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How to Write a Blog

How to write a blog

How to write a blog

How to write a blog is something every blogger once had to learn. When I started blogging I was much more concerned on how to technically write a blog post and use WordPress than planning the bigger picture.

I became very hung up on what I would write about. I knew who my target market was from the beginning but I did not have any clarity on what to write about to attract the readers I wanted. I did an online course which was great but most of what I was learning I did not understand at that stage.

How to write a blog

How to write a blog – I was taught to do my key word research but as I did not really understand it or why I was doing it I just skipped it – ouch! Big mistake!!

I recently completed an online course; Posting on Purpose for Profit: How to make $100,000 (or more!) in 12 Months (or Less!) by Rob Fore.

Adrienne Smith   invited me to a webinar Rob was running. What he said just made so much sense. It really is a common sense approach and system of Posting on Purpose for Profit – just as the words imply – seems obvious doesn’t it? But it is not obvious for many bloggers nor is it the approach that everyone takes. How to write a blog was taking on a new meaning for me.

I think success leaves clues and Rob Fore has used the formula in his course to create six different 6 figure incomes. He is worth listening to I think!

But as I said  Rob Fore’s way is not the only way.  Rob posted on Facebook recently that both he (Rob) and Ray Higdon earn thousands each month blogging. He said we both have completely different styles. I (Rob) focus on SEO and he (Ray)  just posts great content daily.   – So clearly there is more than one way to go about how to write a blog!

David Wood has a personal blog and  is also the co-founder of Empower Network. David  built his brand and business with Ray’s approach to daily blogging. David tells people regularly he is not technical and if you look at his site you will see his topics are rather more random.  David has been the number one recruiter with several companies with his approach. He approaches the question of how to write a blog with his own very unique style.

So “how to write a blog” clearly does not have one simple answer.  I do believe you must have a strategy and a routine that you follow.   Will you use Rob’s formula or just give daily great value like Ray?

How to write a blog

How to write a blog

Not everyone has the time to blog daily. If you are working full time and have a family maybe that is not the best approach for you.  If you are not going to blog daily then make your posts count and  check out Rob’s Posting on Purpose for Profits  course (this  is my affiliate link).

Rob and Ray are not the only successful bloggers there are many others.  I am using these two to illustrate two different approaches that are both bringing great results.

So  “how to write a blog”  is not clear cut but there are some great bloggers with systems.

If you found this post of value please leave me a comment below and share it. I would love to hear your approach to blogging. Do you have a system?  How often to you blog?

Have an awesome day.

Sue Price

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97 thoughts on “How to Write a Blog

  1. Sonia

    I keep hearing his name float around and now I will go check it out. I loved the way your explained the difference between the too and how my approach needs to be when I start exploring their site. I had a conversation with John Aguiar the other day from JohnAguiar.com and he gave me some valuable insight in developing my own approach to blogging and what I hope to gain from it.

    I am in the planning stages of revamping and re-branding my own blog so this course might be something I can learn allot from. Thanks for the share and I appreciate the valued information!
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    1. Sue Post author

      Sonia thanks for your comment. It is only very recently that I have come to realize there is more than one way to be a successful blogger.

      I think anyone could benefit by Rob’s course. It is a very targeted approach and I do not think I can be so disciplined all the time as I tend to write posts a bit more randomly but I have got some great ideas from it and certainly some disciplines I will follow.

      There are many bloggers who’s styles I like. Nice to connect with you Sonia and have a great weekend.

      Sue

  2. Pauline

    Hi Sue
    When I first started blogging I too was focused on how my blog looked, the technical side of things etc but I soon learned that I should be focusing in content that will engage my readers, key word research (which took me a while to get the hang of lol) so it takes time to get into the swing of things.
    I tend to post twice a week, more if I have something extra I want to share with my readers, in April I took part in a 30 Day Blog Challenge which I enjoyed but some days I found difficult to get a post out there.
    Thanks for sharing, hope you have a great weekend.
    Pauline
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    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Pauline
      Thanks for your comment. You sound like you started just like me. I was very focused on the technical side – mainly because it terrified me.
      Posting twice a week sounds manageable to me. I know I cannot do daily but I need to step it from weekly.
      A 30 day challenge sounds like a great thing to do to get into the swing.

      You have a great weekend too.

      Sue

    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks for the comment Mika. I was taught to write like I speak in a blog post. I think that is a great tip. People should hear our “voice” in our writing.
      Try it!

      Have a great weekend

      Sue

        1. Sue Post author

          I am glad you like the tip Mika. Just look at blogs like David Woods https://workwithdavidwood.com/ it is hardly what we would call well written in a conventional sense but it is well written as I hear David speaking. He makes a lot of money online.

          Sue

  3. Amanda

    I guess that everyone of us, who deals with blogging, should have our own notion of it and should do it according to the aims we have

    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks for your comment Amanda. You are spot on because we are all individual.

      Sue

  4. Charmagne

    I am not a good writer too, but I am atleast putting a good content to my site.. This article is very informative, now maybe i should try ray or rob’s strategy to reach my online marketing success, Thanks for this post! 🙂
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    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks for your comment Charmagne

      I do not think we need to be good writers to have good content. We should write our posts like we speak that way our readers can really get to know us.
      Rob and Ray have totally opposite strategies. For me I am somewhere in between so I can learn from them both.

      Have a lovely weekend

      Sue

  5. Stacy

    Hi Sue,

    I’ve been a long time follower of Ray’s and recently I tried applying the daily posting schedule that Ray swears by. It wore me out! Sure, my rankings all went up but I don’t have time for daily posting, replying to comments, and all else that is involved with running a successful blog. I have a home business that I run many hours each day and now I’m working on a novel not to mention that I’m a mom of two young boys!

    There truly is no one road to success. I see many successful bloggers saying that different posting strategies are “the” way to go. Some swear by once a week, some daily, some a few times a week, etc. The course that you mentioned sounds very interesting, definitely worth looking into!

    Stacy
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    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Stacy

      Thanks for your comment. I too have been following Ray for a long time. He is amazing the way he keeps up his schedule.

      I know what you mean by becoming worn out following a daily schedule of blogging. You clearly have a very busy life and two young boys need to take priority.
      Wow a novel too – good on you!

      I agree with you I am now a firm believer there is no one way to be successful. I named a couple of different bloggers in this post but I can think of many more with different styles and blogging schedules.

      I think Rob’s course can benefit anyone.

      Have a great weekend

      Sue

  6. Adrienne

    Wonderful post Sue and you’re so right. There is not just one way to go about this but you just have to find the way you enjoy the most.

    Thank you for that mention as well and I dove into Rob’s course and was so thrilled to have landed on the first page of Google within just one weeks time having gone after some keywords that were up in the millions for searches. I was shocked and delighted. I don’t write every post that way although that’s what Rob teaches.

    I think like David and Ray I write more random topics that I know will benefit people and there is no agenda behind it. I believe if you can continue to just add value to people’s lives everything will eventually fall into place.

    Thanks for giving us these examples and letting everyone know that their way isn’t necessarily the wrong way since there is no one way to approach this.

    Have a wonderful weekend Sue!

    ~Adrienne
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    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks for your comment Adrienne and I totally agree with you that we need to find the way that we enjoy. I know when I tried daily blogging I became stressed and was not enjoying what I was doing. Most of us started our businesses from home to have a better quality of life and we all need to remember that.

      My pleasure to mention you and I am glad I found this course from your email. Good on you for getting to the first page of Google so quickly.

      I am like you too and write more random topics. I have decided I need to combine the Ray/David style with some of what Rob teaches in that course. I love how different styles are successful. Dave Wood always makes me laugh. Somehow I do not think we could look like David does on his header – and to look at some of his blog titles make me laugh. He is definitely individual!

      You have a great weekend too Adrienne

      Sue

  7. Syeda Mehwish

    We should make a strategy before starting a blog. There are thousands of websites regarding successful blogging on internet and we should check them before start writing on a blog. Thank you Sue for giving information about Rob’s Posting on Purpose for Profits course and I think many bloggers will find it helpful.
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    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks for your comment Syeda

      Rob’s course is amazing.

      Have a nice weekend

      Sue

  8. Carol Lynn

    I think that it’s key to take a lesson from successful bloggers before jumping in. It’s a good idea to check out multiple styles, too, just like you said – there’s no one perfect way, just the way that works for you. But successful bloggers share a few important characteristics, including great content, an ability to connect with readers and of course tireless and passionate work. Figure out your “why”, write to your passion and build a community around people who totally get you and what you’re trying to do.
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    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks for your comment Carol Lynn

      I agree with you that we should learn from successful bloggers when starting.

      You have raised another very important point of course – our “why” and our passion. I think finding those along with our own style and schedule that works for us are all important. There are many excellent bloggers with different styles and approaches.

      Have a great weekend

      Sue

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    1. Sue Post author

      Hello Melissa

      Thanks for your comment. Yes the number of things bloggers have to pay attention to does seem to grow.

      Sue

  10. Sylviane Nuccio

    Hi Sue,

    Thanks for this very informative post. I will check those guys out as it seems that whatever they know and are applying to blogging really works for them.

    It’s true that there are many different ways of blogging. We are all different and have different styles, which is a good thing. This makes it all the more interesting for everyone.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂
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    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Sylviane

      Thanks for your comment. Both Rob and Ray are having great success with blogging and they have such different styles.
      As you say that fact we are all different does make it interesting. I think the key is for each of us to find what works for us.

      Have a great weekend

      Sue

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  12. Laura

    The way I try and remember topics is to associate them with a picture in my ‘brain’ – I often have ideas as I drive home and cannot write. One cool way is to call your home phone and leave yourself a voice mail – or buy one of those cheap voice recorders…
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    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks for the tips Laura. That is a great idea to have the picture association. I often have good ideas when I am in the shower 🙂 so neither the phone or recorder would work for me there but the picture would.

      Thanks

      Sue

    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks for the comment Bob.

      I agree with you that Rob has a great way of explaining things. I think especially since he is a technical type of person he does it well. I think the course was great value for the price too.

      Have a great day.

      Sue

  13. Allie

    Sue,

    In my experience awesome content is always needed. Always. I have actually seen people with bad content and sure they get some traffic from their seo or social connections, but eventually it will go away because their content is horrible.

    The blogs that last are the ones that are unique and well written. And I guess I better throw in that they have great online social skills and SEO smarts.

    ~Allie
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    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks for commenting Allie

      I agree with you that the content needs to be good or a blog will ultimately fail. I think oringallity is important and I love there are so many different styles out there.

      Have a great week

      Sue

    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Ehsan

      Thanks for following my link from Adrienne’s blog and for your feedback. Time to check yours out 🙂

      Have a lovely weekend

      Sue

  14. Donna Merrill

    Hi Sue. I think a person’s time factor, commitment, and strategy have to be taken seriously before they decide how many times they can blog. I know many that do it every day. For me personally, once a week is fine. There are other things that I have to commit to such as writing daily to my list.
    It all depends on the person and what their priorities are. If I put all my effort into blogging each day, I wouldn’t have time to “baby” my list. As we know, our list is so important.
    It is a difficult decision between these schools of thought. But when it comes down to it, one must take the time to soul search all the factors in their lives and then make that decision.
    Thanks for rattling my brain he he
    Donna

    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Donna
      I so agree with you on what needs to be factored in before we decide how frequently we blog. I too seem to only manage once a week. In fact this week I am over a week. When a live prospect for my Networking business shows up (literally) on my door step when I was about to write my post well of course she took priority. I will catch up with my post.

      I think the longer we are online we find what works for us. In the beginning I know for me I was trying to find the “right” way. But of course there is no such thing.

      Thanks for dropping by Donna I appreciate your comment.

      Sue

    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Adam

      Thanks for your comment. Yes a webinar with Rob Fore is a delight. He is a remarkable man.

      Have a great weekend

      Sue

    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Andrew
      Thanks for your comment. I love that people have different styles that lead them to success. I enjoy we can all be individual but I think it is also good to study those who are successful.

      All the best

      Sue

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    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Jennifer

      Thanks for your comment. I enjoyed writing this post as it really made me focus on the different success styles.

      Have a lovely weekend

      Sue

  16. Centrelink

    Now this is pretty nice set of guides. Thanks and it will really help my blog improve. By the way what is the ideal number of words for a blog post?

    1. Sue Post author

      Hi there

      I am sorry I do not know your name. Thanks for your comment. I have been taught that the idea blog post is between 500 – 750 words. I am not sure if that is correct but I have heard it from several sources I respect.

      Sue

    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks for your comment Mary.

      I agree with you by keeping up with the news and visiting other blogs we do get ideas for topics to write on.

      Sue

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  18. Mike Jones

    Thanks for your comment Charmagne

    I do not think we need to be good writers to have good content. We should write our posts like we speak that way our readers can really get to know us.
    Rob and Ray have totally opposite strategies. For me I am somewhere in between so I can learn from them both.

    Have a lovely weekend
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    1. Sue Post author

      I agree with you Mike we do not have to be good writers to have good content.
      I like you am somewhere in the middle of their styles.

      Have a great rest of your week

      Sue

  19. Simmeon

    Hi Sue,

    Posting a new article everyday puts alot of pressure on you, I know in the past I was doing this and honestly you just get burnt out and end up loosing focus. Right now I’m posting once per week and its great. I have time to put together a quality article that people will enjoy.

    I think posts should either teach people something new or stem great discussions.

    Ward regards,
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    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Simmeon

      I agree with you I find it too much pressure to do an article every day. Some people do it effortlessly it seems (well Ray Higdon does). But not me.
      I too am a once a week person.

      Thanks for finding me here and have a good rest of your week

      Sue

  20. Julia Spenser

    I guess that the person who is going to launch a blog, should first of all thinnk over its general idea and main peculiarity, that will make the future blog outstanding

    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Julia

      Thanks for the comment and yes when someone starts a blog they should be aware of many things.

      Sue

  21. Eduardo

    I’m just new to blogging, thanks for this post it’s very useful and informative. Thank you for sharing your great ideas and thoughts.

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  23. Hai

    Heya! I understand this is kind of off-topic but I needed to ask.

    Does running a well-established blog such as yours require a large amount of work?
    I am brand new to operating a blog but I do write in my journal on a daily basis.
    I’d like to start a blog so I can share my experience and feelings online. Please let me know if you have any kind of ideas or tips for new aspiring bloggers. Thankyou!
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    1. Sue Post author

      Hello Hai

      Thanks for leaving a comment. Yes running a blog does take work. It take longer in the beginning while you are setting it up and learning. Once you get into the swing of it it becomes easier. Of course it also depends on how often you blog and how many comments there are. I love it.

      If you are starting to blog it is a good idea to get a coach or mentor. I did an online course when I started. Let me know if you have any more questions.

      Sue

    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Barbara

      Thanks for commenting. Great you have a mentor that is the best way to start. I had one when I started too. All the best with your blog.

      Sue

  24. Cathryn

    I tend not to drop many comments, however i did a few searching and wound up here How to Write a Blog.

    And I actually do have 2 questions for you if you do not mind.
    Is it simply me or does it seem like some of the responses appear like coming from brain dead people?
    😛 And, if you are posting at other places, I’d like to keep up with anything new you have to post. Would you list of the complete urls of your community sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?
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    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Cathryn

      I laugh at your first question. Mm brain dead people… I just flicked back through the comments and some are very thought out and others are not so much. there are comments in there that come from people who do not speak English as their first language so that may explain what you are asking?

      My links to my social media sites are:
      http://au.linkedin.com/in/suejprice

      https://www.facebook.com/susanjprice

      https://www.facebook.com/suejprice

      https://twitter.com/#!/suejprice

      https://www.youtube.com/user/suejprice

      https://plus.google.com/u/0/110468717910376205947

      Some I use more regularly than others.

      Thanks for your comment

      Sue

  25. Skye

    I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was wondering what all is required to get setup? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very internet savvy so I’m not 100% positive. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Skye

      I set my own blog up so it did not cost me much at all. I did a course to learn how to blog and how to set up. There are heaps of them out there. If you want to pay someone to set up for you there are sites like elance and odesk where you can find people to help.

      Hope that helps.

      Sue

  26. Ben Trayweek

    I liked the article, very informative…. My question would be if you had to recommend one, Rob or Ray to teach you, which one would you pick? I watched a webinar with Ray and he has definantly skyrocketed his business FAST. I am using several different blogs now to make the income that I make in network marketing, but I would like to learn more. In the future I will probably buy one of the two. Let me know. Thanks for the great content.

    1. Sue Post author

      Hi Ben

      Now that is a very interesting question. Rob and Ray come from totally different perspectives. For me personally I am not all that fond of SEO and I am not technical. Like Ray my first love is marketing. So for me personally I enjoyed Ray’s course most. Now having said all of that I needed to do Rob’s. I was paying no attention to some basics.

      Also if you are choosing one then Rob’s is only about $47 and Ray’s was almost $300. Ray’s is not on the market right now and I am not sure what it will be selling for when it is available again.

      If you want more info on that Ben I am happy to chat to you on Skype. My name there is sueprice

      Thanks for your comment.

      Sue

  27. April Atkins

    There are many ways to write a blog, as many as there are bloggers. Every blogger has a distinct writing style that would make them unique from all the other in their niche. What is great about blogging, is that you will be able to learn a lot by mingling with other writers like your own and set a name for yourself by providing quality articles.

    1. Sue Post author

      Thanks for your comment April

      I agree with you that there are many ways to write a blog. And yes it is great advice you have given to mingle with other writers. That is really how I have learned most.

      Thanks

      Sue

    1. Sue Price Post author

      Hi Nina

      I could not agree with you more. That is really what a blog is all about – relationships.

      Thanks for adding that.

      Sue

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