Few days ago, a good friend of mine, made an acid remark towards some of my articles, saying that the work of a blogger is about writing much but saying practically nothing. “Some of your posts are really cool, but others do not bring anything new” he said and apparently he is right. Definitely, in a world where the launch of a blog is a five minutes task and thousands of new articles are published, please let me know how could somebody still be original?
Personally, I am in doubt if nowadays somebody may be original, it’s a too harsh competition and the news are traveling at more than the speed of light (Einstein didn’t anticipated it). Being unique is considered a hard or impossible mission, a blogger must compensate with anything else in order to be more attractive.
The anatomy of a good post is a subjective thing, but each blogger, the same as a good cook has his own recipes to create cool posts. Here, I have shared with you my guide of making attractive articles, it isn’t something fixed, clearly it may be improved but, you have my word, it has really worked in 99% of the cases. In order to obtain a better article, I beg you to put your opinions into the comment form, hence any new reader finds a more complete article, but also he may offer other fresh ideas. Briefly: the more opinions, the better is the post, so help me and other fellows.
1. The title
Quantitatively specking, the title is easily negligible but its influence is bigger than you might have thought. First of all, the title has a great role in the algorithms of the search engines, an optimized title can make the crawlers happy while a less optimized one almost scares away any visitor. There are many opinions but the length of a title must be under 55 characters and it is better to avoid prepositions.
Having a SEO friendly title doesn’t assure the heaviest traffic in the world, there are other decisive factors and the most important one remains the reader himself. An eye-catching title for a decent content has bigger chances to be visited than a truly useful article but having an uninteresting title. Keep in mind: the title attracts visitors, the content maintains them.
2. The paragraphs/subtitle
Less noticed than the title, the paragraphs are also important because, in the most cases, the words are written using bolded/bigger or different fonts. It’s simple to deduce that the crawlers of the search engines and the readers are attracted by these modifications and they are treating these more carefully.
What should you retain from this point is that there is nothing worst for you than writing a paragraph without the content being related to the rest of the article or post. If you don’t believe me, try it and wait for a serious traffic dropdown.
3. The effective content
The effective post, the essence of it, is the one that gives the value of the entire work. I really hope that you learn this principle: a title, an image attracts readers but to maintain their loyalty and make them to come back is the kudos of the content. Consequently, if you want to write a quality post, try to offer your best here or else it’s improbable to be frequently visited. There aren’t many words to say that only the most interesting and useful tips are successful, so be careful how you put it.
4. The images
The adepts of the visual power surely will state that an image speaks better than 100 words and it’s true. In spite of that, I maintain my opinion that what you write is incomparably more important. An image plays a big role and a wise blogger surely knows how to handle these to his own advantage. First of all, an image attracts the eyes of the random surfers and makes them read the posts (obviously, how many times when you randomly surfed, just visited a link just because the image you saw was interesting for you?).
Second, an optimized image may bring a good part from the total traffic received, Google Images being the most “guilty” entity in this equation. To optimize an image isn’t rocket science, but many bloggers neglect this activity, it isn’t very complicated to add the “alt” attribute (alt is an attribute, not a tag as people are used to say) to describe the images. It may sound creepy, but in the entire world there are people who have disabled the feature to upload the images or the Internet connections are very slow (thank God that I have a very good Internet connection).
You should keep in mind that an image is very important and you must insert these in your posts in such a manner to disconnect sometimes people from the lecture but not to lose their full focus. The blogger who achieves this equilibrated balance clearly is a good professional.
5. The buttons to distribute in social networks
The parts from above are classical, until few years ago these were the components of a post. Nowadays, is almost unimaginable to see an article that hasn’t the two buttons to share on Facebook and tweet on Twitter. The power of social media is colossal; the majority from the blogs obtains the most traffic from search engines and social media, hence it’s a good reason to look closer at these applications.
These are the main components of a post and each one has its importance, a post without any of them is suffering a clear loss of quality. Their existence is still not enough, the components must compose a well-defined circle, together they are making a post and not separately.
Are your posts containing other elements or do you agree with me? Please let me know.
Author Bio: This article has been written by Daniel Pintilie a freelance writer working for for Go-Globe.com, a <a href=”http://cn.go-globe.com/cn/web-design-shanghai.php”> Shanghai Web design</a> company that provides web design solution in Beijing,Sharjah and Middle East.