The last couple of weeks have turned up some valuable blogging advice for those who are working to hone their craft and become better blog post writers.
Not everyone falls into this category—some bloggers are happy with the way they write. Others publish videos or sound files instead of text. And that’s fine.
But for the rest of us, I wanted to put together a little roundup of advice on each of the parts of a text-based blog post.
- 4 Post Headlines that are Guaranteed to Get Readers Excited
This post by Greg Ciotti was published here at ProBlogger late last year. It has some great ideas to help you focus as your writing headlines, and produce really compelling titles.
- 10 Tips for Opening Your Next Blog Post
I designed this post to help you overcome Opening Line Paralysis (OLP)—something I suffer from often!
- How to Write Irresistible Blog Intros
In this post, Andrea Wren analyses possible introductions, providing a different perspective that I found valuable.
- How to Write a Great Paragraph
Tackle the techniques of great paragraphs with James Chartrand. This post is a great one for any blogger who wants to keep readers glued to their posts.
- 5 Tips for Creating a Truly Valuable Tutorial
Sharpen your skills in writing tutorials and how-tos with this straightforward ProBlogger guide.
- Finding Truth in Fiction
Andrew Dubinksy’s post about the power of story, which was published on Jeff Goins’s blog, is guaranteed to help you bring life to the story you tell in your next post.
- How to Use Images in Your Blog Posts
Karol K covers all the basics of using images to accompany your text content, so even if you’re not technical, this guide’s perfect.
- 8 Quick Tips for Writing Bullet Points People Actually Want to Read
I found Robert Bruce’s Copyblogger article very interesting. I’ll be trying some of these tips myself—who wouldn’t? Great advice.
- Is Your Link Text Letting You Down?
Here, Georgina explores a few different ways you can include links within your blog posts.
- 7 Powerful Ways to End Your Next Blog Post
Of course, today we published Ali Luke’s advice for wrapping up a post—great ways to avoid having your post trail off into nothing.
Have you seen a great article on crafting quality blog posts recently? Help us build this list by adding it in the comments below.