What is the hardest part of writing a blog post? You’ve chosen the right topic, done keyword research, and created a few thousand words about a topic you are passionate about. It’s almost second nature once you get into a routine for content creation.
After you have written your blog post, there are still things to do before you share it with others. You must upload images and set up meta tags to share your post on social media.
It’s easy to forget something or skip an important step. We’ve done all the work and put together our checklist. Let’s go.
It’s worth posting
When you create content, it is easy to get distracted. Therefore, you should first double-check that your audience will be interested in what they are saying. If your goal is to be a thought leader, you must ensure that your thoughts lead. And if you are blogging for SEO, you will need to ensure that the content is valuable to all human readers. Ask a friend to review it and give you their opinion.
It’s incredible how many people forget to do this. Because even one error can cause readers to leave and prevent them from coming back, proofreading is essential for blogging. You can find help from a friend or professional if you need to get up to the task.
Add the visuals
Without visuals, no blog post can be considered complete. Visuals can be any visual content. This includes infographics, images, embedded YouTube videos, and even infographics. You can find Creative Commons licensed images that you can use in return for crediting the owner if you don’t own any imagery or photography. You can also search for public domain images. This means that you can use them however you like without crediting anyone.
Create a featured image.
This adds to the previous point but is still worth a heading because it is so important. You can attach a featured photo to your page using most blogging software. This will be used for sharing the post on social media sites. You want to make sure your post stands out in your news feed. This will allow your friends to click through to your blog when they share it.