How to Write a Compelling Blog Post

Hey there, fellow bloggers. I know it’s hard sometimes to determine whether people really care what you are writing about, so I’m going to break it down in what it takes to become a good article.

Relevance

If your niche is pets, write about pets, in some way, shape  or form. If you write about something that doesn’t relate to your viewers and followers, you wont’t get as many views, likes, and reposts. When  an email is sent out to all of your followers, they will only click on it if they feel like it will help them in some way, shape, or form. So make it count. You also shouldn’t spend time writing something if it doesn’t have substance.

Hook ‘Em!

When it comes to actually writing the blog post, you need to start with a hook. People will only click to open the article if they feel like it will help their life in some way, shape or form. So come up with something intriguing, whether its in the title, or the beginning excerpt.

It has been scientifically proven by several studies that the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” is often neglected when looking at articles. Most people, if not intrigued within the first sentence, or even page, will just stop reading. People really value their time, so write something meaningful.

Voice

Voice is one of the things that can make or break an article. It’s the tone that you use that can make readers cry, smile, laugh, and feel emotion. Voice makes the article more than just words on a screen; it brings the article to life. So developing your voice in your posts is highly important.

Here is some tips that I’ve learned over time that really help engage your blog readers. Hopefully this helped in some way, shape or form. I am also formatting my blog posts differently, trying to add headlines, relevant and pin-able images, and even trying to add infographics to make the information that I share more reliable and easier to read with a quick glance. Tell me if you like the new blog formatting. Also, comment some of your suggestions for writing a compelling blog post! I still consider myself a newbie, and I am inspired, but at the same time, just intimidated by all of these amazing pet bloggers. Just strive for success. I remember how excited when Genevieve’s Instagram hit 1,000 followers. But now, with over 18,500+ followers, it seems so surreal, but I also feel achieved!

Here are just three small hints, but believe me, they do wonders!

Thanks for reading, and till’ next time!

Elizabeth Prater

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