For a very long time I considered writing a blog post as something complicated, it’s not.
Here is a basic how to write a basic blog post 101 post.
How to write a basic blog post 101
This is no different than writing in a journal or a diary. It works the same.
Write what you want to talk about, what you want to tell people, what you want to teach people and for the love of pete; write like you talk.
You do not need to be a spelling teacher or someone who writes for a living.
I would suggest watching a few schoolhouse rock videos to see how to use certain words or punctuation in your sentences just so you don’t come off as a complete moron though. LOL
First thing is this…Get a general thought about what you are going to blog about as this would be important so you don’t lose people or yourself halfway through the post.
Secondly is, start with a catchy title. Also as you progress through the piece, take snippets of that title for your other headings as you write.
Try to take the title and go through it in order. I am not 100% sure if that really matters when it comes to proper SEO (search engine optimization) for your piece but I am pretty darn sure that it may help a bit. Not only that but it also helps you tell your story in the order that your title shows.
- How to change the brake pads in an F-150 truck: Your first heading should be about how to change brakes and what you will need to do the job. Secondly, talk about the vehicle you are talking about and then at the end, tie all of it together. I hope you understand this.
It’s not difficult, most of us that went through any type of schooling, I am sure you learned how to do this. Writing sentences, I believe is taught is the first 3 years of grade school.
Here’s a few old school videos:
The basics of the basics
Remember, it’s just a journal entry you are sharing out. It does not have to be written by Hemingway!
Some people might like it and some people might not. A good friend of mine has a saying: Some will, some won’t, so what.
Write like you talk. Make it personable.
When I write posts, I actually open another page and listen to some music from YouTube. Get yourself into the mood of sharing what is on your mind.
I use WordPress to create my blogs and I suggest using it, it has an excellent word checker in it to help you through your writing. If you are not using WordPress then I can’t help you, I have only been using this platform for all my blogs and have no clue what others do.
Forget SEO. Unless you are one of those SEO specialists but most of us are not.
Just be yourself and all will be fine.
You see, even now, my brain went into overdrive on my post and I am sitting here wondering if I got all that I wanted to talk about when it comes to how to write a basic blog post and am sitting here looking back through everything to see if I got written down what I came here to chat about.
Don’t sweat the small stuff!
Oh oh oh…Don’t forget to put a few images into your post as well or maybe a video. This breaks up the text so it gives people a break on the eyes! This IS important.
Also, don’t run all of your sentences into one huge paragraph in case you want people to be able to view it on a cell phone. Keep your paragraphs to maybe two sentences or three, anymore than that will jumble your story all into one and that is difficult to read.
I know I am missing something I am sure of but this is a good start.
Thanks for checking out my post. 🙂