Are you thinking about starting your blog writing job?
You have written a blog and are ready to publish your blog post on the site.
But wait, writing a blog post is not enough to get traffic.
Even if you have written an excellent text.
Here, I am going to share 9 things you should do before you publish your blog post online.
1.Choose A Niche Wisely
If you are writing your own blog then choose the niche in which you are interested.
Or you have great knowledge about that.
Otherwise, you won’t be able to make your write up interesting.
However, if you have to write about different topics then Research and read a lot about the given topic.
Also, try to find out the demand for that topic, are people really looking for that?
Always try to give something interesting, trending or fun to your readers.
2. Create an Outline
When you create an outline of your blog, try to include all points you know. And the thing which you want to add but you have to research on the internet.
Create a proper structure for your writing piece.
Heading, subheading, keywords and some main points which you want to include in your blog.
Also, keep your audience in mind to make your tone or style more readable.
3. Write A Catchy Title (How?)
Writing a catchy title may a tricky one. But you can’t grab the attention of your readers if your title is not appealing.
Your title should be persuasive.
People will read your blog only after reading your title.
And if your title is very interesting then people will definitely click on it.
Use the words in your title which can describe what your topic is about.
Also, you can add “Top 10…”, “The best…” The most…””15 things…, etc. to make your title attractive.
And the most important thing is adding ‘keyword’ for which you want your audience will search your blog.
4. Make it engaging (How?)
If your readers lost while reading the first paragraph then they will not stay on your blog.
Try to convey your message in a storytelling way.
Or you can use facts, data, events and examples to make it more realistic and engaging.
If your blog can speak like a live object to your audience then it’s your big achievement.
5. Add Images or Videos to The Blog
The image works well for any blog. it creates a more visual effect on the audience.
Also when you share it on the social media platform you require an image for the blog. Use images with optimal size.
You can use canva for creating an image. Also, there are few free image sources like pexels, insplash etc. where you can get free images for your blogs.
6. Focus on Internal linking
An internal link is a link on your content on which if you click, you go from one page of your website to another page on the same domain.
Internal linking is very useful for SEO of your blog.
First, you think of some previous blog posts that are relevant to your current blog post then just add a link to these posts.
This kind of structure gives an idea of your website’s structure to Google.
If you use the right strategy for internal linking before publishing your blog post then this will be good practice for your website’s SEO.
7. Edit and Proofread
Editing and proofreading are the last but most important process of your blog writing.
For editing and proofreading, you need some peaceful environment and also a clear mind.
Editing part includes sentence structure, language and style or tone of your content. If you read your write up again then you may find some mistakes in your sentence format.
Whereas in proofreading you need to check grammar, spelling and punctuation error in your content. And for this, there are few grammar tools which you can use to save your time. Like Ginger, Grammarly etc.
Grammar tools are very helpful for writers. You can save a lot of time for checking spelling, punctuation, sentences and more.
With the help of these tools, one can write more efficiently.
You can also use some online editing services like ProWritingAd.
So go with any of the above tools before you publish your blog post.
8.Use SEO Plugin
So now you have done the writing part. it’s time to check the SEO and readability.
You can install Yoast plugin on WordPress. and after that, you can access in your WordPress dashboard.
Yoast plugin is very helpful to make your blog SEO friendly. Which can make your site to rank higher in the search engine.
With the help of the Yoast plugin, you can optimize the blog. Few main things are Title, meta description, keywords, keyphrases and many more options with the Premium version.
9. Social share button
Once you have done with editing, proofreading and optimizing of content. Now make it easy for readers that they can share it on social media platforms.
Social media share buttons are an incredible method to get your readers to share your piece of content on their own social media profiles without leaving your website. There different social share buttons available nowadays and recommendations on how to use them on your blog or website.
For WordPress are so many plugins available that you can add for social sharing like SumoMe.
If you are confused where to place the share buttons then
Top of the post, left of the post, Right of the post, In-line of post and bottom of the post are the best options. But the top position is recommended.
Starting a blog writing is not that much hard work.
But making it searchable, readable and sharable is a strategic task.
If you follow all the steps with proper planning before you publish your blog post. Then Chances are higher to get more viewers to your website.