I just happen to love infographics because it helps me visualize complex topics. I came across this one on CopyBlogger that pinpoints essential ingredients that every blog post should contain.
One of the main points I need to point out is that you should start with a headline first and then the blog post content (not the other way around).
Print it, use it, and then let me know what you think of it!
Here is the complete post…
So. You think you’ve got yourself a good blog post.
You chose your writing style. You knocked out the first draft. You allowed it to sit for an hour or a day.
Now it’s time to edit that bad dog — ruthlessly. So that it has a fighting chance in the trenches.
You’ll want to pay attention to the details like avoiding goofy, but common,grammar mistakes. You’ll want to choose your words carefully so you say what you mean.
This will allow you to shed excess copy so that you have a lean, muscular article.
But you’re not done. You also must ensure that your blog post has all of the essential ingredients it needs.