How To Get The Most Out of Your Blog Posts

February 28, 2015

It's been a little while since I sat down and wrote a blog tips style post, and more so recently i've really been focusing on how I can get the most out of my blog posts and all the elements that make me want to read a blog post. So I thought i'd share a few tips on how to gain full potential out of each post and possibly what you could do to improve your posts.
Now these are just tips, not rules so take them as you will and if you feel you could apply some of these to your blog, then go for it!

1. Clean, high quality images - Seems like an obvious one nowadays, but for me imagery is key and often images are what makes or breaks a blog post. You don't need a fancy camera, although is does help, you can take some pretty good images as long as you're using good natural light, making sure everything is in focus and then editing the image after. You can get some great, free, photo editing programs/apps, so again no breaking the bank. I also did a blog post on Instagram Tips, where I share how I edit my iPhone images.

2. Introducing the post - I find a lot of the time, some bloggers kind of jump into a post without really introducing what exactly you're going to be covering. Now i'm not saying go and write a 500 word intro, but a short sentence or paragraph just to ease the readers in and sort of sell the post at the same time.

3. Cutting out the blabbering - I remember in school when you had a word limit to an essay, you'd add in a load of random blabber just to bulk it out, well you don't really need to do that with blog posts. Getting straight to the point with what you're writing, but still making the content relevant is always key for me and I often find myself rewriting some blog posts just because i'm blabbering on about nothing anyone would be interested in reading.

4. Spell & grammar check - This is a big one for me and one that I suck at, reading back through posts checking my spelling and grammar. I know what it's like, you've written a rather lengthy, time consuming blog post and the thought of reading back through it doesn't excite you greatly but i've actually had readers point out spelling mistakes, which can be quite embarrassing. So i've learnt to always reread everything and it does pay off, as I always find something to correct.

5. Provide useful links - Another obvious one, but providing links I always find is crucial. If you're talking about a specific product, then make sure you link as someone reading will probably want to further research the product. Also, if you've written a previous blog post that relates in some way, then again link that because it could provide a little more info on the topic at hand.

6. Ask questions - I have always, since my very first post, ended every post with a question. It allows your readers to get involved and interact with you, and it makes the comments box much more exciting to reply to. It also gives your readers chance to give you recommendations, as you're aim it help them through the blog post but they can also help you.

So those are a few tips on how to get the most out of your blog posts, and hopefully some ways in which you could improve them also. 

Do you have any tips?

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  1. Great advice, I recently started the whole asking a question at the end thing, I notice I've had tons more comments!

    alice x | beautybyalicee

  2. Such great tips and some I forget to do all of the time. I love adding a question at the end to try and get the readers feeling involved. One of the main ones for me is clear images, automatically draws me to a post x

    Amanda / Amanda's Escape

  3. Great tips! I always add a question at the end of each post too. I'm going to head over and read your Instagram tips too, I really want to make my images better as it's such an important part of blogging!

    Becki |

  4. Brilliant tips! I'm forever checking my spelling and grammar and asking questions at the end of the post is always a great conversation starter :) x

    Everything But The Kitchen Sink

  5. This was lovely and some great tips. I agree with the first one since photography has become a big thing nowadays but I do like when the bloggers I read are chatty in posts and it kind of let's me get to know them and it's their style but I know sometimes it can be excessive.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  6. Such good tips, I will definitely be using all of them!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  7. I'm still trying to crack the good photos one!

  8. I totally agree about adding an intro! I find most bloggers (I'm probably guilty of the first) write such LONG intros - or don't write one at all. A happy medium is always best.

    Angi |

  9. The thing that draws my attention the most has got to be the photos, like you said they don't have to be taken with an expensive camera, good lighting can make all the difference! I've been trying to cut out the blabber in my posts recently, I feel like most of them are unnecessarily long!

    Yet Another Makeup Blog.

  10. Blog post tips & tricks are always my favourite posts to read! Loved this :)

    xprincessjas | ♥

  11. Awesome tips - loved this post :)

    Anna Ruth

  12. Great tips!!

  13. Great tips, I will definitely try and use all of them x

  14. Charlotte Morgan1 March 2015 at 14:55

    Thank you! I do find it allows more interaction within your blog and thats one thing I love, is interacting with you readers xx

  15. Charlotte Morgan1 March 2015 at 14:56

    Thank you! Yes I agree, imagery makes or breaks a blog post for me xx

  16. Charlotte Morgan1 March 2015 at 14:56

    Thank you! Yes go give them a read, some really easy but handy tips xx

  17. Charlotte Morgan1 March 2015 at 14:56

    Thank you!! xx

  18. Charlotte Morgan1 March 2015 at 14:57

    Thank you! Yes, I love seeing peoples personality coming through in their writing style, makes you feel like you know them a little more xx

  19. Charlotte Morgan1 March 2015 at 14:58

    I think we're all guilty of it, my early posts are atrocious but they show growth xx

  20. Charlotte Morgan1 March 2015 at 14:58

    Thank you! xx

  21. Charlotte Morgan1 March 2015 at 14:58

    Glad you enjoyed! xx

  22. Charlotte Morgan1 March 2015 at 14:58

    Thank you, means a lot xx

  23. Bebhinn W Judge1 March 2015 at 20:57

    This was really helpful! Thank you :)

    Bebhinn + A Judge Less Life

  24. Jessica Mennie2 March 2015 at 07:28

    Thank you for sharing these tips. I've saved the post for future reference too. X

    Jess X

  25. Great tips! My blog is still new so Im always looking for helpful hints <3 Bee @ Bee Reads Books

  26. Great list! I seriously need to up my photography game. I think my blog would be much better if I practised my photography skills more
    Reinventing Neesha ♥

  27. ninegrandstudent3 March 2015 at 20:25

    Great tips - I'm really trying to up my photography game at the moment. I'm also working on HTML/CSS coding skills to create my own theme, and then I want to concentrate on SEO too. A busy year planned on top of working full time! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog


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