’ eyes. Be creative in the process. You can use royalty-free images from websites like Pexels and Unsplash.
Make sure to start with a good introduction. We all know the basic rule of dividing an article into three parts: introduction, body, and conclusion. Follow this rule. But, keep experimenting with them. Don’t stick to the same rule all the time.
We suggest you read articles of other well-known writers. Learn from the structure and formatting which they have used in their articles. You can take ideas from them.
4. A few other things like SEO and more.
We suggest you do some keyword research using SEO tools if you want to rank better on search engines. However, if you do not have much idea about it, just stick to your own writing. It is definitely good to know about SEO, but it is not compulsory if you are just a beginner writer.
Make sure your blog includes tools that allow people to comment and share your articles. You can use different plugins for this if you are using WordPress. Using such tools will make your articles more engaging and can allow your articles to reach out to more people.
Focus on creating valuable content. Write better articles by learning. The best way to learn is from other writers. Read other people’s work. Comment on their posts. Subscribe to their blogs. This way, you will not only learn good stuff from them, but you will also learn what actions you can take to make your own blog better.
To write better articles you have to understand that you do not need to write like a pro. Stick to the basics and don’t try to overcomplicate. Always write with an intention in mind. Know your audience and stick to the point. Plan out your articles before you start writing them. Focus on improving the structure and formatting of your articles. Again, the best way to do this is by observing good writers. Learn SEO tricks. It will be helpful to rank your blog on search engines. Also, make your blog more engaging for the readers.
These were some of the basic tips that will help you write better articles for your blog. We hope this was helpful.