Copy is necessary, but it’s not something that gets the amount of attention it deserves. You’re reading copy right now. If you continue to click around this very site, you’re only going to find more copy. With the prevalence and importance of all of this copy, one might assume that it’s easy enough to write. That couldn’t be further from the truth, and it’s surprising what an impact bad copy can have. It’s time to stop taking copy for granted and be sure you aren’t making some major mistakes.
Running a blog can be a pretty challenging prospect. There are a lot of things to think about apart from writing the article itself. There’s the outreach, the functionality of your website, marketing on social media and so on. It takes a lot of time and patience to get the hang of all of this, and it can be really frustrating at first, when all you want is to be able to create the perfect blog post and be done with it.
Fortunately, there are some really powerful blogging tools out there that you can use to help you out with all of this, and today we’re going to be discussing a few of them, and how to utilize them in order to drastically improve the quality of your articles.
Do you remember the first post on your blog to make it big? Probably wasn’t the first one you wrote. That’s pretty standard.
In time, you catch on with your audience and learn the ropes of bringing quality content to them on a regular basis. As more and more content gets added to the stack though, the old ones get buried, lost to the eyes of new visitors to your site.
But, has the old content lost its spark over time? What about the piece which got the first hundred shares on social media?
Here’s the thing.
“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
You sure can get an old blog new clicks!”
You would think that guest bloggers have this down by now, but there are still many things they do that drive me up a wall. I have been a guest blogger on many websites and also received guest post pitches from writers. At this point, I can’t help but scratch my head at some of the things bloggers are still getting wrong.
You don’t need to be perfect, but you do need to know the basics. If you don’t, you will likely get your guest post pitch rejected before you even get a chance to showcase your expertise. You will also need to nail your presentation once you have a pitch accepted. Getting accepted to post an article and then not delivering quality is worse than having a crappy guest post pitch.
If you want to be successful at guest blogging, here are four things you need to stop doing immediately.