I do a lot of reading on the web (ok, mostly skimming). But I absorb that skimming, which is the important part. And slowly as I collect my favorite articles and blog posts I start to build up an arsenal of resources. Occasionally I would like to share those resources I find most useful with you, centered around a specific topic.
This Link Roundup is focused on creating better and more interesting blog content. If you have a blog or are thinking of starting one, these 5 articles can help make it a lot better (I refer to them often for inspiration and tips I might have missed).
I’m sure there are more (or better) articles out there as well so feel free to share some of your favorites in the comments! Happy blogging!
How to Become a Better Blogger: Start With a Thesis
by Greg Linnemanstons on Hubspot
Having trouble getting started on your new blog? Perhaps every time you put finger to key the amount of ideas you have is too overwhelming to start. The best way to overcome this paralysis is to craft a thesis or a purpose for your new blog. Find a problem and set out to solve it in 10, 20, maybe 30 posts. Get as detailed as you can with every post. Explore that topic until you’ve covered every inch of it.
A Simple Plan for Writing a Powerful Blog Post in Less Than 2 Hours
by Neil Patel on QuickSprout
For most bloggers, writing is a hobby or a side gig. They don’t have full 8 hour days to devote to their craft. Staying organized and creating a format for your blog posts is the easiest way be able to crank them out quickly and effectively. Neil Patel delves into some great advice for creating great posts in a matter of a couple hours.
5 Ways to Create a Deliciously Irresistible Blog Post Title
by Rebekah Radice on Social Media Today
The title of your blog posts is one of the most important ingredients. It’s what gets people to click through from search results and it pack a lot of information. Rebekah gives some good tips on how to communicate to your readers and also hook them in with your blog post titles.
20 Types of Blog Posts – Battling Bloggers Block
by Darren Rowse on Problogger
Writing your posts in the same format every time can get a little boring for you and your readers. There are so many ways to explain your ideas and make your content easier to digest. Darren Rowse rattles of a good amount of different types of blog posts that will give you some ideas the next time your stuck on how to approach your topic.
How to Nail the Opening of Your Blog Post
by Demian Farnworth on Copyblogger
Beginning is one of the hardest parts. I usually save that opening paragraph for last because you have to know what your post is about before you can introduce it. One of my favorite bloggers shares some examples of blog posts with great openings. When you’re stuck on that intro, look to these for inspiration.
If you have an article or two you think we could all benefit from, please share it in the comments.