The majority of bloggers have either a day job or attend school or do something else other than just blogging all day. Whatever the case is i find that some of my best ideas for writing a blog post come when i am not at home on my computer. What I have created was basically a queue of posts or ideas for posts that haven’t yet been published. Whenever I get the urge to continue a post in my queue I’ll just open up the file that has my blog post stored and continue writing that post. Consistently publishing high quality posts takes a lot of hard work.
Becoming a better writer should be every bloggers dream and goal. Better writers can put together posts that can get the point across quickly and connect with their audience more effectively. Improving your writing skills will take time and practice. The best way to improve my writing skills is to just let some of my posts sit. Sometimes my posts can sit for over a week before I think it is time to go live with the post. If you sleep on your post the odds are that post will be 10 times better than if you were to just hit the “publish” button with some half ass article you just wrote.
Once you think the post is complete read it over, and over, and over and over again. Each time you read it through you’ll realize that you could worded a sentence better, explain the topic better, or you might even decide to remove something from the post. Don’t be afraid to have your post sitting in your queue for days, posts that are crafted over days will pay off in the end. You will get more links to the post, more notice from the social sites and just see an overall improvement with the content of your blog.
If you do craft your posts over time and you find that some of your ideas are just sitting in your queue for too long it might be a sign that you shouldn’t even publish that idea. Your posts may sit too long for a few reasons:
- The post you are trying to create might not be interesting enough for you, therefor won’t be interesting to your readers.
- You may not know enough about the topic you are trying to communicate. This totaly fine for bloggers and don’t be discouraged by this. Simply put if you don’t know what your writing about you will look like an idiot trying to make yourself look smarter than you are.
- The post might not be relaitve to the niche you cover. Avoid posts that won’t bring any value to your readers and stay on topic. If you drift away from your niche you will lose readers very quickly.
When you do write a post over the course of a few days you will find that you can constantly add more to the post. What I mean by this is you will always be able to come up with more ideas that you can add to your content which will increase the value of the post. Try to find content from other blogs or websites that you can link to in the post. This will help you communicate your ideas better, increase the value of the post and work on giving some link love to other blogs.
This is just one method for writing quality content. This isn’t the answer to becoming a better blogger but this does help me write better content and I have read from other bloggers that have had success using this method. The authors of CopyBlogger use this method of crafting your post over time, you can check that post out here. If you find that you can’t write using this style then don’t do it, we are all different when it comes to writing so do whatever works for you. Do any of you guys craft your posts over time? If not how do you come up with your best content?
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