Do you know, why no one is noticing your each blog post?
Is it not an awesome post? Is it inferior to the posts of other bloggers that are being liked, +1 and re-shared?
Or is it because no one knows you or because your post has some weaknesses? Or it may have a mistake of grammar, wrong information or any technically incorrect ideas.
Surely you need to write a post fully avoiding all such mistakes that may send your post into the hell of loneliness with no any like, click or reshare.
But apart from avoiding common mistakes you equally need to apply all the tips and tricks to create an unforgettable blog post.
Almost all bloggers avoid committing common content writing mistakes. But very few of them put some extra features to create a wonderful post.
Let’s first have a look again at a few common mistakes which you must avoid and make a post free from basic errors:
- Poor grammar
- Incorrect spelling and punctuation
- Difficult language
- Not focused on the topic
- Not friendly in tone
- Having a weak headline
- Too much lengthy sentences
- Irrelevant sub-headings
- Repetition of thoughts
All the above mistakes are structural mistakes. One must avoid them to make a post worthy of reading.
How to write an unforgettable blog post?
To create a blog post worthy of appreciation, mention, resharing and bookmarking you need to go a step ahead of just avoiding a few common mistakes as pointed above.
So these are the ten Cs or you can call them ten commandments to create an unforgettable blog post:
The art of communication calls for narrating the most complicated things in simple words. This feature reflects the expertise level of the writer of a post.
The ultimate aim of writing a post should be to make people understand a topic which earlier was not described in easy to understand way or it was purely one-sided without coverage of all its other aspects.
So being a blogger you must communicate in as much simple terms as possible. A person with lowest level of IQ and knowledge can understand it without any guidance.
Brevity is the soul of wit. It is oft-repeated proverb but still it has a strong message. Nowadays writing a lengthy post has become fashion.
A few enthusiastic bloggers just pull the length of their contents to create a great blog post. They talk aimlessly and ultimately lose their objective into the length of their post.
You can write a lengthy post but you should put much useful information and many strong points in it to keep the level of readers’ interest higher without any variation.
It means clarity of thoughts. First you must be clear in what you want to say. Then you must not be confused what you want to make your readers do after reading your post.
From the very first sentence to the last one your objective must be in your mind while writing each word of your post. A post without a well-defined purpose cannot be an effective blog post. So first set the objectives and then develop a strategy to write it and achieve your blogging goals.
Don’t write, nor describe nor narrate, just talk to your readers. Talk impressively and effectively. Your words must be meaningful for you and for your readers both.
It is necessary that they can get what they want from your post and you can achieve your ultimate objective from it. It is possible if your post is not a piece of writing but it is a piece of conversation. Readers keenly give their comments after reading it fully believing that now it is their turn to participate in the conversation. Conversation is always a two-way communication.
The source of information of your post must be authenticated. It is so easy to write on internet but to make it trustworthy is damn difficult.
Your information should be as correct as possible. If there is doubt in its correctness you should mention it to make it clear to your readers that it is not fully correct but a few points are very correct.
Wrong information means saying goodbye to your visitors trust and sending them to somewhere else where correct information is available.
So never be marketing manager of correct information providers.
Must confirm every piece of information in your post be it data, statistics or comparative analysis of two situations from multiple sources before referring them in your post.
It is likely that a study on rising trend of guest posting to grab back links has a bias opinion because of vested interest of those who conducted that study.
For example, sellers of back links don’t like the method of guest posting to get a link. So they may temper the data about the benefits of guest posting just to serve their own interest.
So must confirm such data from more than one source to assess its impartiality. If you can’t do that even then you can mention such data in your post but directly link it to the study that revealed it.
Ordinary people perform and extraordinary people create. This is a universal rule of success. Why all the readers don’t read a post to the end?
After reading the first paragraph of a blog post they fully know is it an old wine in a new bottle or quite new information with strong arguments.
So never repeat the old info. With the power of your observation and analytical skills create some new information to influence the readers go to the end of your post.
No one likes simplicity beyond a certain level. Contents of the post must be simple but the information inside it must not be as simple to bore the readers. It must have element of interest. It can be created by putting conflict in it. It should not be a conflict for the sake of conflict.
Your blog post must have strong arguments to support the conflicting points to attract more and more readers to read the post from the start to the end and also give comments on it.
A good blog post always has sequencing. First there is introduction of the topic, then important facts and information about it and after that climax. It actually takes the readers to a point where they ask you what to do next. Just after that a call-to-action works effectively.
So climax of the post must be so potent and powerful to influence readers help you achieve the ultimate objective of your post. It may be selling of a product, service or offering email subscription or any other depending upon your blogging goals.
Just one word can spoil your whole objective of writing a blog post. It may hurt the feelings of your readers, or hit a strongly established thought of the time or reflect your arrogance because of being a person confident to achieve success.
So care is the only remedy to avoid any kind of a situation which may hit the objective of your post and you get nothing after publishing it.
If you apply these 10 Cs while writing your next blog post no matter what niche you have, you will easily achieve your objective of making it unforgettable.
Now Your Turn
So, just start writing the one right after reading this post and you will feel the difference in your way of writing.
But before writing your next post, give your comments to let me know how much I am successful in achieving my objective of writing this post.