How to create great blog content
Ensuring that your blog content offers high value to your readers is an important lesson to learn, because no one will come to read your blog or find your offers if your content is not something they want to consume.
Know your audience
Before writing any content or creating any type of content, you really need to know who you are creating it for. Who are you trying to teach, interact, inform, educate, and entice to do something?
Understand the meaning of your blog content
When creating content for your blog, each content should have its own purpose and rationale. When you know that purpose, you can create it so much better.
Create long-form content
Add some content that is longer and deeper. This is a great use of your blog space. You can even create a shorter blog post at a time, then create a longer post that you link to each post to create a new long-form blog post that gets your audience clicking.
Use some short content
Add a bit of shorter content that addresses your audience’s concerns and narrow down the information you want to teach them in bite-size chunks, around 450 to 800 words per blog post.
Add relevant and trending content
Don’t forget that no matter what your content calendar suggests, news happens. If you don’t add that trending news, you might not be seen as an expert and accidentally send your visitors elsewhere to receive that news. Even if you only select trending content, it’s better than ignoring it or being behind the curve.
Use high-quality images
Using images that are obviously good quality stock photos or images that you take yourself makes your blog look much better. If you bookmark those images, that’s even better. You want the images you use for each blog post to move your message forward and bring feeling to your readers.
Use different content formats
Don’t just use text-based blog posts. Use a combination of infographics, memes, text blog posts, and videos. This will make your blog look much more interesting.
Remember your SEO
Although your audience may not realize it, good SEO is not just for you, it is also for your visitors. Using good SEO means that you use accurate titles, good captions, and keywords that your audience cares about. Everything helps. But so does the layout and navigation of the blogging site. This is what adds to the perception that your blog is of high value.
Creating high-quality content has a lot to do with your audience’s perception of the content, as well as the quality of the information you provide. If you want to be known as the authority on your topic within your niche, posting amazing, high-value blog content on a regular and consistent basis will get you there.