This is a guest post by Ramkarthik of Blogging Tune. He gives tips on blogging, and making money online. He is also a freelance writer for hire. If you want to guest post on this blog please contact me.
Everyday or at least once in two days we write in our blog with high expectations like getting linked from big blogs or getting popular in social websites like StumbleUpon and Digg. In the end, most the times we don’t achieve it. There are many reasons for not getting linked from big blogs. Maybe the following six tips might help you to get the A list bloggers to notice you (Though I cannot assure you):
List Posts Work
If you see the blog posts which are famous in StumbleUpon or Digg, most of them would be list posts. It is because List Posts work. This is because the reader gets a feeling that they can read the post in just few steps. Say, you write a post "10 Steps To Master A Language", then readers will feel that they can really master the language in 10 easy steps. List posts make it easy for readers and they would love it. But I won’t advice you to write only list posts in your blog.
"First Impression Is The Best Impression"
You can get your readers attention by using magnetic headlines . If the headline is impressive, 50% work is over. But when you have a magnetic headline, you should also give the headline’s worth. If I write a blog post "Warning: The information in the post will make you earn $1000/day" and if I don’t provide any valuable information, then the readers are not going to return the next time to your blog just by reading the headline. So fulfill the hype that you have created.
Quotes will provide value to the post. Don’t create your own quotes but add the ones which people know. In my last paragraph I have given a quote which everyone knows. Quotes will give your post a professional look. You also make your point clear by using the quotes. Make sure you choose the right quote.
Link To Relevant Articles
When writing your blog posts, link to the most relevant articles. Link out to posts that add value to your post. The links should provide the necessary information to the readers. If I write a post about StumbleUpon, then I will link to the article which talks clearly about StumbleUpon.
Picture is Worth A Thousand Words
Pictures express your thoughts more than anything else. That’s why it is said,
"A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words"
Use pictures that are 100% relevant to your blog post. Use funny pictures at times. The picture you use should convey the message which you are telling in your post.
People normally catch the message easily if you tell a story or give them an example and make them think. It maybe a real life story or an incident or it can also be a practical example. This is the main reason why we used to have practical classes during school time. We can understand anything when we think practically.
What things do you consider when writing a top notch article? Do you give examples? Do you use famous quotes? Share the factors which you would consider in your top notch article in the comments.