Blog Post Blueprint – 5 Steps Every Blogger Should Be Doing
My Blog Post BluePrint
Are you looking for more traffic to your blog posts. More eyes on you blog means you get to help more people which can earn you more money.
In todays article I list the 5 Steps every blogger should be doing, from writing the blog, to sorting the graphics and how they should promote it. So let’s begin and see how many things you are doing right.
You only have to look at most blogs to see how popular video has become. Today it’s so easy to record video on your smart phone and upload it to YouTube or some other video hosting site everyone is doing it.
This is a great way to plan out your post. I always draw out a little mind map which helps me remember what I want to say in the video. You can then use this mind map to help you write your post as well. For those of you wanting to know how to draw a mind map check out Tony Buzan’s Mind Maps for Business: Using the Ultimate Thinking Tool to Revolutionise How You Work.
There are 4 components to any good video. Use these in EVERY video you make.
- The Intro. Introduce yourself, Don’t assume they know who you are.
- Ask a question. This gives them some idea what the video is a about.
- Answer that question. This is your main content.
- Call to Action. Tell them what you want them to do.
So once I have the video recorded I move on to step 2, the graphics.
I like to find graphics for my posts and resize them with photoshop. This is something I like to do because it makes the load times on the page quicker but you don’t have to this if you don’t have the time.
There are 4 main graphics I do for each blog post which are different sizes.
- Featured Image. Not all wordpress themes have this. On my blog it’s the picture at the top of the post and the picture on the blog page.
- Images within the posts. Again I like to size these down to the size they will be on the page to load saving time.
- Social Media Pages. It’s sometimes worth mixing up some of the pics for social media so you can post a few times on your different pages and people don’t get bored.
- Youtube thumbnail graphic. I don’t do this as much anymore but it’s always good to have them.
Once all your images are ready you can write your post.
Find out the other 3 steps in todays video.
September 8, 2014 Blogging