How to Format Your Blog Articles Like a Pro

How to Format Your Blog Articles Like a Pro

Are you unsure how to format your blog articles?

Would you like a few easy tips that will decrease the time you spend blogging?

Hello, everyone! How has your week been? Today, I wanted to discuss how to format our blog articles like the pros.

Like I’ve said before, a successful blog article is like a good recipe. It has a little of this and a little of that. The little bit of this that I want to focus on today is how having a good format will not only promote the success of your blog but can also save you time.

Blog Formatting Saves You Time

Yes, you read it right. Formatting like a pro actually means saving time.

Okay, I might be risking you all thinking I’m a nerd, but when I’m planning a new post, I actually think in terms of how I format my articles. So, I’ll be cooking breakfast, while thinking, Ok, I’ll use bullet points for explaining this topic and I’ll ask this question.

After breakfast when the little lady finally goes down for her nap, I make my way to my desk, recall what I’ve already planned and finish my article in half the time. I know, I really said half the time.

Why a Good Formatting Promotes the Success of Your Blog

We want to keep our readers reading and a good format can help with that. The format should provide your readers with an easy-to-read and easy-to-skim article. Not only that, but you can also appeal to people who do not generally like change. Make your articles look comfortable and unchanging.

A Few Tips That Will Get You Blogging Like A Pro

  1. Start with the headline. Headlines are difficult to write and feel like a pain. However, they are the first words that will be seen.
  2. Next, pose 1-2 questions that you plan on answering during the article. These questions are extensions of your headline and should give you another chance to draw the readers in. Don’t be afraid to bold them.
  3. Highlight your topics with bold. Whatever your point in the paragraph is – I recommend taking that point, bold it and putting it at the top of the paragraph. This will add to your easy to read factor. One huge goal with however you do your format is to promote the easy to read factor and allow for skimmers to get the jest. Another goal is to highlight your amazing content. Don’t be afraid of white space and allowing for room in your article either.

What is your favorite part of how you format your blog articles? Please share your thoughts below.

Christine King is a staff writer at R & R Web Design LLC. She is passionate about writing and loves what blogging and businesses can achieve. Armed with her degree in social work, she brings the unique ability to motivate readers in every blog article she writes. She specializes in creating content and writing blog articles for a variety of businesses at R & R Web Design LLC.

10 comments on “How to Format Your Blog Articles Like a Pro
  1. Michelle says:

    Great advice – I know I need to pay more attention at times! I need to go check out your post on Google Authorship too!

    • Michelle,
      I am so glad you found this article helpful! Robin, the owner and web designer herself did such an amazing job with her article on Google Authorship. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Caroline says:

    Christine – I think formatting a post is a real art and I must admit that it takes me a little more time than if I didn’t do it. For me it’s about putting myself in the reader’s shoes. I also think that the use of images very much comes into this also.

    • Caroline,
      I love the way you approach formatting your articles. Changing our perspective and putting yourself in our readers shoes is one of the best things we can do as writers. You are so right about the images too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Veronica Athanasiou says:

    I’ll try ALL of these on my next article. I find I must always include a visual, however you don’t include it here. I admire you being able to remember what you decide after breakfast until the early afternoon when you can actually write it down. I must write my ideas on my kitchen’s block or they’re gone! Thanks for the tips Christine. Always a pleasure to read your articles.

    • Veronica,
      Oh man, you and Caroline have caught me. Images are so important to formatting your articles and really should never be forgotten. Shame on me. 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoy reading these articles and find them helpful. If I’m honest, sometimes, I don’t remember my ideas before nap time. You are so smart to write down your ideas! That in and of itself will save you time. 🙂 Thank you for your comment!

  4. Katherine says:

    Christine, this a great post because design issues are often overlooked by bloggers. Layout is one of the only aesthetic elements that indirectly effect SEO. By following the tips you described, bloggers will see their bounce rate decrease and the time spent on their sites will increase.

    • Katherine,
      You are right on! A good layout can really put you ahead of your competitors. I’m so glad you enjoyed the tips! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Delia says:

    Oh, I have so many favourite tips on formatting blog posts 🙂
    Extremely important factor, I must say more important that the content itself, it’s true!