Creating Great Blog Content So You Don’t Put Your Readers To Sleep Part One

By now you should have already completed these steps:

All the above is great…but you must get traffic to your site.

Obviously, this is VERY crucial for you.

While an effective blog site has lots of aspects, creating great blog content is perhaps the most essential element of any trustworthy blog site.

Is Creating Great Blog Content Easy?

Creating great blog contentGreat graphics and fascinating flash aspects may be pleasing to the eyes, however material will be the ace up your sleeve. High quality material could help drive individuals to your website and keep them returning.

This is why creating great blog content is among the most vital jobs of a blog writer. While blogs consist of audio and video clips, high quality content is the bread and butter of a lot of blog writers.

Where to obtain material?

There are literally tons of ways that you can easily make use of to collect excellent material.  If you have a good writing ability, you could quickly compose your very own material.

Otherwise, there are various other opportunities that you could go after, like making use of PLR material, inviting visitor blog writers, or publishing video clips.

Writing your very own material.

If you are confident enough with your writing skills, the simplest method of getting great material for your blog is by writing your own posts. Nevertheless, you should know that you understand what you are doing.

You will need to write a lot of content. This is because keeping your blog frequently updated with quality content is one of the best ways of getting traffic to your blog.

With good articles, people will keep on coming back to learn more about what value you have to give to them.

While it’s probably tempting to simply write a crap load of articles without considering the quality of these articles, publishing low quality content (B.S. content) is a good way of putting your readers to sleep and drive away your traffic.

Sleepy, bored readers = no return traffic = no possible subscribers to your list!

Once you have decided to write your own content, you will need to pay close attention to the titles you are going to give your article. A good title can draw attention to your articles.

Since people on the net have A.D.D. these days, you will need to catch their attention as soon as possible. Having great titles is a great way of doing this. Using ordinary and boring sounding titles may cause people to shy away from your blog.

While selecting a title seems like a pretty simple thing to do, there is more to this process than what you’d probably think. Some writers tend to write the title first before writing the rest of the article.

On the other hand, some people seem more comfortable with finishing the entire article first before thinking of a catchy title.

Just make sure you choose which method is more comfortable and natural to you.

Another thing that you have to pay close attention to is what kind of writing style are you developing for yourself.

You will have to pay close attention to your target audience. Make sure to write in a way that fits your target audience.

You should also do your best to keep your articles fairly short and concise while making sure that you are still offering your readers with as much information and value as possible.

You can also highlight important parts of your article using a variety of methods like using bold letters or highlighting the actual text.

You should also put some serious thought into how long your articles are going to be. Readers tend to lose interest in articles that are too long, unless you have tons of value to offer.

On the other hand, making your articles too short may also put you at a huge disadvantage.

Try to find a sweet spot between length and conciseness. Since the ideal article length is different depending on the niche you’re in, you will have to decide about the length of your articles yourself.

When writing articles for your blog, you should also be very cautious with how you use keywords. Making good use of keywords can make it easier for search engines to find and index your content.

With the right use of keywords, you can help improve your rankings in most search engines.

You should also take the time to understand your target audience.

The more you know about them, the easier it will be to write great articles for them. Understanding your readers will help you reach out to them and grab their attention.

Basically, the higher your ranking on Google, the higher the traffic your site will get.  If your visitors like you, they’ll keep coming back.

Video Blogging

These days, more and more people are starting to prefer watching videos to reading articles.

This is because videos can give out a ton of information in a short amount of time.

Back in the day in the late 1800’s (not really lol…just seeing if you’re paying attention), using videos for blogs wasn’t really recommended since it used to take some time before videos could be loaded and streamed.

Now that internet speeds now can easily handle video content, people have been quick to utilize video pretty much everywhere. Videos offer an attractive alternative to text articles.

Especially if you’re a handsome bald guy like meLaughing

However, they work best when mixed with regular articles.

An occasional video post will help you mix things up and keep your readers interested in revisiting your site. Dynamic and exciting blogs are a lot more attractive when compared to blogs with nothing but blocks of text for content.

Essentially, video blogging is posting video content on your blog in combination with standard articles. Most successful blogs post video content either once a week or once a month depending on the blog in question.

However, you can post as often as you like depending on your preferences and your marketing plan.

To make high quality video posts, you will need an HD camcorder or webcam.  Right now, I just use my Samsung Galaxy Phone which actually works pretty well.  So there really aren’t any excuses about not having the means to shoot a quick video.

Just turn the camera on and start talking…it gets easier the more you do it.

Choosing topics for your video posts is easy. Simply pick topics that are relevant to your niche market. You can do video commentaries, product reviews or product demos depending on your niche market.

Check out this video I made recently as part of a 30-Day video challenge.  It’s just me being me…just like I encourage you to be yourself when you decide to create a video:

 

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To better blogging,

Mike Harris

Mike Harris

About Mike Harris

Mike Harris is the owner and creator of WorkWithMikeHarris.net. He is a Manufacturing Engineering Tech that builds his online business part-time through the use of systems. *On a side note...he's a huge Call of Duty junkie.*

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