Check for Mistakes
Mistakes happen to the best bloggers. To prevent spelling and grammar errors using a free tool like Grammarly can really help to reduce the mistakes you make. If you have someone who you trust who is happy to read over your posts this can also be useful in making sure your blog post makes sense.
Also, check links are working and take your readers to the correct place.
Add a Picture
Adding nice photos to your blog posts make it much more appealing to the eye when someone is deciding to read your post. Where possible, use the photo to enhance the storytelling experience. It’s also helpful to add a pinnacle image which you can add to Pinterest. We like to use images with the title of the blog post like the one below. In the long-term, if you add these onto Pinterest they can help to increase traffic to your site.
Keep to the Point
Although you might feel like you have a lot to say on a subject, it’s a sad fact of the times that people have short attention spans – Especially online. Keep your blog posts short and you’re readers are more likely to stick around. Google likes a post with at least 300 words but often 500-800 is ideal. Experiment with what your readers life. If you find your posts are longer you could also create a 2-part series. This way it gives you more content to share in the future.
Caroline Towers is a blogger, blogging educator & multi-passionate business owner. She the founder of The Content Edit. In her spare time she loves to travel, go to the movies, watch sport & drink prosecco!