Are you trying to find out how to write a great blog post? Great, then grab a cuppa and let’s get started.
First of all a blog post is just an article which appears on a blog. Like this one that you’re reading right now.
It is designed to inform, inspire, educate or entertain it’s readers, or to promote a product or service that you may have or want to recommend.
This particular post is going to be educating you. It is going to be teaching you exactly how to write a great blog post from scratch. You will learn something from it and so I consider it to be educational. I hope it is a little inspirational too though.
The read time of this post is around 10 mins. Short on time? Listen to the podcast instead.
A lot of my clients ask me are blogging courses worth it. They tell me that there is a wealth of information for free on YouTube and Google, so why pay for courses.
This is what I tell them…
You get what you pay for. If something is free then it’s very unlikely to provide as much value as something you have to pay for, that’s just common sense really isn’t it?
There will be parts of it, or steps missing, or it won’t tell you the whole method but ask you to upgrade to get the rest of the “necessary” information. Of course, this isn’t true of every free thing you come across on the internet, but I just wanted you to bear it in mind.
Are you wondering how you can include Halloween in your non-Halloween blog and still remain credible?
It’s important for bloggers to keep up with what’s trending on social media and right now people are gearing up for Halloween.
I know it’s not even the end of August yet, but honestly, you have to start promoting your content at least a month before the actual event to give it time to gain traction.
So in a couple of weeks you are going to need something in your blog, Pinterest boards, Facebook page or Instagram posts that talks about Halloween.
Are you drawing a blank as to what to blog about once the Grand-kids go back to school?
I’m not yet a Gran, although many of my blogging friends are, and they have had their blogging activities somewhat curtailed this last 6 weeks or so; because of the school holidays and having to look after the Grand-kids.
Quite a few of them have been saying that they have got out of the swing of it, or that they can’t think what to blog about now that they are about to get their days back.
If you want to learn how to start a free blog you’re in the right place, however, if, at some point you want to make money from your blog and treat it as a business, I would strongly advise that you don’t have a completely free one but to invest a tiny amount to own your own domain name and have it hosted for you.
By tiny amount, I mean about $70 for TWO YEARS. Here’s why it’s worth paying that little bit for your blog.
Have you ever heard someone say they are a blogger and wondered what on earth they are talking about?
It’s funny to think now, but just a few years ago that is exactly what happened to me.
I was on holiday in the Caribbean and I saw 2 girls who did nothing for 2 weeks other than pose around the pool and hotel gardens. I was fascinated by them.
The whole fortnight they were constantly changing clothes and donning hats and other accessories while posing in the most un-natural ways for the camera.
Hello and welcome back for the 7th and final lesson of this series. I am so proud of you for making it this far with me.
I hope that I have got you to where you wanted to be a little quicker than if you had had to figure all this out on your own, if so, my work is done and I am very happy. If not, tell me what I could do better to help you.
If you have missed lessons 1 – 6 you can catch up here:
So now you know pretty much all there is to know to get your blog off to a flying start. You know how to choose your niche, how to find their pain points, how to research keywords, how to use those keywords to get found on Google and how to promote your blog successfully online.
A massive well done to you! Give yourself a huge pat on the back from me 🙂
Wow, can you believe that we are on lesson 6 already? You have done amazingly well keeping up with all the challenges and doing all the hard work that is going to get your blog off to a flying start.
If you missed lessons 1 – 5 you can catch up here:
Hello and welcome back for lesson 5 where we are going to be looking at adding those other 5 posts and then telling the world that you exist.
If you have missed lessons 1 – 4 you can catch up here:
I also need to point out that this email contains some affiliate links which means that if you click on them and then go on to make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. This is one of the ways that I monetise my blog and I will be showing you how to do this in a later lesson.
Okay, let’s get going with lesson 5
Phew, are you still with me? That was a bit of a task wasn’t it? I’m very impressed with your efforts though, and glad you are still with me after all of that technical stuff.
It gets easier form here so relax and enjoy the ride.
If you missed lessons 1 – 3 you can catch up here: