A Long time ago I wrote a post “Things to do after writing your post” which has gotten good response from readers. Today while going through my old posts on TTW I found this one and that made me think to write another post entitled Things to do before writing a post. So I sit to pen down my thoughts on this topic which would be a good read for all.
Before I start writing this post I want you to take a note: this is how we can get ideas for our next post. Yes, this post idea I got from an old post, right? So you can do the same as well.
Okay coming back to the today’s post – Things to do before writing a post
There are many things you should keep in mind and do before you start writing your next blog post.
Research and Read
When you decide a topic to write, your first step should be finding information on that topic first and to do that try searching in Google and make a list of 4-5 resources. Then do read them with concentration and collect the facts & information.
Why I am asking you to read when you are ready to write?
Yes, reading is must before you write because if you will write without knowing what others have already said on that particular topic then your post might look stale but if you do read them all to get ideas then you can intermix your thoughts & ideas with what you just read, you’ll be able to write a masterpiece which neither will seem stale or outdated.
Try it, I am sure you will enjoy writing after doing this and your readers will enjoy reading as well.
Think seriously about the particular topic
Now you have the topic and few references to get ideas, it’s time to think deeply on the topic with full concentration. Yes, sit alone and give a thought to your topic as how you should start? How you shod u structure and then finish the post? Also, what will be the examples to make the post clearer to the readers?
This might sound a little monotonous task but it’s indeed important to think over it in the beginning so that you may not have to stop writing in the middle and then think what should be the next line?
Keyword research is one of the most important tasks if you are concerned to get organic traffic. It simply means to find out the keywords which are getting most searches in SEs daily.
You may use Google keyword planner tool to research few good keywords and then while writing you can sprinkle those into your post and in the post title. It is important to have high search queries in the post in order to get traffic from search engines.
I recommended Keyword planner tool because as most of the searches come from Google only hence it’s good to target Google. You may use other keyword tools if you want to focus more on other SEs.
Disconnect the Internet
Finally you have everything which is needed to start writing. But there is one more thing which leads to distraction, i.e. Internet! Yes, Internet can be very distracting while writing especially when you have opened the social networking sites and chat windows.
So that to do distraction Free writing, Disconnect the internet connection as you already have everything offline which you need to write the post. This is the reason I said to research on the topic in the very start so that you would not be checking out the resources in the middle of writing.
Now all set! Start writing your post!
I hope I haven’t bored you with my words here in this post. Hope this post would help you prepare yourself before writing your next post. Did you like the post? Yes? Please share the word using social media share buttons and I would also love to hear your thoughts in comments.