How to write a perfect blog post in one hour – step by step to generate thousands of visitors to your site
Many novice bloggers are afraid to start writing an article because they don’t know
where to start and how to write it to connect well with readers.
In this article, you will find step by step instructions for writing the perfect blog post
in one hour.
Not just any blog post though, this type of blog post that will generate thousands of visitors
to your website if you just follow the steps shown below.
Let’s get started.
When writing a blog post, I use a 5 simple steps to effectively write a quality blog post.
The main elements that you need to pay attention when writing blog posts are:
Title: a few words with the greatest meaning
Subheadings for text search
Content should be minimum of 1,500 words in length
Include social share buttons.
Step 1: Research (10 min)
Start with a topic. For example, the topic of this post is
how to write a perfect blog post in one hour. So, even before you write at least
one word, you should devote about 10 minutes to research.
When you select a topic, focus on finding keywords for it.
You want to be answering searches on the topic that are regularly popping up in Google.
This ensures you’re providing the best information for the most sought after questions
surrounding that topic.
To analyze potential ideas, use Google’s suggest feature. You can see below all the different
searches people are typing into google. These variations of your main topic are really
important to include if you want to see more visitors to your article.
When the keyword analysis for this post was done, the following queries were
found through Google auto suggest: how to write a perfect blog post in 1
hour, how to write a perfect blog post 10 tips, and how the write the
perfect blog post.
When you have some quality keywords, make a request for them in search engines
(Google, Yahoo!, Bing). It is useful to see the headings and description for the posts
on the first page, reading them can give you a starting point to base your own attention
grabbing headline and a thorough description.
To read what others have written benefits you in a number of ways. Providing you
firstly with a gauge to work off. If the first page of search results is a few forum posts
you have a good chance of creating a high performing piece of content. Some practical
warning signs come into play here as well.
If the first page of results is littered with ultimate guides and 1 length long youtube videos
you might need to rethink your main topic. You see the quality level of “ultimate guides” and
long form videos can take days sometimes weeks to produce. Therefore it’s well beyond the
scope of our 1 hour blog post.
Your goal is to turn your blog article into a sufficient resource for this keyword phrase.
The best way to achieve this is to ensure your post covers all points of view on the topic
and in detail to provide the best answers possible with valuable information.
Key Question Selection
So just so we’re on the same page the Main Topic will be: how to write a perfect blog post for 1 hour?
and other closely related key phrases will be: how to write a perfect blog post 10 tips, and
how the write the perfect blog post.
Recently I purchased a 3D printer to fuel a hobby of mine in 3D modelling and creating.
the model of the printer was named “ender 3” so I decided to carry out a keyword search
for ender 3 to see what people needed help with related to their very own ender 3 printers.
The following searches popped up after entering “ender 3 how to …”
All these searches are common questions people have about this model of printer so I
decided to write a blog about one of those topics “ender 3 how to change filament which
for examples sake you can see here.
So this free way to discover questions people need answered through one of the most
popular search engines online is a helpful way to include valuable content that will receive
visitors from Google which is the ultimate goal most website and business owners are
Step 2. Brainstorming and Structuring (10 min)
The first step in the brainstorming process is to create a headline based on your
primary and secondary keywords. For SEO optimization purposes, your title should
be 50 or fewer characters to fit in your search query string.
8 out of 10 people will read your headline. 2 out of 10 will read the rest of the post. Statistics
show that the headline determines the failure or success of content being read online.
So how do you write a successful headline?
As you can see, the main and secondary key queries are present in the header:
“How to write a perfect blog post in 1 hour? – step by step instructions”
You should start with the headline because it allows you to disclose the content of the article.
Once the title has been verified, you can begin to structure the subheadings for your blog post.
Depending on how deep the topic will be opened, you can use the first and second
level of subheadings. The first level of subheadings in this post are steps, and the
second headings of the second level act as a quick scan so that you can understand
the meaning of the section without even reading it.
If you use WordPress as a content management system, you can use the Table of
Contents Plus plugin to automatically create headings.
Step 3: Writing (25 min)
Of all the time it usually takes to create a blog post, only half is spent on the
Engage readers with entry
Following the headline, the introduction is the most important part of the post.
If you get the attention of readers and convince them of the importance in reading
the post, they will read your article.
In this post, the importance of reading is emphasized with the rewards that can be
obtained by following this step-by-step instruction – tens of thousands of visitors
Fill in the subheadings
Begin by writing all subheadings first before the main content of your blog post.
Writing becomes much easier when all your left with is expanding upon each sub heading
as you write the main content of your blog post. This provides much needed structure to your
writing letting you know where you’re up to and how far through the blog post you are.
When you finish each subheading try to insert a picture, a long quote, or a list to
make it more readable. Making the images relevant to the content helps readers remember
content much easier than if it had no images at all.
Complete it with a conclusion.
There are three purposes for which a conclusion is written:
- Once again, emphasize the main points of the article – What should readers remember?
How should they feel after reading?
- Establish a logical connection with the introduction – If you have any creative idea in the
introduction, return to it in the conclusion once more.
- Encourage them to act – encourage the reader to follow your advice. So end the post with
a call to action that motivates them to do so.
Edit the content
Now it’s time to read the whole article to get a holistic view of the content. Make sure that it
effectively shows exactly the message that you want to tell the reader. You will edit the
grammar and style of the sentences later.
Step 4: Placing (10 min)
When posting an article, there are five things to keep in mind:
-Metadata based on your keyword research, add the title and description meta tags.
WordPressSEObyYOAST is a great SEO plugin for optimizing your WordPress blog.
All in one SEO is another great option and is what I use on this WordPress site.
-Category: Select the relevant category for your post.
-Tags :Add tags linking this post to previous posts on your blog that discuss similar topics.
-Excerpts: If you use excerpts/quotes in the subject, write a short description of the post,
a paragraph describing the main idea.
-Custom fields: If you use custom fields, enable them.
Step 5: Editing (5 min)
Now, having finished the crux of the writing we begin editing:
- Edit the grammar: Select “Visual Editor” to edit the post as it will look on the site.
During this stage of editing, focus on grammar errors, typos, and syntax.
- Choose a picture for the post: To search for images, you can use the site compfight.com
in the Creative Commons section of Flickr. Find a photo that you like and do not forget
to refer to the author.
- Add additional pictures: Photos are 6 times easier to remember than text. Therefore,
people will not only read your notes with great interest, but they will also remember
- Insert internal and external links: Link to two or three previous posts because it’s good
for internal SEO optimization and for keeping people on your site. If you think that the
reader should benefit from some external resource or tool (such as Compfight.com), then
link to them.
- Make final edits: Edit the post permanently, with all the images inserted.
- Place the sharing buttons An ideal blog should contain buttons for publishing on social
networks. Your task is to place them in the most convenient places, in the header or footer
or the sidebar of your post.
This process may seem tedious and time-consuming to someone, and you may not want to start it.
However, this step by step instruction is applicable for any possible article. As a result, search
engines will send tens of thousands of visitors to your sites. So, instead of stuffing 10-15 short posts
that are written in a hurry and are unlikely to attract any kind of traffic, spend a little more
time writing 2-3 well thought out, planned and structured posts.
By publishing useful articles, you make the Internet a little better.
So start writing your ideal blog post now, and remember that ideal posts:
Have a practical application
Contain visual elements
Are relevant now
Are based on specific solutions
Entertain the user
Have a conclusion.