How to Write Killer Blog Posts
Today’s post was written by my friend and world traveling blogger, Ryan Biddulph, owner of Blogging From Paradise.
The jaws of death stared at me, gaping wide, daring me to dangle my farang fingers in front of these monstrous mandibles.
An 8 inch long, lightning fast, terrifyingly savage Scolopendra centipede sprinted into the kitchen in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
After tossing the 40 pound French bulldog named Yoda (big ears, bulging eyes) aside like a rag doll I cornered the pede.
He began to climb the wall like a ninja. My jaw dropped. Then he did.
After a 25 minute dance with death I swatted him outside of the house, Aaron Judge style.
I knew that a Scolopendra bite was excruciatingly painful, often lasting for days. But I spoke to a neighbor who knew a guy in Bangkok who actually died from a centipede sting. If you were sensitive to the venom you could meet your maker via this large, primitive, aggressive guy that bites first, and asks questions later.
It got me thinking…..how in the heck can a killer pede inspire you to write a killer post?
Easy. If you lead in with a dramatic, eye-popping story, you lay the foundation for an epic, entertaining, killer blog post.
Are you excited to see an increasing amount of traffic flowing to your blog?
How about boosting your blogging profits?
Writing killer blog posts is the way to go.
My definition of a killer blog post: any post that captivates, entertains and educates your audience.
Follow these 4 tips to write a killer post that wows your community.
1: Monk It
I have heard how some folks write best with music playing in the background.
I hear ya.
Yet few of those folks make the battiest, zaniest, off the wall analogies between blogging and travel like I do.
Who in the heck writes an entire ebook on how being attacked by 2 Thai lady boy prostitutes in Bangkok teaches you 7 blogging lessons?
Meaning, find a secluded spot. Then write in silence.
If you want to kill it, blogging-wise, write in quiet.
I prefer locking myself in a room so the ideas flow. Because distractions block the flow of ideas. But silence lets the real, colorful, uninhibited, inspired YOU out.
2: Paint It
My best blog posts are mirrors of my vivid imagination.
You think in pictures. Like me. So if I write a vivid, imaginative, colorful, easy to visualize blog post I did some of your legwork for you.
If you really want to create a sensational post that gets shared like mad make it easy to see, or easy to picture, by painting a brilliant image with your words.
Example; I led off a recent blog post explaining how a fine mist of urine cascaded on my dome deep in the remote jungles of Costa Rica. I became a simian wee wee pad, courtesy of a troop of monkeys which urinated on me.
Can’t you easily see an image of being pee-peed on by monkeys in the jungle?
Paint your picture by writing 1000 words daily in a Word document for practice. Trash the document when you are done.
Writing regularly is the most simple way to paint a vivid picture through your blog posts
3: Practical It
Get practical. Really practical.
Readers devour your blog posts to solve their problems and to live their dreams.
If you give your audience simple, step by step practical advice to solve their probs and to live their dreams you lay the foundation for a killer post.
Rocking posts are practical, simple, clearly thought through articles. Meaning you better craft the sucker so someone with a 6th grade reading level can read, digest, understand and use the post for their benefit.
List out practical tips, usable techniques and helpful strategies that your readers can learn and use to better their lives.
4: Profitize It
Don’t forget to add a clear cut call to action to monetize the blog effectively.
Killer posts become that much more killer if you offer premium help at post’s end.
I almost always lead to a clear, simple call to action to benefit my readers and to grow my blogging business.
Adding that cherry on top via a sign off call to action adds more power and credibility to the post because pros, know. Meaning you are more likely to trust the advice of a professional, full time blogger.
How do you write killer blog posts?
What tips can you add to this list?
Thanks for guest posting on my blog and for these great tips on how to write killer blog posts, Ryan.
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Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on
Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur,
John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com.
He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon.
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