For Beginner Blogging Write Great Blog Content

How to Write Great Blog Content

Successful bloggers have to keep their heads around many different aspects of the medium – but at it’s core is being able to write compelling and engaging content on a consistent basis over time.

How you do this will vary from blogger to blogger to some extent as each blogger has their own style – however there are some basic principles of writing great blog content that might be worth keeping in mind.

Here are a few of the lessons I’ve learned on the topic over the years:

Where to Start

How to Craft a Blog Post - This is a series of posts that walk bloggers through a variety of points on blog writing that can make a good post great.

  •     Make Your Writing Scannable – one of the most important tips for online writing
  •     How Long Should a Blog Post Be? – another common question about writing posts
  •     Using Titles Effectively on Blogs – one of the most important elements of a blog post is it’s title – here’s why they are important and how to write them

  •     Marinating Ideas into Blog Posts – My Posting Workflow – how I work up an idea into a post
  •     How Often Should a Blogger Post - considerations when thinking about posting frequency
  •     How to Write a Successful Series on Your Blog – 10 steps that I use for writing a series of posts on my blogs
  •     Why Guest Posts are Great for a Blog - the start of a series of post son guest blogging

  •     Declaring War on Blog Apathy – once you’ve been blogging for a while it’s easy to lose motivation and let it slip. This article is all about how to keep your blog moving forward.
  •     7 Days to Rediscovering Your Blogging Groove – a simple way to find things to write about on your blog over 7 days
  •     20 Types of Blog Posts – part of my Battling Bloggers Block series

Principles of Successful Content Creation
  •     How to Eliminate the Echo Chamber and Add to the Conversation – make your blog stand out from the crowd, say something original and grow your blog
  •     The 4 Pillars of Writing Exceptional Blogs – how to write great content for your blog
  •     Writing Good Content – the two basic elements of good blog content – usefulness and uniqueness
  •     How to Write Excellent Blog Content - a post looking back on what we wish we knew about writing great blog content


    How to Make Your RSS Feeds POP! – a series on how to develop a compelling RSS feed, how to grow your RSS readership and how to get RSS readers visiting your actual blog

Ok,, Are You Ready Now ?

The blogging movement is picking up speed as businesses begin to realize the benefits of blogging. Discover what a business blog can do for you.

What is a Blog?

According to Pyra Labs Blogger, "A blog is a web page made up of usually short, frequently updated posts that are arranged chronologically-like a what's new page or a journal." The term is actually weblogs coined by Jorn Barger in 1997.

The boom of weblogs happened in 1999 when several companies & developers made easy blogging software and tools. Since 1999, the number of blogs on the Internet has exploded from a few thousand to over 100 million.

Blogs can fall into two general categories.

Personal Blogs: a mixture of a personal diary, opinion posts and research links.

Business Blogs: a corporate tool for communicating with customers or employees to share knowledge and expertise.

Business blogs are sweeping the business community. Blogs are an excellent method to share a company's expertise, build additional web traffic, and connect with potential customers..

What does Blogging Provide to Small Business?

    Blog software is easy to use. Simply write your thoughts, link to resources, and publish to your blog, all at the push of a few buttons. Blog software companies such as: Movable Type, and Typepad all offer easy blogging tools to get started.

    Blogging is a low-cost alternative to having a web presence. For small business owners without the time to learn web html or the money to hire a designer/developer, blogging offers an inexpensive method to get your company's name out on the Internet.

    Updating the weblog is a much quicker process than contacting a web designer with changes or doing the coding and uploading yourself.

    Business blogs provide your small business with a chance to share your expertise and knowledge with a larger audience. A powerful benefit for consultants and knowledge workers.

Examples of Business Blogs

Gizmodo is a weblog about everything about gadgets and gizmos for those who want to remain on the cutting edge of consumer electronics. As a web magazine, Gizmodo is quickly building a specialized audience in consumer electronics with an advertising business model.

Research Buzz is an excellent resource tool for Internet research. An information provider, Research Buzz provides advertising and a special paid edition of their newsletter.

Joel on Software is a blog that displays Joel Spolsky's knowledge and views on software development. The blog acts as a method for Joel to highlight his expertise and promote his small business, Fog Creek Software.

Jupiter Research, a top business market research company has a blog for each company analyst. The weblog provides analysts with the means to connect with their audience on a regular basis.

MacroMedia the software company provides a customer service blog for users and staff to share solutions in an organized fashion.

Blogs do have a downside. Blogging does not provide the functionality of web pages, has limits for e-commerce solutions and can be time-consuming with regular posts. But with minimal costs, it maybe advantageous to start blogging. Is your small business blog ready?
Business Blogs
  •     Anatomy of a Blog
  •     A Blog Can Help Your Business
  •     Business Blog Resources

Elsewhere on the Web
  •     Typepad
  •     Movable Type
  •     Blogger

More Small Business Blog Resources
  •     How to Use a Blog to Boost Business
  •     Is Blogging a Passing Fad?
  •     Top 12 Business Blogging Tips
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