Writing content like blogging is a great way to share vital information. Aside from sharing products and services posted to the audience or customer, it is also an excellent way to educate or teach anybody to learn various things that interest them. Read more on 10 Important Benefits of Blogging For Business.
There are many points involved in writing a blog, and putting all these details into your content is crucial. The success of a blog depends on various factors while organizing and planning your blog post is one of the components of an excellent blog.
Here are some pointers to plan blog content posts from start to finish.
14 Steps To Plan Blog Post Content
1. Blog Title Ideas
In this first step, you will write down the draft of your title ideas for the blog post before finalizing your title.
Blog title ideas are the topics you may consider for your next post. You will establish the concept of this title to support your SEO (search engine optimization) ranking.
SEO is improving a website by increasing visibility and getting traffic from organic search results.
Your blog's title is a significant factor in ranking in a search engine. Thus, it is imperative to make this your priority.
2. Blog Post Settings
Once you have established and finalized your blog title and concepts, you will write down your title description and meta description, which entails the topic's essence.
The title description summarizes the content found on the page, while the meta description is the information about your page that can be found or searched in the search engine results.
Keywords are the key to outlining your meta description.
On this page, you can also note the categories of your content; for instance, the content may pertain to a lifestyle or travel blog.
3. Blog Content Outline
You will summarize your title headings from heading 1, H2, and so forth on this page. This will help in organizing your sub-topics in your content.
In my experience, I wrote down all my headings as a summary of topics before I proceeded to the blog content.
Doing this method will lead me to focus on the order of my writing.
You can input the start date of writing the blog to its posting date to keep track of your progress.
Check the box the day you begin and complete the blog.
4. Draft Blog Post Content
In step 4, you have to input the drafts of your content.
You will compose your introduction from your first heading, then your (H2), and so forth.
Writing a draft as a new blogger also helps in organizing the thought of your content.
This may not be necessary for veteran bloggers, who can formulate insights and wording faster than the newbie.
5. Final Post Content
After your draft, you may want to finalize your content on this page. There is a blank space at the bottom of each page to note the affiliate product you link to this page.
6. Blog Topic Concepts
In this section, you will detail the purpose/s of your particular blog and the hashtags you will incorporate in your post.
Hashtags are vital in social media, enabling your content to be found by the right audience.
Hashtags will drive traffic to your blog and improve the audience's visibility, shares, likes, and comments.
People interested in your blog content can easily follow you through the hashtags; it is essential to indicate this in your every post.
7. Marketing links
One of the purposes of blogging is to earn passive income. With that said, marketing links like affiliate products and services are imperative in your blog.
You can also input your planned perks and freebies that you may want to give to your audiences.
8. Content Checklists
Content checklists are to-do lists you may need to execute in writing your content post from start to finish.
You can review all the steps before publishing your blog to the public.
When accomplishing the tasks, mark a check or (x) mark in the box.
A blog note on the left side of the blank space can also be used to write important reminders.
Use this page every time you start new content enable to avoid missing some critical blog details.
9. Posting Calendar
Track your blog post from start to completion on the posting calendar.
You can write your blog's title, mark a triangle to start the blog, and circle to complete it.
It is vital to track your progress to determine the speed of creating a single post in a particular time allotted.
From this input, you can also plan the time to finish your blog on a specific day.
There are some questions at the bottom of the page as a checker if you can complete your blog on time and what challenges you may encounter to hinder your completion time.
10. Ads and Promotion
The ads and promotion page is an optional page. Here, you can write the social media platform you used and paid for your promotion, the cost, impressions, engagements, total audience, and engaged audience.
Some bloggers prefer not to invest in ads and promotions, which is fine. Utilize this page to track your expenses, which is also good data for deciding the cost of your ads.
11. Blog Post Summary
In the blog post summary, you can track the number of words you wrote in each blog, the number of external and internal links you include in a particular post, comments, how many times the post was shared, and likes.
Through the post summary page, you can measure what type of blogs people will like and share the most, and this would be your deciding point to create a similar post that greatly interests your audience.
12. Annual Blog Post Review Calendar
The annual blog post review calendar is a 12-month cycle monitor of your post. You can note the progress of a particular blog each month, such as impressions, likes, or any important details you can mark monthly.
This data will give you a picture of specific content that needs improvement or an update in the future.
13. Daily habits Checker
The daily habits checker page is vital in double-checking your work. Sometimes, if you are preoccupied with doing many things, you may forget some important tasks.
Through the daily habits checker, you can lead yourself to focus on your objective or goal in writing blog content.
14. Blog Affiliate Lists
Use this blog affiliate lists page to document all the affiliate products and services that you already incorporate in each blog post.
Specify the affiliate company where you got the link and the products and services that you include in the blog so you can track or monitor which blogs you get your affiliate sales.
Example: you posted a link from the ShareASale affiliate company with one of their product brands, BYTE teeth aligners, in your blog "How To Improve Your Teeth At Low Cost." If one of your audience clicks and purchases this link, you will know that a sale came from that particular blog post.
When you accumulate many blog posts with various affiliate links on your website, it will be challenging to monitor which posting's origin you get the commission. The blog affiliate lists will make it easy for you to check.
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