6 Steps to writing a great blog article

Have you been struggling with writing and promoting your blog articles? You’re not alone! When I first started writing blogs for my own business, I struggled to structure the article for readability, and then when I was finished, I struggled to drive the reader to my blog. After a lot of testing, we have put together a great checklist to help you write your blogs a lot easier.

6 Steps to writing a great blog article.

1. Identify the Problem

 
How do I write when I don’t know what to write about?

How do I write when I don’t know what to write about?

 

Identify a problem that your reader desperately wants to be solved.

Length: one to three paragraphs.

2. Make the Problem Personal

 
When ever I get writers block, I check out Pinterest for some topic inspiration. I also run polls to find out what my audience wants to learn about.

When ever I get writers block, I check out Pinterest for some topic inspiration. I also run polls to find out what my audience wants to learn about.

 

Don’t just give information, makes your audience care, connect, and want to take action. Create a sense of trust by identifying with the reader by talking about how the issue affects their day to day life.

Length: two or five paragraphs.

3. Explain the solution through a Story

 
Sometimes I head outside for a walk in the river valley. I find sometimes it gets the creative juices flowing.

Sometimes I head outside for a walk in the river valley. I find sometimes it gets the creative juices flowing.

 

Now that you’ve talked about the problem and made the issue personal talk about how the solution to that problem was discovered.

Length: three to five paragraphs.

4. Solve the Problem

 
I’ve even created a simple guide including some great topic prompts that you can use to start writing your next article!

I’ve even created a simple guide including some great topic prompts that you can use to start writing your next article!

 

This is where you explain the solution to your readers’ problem.  Make sure to remember, don’t get into the solution, until you’re halfway through the article.

Length: as long as you want, but a minimum of three paragraphs.

5. Ask Your Readers to do something

 
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It’s not enough to tell people how to solve their problem. You have to ask them to go do it, showing them each of their next steps. Connect the dots and show how your solution actually solves your readers’ problem.

Length: one to three paragraphs.

6. Ask your audience’s thoughts

 
 

Always include a question to their readers. Give it a try!

Length: one or two sentences.

Is there anything I missed? I’d love to hear your advice in the comments
— Chelsea