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
- Start with the headline. Headlines are difficult to write and feel like a pain. However, they are the first words that will be seen.
- 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.
- 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.