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Blogging Challenge: Write a Scintillating Blog Post in 1 Hour, Can You?
I promise a scintillating blog post-nothing more, nothing less- which is sure to give the readers goosebumps. It must be scintillating by every word, every sentence and to the last letter of it.When you finish reading it you must say, “O! Good God…, once more.”. And you go top again.
What else on earth you need if you could mill that captivating blog post in an hour? And yes, that surprisingly is possible. Follow this post letter by letter and send me the selfie of your jaw dropping expression when your post hits traffic beyond expectation.
I advise you practice this art perfectly (gain a baccalaureate in this!!) so you'll be able to carve an organic blog post or two even on a busy weekday.Believe me, this is going to be one of your lethal tools to skyrocket your blog traffic and blog earning.
What do I mean by a scintillating blog post ?
A scintillating blog post is one that scintillates. That’s all.
Yes I mean it. It must flash and glitter brilliantly with respect to reader’s attention and interest. If your headline doesn’t connect, you haven’t penned that great post as yet. If the reader is not mesmerized by the images and videos on your post it’s not yet that post.
So what exactly does a scintillating blog post contain? Match your blog post with this checklist:
- A central idea woven around a personal experience
An attention grabbing headline
An exciting intro
Original, unique, engaging but a short piece of content in simple and easy-to-understand language
A breathtaking visual presentation
A hidden value for the reader, appealing directly or indirectly (preferably a tutorial)
Real life motivational examples or surprising survey data
- Proofs for the facts you provide
Besides, it does not contain a single word that's not required to establish the intent of the post.
Some Scintillating examples
Above, I have talked about what a scintillating blog post must contain. Here I give some instances:
It's an art to write captivating head lines. Following are but some examples to show how the likes of Neil Patel and Carol Tice entice their readers:
- Your Blog Posts are Boring:9 Tips for Making Your Writing More Interesting by Neil Patel
- How I Created a Tiny Niche Blog That Earns Six FiguresCarol Tice
Value for the reader/ Motivational examples:
This kind of posts require research work and consume time but are sure to generate traffic and dollars. You may click any or all of these posts and have an idea what makes these posts great.
- How to Write for The Huffington Post and Earn Money for Your Work by Steve Gillman
- 12 Best Facebook Groups for Freelance Writers by Elna Cain
In the following post Adam Hughes has knit a post around a very original idea showing the negative effects of what you could consider your positive quality
- How Your Flexibility is Actually Hurting Your Writing Career by Adam Hughes
Proof of the facts provoded:
Click and go through this post and you'll soon understand why Harsh Agarwal is one of the top bloggers of India.
- ShoutMeLoud July 2017 Blog Income & Traffic Report: $50k Milestone by Harsh Agrawal
Breathtaking image in your blogpost:
Only after you see the lead image in the post will you understand how a breathtaking image grabs the attention of the reader
- Kill boredom at work before it kills your productivity by Vartika Kashyap
You have to have these before you start
Pre-requisites. That's what I'm talking about.
Before you start check for these:
- Whether you have switched-off your phone and similar distracting devices
- Whether you have at least 1 image and 1 video ready
- Whether the theme of your post is ready
- Whether your subs are ready
- Whether your keywords are ready
If the answer to all of the above is 'YES' you're ready to start.
How on Earth I Write That Scintillating Blog Post in 1 Hour?
ALLOTTED TIME (minutes)
Within 65-70 characters/Must contain the theme of your post and the main keyword
150 words/Speak about the main idea/ Mesmerize the reader to continue to the body of the post
Body of the blog post
3 to 5 paras each about 100 words/Cover all main points with an example for each.
Cnclusion and feedback request
About 100 words/ Write words that will get reciprocation from a reader through comments or pitching
inserting and properly placing your ready image and video
Choose optimum size and best location in your post
Overall formatting and beautification
Formatting should be uniform, Choice of colors should be sober
660 to 750 words
Challenge yourself to write the scintillating blog post we have been talking throughout. I tried to give everything required for writing one in an hour. If you've anything else up your sleeve, please share. Act soon because all said and nothing done is a big zero.