4 Tips To Write Series Posts On Your Blog

Series posts are articles that are written under a specific topic, which has several parts – so called articles. For any sort of blog, series posts are really important to convey a specific message, or to teach a specific topic which can otherwise be hard to teach in a single post/article.

Here’s a list of some benefits of series posts to the author/blog-owner

  • Increased Number Of Page Views
  • Greater, Informative & Organized Discussion
  • Higher Social Shares i.e. Increased Social Traffic

And here’s a list of a few benefits of series posts to the readers –

  • Detailed Explanation Of The Topic
  • Wider Opportunity To Discuss Every Part In Detail
  • Easy Sharing Possibility i.e. can share one or two required posts with friends rather than sharing a full article.
  • Easy to access comments on single posts, hence knowing ore about the same.

All that explains the outstanding benefits of writing series posts on your blogs – regardless of the niche you lie into. However, speaking is a different thing and writing is another. Follow the tips below to make sure you’re writing your series posts in the best way they should be written.

Make The Titles Speak For Themselves

The title is the most crucial part of any article, and its importance gets a much higher ranking when it comes to series posts. That’s because any blog can have any number of new readers at any time – and without an appropriate title, it is impossible for them know what’s going on.

That said, you should write your titles in a way that any reader – old or new – can easily grasp the fact the he/she just read a series post title. Using phrases such as “Part #” or just “#” (the part number) can be very beneficial as well.

Use Informative Images – Usually Created/Edited

By the phrase Informative Images, I mean to say that the images should contain something that is unique about that series of articles. For example, you can add a small “Series Logo” (you must have created one if it was very famous!) at the bottom-right of all the featured images for the series posts.

This makes your series stand out of the crowd and attracts more visitors as it is something different.

Introduce With The Series’ Archive

Every article, just like this one, has an introductory paragraph. It is always advised, recommended and preferred to clearly state and included a link to the Series Archives i.e. where all the posts in that series are found.

This helps any reader to go through all the previous articles in the series – benefiting your blog more.

Have Specific Intervals

What if I started a series, posted the first article and then posted the second article a year later? Would it have any effect on any of my reader(s)? I believe not. That’s because a lot of things change with long times. Hence, you’re advised to have a specific schedule for posting the series posts – and following the same throughout the duration of the series.

Conclusion

Writing series posts is highly beneficial to your blog, but following some crucial advise will benefit it more.

3 Healthy Habits To Become An Efficient Blogger

Yes, blogging does need you to possess the technical knowledge of your niche, but there are certain other requirements & factors that bring about the efficiency in your work i.e. blogging. Many famous blogs only rely on guest posts, and the owner is only seen promoting his own products. On the other side, many famous blogs have a single blog owner that lifts all the weight and is the sole personality to take the blog from bottom to top.

All that proves one thing i.e. you need to be efficient in what you do. Hence, don’t take blogging as just one task of the home. It’s a whole new world and there are certain rules, certain requirements, certain benefits, certain disadvantages and certain competition. One of the ‘requirements’ is the health – both physical and psychological. Following are three habits that will help you lead a healthy and efficient blogging journey.

Write With Fresh Mind – Bad Moods Affect

Just had an argument or a fight over something? That’s normal for any human being. But did you just took a gadget in your hand to write your next blog post? That’s not normal. Studies say (and well, it’s common sense) that anything done with a fresh mind has a very high efficiency than being done with a pessimistic mind (you’re always negative when depressed or angry, right!?).

Writing – or doing any blogging activity (replying to comments, emails etc.) with a fresh and happy mind will lead you to a very efficient result in the coming future.

Write While Having ‘Your Drink’ – Coffee, Most Probably

Coffee is my drink (when I’m on business). You must be having yours. Any drink that soothes your mind and helps you focus more is highly recommended to be taken while you’re on business. You must have seen hundreds have coffee cups in their hands on their way from/to the business place – why? Are they retarted? No, they’re smart enough to know that they need a fresh mind to perform a task and their drink is the only instant way to do it.

but

..make sure you don’t consume anything that can influence your mind in any possible way. Remember the difference between ‘calming a mind’ and ‘influencing a mind’.

Write In A Pleasant Environment

Ever seen someone writing or doing any sort of business in a concert? I’m sure not. That’s because a concert has loud noises that can’t even let you listen to yourself. Just imagine how would the mind be listening to your commands? It is lame, but it is practical.

I personally prefer to carry on with my tasks in my room – it allows me the benefit to stay alone, have my drink, listen to my favorite music (usually on headphones) and what not. This environment allows me to be much efficient than I could be in my living room. That said, you should always prefer a place where you can talk to yourself i.e. a place that doesn’t have anyone except yourself.

Conclusion

Your health (both physical and psychological) plays a very crucial role in determining your business’s efficiency. Don’t overlook it just because you’re doing good enough – hope for the best, and remember that there’s nothing such ‘best‘ that exists.

4 Ways To Read & Improve Your Writing Skills

When you say that you’re a blogger, a major part of that phrase says that you’re a writer because no matter how well designed and well maintained your blog is, writing the content plays the most important role in it. If you don’t agree to this, you are probably not into writing and surely outsource that to someone!

Whatever be your case, it’s my honor and duty to help you become the best at what you can. Being a blogger for and since a long time, I can surely say that I do possess the qualities required to write an efficient blog article. Henceforth, following are five ways (suggested by me, of course) that will help you sharpen your blog writing skills to the maximum level. The effect would not be seen very soon, as practice makes a man perfect.

Read Your Competitors’ Work

Many follow the strategy that “He Is My Competitor. If I Read His Posts, I Might End Up Copying Him/Her!“, but I ask WHY!? I mean, it is totally in your hands how you are going to write and present something. Copying/taking ideas from someone – be it your competitor – is just an issue when you don’t want to do it.

Reading your competitors’ pieces not only helps you to learn about the subject being discussed, but also helps you to find out any mistakes that you don’t want to make in your work – finding your competitors’ mistakes is fun, isn’t it!?

Read Talents’ Work From Magazines & NewsPapers

The NY Times or Forbes Magazine doesn’t employ people from anywhere – they invite and endorse talents. And you’re one of the lucky ones who can easily get access to the outstanding works of those multi-talented people, right in the comfort of your home, room or even your couch!

When you read the articles of those highly qualified writers, you understand the dos and don’ts that you could follow while writing on your blog. And following those guidelines (which you have to find out in-between the articles!) is one in a lifetime opportunity.

Read Novels & Other Fiction/Non-Fiction Books

This is similar to the one above, but then book-authors live in a completely different world! Their writing techniques, their quotes, their usage of vocabulary, their paragraphing and what not! Novels are written to make your time beautiful and worth spending. But it does not end it their. Novels teach you a hell lot of things in life, which you would otherwise miss out. But it also gives you one lesson i.e. lesson of improving your writing skills. But to understand and find out the hidden skills inside the script, one has to read from a writers point of view.

Read BillBoards – Seriously.

It’s a must in every normal human being’s life to travel from one place to another, regardless of the means of transport. On the way (or around your neighborhood) are one or many billboards that keep on changing the ads with time. Those billboards are made to catch the attention of as many passers-by as possible. One thing you’ll notice in every bill-board is that they have a very eye-catching headline that grabs the eyes of the people.

What you can learn from there is nothing but what you see i.e. eye-catching headlines. Headlines matters a lot, and they’re the prime reason why people on social media visit your article.