Write like a pro blogger

Isn’t it great to sit down and write for your blog, or somebody else’s blog for that matter?  However, not just any writing will do.   You must keep in mind certain things that you would need to exercise in order to write like a pro blogger.

I will not kid you…

Blogging is far from easy, in fact, it is very hard to be successful at it, but it can be done.

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It is painful when I read, or attempt to read some blogs.  They hurt my brain with all the spelling and grammatical errors they contain.  Not only that, but I have actually read blogs that had duplicate content, WITHIN THE SAME POST.  Now, was this a genuine mistake from the ‘author’, or was it a ‘deliberate mistake‘ in order to increase the word-count of the article?  I guess I’ll never know as I didn’t even bother to read the whole article.

There are several things you must keep in mind when you write a blog.

OK, fair enough, you can say that anyone can write a blog, and you’re perfectly right there.  It’s a bit like saying anyone can run.  However, the question arises about how many of the runners can run a marathon?

Are you a common blogger, or a pro?

Writers of blogs can be filtered out as either being either common writers or pro.

There are things which separate different bloggers from each other.  It’s not just the writing, the mistakes, or the style.

A common blogger will just write and write, most probably blindly, without taking particular attention to good SEO practices.  If you have in mind of ranking your blog, then you really do need to make sure that search engines find it.  If they can’t see what your content consists of, your hard work might not be found.

This is done by paying particular attention to your meta titles, as well as the meta description.  This also includes your Alt tags where images are concerned.

Another way is NOT to write like you’re writing for a search engine.  You should write for people, and give them a great user experience (UX).

The way you structure the article’s layout does play an important role in good SEO practices.  Also, don’t write long paragraphs.  One or two sentences are fine too.  But for the love of all that’s sacred, do not write a wall of words.  You have no idea just how quickly a potential reader will vanish from such a page.  And it would be a shame if this page was yours.

A very important thing when writing as a pro blogger is not to write rubbish.  Make your content shine and unique.  And make it in such a way that a reader will actually enjoy what you’ve written.  With that, they will be rearing to come back again for more.

Points to keep in mind when you write like a pro blogger

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Keeping in touch with your readers through your email list with automated updates.  When you create a new post, it would be very productive to send your visitors an update on what’s going on.  You can send them a link to your latest article.

Comments are a huge contribution to keeping your blog alive.  Once your blog is open to comments, make sure you don’t end up being spammed as it will ruin your blog, as well as putting visitors off from enjoying their experience.  Through comments, you can have the opportunity of communicating with your readers and answering their comments with your own.  The longer and more frequent the comments, the better this is for your SEO.

Present a problem, usually at the beginning of the post, then carry on with a promise to solving it.  This sort of thing is known as a hook, where you literally ‘hook’ a reader out of curiosity to carry on reading your article.  You’ll have them wanting to either find out what happens, or how a problem is solved.

People love stories, so create a story in your blog and tap into your audience’s sentiments.  While facts bore the living daylights out of people, stories are captivating.  Captivate your audience, and convey the message your story is telling them.  This might be a product, a service, a problem solver, or whatever it might be.  The longer they are on your blog, the better your bounce rate, and the better your chances of making a sale

Oh, and your SEO will thank you for it.

…and there’s more about blogging like a pro.

Touch their personal side by talking with your audience, and not to them.  Invite them to participate by their asking questions.  This will make them feel their contributions are of value to you, which in fact they are.  You have to develop your instinct to actually listen to what your audience wants, and act on it accordingly.

Everybody loves to know things from facts, and statistics are what provides these facts.  It could be an Earth-shattering disaster in the happening, or loom and gloom on the horizon.  However, following this up with the proper statistics from reliable sources will cement your credibility in what you’re writing.  This will build your blog readership by making what you write irresistible, and leave people yearning to know more.

Quantity or quality is a question many tend to ask.  They are both important in their own way, but the quality is always superior to quantity.  Having said that, Google now expects a quality article to be over a thousand words long.  Research has it that a typical length for an article is about 1,900 words.  This is an important factor to keep in mind when starting up a blog.  Do not just start one about anything which you think will be great as you will have to keep on writing about it for quite a while.  That means that you should never come to a situation where you can’t find any more material to write about.

Sharing your content on Social Networks is a must to spread your wings.  You will reach people you never imagined, and these will come to realize that you exist.  If they find your content is worth their while, they will start following you.

…and there’s even more.

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Guest Posting is also a very powerful way to spread your wings.  Writing articles, as a guest, on other blogging sites will increase your exposure, and your reach, which will, in turn, generate traffic, and if your blog is set up for monetization, it guest writing will also help you immensely from that aspect.  It is also brilliant where SEO is concerned as when you write on other websites,  you can get backlinks to your site, which will help with your ranking.

Monitor your blog’s response is vital to your keeping up with doing the necessary updates to it.  This is important to see if what you’ve written is being followed, or falling on deaf ears.  To check this out, you can use Google Analytics.  With this valuable tool from Google, you will be able to monitor your traffic, where it is coming from, how long it stays on your pages, and which pages are the most popular.  You will also know if you have repetitive visitors, as well as unique visitors.

Overall, Google Analytics shows you if your blog is a success, a failure, or if it needs more work put into it.

When people think of Blogging, they think it’s just getting comfortable, and writing…but it goes far deeper than just that.

You need to learn quite a few things about your blog along the way, and this includes, among others:

  • The selection of your topic, or niche
  • Once your website is up, you have to figure out how to create content
  • You need to learn about Search Engine Optimization
  • How to monetize your site
  • Promoting your site

and many others on the list to follow…

You can start blogging in minutes, and in the right way

Luckily for you, there is a place where you can go to learn all about these things.  This place is called Wealthy Affiliate, and it’s a University, comprised of students, along with teachers, where you will be able to master all the necessary skills needed to be a successful blogger.

If you are tech savvy or not, if you are a student or a retired person, this place is open to everybody who wants to learn.

The University is packed to the brim with up to date information, tutorials, videos, and you’ll become a member of a large community who will help you out when the going gets a bit complicated.

However, never fear as everything is explained in easy-to-follow steps that anybody can master.

Courses to teach you about choosing the right domain name, how to host your site (which you can host up to a whopping 50 sites if you do become a Premium Member here).

You’ll learn all about SEO, how it works, and how it is used to optimize your site to be ranked by search engines which will bring you free traffic to your website.

Do you want to blog as an Affiliate Marketer?

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At Wealthy Affiliate, you will learn all about Affiliate Marketing, and about making passive income from your blog.

In just a few words, here you will find everything you will ever need to start from scratch, to build a blog from absolutely nothing, and to be successful at it.

You will learn how to build a business online, which is what your blog will be once you know and understand what it entails to monetize it.

The number of courses available to you is beyond comprehension.  There just is way too much to try to count them…and these are all yours for the taking.

The beauty about this is that you can just try it out, and FOR FREE, for the first seven days and see if you like it.

If you do, that’s great.

If you don’t, then you can remain as a free member, but you will not have access to all the information available to Premium Members.

Should you take the plunge, then you will not be sorry as it is a place like no other.  Even if you know everything there is to know about websites and SEO and content creation, just being a Premium Member will give you access to host up to FIFTY websites…

Membership at Wealthy Affiliate is simply unbelievable…but it’s true.

You will be taking your blogging to a higher level and will be supported all the way until you reach success.

WA has you covered 24/7 with technical support, as well as the support of the members of the community, some of whom are old hands at internet marketing and blogging.  These people are all ready to help you out, and answer your questions, even if you think they are too silly to ask.

Here, you can be taught everything you will need to know about creating a blog, and if you put your mind to it, which I’m sure you will, you will end up being very successful, and will never look back again.

One other thing I forgot to mention, is that at WA, as a free member, you can set up a blog entirely for free, with no question asked.  Actually, you can have two websites for two different blogs if you so wish.

All the above, in a nutshell:

  • You don’t need a credit card to join
  • You can remain as a free member for as long as you desire
  • As a free member, you’ll have at your disposal TWO websites with a Siterubix subdomain name, and hosting
  • The first TEN start-up lessons are yours to follow
  • You will have access to a lot of premium features for SEVEN days, for FREE, but you can remain a free member if you do not wish to become a Premium member.
  • And, you can have your new blog up and running smoothly within a few minutes.

While the above is not an exhaustive article, please contact me should you need any further information, and I’ll gladly come back to you within a few hours.

Should you become a Wealthy Affiliate Premium Member, how much will it cost you?

As I said, you’re fine up to the first seven days as it’s FREE.

For the first month, there is a charge of $19, and then it’s $49 a month.

HOWEVER, this will be heavily discounted should you opt to go for a yearly membership, as this would then come to a very affordable sum of just under $1 a day.

That’s practically it, less than one Dollar a day, and you will have the world at your fingertips.

The amount of information available, technical support, site security, as well as hosting up to FIFTY sites on this platform, and a great deal more, is all yours for less than one measly Dollar a day.  Please note that if you come to buy a domain, that will be charged separately, which is roughly about $15 for a whole year unless you use a Siterubix platform, which you can have a free domain of your choice.  Truth be told, you can have up to 25 sites with your own domain name, and these can end up with a .com, .net, .org, etc, and 25 sites on the Siterubix platform.

While the above is not an exhaustive article, please contact me should you need any further information, and I’ll gladly come back to you within a few hours.

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