Essential Blogging Tips for Beginners: How to Write a Blog Post

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Are you a beginner looking to venture into the world of blogging? Starting a blog can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it’s important to have a solid foundation to ensure our success. I shall explore essential tips for writing blog posts in this beginner’s guide. Let’s dive in and learn how to write a blog for beginners.



As I embark on this journey of setting up a blog to make money online, I’m increasingly convinced of the potential of blogging. Though I would not say blogging is a thing for everyone, it can certainly offer a way out for some of us. 

I “preached” those possibilities to a few of my friends, who are similarly navigating their own life crises. 

One friend responded, “Blogging suits you because you’re good at writing,” but quickly added, “I’m bad at writing.”

Well, as someone who has published a book and has a monthly column, perhaps I can’t say that I’m poor at writing. 

Notwithstanding my claim that I like to write, paradoxically, most of the time, writing doesn’t come effortlessly to me either. Maybe it’s because I’m not endowed with an aptitude for writing. 

Compared to some writers I know, I invest more time and effort into crafting an essay, regardless of the language. The less familiar I am with a language, the more time and effort I require.

That’s why I was hesitant and even reluctant to start this blog initially.

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Is this only an issue my friends and I face? A simple Google search for “tips for writing a blog” returned a staggering 917,000,000 results. “Tips for writing a blog for beginners” generated an even more overwhelming 1,240,000,000 results. This indicates that this is a highly saturated and competitive niche. 

Should I be discouraged from writing this topic? I don’t think so. 

This is an evergreen topic as long as blogging is still relevant. Evergreen topics have a long lifespan. Even though my post may not be ranked well in the short term, nobody can rule out the possibility that it may improve over time.

After all, instead of creating a viral post that earns me fame overnight, my goal is to create quality and evergreen content that provides value to my readers. I believe that it will be the crucial foundation for my ultimate goal of generating passive income and achieving financial freedom by blogging!

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With that in mind, I am eager to share a unique perspective through the following essential tips, which serve as a gentle reminder to myself and other fellow beginners.

#1 – Develop a Schedule: Making Time for Writing

Writing is a lonely task. It requires discipline and focus, which can be a luxury for people in modern times, especially if you have a full-time job, family, children, and other commitments. 

If we do not have a fixed schedule for our writing tasks, we may end up finding no time to write at all. 

Depending on how much time you can squeeze out from your daily routine and commitments, allot a fixed amount of time for writing daily. If it’s impossible to find some spare time to write every day, write at least once or twice a week. 

When asked how he managed to find time to write in the midst of his full-time job and his commitments as a husband and father, Keith Wheeler, a YouTuber, who also independently publishes books on Amazon KDP, said he writes when he is waiting to pick up his kids from school. When other parents socialize with each other and engage in small talk when waiting for their children, he sits in the car, takes out his laptop, and writes.

Isn’t it inspiring?

Once you set out your schedule, remember to honor it. Spend the time set for writing in front of your computer, whether or not you have anything in mind to write.

Sometimes, the process of writing is like tapping around in search of a water source. Before we sit down to write something, it’s as if there’s nothing we can write whatsoever. But once we get started, ideas will flow our way one after another.

#2 – Start With an Outline: A Roadmap for Effective Writing

Starting with an outline helps in several ways. By listing out the main points, ideas, and key arguments first, it becomes easier to structure and organize our writing. It provides a clear direction for us to follow once we start to write, which will save time in the long run.

An outline also helps us stay focused, coherent, and on-topic, and prevent us from getting distracted and carried away from the main points or our original plan when we start writing.

For people who have to juggle many tasks and commitments and can only spend small parcels of time like 15 or 30 minutes to write each time, an outline is especially helpful. With an outline in place, you may focus on a particular point at a time, allowing you to write in a more effective and flexible manner.

#3 – Set Realistic Small Goals: Achieving Success One Step at a Time

Many resources I found recommend 1,500-2,000 words as the ideal length of a blog post to rank well because search engines like Google favor longer articles. 

Gasp! Looking at those figures alone stressed me out.

I’m a slow writer. Even with years of experience in writing, I write extremely SLOW. I personally know some writers who write fast, and I think for them, writing an article of that length is an easy-peasy job they can finish within an hour or so. But for me, it feels like taking forever.

So it was a great relief to hear from a successful blogger Ryan Robinson that he spent a week finishing writing his very first blog post of a length of 700 words. Phew! I’m so relieved to learn that I’m not the only one.

So if you’re going through the same struggle as me, or you’re intimidated by the thought of having to write every post that long, I think reminding ourselves to set realistic and attainable goals will help. 

Instead of compelling ourselves to write long articles of more than 1,500 words, we can set a lower target, say 700-800 words. Doesn’t it sound a lot easier?

Uploading new blog posts more frequently may help to achieve better performance. But if you have a tight schedule that only allows you to upload a post or two every month. By all means, stick to your own pace. Consistency is what matters more.

Getting started is way more important than holding ourselves back because of the fear of not being able to implement all the recommended best practices.  

Also, break a big goal down into several small goals so that we can achieve our goals easier and faster. This is crucial to keep us motivated and going.

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#4 – Write in Simple Language: Enhancing Readability and Engagement

I’m always a big fan of simplicity, perhaps with the exception of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who can write in such sophisticated and intricate language yet still fascinate me with his exceptional writing and storytelling mastery.

But most of us are not Marquez. Writing in simple language helps us convey our messages clearly to our readers and prevent confusion and misinterpretation. Simple language enhances the readability of our blog posts. Readers can quickly scan and comprehend our content, which encourages them to stay engaged and continue reading.

Moreover, using simple language will help us access a broader audience and overcome cultural and educational barriers. It will make our blog posts more inclusive and engaging to all readers, irrespective of their English proficiency. 

Remember, we write for our readers, not for ourselves. It’s especially so if we set up our blogs as a business venture.

Nevertheless, simplicity does not mean monotonous. Try to compose sentences of different lengths to avoid writing dull passages. 

#5 – Draw Inspiration From Existing Content and Ideas

Some of you may feel the urge of creating original and creative content when it comes to blogging. I have this misperception from time to time too. 

When we come out with an idea to write a certain topic and do some research, we may find that there’s already a myriad of blog posts, webpages, and social media postings on the same topic. So what else to write?

We may be afraid of repeating the points that others have said and not being original enough. But the constant pursuit of novelty can cause immense pressure and may not be sustainable.

While originality is important, relatability is often the factor that keeps our readers around. So don’t be afraid of drawing inspiration from existing content and ideas. The following approaches may help us offer our unique take and create impactful content even if we are building on the existing ideas:

  • Provide in-depth analysis
  • Share personal experiences
  • Offer practical examples and case studies
  • Address current trends or new developments
  • Present contrasting views or alternative approaches
  • Combine ideas or concepts

#6 – Intersperse With Visuals: Enhancing the Reader Experience

Reading blog posts is a somewhat different experience from reading a printed publication or an ebook. We may have no problem reading only plain text in the latter case, reading a few thousand words on the screen in plain text could be tormenting. 

Proper spacing between paragraphs provides a more pleasant reading experience. We may also include visual elements like images, diagrams, or screenshots in our blog posts to break up the text and make the posts visually appealing. We can also summarise our points and present them in a table so that our readers can grasp them more easily. 

Moreover, those visuals will come in handy when we promote our blog posts on social media such as Pinterest, which will help to attract more traffic and shares.

Canva is absolutely awesome when it comes to designing diagrams, and Unsplash, Pexels, and Pixabay are some of the popular websites we can find free stock images.

Blogging is a journey, and as beginners, it’s natural that we have doubts and uncertainties. It’s okay to make mistakes and be imperfect as long as we keep learning and improving along the way.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and questions! If you have any insights to share, experiences to discuss, or need further guidance, drop your comments below. Let’s create a supportive community where we inspire and learn from each other!

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