Updated: Jul 14, 2021
Before getting started to write a blog post, you should have a proper planning to construct all the aspects of a blog. Every single step should be considered as a major part of the blog. It looks awesome when you follow these 5-step process. Let's chem them out.
Summary of the 5-Steps
Step 1: Choosing of a topic, contemplating an outline of the blog, do a research.
Step 2: Selection of a catchy heading to grab the attention of readers.
Step 3: Start writing, either by a draft or by parts
Step 4: Add images or videos for a detailed blog post to get engaged readers.
Step 5: Proofreading your written blog before going to published. Edit the errors such as grammar mistakes, punctuation. Avoid repetitive content.
Let's scrutinize these steps;
Step #1. Choose a topic or planning
First, a disclaimer – the entire process of writing a blog post often takes more than a couple of hours, even if you can type eighty words per minute and your writing skills are sharp. From the seed of the idea to finally hitting “Publish,” you might spend several days or maybe even a week “writing” a blog post, but it’s important to spend those vital hours planning your post and even thinking about your post (yes, thinking counts as working if you’re a blogger) before you actually write it.
Long before you sit down to put digital pen to paper, you need to make sure you have everything you need to sit down and write. Many new bloggers overlook the planning process, and while you might be able to get away with skipping the planning stage, doing your homework will actually save you time further down the road and help you develop good blogging habits.
Note that you have enough references about your topic that you're going to write through the blog.
I. Structure an outline for your blog post
Great blog posts don’t just happen. Even the best bloggers need a rough idea to keep them on track. This is where outlines come in.
An outline doesn’t need to be lengthy, or even detailed – it’s just a rough guide to make sure you don’t ramble on and on about something tangential to your topic.
For example, this is the outline for this post that I sent to my editor before getting to work:
A quick write-up about your blog post that you're going to write
Section 1 – Planning a Blog Post
- Things bloggers should do before putting pen to paper – outlining, research etc.
Section 2 – Writing a Blog Post
- Tips on how to focus on writing, productivity tips for bloggers
Section 3 – Rewriting/Editing a Blog Post
- Self-editing techniques, things to watch out for, common blogging mistakes
Section 4 – Optimizing a Blog Post
- How to optimize a blog post for on-page SEO, social shares/engagement, etc.
Section 5 – Conclusion