The 8 Must-Have Ingredients For A Delicious Blog Post
The web is full of bland content.
How can you write blog posts that are so good that they make your readers crave for more?
Here are 8 must-have ingredients for a delicious blog post by Henneke …….Enjoy!
1. A tantalizing headline
- A delicious menu description encourages more people to buy – research has proven it.
- Just like a mouthwatering menu description, your headline needs to make people yearn to read your post.
- Make your headline sensory and specific, and more readers will be tempted to click through.
2. An opening that makes you want to have more
- What’s the purpose of your opening paragraph?
- Your aim is to get readers to sit down to read your post.
- To write your opening paragraph, visualize your ideal reader and sketch a scene he recognizes, because it makes him feel you’ve written the post for him.
- Then promise him you’ll help him with a sneaky tip, a quick checklist, or advice that makes him feel better.
- Your reader is busy.
- He could be reading hundreds of other blog posts.
- Make him feel that your post is unmissable because of the fun and value you’ll offer.
3. Subheads that seduce scanners to start reading
- Just like headlines, subheads need to arouse curiosity.
- You need to tempt scanners to start reading; and you need to entice wandering minds to concentrate on reading again.
Intrigue with a bold statement.
- Arouse curiosity with a surprising idea.
- Or promise a delicious tip.
- Subheads are simply shorter versions of headlines.
- Don’t miss this opportunity to seduce people to read your precious words and valuable advice.
4. Bite-sized sentences
- To avoid spoiling your content, read your post slowly sentence by sentence:
- Does each sentence add meaning? Or can you cut whole sentences?
- Can you scrap words to tighten your sentence?
- Can you make a wishy-washy sentence more specific?
- Next, read your post aloud.
- Are you stumbling over clumsy phrases?
- Does the rhythm sound smooth?
5. Breathing space
- Before hitting publish, review the look of your blog post.
- Is there enough white space to allow readers to rest their eyes and help them glide through the text effortlessly?
- You can usually spot one or two paragraphs that may put people off reading because they look too dense.
- Cut these paragraphs in two, or move one sentence to the next paragraph.
- Be generous with white space to make reading your blog post pleasurable.
6. Inspiration for dessert
- Don’t serve up a dull summary at the end of your blog post.
- Add an extra tip, take away an obstacle in your reader’s mind, or give some pep talk to inspire your readers.
- Whatever you do, don’t let your blog posts fizzle out with a bland summary.
7. A feeling of satisfaction
- Your readers don’t come to read a technically perfect post.
- They want to learn something.
- They want to be inspired.
- Adding value is more important that perfect grammar.
8. A sprinkling of love
- Blogging isn’t about writing and hitting publish.
- Blogging isn’t one-way communication.
- Blogging is about creating meaningful connections.
You can only win business with your blog if you add a sprinkle of care, love, and YOU.
- Readers don’t just want valuable content.
- They want more.
- They want to hear your voice.
- They want to get the feeling you’re sitting down together for a meal, a glass of wine, and a good conversation.
Now go out and make your next blog post delicious!!!!
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