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Blogging 101 | Things You Need To Do Before You Publish Your Blog Post

January 14, 2020

As if blogging wasn’t already a little complicated with SEO tips and changes with Google search, but now I’m going to dive into the topic of what you need to do before you publish a blog post. Blogging can be a lucrative, and fun industry to be a part of.

Whether you use blogging to make money or experience new things, it’s such a fun community to be a part of. With that being said, there are still some things every blogger needs to do before they publish their next blog post.

What you need to do before you publish your next blog post

Write an Outline

Sometimes writing an outline creates more work and might make creativity harder, but having a basic outline will help you focus on all parts of your new blog post topic. A simple outline such as bullet points and tidbits of information you want to share within the blog post will keep you focused on writing a blog post that stays on topic throughout the entire blog post.

Target Specific Keywords

Once you’ve written your outline for your new blog post, make sure you have some specific keywords to focus on. You might want to jot those keywords down on a sticky note. This sticky note can be placed on your desk in front of you so that you’re able to insert the specific keywords into your blog post as you finish writing your content.

Link to Older Blog Posts

Now that you’ve written your blog post with a target on specific keywords, it’s time to link to some older blog posts. Interlinking is good for SEO purposes and allows readers to click through to read more on your blog as you work to reduce your bounce rate per cent. Within your WP blog post editor, you can highly a word, click the link button, and search for specific blog posts to link to.

Write a Catchy Title

I’m sure you’ve heard of clickbait titles, you know those titles that when you click over the article has nothing to do with said title?! While you do need to write a catchy title, make sure your title pertains to what your blog post is about. You’ll want your blog post title to be something that compels people to click over and read, without sounding too spammy.

Review Sentences

Make sure you review your blog post before hitting publish for redundant sentences. YOAST is a plugin for WordPress blogs that can help with this. YOAST will tell you whether or not your readability is up to par and whether your sentences are too long. Adjust all of your blog post sentences to be no more than 20 words each at the most for maximum SEO.

These are just some of the things you need to do before you publish your blog posts. Don’t forget to create high-quality images for shares on social media. You will want a nice Pinterest friendly image within your blog post for readers to pin your content. If you follow these tips with every new blog post-publication, you’ll soon find that your blog traffic increases.

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14 Comments

  • Sim @ Sim's Life January 14, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Some fantastic tips that even old timer bloggers can take onboard! I need to be slightly more organised with my blogging approach this year! Sim x

  • the Curious Pixie January 16, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Some great advice here. Targeting specific keywords is so crucial to get your posts visible to the right audience.

  • Rebecca Smith January 16, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    I am getting so much better at interlinking now – I found it hard at first but now I try not to publish a post without an internal link. I swear by Yoast as well.

  • Rhian westbury January 17, 2020 at 8:07 am

    I’ve only started getting into keywords more now and it’s nice to have something to focus on throughout a post. Some great tips x

  • Paulina January 17, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Writing a post takes time, but to do other things like making it seo friendly, creatings pins, editing pictures is not an easy job. Thanks for sharing all those tips!

  • Cherry @cherylene.co January 17, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing these tips! I’m writing a blog and it’s quite a struggle, but this will deffo make the job quite easier! x

  • Dani January 17, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    I’m still a baby blogger & have zero techy ability so these tips have been so helpful – thank you! 🙂

  • Joanna January 17, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    I always leave the new written articles for a couple of hours before coming back and proof reading them. I feel that I need a clear mind to do this, same with checking if I added all the keywords in.

  • Cassie Mayers January 17, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    I really need to start linking to old posts. I always forget, I totally could of done it on yesterdays post and didn’t. Think I may go and do that now haha

  • Elizabeth Williams January 17, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    I really need to work on making my blog posts SEO friendly. I need to remember to work on keywords and naming photos etc. Very informative post.

  • Menna Rachel January 18, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Such great tips! So many things that I should remember when I’m writing.
    Menna x

  • Kara Guppy January 18, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    and do a spellcheck, I am terrible at speed reading and often miss things

  • Natasha Mairs January 19, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    I love using Yoast and always try to get my little circles to both turn green. I think making images for pinterest is important too.

  • Lyanna Soria January 21, 2020 at 11:29 am

    As a blogger, those are some important tips to keep in mind. It’s good to review and check what you wrote before posting.

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