Step 1: Select a tested subject
A proven topic is one that readers are interested in reading about.
This shouldn’t be a major deal if you’re conversant with the market. It’s likely that you already have a tonne of topics in mind. Launch Google Docs and enter each one (use a notepad if you prefer analog).
Otherwise, writing about issues people are interested in is the only surefire approach to finding themes.
Step 2: Select the post’s inclination.
Your blog post needs to stand out in the more than 4.4 million new general blog articles that are created every day. In any other case, nobody will find it and read it.
Here, innovation is the essential component.
Julian Shapiro lists the following five novelty categories:
- Contrary to common sense – “Oh, I never knew the world operated that way.”
- Wow, that’s not how I was told the world operated, goes the counter-narrative.
- Astonishment: “That’s ridiculous. I never would have believed it.
- Beautiful expressions: “Beautiful. I couldn’t have put it more succinctly myself.
- Ensure that someone feels seen – “Yes! I feel precisely that way!
Step 3: Create an outline
The challenge of the blank page is the hardest aspect of writing. It is possible to spend six hours in front of the computer and produce nothing. Even the best of us experience it.
This issue is “solved” by creating an outline. Having an outline prevents you from starting your writing from scratch. You’re actually filling in the “gaps” in it.
Even better, you don’t have to start from scratch while creating the outline. If you spend enough time online, you’ll notice that the structures of most blog entries are remarkably similar.
Step 4: Compose your initial draught.
Now that you have an idea in place, it’s time to fill in the details and create a rough draught.
I primarily write in Google Docs. The ability to convert the headings I’ve created into headings right away is a benefit. Simply select “Styles” from the drop-down menu to make the necessary changes:
Step 5: Edit and polish your post.
The surprise is that, despite the fact that the action is referred to as “writing,” it is not where the magic lies. The real blog post actually appears during the editing stage.
After finishing your initial draught, this phase is all about editing, polishing, trimming, and rewriting. Editing should only be done after one or two days have gone, in my opinion. Why? because when you first finish drafting, you’re too emotionally committed. It will be beneficial to delete this attachment when some time has passed so that you can modify honestly.