Want More Than an Outstanding Blog Post?

outstanding-blog-postYour dream of an outstanding blog post, could go like this…

You finish off what you know is a great and outstanding blog post, hit publish and sit back and wait for your traffic stats that show thousands of visitors read your post, commented, shared, and are opting into your email list.

Can you feel it?

It’s an amazing feeling when it happens.

It does happen quite often, and probably has happened to you, already! Right…

  • Because you’re blogging machine is in place with your content as the fuel that runs the engine.

OK – I know, you know that a hooky headline, great pictures, compelling content is not enough.

  • You have to write to attract an audience who participates…

With your outstanding blog post that is just so compelling that:

  • Your visitors want to share after reading it all the way to the bottom,
  • Then tweet, Stumble, or share on Facebook, even email it to a friend.

Now the whole progression of helping this happen gets a lot more complex and exciting as you create a community of loyal fans.

  • Your readers are going to share something that they can support and associate with.

>>> You’ll start to see an immediate and positive change in Google search results.

Did you know that…

  • Touching on your readers’ emotions is very important to getting your content read and shared.

Your readers are more likely to share something if they feel it will work, or is inspiring.

Or, it’s just one of those outstanding blog posts, called great content.

  • Giving an in depth insiders’ training about a specific topic.

The point here is to understand some of the problems your readers may be having, so you can give ideas with a solution that will resonate with them.

  •  including workable information and practical how-to’s are that your audience may want.
You probably write about what you’ve done, that worked really well.
>>> Keep it so interesting that it becomes your outstanding blog post!
  • Great graphics that apply to the content,

It takes some time to create a very useful and interesting graphic. But it’s well worth it, when it ties in with your great content.

  • Maybe case studies will give that boost to your blog post attraction power?

An account of what happened with facts and figures will help your prove a point.

Now, I’m sure you’ve heard this before?

The more fascinating, surprising, and convincing your facts and figures, the more popular your content will be.

  • Audio or video…

Adding videos and podcasts is a great way to reach your readers with something a bit more fun and special.

> Videos are very immediate, real, and visual.

> Podcasts can go with your audience as they are driving, jogging, or walking their dogs.

  • And some inspiring ideas.

When your content causes people to step back and think about what you said?

It may be shared more.

Using one or each of these ideas may be just what you need to connect with your audience, your readers, even as you have an even greater sense of achievement in getting your outstanding blog post published and shared.

Now it’s your time….to grow and share your blog with the world… 

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What are others saying?

Thank you, Donna. I needed to read this today. Sometimes as a blogger we get caught up in things around us that we lose focus. Thanks for bringing back on task.” Mary Burris recently posted..Break Up Songs: Since U Been Gone

“I love all the advice you posted here and I am going to take some of it and put it to good use I have just started to build my blog community and I love this post because of how much details you made it seem simple. Thank you.”
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65 thoughts on “Want More Than an Outstanding Blog Post?

  • March 13, 2015 at 10:45 am
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    I’m really struggling to provide blog posts. Thanks so much for your tips, I’m going to see if I can improve my lack of blogging skills.

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    • March 14, 2015 at 6:33 am
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      Thank you, Terri for stopping by and sharing! I hope to hear more about how you’re growing you skills 🙂

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  • March 13, 2015 at 11:30 am
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    Great advice. All of the above should be aimed at. What would be the point of blogging if nobody reads what you say? Good tips.

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    • March 14, 2015 at 6:53 pm
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      Got that right, Francene – So glad to see you here! 🙂

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  • March 13, 2015 at 12:15 pm
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    Very sound advice here! I have missed visiting your website since taking a mini break from blogging myself but am happy to have read this and bookmarked it too 🙂

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    • March 14, 2015 at 6:34 am
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      Aww…thank you Ashley – and just so glad to have you back!! Big smiles 🙂

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  • March 13, 2015 at 1:44 pm
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    Great tips! One thing I have started doing more of lately is videos! I think it adds a new dimension to my blog!!

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    • March 14, 2015 at 6:35 am
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      I so want to do more videos, Jenn – and you are just so right! Thank you for stopping by and commenting 🙂

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  • March 13, 2015 at 2:42 pm
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    Those are great tips to improve writing and blog posts. I am trying to work on my pictures and it helps with creativity

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    • March 14, 2015 at 6:36 am
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      Thank you for your comment – and I know you have a great site already – we just always keep improving 🙂

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  • March 13, 2015 at 3:43 pm
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    Thank you for sharing this Donna!
    Great tips for everyone that wants to improve their blogging skills!

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    • March 14, 2015 at 6:36 am
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      Thank you, Jelena and hope to see you here more often – love your comments 🙂

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  • March 13, 2015 at 3:49 pm
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    I absolutely agree on trying to touch on your readers’ emotions. Most of the times, they would share their own personal opinion to what you have posted when they can relate to it. Great tips.

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    • March 14, 2015 at 6:37 am
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      Thank you, Chubskulit Rose – so glad you enjoyed this and love your comment 🙂

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    • March 14, 2015 at 6:38 am
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      Thank you, Monty – maybe we’ll see a podcast on your site?

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  • March 13, 2015 at 4:23 pm
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    Touching the emotions of readers is such a powerful thing to do. It really makes your readers feel at home.

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    • March 14, 2015 at 6:54 pm
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      Right, Nina – great way to say it and feeling at home has a cozy want more way about it – thank you so much for your comment 🙂

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  • March 13, 2015 at 5:04 pm
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    I definitely want more out of an outstanding post. Thanks for all the great tips, I will have to incorporate some of them.

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    • March 14, 2015 at 6:38 am
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      Thanks so much, Salma – I hope to hear back from you and what tips you used first 🙂

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    • March 14, 2015 at 6:39 am
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      Hey Lisa – I know, right – but, there are sites that help us and mostly, I think it’s just continuing on and finally for me it was just ‘getting it’ – thanks you for your comment!

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  • March 13, 2015 at 5:48 pm
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    Lots of great information here and I’ll have to come back and read it when I’m not so tired!

    I especially like the point about appealing to readers’ emotions, which seems to be what is happening with my newest updated blog!

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  • March 13, 2015 at 5:55 pm
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    great info as always!!! I feel relating to readers gets me pretty far!! Need to work on my outstanding post work some more though!

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  • March 13, 2015 at 8:15 pm
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    Adding visuals to blogs help attract more readers. I try to put photos and videos…

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  • March 13, 2015 at 10:50 pm
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    Great advice and tips for blogging. I love taking photos and try to get creative with it. Though sometimes it gets hard taking a photo I want. Last week I was out in the cold trying to take a photo and almost fell on rocks. eek

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  • March 14, 2015 at 12:03 am
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    Elizabeth is right, add more blog graphic or photos and create a killer Blog Post Title to attract more readers like “How to.. or “10 Things…
    Something like that.

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    • March 19, 2015 at 7:38 am
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      Great point Angela and that headline, title, with keywords – needs to by hooky and pull your readers in to want more of what you have to offer! 🙂 Thank you so much for your comment 🙂

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  • March 14, 2015 at 12:47 am
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    This is very good information.
    I feel burdened right now to write on my own. I really should implement more of those above!

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  • March 14, 2015 at 8:39 am
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    This is really great! I’ve been so stressed out, dealing with a lot this week and found myself not knowing what to post. This is needed today, thank you!

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  • March 14, 2015 at 10:13 am
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    Fantastic post Donna!

    Always enjoy your valuable posts girlfriend! So much info you share that can help so many with their blog 🙂 Thanks for sharing 🙂 100% agree with you on all of your points 🙂 Great post!

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    • March 14, 2015 at 2:19 pm
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      Thank you Joan! Great to ‘see’ you here! Hugs 🙂

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  • March 14, 2015 at 10:18 am
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    interesting tips! I’m always a sucker for a good graphic.

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  • March 14, 2015 at 3:30 pm
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    Thanks for the tips! I try to keep this in mind when I am writing my posts. Every little bit helps!

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  • March 14, 2015 at 5:53 pm
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    Great tips! It is so important to have a headline when you write a post. Something to grab a readers attention. It is also important to have sharing buttons. You want your content to be shared everywhere.

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  • March 14, 2015 at 7:01 pm
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    I need to do more outstanding posts! Lol, in fact, I added to my Power Sheets that I wanted my posts to more raw and real. That will happen!

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    • March 19, 2015 at 7:39 am
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      I love that you have ‘Power Sheets, Erin! You have to share! Thank you so much for your comment 🙂

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  • March 14, 2015 at 11:53 pm
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    What I love is to come across one that makes me want to share it like you were mentioning here. 🙂 It’s awesome to find a post that inspires/touches/affects you.

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  • March 15, 2015 at 12:55 am
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    These are some really great tips.. I have had my good and bad days with blog posts.. I want to do more themes and series, I just need to find the time.

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  • March 15, 2015 at 3:31 pm
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    So many things go into creating good content! Thanks for sharing these great tips.

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  • March 15, 2015 at 7:26 pm
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    All bloggers and writers should really think and work on this rather than just posting whatever – great tip – thanks!

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  • March 15, 2015 at 11:26 pm
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    This is a really helpful post. Sometimes it’s hard to lose focus and you really give great ways to make someone think and focus on what they are trying to say in their blog post.

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  • March 16, 2015 at 8:00 am
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    Thank you for the great tips. I certainly need this. I’m actually still thinking of what to post this week. 🙂

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  • March 16, 2015 at 10:37 am
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    I’ve not tried adding audio/video yet, but it’s on my list! I have a travel blog and there lots of opportunities to take short video clips when I travel.

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  • March 16, 2015 at 11:29 am
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    I think I have come to the point in my blogging life where I’m starting to get stuck on words. I never know how to express what I want to say and fear becoming too wordy. I lose focus very easily as well, so the struggle has been building up more and more.

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    • March 16, 2015 at 7:02 pm
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      Hi Roselynn, Thank you for your comment – and for me, that would mean that I’m growing and the struggle would be me getting through that growth period – What do you think?

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  • April 8, 2015 at 9:42 am
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    I think making an emotional connection is a smart idea. People like it when they can relate to someone.

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  • April 8, 2015 at 10:29 am
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    When you get one – it is such a wonderful feeling because they will just repost and retweet and share them by themselves. 🙂

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  • April 8, 2015 at 11:23 am
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    Making a connection is definitely key! Nobody wants to read a post they can’t relate to!

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  • April 8, 2015 at 11:27 am
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    I am getting burned out with blogging. The problem is, I have a couple of PR people that I really like. They keep sending me things to do reviews on. Sigh!

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  • April 8, 2015 at 1:23 pm
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    Making posts worth sharing is always the best way to get new readers. Sometimes it surprises me which posts get the most shares. I try to learn from that.

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  • April 8, 2015 at 1:57 pm
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    AMEN! These are all so true. I know great writers with amazing stories but they need something to grab the attention of more people.

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  • April 8, 2015 at 3:51 pm
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    I have a list of things I would love to do and more videos is one of them. I first need the right equipment and light and then time.

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  • April 8, 2015 at 5:30 pm
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    Blogging is so much work and so much work goes into promoting just one post!

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  • April 8, 2015 at 7:18 pm
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    These are great tips to get your post to be awesome. I have some good posts, but I think I need to take a look at these tips to take them to the next level.

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  • April 8, 2015 at 9:45 pm
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    I think there’s always room for improvement. My blog definitely could be improved regarding posts!

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  • April 9, 2015 at 9:17 am
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    You mentioned touching on readers’ emotions. I think that this may be the biggest problem with men and why there are so few men bloggers. From my experience, about the only thing they show any real emotion about is sports. That’s why I have urged my husband to start a sports-related blog or pod cast!

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  • April 9, 2015 at 12:19 pm
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    Those are great suggestions. I have not explored podcast yet. I have to look into it

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    • April 10, 2015 at 5:38 am
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      Thanks so much, Anne – glad you commented and I always enjoy hearing that my posts are helpful!

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  • April 9, 2015 at 7:10 pm
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    Blogging is always going to be so much of fun, when you give your best content that will make the reader to spend time on reading it & then sharing it across the Social Media where they are so much active. I agree that readers are going to Share something when they love it, when they get inspired by it.

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  • April 9, 2015 at 9:05 pm
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    Thank you for this great advice. I took some notes so that I can implement these ideas into my posts.

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    • April 10, 2015 at 5:37 am
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      Thanks, Melissa – Hope to hear the outcome of what you’re taking action on 🙂

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