Blogging 101

in #ctp6 months ago

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I have been reading a number of posts about being creative in your blog posts and being informative and being constructive and that got me thinking about how does a new comer to writing, or even video for that matter, achieve this.

What tools can be used when creating a creative, informative, and constructive post.

One of the primary tools is to know who your audience is. This applies to any form of writing or promotion, without knowing your audience how will you know what will interest them or and what they will respond to.

The best way to get to know your audience is to research the platform you are using to write to. See what other people are writing and how they write and when they write and who responds to their writing.

Treat your blog post like a story

  1. Create a heading that you know will attract
  2. Create an introduction that will demonstrate what the post is about
  3. Ask a question and then present an answer by Introduce the character, such as laying out some specifics
  4. Bring the post to conclusion such as a recap of what the post is about

So the story of this post is that I was prompted to write this post after reading others about Creating Creative and engaging posts. One of the best ways to do this is to know who your audience is by doing some research and then work on developing a structure for your posts so that it has an start a middle and end.

Then, because I like to have a ‘Then’ The plot twist or additive

Add a graphic if you have one, ensure that there are no copyright or royalty fees on one if you have to find one online

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I aim to engage with as many people as I can that create great community content and engage with others by sharing their journey.

I will be up-voting posts that I believe are great community sharing posts everyday

I will select one post a day to get a 100% upvote from me and will post this banner as well as comment on that post.

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One of the other ways we can structure our posts that helps the platform and us in the long run is to kind of search engine optimize it. There’s a few posts out there that explain it but it essentially should have headings and paragraphs to boost its results on the web searches for information. By doing h1 and h2 in html or on here you can use # for h1 and ## for h2 to achieve the same results.

One thing I would recommend from personal experience, try limiting the posts to two a day if you can, and do lots of commenting instead. Having 3-5 posts a day tends to be seen a bit like spam and you won’t usually get good votes on them so bring it down to 1-2 a day to get good results.

Hello @cmplxty

That's good advice re the amount of posts a day, I think I would like to do at the most 3 posts a day as I have also discovered the Freewrite and I find that a good one for getting the creative juices flowing.

Comments I am looking at doing at the minimum 5 comments and up to 10, but engaging with new people everyday.

It is all an upward learning curve, so the sweet spot will present itself and with the help of advice like yours it will come wuicker :)

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Also, the good tip would be to explore communities here on Hive, as there are a lot of "topic-oriented" ones and everyone can find something for it's taste and interest... ;)

Thankyou @ph1102, I have been doing as much investigating as possible, and found some great topics to follow

Nicely written again. I like your style.

Also, a great resource for copyright-free pictures is pixabay.com

Thanks for the kind words @invest4free :) I have had a number of years experience with Images and copyright, and will be encouraging others to ensure they do not breach copyrights :)

Oh yes you absolutely should. Using random pictures from the internet can become very costly.

I like that you have broken it down to just a few steps, I think if people follow this formula they will produce better posts :)

Thanks @russellstockley, all your assistance has been most welcome :)

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