When it comes to owning a blog, your content should be your first and most important priority.
Although SEO, beautiful graphics and an easy-to-navigate layout are also important.
But, none of these things will matter if your readers can’t get something out of your content.
Although we all sometimes struggle with writing unique and appealing content, it is important to put forth the effort to provide our readers with the best content that we can come up with.
If you put forth this effort, you will be greatly rewarded with loyal readers, a better connection and relationship with your readers and a better overall blogging experience.
1. Originality: Give your work a fresh voice
The truth is, your visitors probably read a lot of websites, blog posts, news stories and other information on the Internet every day.
With so much competition, it is important that your readers can get something different out of your blog or website than they can get from anywhere else, so originality is key.
When blogging about commonly discussed topics, it can be easy to fall in the trap of saying the same things that everyone else is saying, only in your own words.
However, you have to make an effort to give your work a fresh voice that will entice your readers.
If you are writing about a popular topic, consider adding a different opinion or view into the mix. You can also try to find a fresh way to discuss common topics so that it is unique from anything else on the Web.
Along with pleasing your readers, creating unique and original content will also help your search engine rankings more than you probably think. Google is actually a bit smarter than people give it credit for. Or is it?
The point is: make an effort to write something that is fresh, exciting and different from the content that can be found on all of the other websites and blogs out there. Your readers will appreciate it.
2. High Quality: Or you loose your credibility
Along with being original, your content must also be high quality if you want your readers to truly value your blog posts.
Readers know the difference between a blog post that has been well-researched and carefully thought out and a blog post that you quickly threw together.
This means that you might have to put a bit of thought into what you are going to write, and you may have to revise it several times in order to give it the style, voice and quality that your readers will appreciate.
You should also take the time to do your research. Make sure that you have your facts right.
Nothing is more embarrassing than being called out by your readers when you make a glaring mistake in your posts, and you will also lose credibility with your readers.
3. Presentation: No one likes messy stuff
Along with offering high quality and original content, you want to put some effort into how you present this content to your readers. Just like in many other industries, presentation is very important.
By carefully thinking out how you will present your fresh and interesting content to your readers, look for ways to make it more appealing and easy to read.
You don’t want your readers to feel like they are reading some sort of complicated research paper or a textbook. No one likes that.
Consider following these tips for presenting your content to your readers in an appealing way.
- Present your content in a way so that it flows nicely. Jumping from topic to topic throughout your posts is a sure way to confuse your readers, lose your credibility and make your blog seem messy and unorganized.
- Use subheadings. Subheadings break up long text and make your posts more appealing to your readers.
- Consider using bullet lists as another way to break down your information so that it is easier to read and digest.
How about you?
This is one way to write unique and appealing content, but there are many others.
Let’s talk about it in the comments.