Anatomy Of The Perfect Blog Post: A Complete Guide To Ideal Blog Post Structure And Formatting

A complete guide to the 9 separate factors that go into crafting the perfect blog post – optimized to have maximum traction after you hit the publish button.

  • Lawrence B says:

    Hi, David,
    As always, a sensational, chock full of actionable content and resources, blog post.

    What better example of a perfect blog post to strive for than this one. I found many things very helpful. For example:
    -I checked out Thrive Themes. Great plugin and reasonably priced
    -Image dimension social media checklist (I always forget).
    -I learned I would benefit from writing longer blog posts. Mine are generally 600-750 words long
    -I should include more images (I love images, but thought they slowed the load time down significantly)
    -I learned my link strategy was pretty good, but it may be helpful to add more links

    I can’t emphasize how much I’ve learned by simply looking at how you do things on your website.

    If most people only skim headlines and subheadlines and look at pictures, why spend so much of your valuable time writing the longer posts?

    Thanks, David.
    Regards,
    Larry

    • David Risley says:

      Thank you. In terms of why write the longer posts even tho people scan…. well… not everybody scans. Most do. And the goal is to entice some of the scanners to read through the use of the strategies in this post. Plus, there’s also the aspect of search spiders who will index irregardless. Plus, a lot of people will share it even if they haven’t read the whole thing. They just see it is valuable and share it. 🙂

  • Sharron F says:

    Again I’d like to say thanks for a very thorough and concise article that’s packed with value: A standard that is the norm from David Risley and Blog Marketing Academy.

    I thought it prudent to mention the following:-

    You said that you used Social Warfare plugin to create “tweetables”. Personally I used to create tweetables direct from the Click-to-Tweet dot com GUI, even before I started using SW.

    When I eventually started using Social Warfare plugin I wasn’t aware that the paid version allowed me to create tweetables, and I really didn’t want to pay for SW. I kept on with the long and painful process of creating tweetables from the CTT GUI but found that the response to the tweetables didn’t appear to justify the effort I put into creating them [the hard way].

    …So I stopped creating tweetables for a while, until I recently discovered a free plugin called * Better Click to Tweet * by Ben Meredith.
    ( https://wordpress.org/plugins/better-click-to-tweet/ )

    This plugin adds Click to tweet boxes to posts and pages. If you add the goo.gl plugin or similar as well, you can set it to tweet using a shortened URL which will bring people who click the tweet to your article.

    I thought I’d mention this for others who don’t want to buy the premium version of Social Warfare. I know it’s only $29 a year, or less if you purchase for more websites; but I decided against it and use the method above.

    One piece of advice I will give you; unless you’re a masochist that is: Don’t create tweetables direct from the Click-to-Tweet dot com GUI. Instead either buy Social Warfare or use the free alternative as above.

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