If you’re a novice in the blogging world, or if your just like me and more than likely just click that publish button without even checking what you’ve written sometimes – then you’ve come to the right place. I’ll admit that before I was estranged as to what to really do and what to actually check when I was hovering over the publish button. I’m giving you 5 things to do before you publish your blog post – a checklist almost.
Reading all of my blog posts that I posted at the start of my blogging journey, I realised how many mistakes I had made. Mistakes in grammar, punctuation and information given. I was quite embarrassed, to be honest. Save yourself this humiliation by simply proofreading your work. This means reading through your article thoroughly and sussing out anything that doesn’t make sense. Apps like Grammarly, even proofread for you. This saves time and even mistakes that you may have missed, most definitely will not be skimmed over.
Picking a suitable time to post is crucial. For example, you wouldn’t want to be posting at 3 a.m. As soon as you hit ‘publish’, that is when you want to see the most traffic. Most people are not awake at these awkward times, and there are other times when people may be at work, college, school etc. In fact, the best time to post during the day is between 9:30 am and 11 am and the best days are Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Blog Tyrant. So be sure to check the time before you decide to share your work! I recommend scheduling your blog posts to upload at a certain time in case you don’t have the time to. Organisation is key.
Promoting your blog
A lot of people forget this very important step before publishing their blog posts. For beginners, it is very easy to get lost in the myriad of bloggers – new bloggers especially. Being a new blogger and trying to get noticed can be difficult. I suggest opening all your social media accounts where you promote your blog posts and have them ready for when you hit ‘publish’. Tweets and Facebook posts that let bloggers share their link to their blog posts are always handy. Making a pin on Pinterest can increase traffic and even trying Tailwind and you’ll see results! You cannot expect people to appreciate your work if you don’t put it out there.
Link to other blog posts
Publishing a blog post can also be an opportunity to promote your other blog posts. This way readers feel inclined to read more. For example, in this passage you’ll see how I have linked the reader to another article of mine using key words.
Readers are more attracted to key words rather than you telling them to go read it. Use of key words throughout your blog post show the reader that you write about more stuff and maybe they should subscribe to you.
SEO your post.
If you have no idea what SEO is, I recommend reading this article on how to SEO your blog post – for beginners.
If you’re stuck for ideas or have writer’s block, check out my 50 Youtube Video Ideas. You may get an idea for your blog!
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