How to Improve Your Blog by Solving a Reader’s Problem

Today’s episode is a writing challenge and is all about how you can spot and solve your readers’ problems, which is a powerful way to grow your audience.

Do it well and you’ll make a positive impression on people, create a memory and give people a reason to come back, and give people a story to tell others.

In this Episode

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  • How to spot the problems your readers are struggling with right now
  • How to anticipate your readers’ future problems
  • 5 ways you can solve your readers’ problems

Tools Mentioned in this Episode

There are a variety of keyword research tools available but I’m going to recommend you read Rand Fishkin’s “Beginners Guide to SEO”, which has a section on keyword research. He recommends starting with:

The team at Moz also have good tips about how to do Keyword Research.

Further Reading on Solving Readers’ Problems

Also check out these previous ‘writing challenges’ in this series at:

How did you go with todays challenge?

Do you solve your readers’ problems? If so – how did you work out what their problems were? Any surprises?

I’d love to hear your feedback on this approach to blogging in comments below.

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