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How to Write Engaging Blog Posts

Today’s episode is about how to make sure your blog posts are really interesting. I share 11 tips you can use in your writing to get attention and maintain interest. Today’s podcast is a challenge to myself – to include as much high quality advice as I can in just 3 minutes! These are tips you can keep coming back to in future to keep improving your blog.  I’m also including a lot of extra resources in the show notes with examples and further ideas that you can refer to.

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In This Episode

You can listen to today’s episode above or in iTunes or Stitcher (where we’d also LOVE to get your reviews on those platforms if you have a moment). In today’s episode:

  • How to make your blog posts useful to your readers
  • How to share your opinion
  • How to cut out the fluff
  • How to visualise your reader
  • How to make your blog posts scannable
  • How to make your headlines catchy
  • How to show your passion
  • How to ask your readers to do something
  • How to tell stories well
  • How to make your blog posts look interesting
  • How to continuously improve your writing

Further Reading and Resources for How to Write Engaging Blog Posts

How did you go with today’s episode?

What other strategies do you use to make sure your blog is attention-grabbing? If you’ve got a blog post that has got much more attention than normal, feel free to include a link and let me know why you think it worked. I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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  • DCS

    Big fan of you, have been listening to your podcasts for the last several days so helpful! This last one though, felt a little rushed ( I get that was kind of the point) and I clicked it off about half way through. Not sure I’m a fan of the three minute thing. I’m usually listening to you while I’m working, or walking the dog so I enjoy the extended conversational formats.

  • Wow! This was really cool. These are points I’ve read about from you and others but I must say that I tend to forget some of them as I work through a blog. This makes for a great checklist when reviewing a post. Gotta’ go and get some pen & paper! Thanks much Darren:)

    • I agree, Shirley – I’ll be using these quick episodes as checklists for sure.

  • Great episode, man!

    Cutting out fluff will always be a challenge for me, but I hope to get better at this throughout 2016. I’m going to spend more time collecting my thoughts before I sit down to write, as I find this is one of the reasons why fluff occurs.

    Love the combination of longer and shorter episodes by the way, keep it up!

  • This is useful for me to today…since I want to really make people read my content, which in other people opinion it is very a field that is so much talked about and really criticise, but here I am trying to make them see the difference between my offer and the scam out there…thanks

  • Jeanne Harrell

    Good comments below. This podcast gave me a good laundry list of what to do to improve my blog. Thanks, Darren!

  • My main motivation is to share so that it helps others. Great to have this reminder today!