What makes a good and impressive blog? Quality of content or the frequency of posting? Color scheme or the ease of use? Confused! Let’s find out the answers to these questions.
Focus on What?
The first question you have to ask yourself is; what are you writing for? Good ranking/PR, getting sponsors and earning money, providing information or teaching. Whatever you do; you have to be best in your field. As this blog is about design and web related contents so I will talk about this niche.
I have categorized the blogs in three fields.
1) Tutorial Blogs:
These are the blogs which provide tutorials and how to guides. Making a great tutorial blog depends on the way of writing tutorial and demonstrating it. While writing a tutorial following points should always keep in mind.
- Write it in STEPS
- Introduce with tools and basic idea behind the tutorial
- Include illustrative images wherever necessary
- Include Final product at the start and end
2) Informative Blogs:
A good informative blog can be made with the quality of contents. You should be able to provide unique and complete information of the topic to your readers. Keep following points in hand while writing informative post.
- Always focus on content
- Use appropriate images and illustration for better explanation
- Include further resources or readings at the end of post
3) Roundup Blogs:
Many of the today’s blog falls under this category. Writing a good roundup post requires immense web browsing and finding quality contents. Following points can help you build a good roundup.
- Grab only quality content
- Don’t repeat or copy
- Provide link back to source
- Unique idea for roundup