How many times have you opened up your wordpress dashboard and starting writing out a blog post and wasn’t really sure where you were going? Many of us also have requirements that we like to hit with our blog content as well, such as having a minimum amount of keywords.
I was just around to write a guest blog post for a site that requires 650 words and I started to think about how I formulate my blog posts as I write them.
Since 65o is a decent amount of words, looking at your article as a whole and thinking “how am i going to meet 650 words?” can be quite daunting and also may sacrifice the quality of your blog.
Here’s what I do to plan out my articles before writing them… it’s dead simple, but works really well!
Objective: 650 words on blogging.
Title: How to Make Money Blogging in Your Spare Time
Intro Paragraph: Starting a Blog of Your Own is Easy, Here’s How!
- Writing the content for your blog
- Staying consistent with your writing
- Build out your internal and external backlinks
- Rank in the search engines
- Monetize with affiliate programs and ad space
Closing Paragraph: Next Steps to Get Started.
Doing that write up above probably took me a whole two minutes, but it will greatly influence how the article flows as I write it.
I like to lay all of this out in my wordpress post section and simply fill in the content around it, then bold the key points area.
Not only does it make it easier for me to write, but it also improves the reading experience as well.
The next time you are writing a blog post, try it out and see how it works for you!