Thanks to the internet and Google especially, finding topics is easy. Just do a Google search for your question or topic, find an interesting article or two on the topic, write a curated article and you’re done.
What’s a curated article? It’s like a small research paper. When you read your few articles you are looking for good informative quotes that you can include, giving credit to those authors, of course. You want something that is a few sentences long only and something you can add towards the second half of your article (this is due to the publishers like eZine Articles that like that). You need to write a catchy introduction so that people will keep reading and after your quotes, please write a conclusion summarizing what has been said and using a few of your key words you found in your Google search.
Let’s try an example: How to Write Blog Posts
1. a Google turned up these keyword versions and I want to include a few of these plus my original phrase.
how to write great articles
how do I write a blog post
writing effective blogs
2. Find an article to quote. On the Google search page I found an interesting article that was actually posted twice on the 1st page: “How to Write a Blog Post in Just 30 Minutes” by Mel Carson. He had a few ideas that were very useful, so I’m going to quote him here. He suggests to keep a content calendar so that you are not writing the same type of article all the time and to put aside time to write. Here are more of his ideas.
3. Start crafting a post a week in advance.
With seven days to go before the post is due to go live, start thinking about how it might start off and the way it might end.
You might want to sketch out some subheadings so your readers will have signposts as they work their way through the content. This will help you solidify the structure of what you’ll say.
4. Think about links and mentions.
An important part of any blogging initiative is linking to relevant content (both on the website and in outside sources) that readers will find helpful. This will aid with search engine optimization and your readers won’t reach the end of the post without a suggestion for further reading.
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Now do you see that I added a reference after the blockquote ( ” icon above)?
A word of caution, however. There are some sources that don’t like to be quoted, even with mention of the authors and location. This always seemed strange to me as everyone has been using quotes in research papers since the days of the first printing presses. However, be careful not to quote some newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal or Miami Herald. The online service, About.com does not want to be quoted, but Wikipedia and all the related “pedias” are OK. When in doubt just write and ask.
Last, we need a conclusion. I want to use more of those keywords that other people are searching for, according to Google. It’s easy to write great articles with the help of other authors and Google. Writing effective blogs doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Just give it a try and you too can put more content on your website that is informative with current ideas in just a short time. You too can easily write posts for your blog.