Whether you’ve been blogging for some time or you’re a beginner, there is always some room for improvement.
Due to COVID-19 we’re all spending most of our time indoors and I can’t think of a better time to polish up on our skills than now. Here are 5 ways to improve your content.
People want to read content that they can relate to. Make sure that you are using your content to provide value. Are you educating, inspiring or entertaining? You want to create content that will ensure that your readers keep coming back. What’s in it for your reader?
Track your progress
Keep a record of your growth, check the number of blog views so that you can understand what is popular. Once you’ve figured that out, then you will need to create more of those posts. I would advise that you link your blog to a Google Analytics account so that you can get all the blog stats that will help you track your progress.
Create quality content
The quality of your content will make or break your blog. I’m referring to the quality of your images, writing and headlines and the quality of the overall blog — consistency and originality. Make use of tools such as Grammarly, to edit your blog posts, or you can ask a friend or family member to proofread your work. Use filters to enhance your images and use tools such as CoSchedule’s headline analyzer to help you improve your headlines.
Improve your tech and design
Look at the design or layout of your blog. Is it easy to navigate? Clear navigation can keep your readers browsing the site instead of bouncing if they don’t see the information they need right away. How about your font style, font size and loading time? There’s no right or wrong way to do it, but making sure that your blog is consistent and easy to read is one simple but essential way to improve your content.
Batch your content
I’ve written extensively about batching on the blog because it was a game-changer for me. Batching essentially means that you create all your content in one sitting. So if you’re publishing four blog posts a month, then you would create all those blog posts at once. That way, you save money and time. But most importantly, you will improve the quality of your content because you won’t be creating on the go or under pressure. Not only should you batch your written content, but you should also batch your images.
Those are some of the things that will help you improve your blog. Are there any other ways you can improve your content?