Creating a blog is a great way to share your expertise and gain a following.
Even if you’ve been running a successful blog for months or years, you’ve probably had more than your fair share of writer’s blocks.
Publishing engaging content regularly can become a daunting task if you don’t have a good research strategy in place.
Today, I’m going to share a quick VBO hack that’ll have you set to deliver kickass content in no time.
Let’s say you’re a freelance web designer and you’ve started a blog to help establish yourself as a thought leader in your field.
You want to write a post, but the well is dry when it comes to fresh ideas for your blog.
Here’s what you can do:
- Perform a Google Image search on magazine covers related to your subject.
The copy on magazine covers serves one purpose: get the reader to flip the pages.
There’s not a lot of space, so the copy is usually short yet impactful.
Read a few of the covers and pay attention to the headlines.
The headlines are where you’ll find a general idea for your blog.
- Pick an engaging topic and search for articles on your topic.
The first magazine has an article about WordPress security secrets – sounds like a good idea for a blog post.
A Google search on WordPress security secrets turns up several articles with relevant information.
This is a good way to find credible resources to inform your blog post.
Make sure that you’re not plagiarizing or simply recycling content.
Use existing articles to build a frame of reference, and give credit where credit is due.
However, be sure to add in your own original thoughts on the subject matter.
Remember, you’re the expert on your platform and your input is valuable.
- Use title generator to get a great title.
Now that you’ve got a topic and research to support your post, it’s time to figure out a good title.
Some people have a natural ability to come up with attention-grabbing titles that motivate people to keep reading.
Others need a little more help.
Fortunately, there’s a free tool that can help come up with an impactful title for you.
Visit www.title-generator.com and enter your topic keywords.
Keep SEO (search engine optimization), in mind here.
You always want your SEO key phrase in your title.
For our example, try ‘WordPress security’ or ‘WordPress security secrets’.
In a matter of seconds, the site will turn up 700 titles for you to use.
They all won’t be spot on.
Some may need a little wordsmithing, but you’ll have more than enough options to choose from.
How about “Are You Making These WordPress Security Mistakes?”
Sounds like a good read to me.
You can use this three-step trick come up with killer content for any topic in as little as five minutes.
Whether you’re writing about app development, video production or anything in between, or this VBO hack will help you deliver interesting and well-informed content that people want to read.