Discover the Secret to Creating Amazing Blog Content

Discover the Secret to Creating Amazing Blog Content

There is a lot written on creating blog content that will attract visitors to your website. The essential need is making your blog stand out and being original, in order to grow your following, creating leads, inform customers, and/or grow your business. How do you accomplish this in a crowded field, when it seems everyone is competing to get their content read?

There is a general consensus among blogging experts about what makes great blog content. There is a formula to it. However, this list of best practices means that every blog starts to look like, and read like, every other. Have you noticed this? Do you agree?

If you search “how to write great blog content,” you will come across a list of professional bloggers providing you with a checklist that looks something like this:

  1. Use Eye Catching, Engaging, and Shareable Titles — Include emotional and powerful words, and ideally limit titles to approximately 8 words and/or 70 characters.
  2. Create Lists — Many professional bloggers believe list-posts like the “10 Best,” “5 Effective Practices,” or “7 New” attract more visitors, and these types of posts are now everywhere.
  3. Formatted Content — Many best practices for blog content insist on a strict format that includes things like a well defined use of subheadings, and even things like a strict limit on word count.
  4. Image Use — We have all heard it, the notion that even the most well written blog post is handicapped if it does not include a high quality image.
  5. Being Original — Now, after you made your entry look and feel like every other entry on every other site, make sure you are being creative and fresh.

I follow all these rules, and more, when creating blog content. Why? No matter what you think of practices that cause cookie cutter posts, they work—more or less. Why would anyone want to try and fix what is not broke, right? Wrong! We want to make what works, work better.

I want to share with you the most visited enty on Koffee-O-Matic: Thank You Mr. Sweepy and Sweepstakes Today! Take a close look. The post is not very well formed, nor does it conform well to best practices. In fact, when I wrote it, the article was filler. I had a bit of writer’s block, had just finished a few sweepstakes entries, and a topic was born. So, why has this “not my best work” become so popular?

What is the secret that makes this one entry the most popular, and repeatedly showing up in the list of daily trending posts? I believe it goes back to our discussion on semantic context, and the overall quality of content,. Google, Bing, and Yahoo! don’t care if you follow some tried and true formula for creating a blog entry. They only care about the quality of what is written, and if it is written authoritatively, in the same way your visitors do. Make sense?

The true secret to creating amazing blog content is the writing. You may be able to create clickable content that will get users to your site off of social media. Will they stay or bounce? You may be able to effectively incorporate SEO into the design of your posts. You may have perfect spelling, grammar, and sentence structure. What matters, more than anything else, is that your articles are informative and authoritative—which is why you read this to the very end.

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kingcool52
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kingcool52

Having images in your blog posts is actually really important. I think it definitely makes your content a lot better and more interesting. The thing with a lot of people nowadays is that they tend to have shorter attention spans so you need something that is eye catching to get their attention otherwise they will just scroll past that article. Lists do quite well actually as well so they are always good ideas to write content for.

lem.com
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lem.com

To start an amazing blog make sure to pick an good topic or an interesting subject to discuss that bring into line to your target reader then aside from putting a good quality photos in your blog much better if you are going to include an outstanding video that connect as well to the main idea of your blog.

Drax1
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Drax1
The secret to creating an amazing blog lies in your creativity. A catchy topic, well detailed and which has resourceful information is most likely an interesting blog. Blogs should always make the reader read more and more and want to read more even when through. Quality photos should also be considered vital in coming up with amazing blogs. We don’t want people straining to view the photo. The photo should also be relevant with the topic of discussion. It would be awkward, funny and way out of line to post a pic which doesn’t rhyme with the topic. All these… Read more »
Flex
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Flex

I definitely agree that a good article should be informative and authoritative. Because true readers are seeking for a quality content, thus readers will definitely finish an article. Moreover, a catchy title will definitely bring more readers to come in a website but a catchy and relatable content will make readers stay and come back to the website.

xobe
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xobe

Creating an amazing blog is a challenging task for all bloggers. Writers should think various of topics to attract readers to keep them visiting the blog sites. Much better if the content is very informative and useful for readers so that they could give good comments and applied on whatever they have read. Blog sites are very in demand because some people relies on it and most of them are very interested in ads.

Lexa
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Lexa
I have several blogs and although I break a few of the ‘rules’ it hasn’t harmed me and I don’t like my sites to look too manufactured. That’s the problem with some, that they look as if there is too much word stuffing, keywords put in which have no relevance, and click and bait headers that also have no relevance. These are tools people use to gain SEO but it doesn’t mean it’s a good blog. Some of most liked articles are short, honest, and snappy ones (250-300 words) and I think readers have a short attention span. You need… Read more »
kingcool52
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kingcool52

I would love to get some tips from you regarding how to run more than one blog. I am currently running and managing by own gaming site which features a blog and a forum and I am struggling to even find the time to manage that properly. Do you run your blogs full-time?

Click bait titles are the worst to be honest. I have noticed that a lot of blogs have been employing this strategy recently and it has just become such a nuisance to find that the actual content of the post is totally different to the title.

Timothy Alexander
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Lexa brings up some great points. High-value content trumps SEO best practices every time. And you will notice I write high-value, not high-quality. Good content writing is not about the number of words, readability scores, grammar rules, or any of that other stuff. Now, I’m not trying to totally dismiss writing skills, but value is providing information or being able to entertain. So, if the content connects with the readers, that is what is really important.

stunayoshivongola B.
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stunayoshivongola B.

Generally, we can get followers by starting to follow cool blogs, and by posting interesting content. Each blogging community is different, and by reading blogs posted at each, we can get inspired in the possible and create our own.

szerjhex18
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szerjhex18
Wow!!! this will be so helpful for me.Because last year I’m planning to create a blog for my me and my daughter but I’m having a second thought. Because i don”t know where to start, Making videos is easy but what context i will put is some way hard for me. And i doubting also about “If its really gonna work? I mean what if they will not like it, bashing or whatever” because my daughter will be on that blog and i don”t wanna read bad about my daughter it will be hurtful for me and for her. So… Read more »
Conrado
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Conrado

Blogging is one of the skills that i want to learn. Specially now that I discovered the potential of this medium to reach a lot of market. I am searching for different mentors and reading several blogs also. I can say that this is like a personal diary but blogs can be seen by other people. Thank you for this

markjun
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markjun

I’ve always wanted to write a blog. But for some reasons, I have never done one. Maybe this article may give me a head start. Thanks for the information.

michelle camo
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michelle camo

In my ow opinion a very good blog should be very timely, informative and well researched. A picture is a plus because it actually attracts the readers but it should really be entertaining so many people would definitely read it.

stunayoshivongola B.
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stunayoshivongola B.

Treasure a content ideas, because when you gave a constant source of content ideas, it allows you to publish enough content to satisfy the appetite of your audience and be able to create a amazing blog content.

sweetpot81
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sweetpot81

These are great tips essential for starters to create a competitive blog. Most freelancers are earning from this and I want to learn as well. It should be something interesting topics and trendy that could anyone may adapt into it. Adding pictures or images would be a great idea so it wouldn’t be boring. But ofcourse the amazing content will makes difference in the blog. It would be more special if you can relate to the topic as well. Experience is the best teacher as they say so.

Haley
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Haley

Being original is a big word, why? because before you do or write an article about specific subject, you will need to research, study and really understands it. If you are just going to gather the thought from another article, or in a book, or in a specific person’s point of view and put them all together, your blog will be like a compilations of other’s ideas. Now a days blogger wannabe does that, without considering the word originality. Make an effort to always share your own opinion, always remember thats your blog and your content.

abidly
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abidly
All the tips and advises you listed here are right and leading to right direction when it comes to creating blog content. However engaging visitors to interact, share you contents, comment and come back regularly, require all new strategy to work on. Sometime it’s hard to drive right audience to niche of your website until you can be found on search engines, so most of the work again comes to good SEO and social media marketing. With such competition in most of the niches is sometime hard to boost SERP and get noticed by large audience, but we all need… Read more »
gf208
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gf208

Your first piece of content should aim to trigger an emotion in your reader. When people get emotional, they pay attention. They’re also more likely to take action after being put into an emotional state.

stunayoshivongola B.
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stunayoshivongola B.

Yes I agree, getting the emotion of your reader is the essence of being a blogger.

fern2x2001
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fern2x2001
I am just starting out as a content creator in Youtube. And as i continue my work as one, i am starting to realize the need for a written blog alongside the videos that i am creating and uploading. One simple reason is that, there are still a lot of people who are only using “Data” in surfing the net. Therefore, they can’t see the content that i am putting up online. That’s why when i post something that i created online, a lot of people always say, “Could you please give me the recipe?! I can’t see the video… Read more »
Timothy Alexander
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Absolutely!! Having a blog will give you the opportunity to repurpose your YouTube videos and expand your reach.

Steve5
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Steve5
I’ve read many blogs that look the part of what you’ve shared. They’re eye-catching, fun, and creative. I’ve realized what they’re doing right. They offer a fresh perspective on what their content means for the readers. Whatever they write, if it’s written with a voice that not only attracts the reader’s attention but also manages to keep them invested, it’s a sure way to success. All successful blogs have dedicated their time to capturing readers’ hearts through authentic narrative. It’s not just about grammar and ideas. They don’t write stuff that feels artificial and immature. Maybe they can get away… Read more »
Barida
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Barida

When I tell some of my fellow freelancers that it is not all about starting a blog, but learning the best ways to run it is all that is needed to monetize a blog and make visitors visit the blog on a daily basis. I’m grateful for this article for it is going to help me become a better blogger when I setup my blog on relationships matters soon. Writing quality and catchy articles are still the way to go about getting the audience interested on what the blog is all about.

kingcool52
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kingcool52

I agree actually. I think a lot of people, myself included, tend to prioritize the appearance of the content by including images that I think the readers would love to see whilst reading the blog post. But like you said, it is important that the content itself is also entertaining because that will definitely ensure that the users read the blog content. Just having a good looking picture will just not be good enough.

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