Hi Oreos!💕😌 I’m back with another blogging tips post – today I’ll be sharing the things I do before publishing blog posts, and what you should as well😀
I hope this post helps you!💛Let’s get into it:
Yes, this is the obvious thing you would do and everyone knows that, but I still think it’s essential to list it. I’ll admit, I definitely don’t proofread every single one of my posts, especially if I’m in a hurry to publish them.
But – proof reading is really important, just go over everything again, make sure all your images, articles are all there.
Something I always do after I’m finished with my blog posts is preview it. I do this so I can see what it looks like on the actual site, and also to see how my images & headlines show up.
This will help you determine if you’ll have to resize the pictures in your post, or make the text more readable.
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Tags & Categories
I sometimes forget to do this… Tags play an important role in growing your blog.
Let’s say you’re writing a post on Blogging breaks – you could add tags such as “blog breaks”, “blogging advice” etc.. And the person on the other side of the screen is scrolling through their reader, looking for blogging tips. When they use that tag, your post (probably) will show up!
This is basically providing links to your other posts. They could be related to the post you’re writing, or they could be just a recommended read.
It also includes linking to another blog(s) if you used an idea that isn’t yours, be sure to give credit where credit’s due.
Add a Call To Action
A call to action is something like “Sign up for out newsletter now! (Insert sign up form pop up)” or “Follow my blog here”. This could be to generate traffic to your site, or to draw leads and conversations.
You can also ask questions at the end of your posts, in this case “What is one thing you do before publishing your posts?” As simple as that😄
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Check if the post is complete
This is almost the same as proof reading, but I feel like it’s worth a mention. I’ve been in situations where I find random parts of my posts missing, it might be because I didn’t write it in, or I just didn’t save the draft where I left it off.
So make sure that doesn’t happen, and check if your post is complete!
Thank you so much for reading!💕 I hope this post is of help to you!
Is there anything I didn’t include in this post? What is one thing you do before publishing your posts? Let’s talk in the comments!
Have an amazing day, and stay tuned for more blogging-related posts!