Raise your hand if you have heard that phrase before.
If you don’t know what it means…….. well it simply means the quality of something is more important than the quantity of that thing.
If you still didn’t get that just look it up.
So anyway, today I’ll be talking about how to make more quality posts.
I’m no professional blogger, but I think I’ve been blogging for at least 3 years now? So let’s just say I’m sort of experienced. (not experienced enough to find non-awkward and non-common intros though)
Select the Right Topic
Of course the topic has to be right! If your blog is targeted for teenagers, then you have to choose a topic that teens want to read. What’s the point of posting about office life if your readers are still in school? Why bother posting about teenage struggles when your audience is a bunch of mummy bloggers?
Make it relatable for your bloggers.
Of course, it’s your blog and you can post what you want on it but if you want to gain more followers, likes, and comments, then you gotta select the right topic. Something that your readers would actually want to read.
This also means you have to know our audience, but that’s the next point.
Know Your Audience
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! Knowing who your readers are will help tremendously in gaining followers, likes, and comments.
After all, you will post something your readers like/want to read, so knowing who the majority of your followers are helps a lot.
There are always a mixture of the types of readers/followers you get though, so sometimes I try to do a mixture of posts so it can relate to almost everyone…
This won’t relate if you do not care about how much traffic your blog gets, but it does matter a great deal if you do 😉
Use the Right Words
Another very vital thing. Using the right words can turn a boring post into an interesting one.
To convey a powerful message, use strong words.
To express emotions, use emotional words (duh).
To tell about something that happened, use descriptive words.
And so on. Get my gist? If something doesn’t sound right, adjust accordingly- turn it around, change the words, switch the sentence structure, etc.
Blogging is all about words (well, most of the time anyway) so it’s quite important to use good words.
Also, to make your blog more professional, cut back on the abbreviations and short forms. What I’m meaning is things like, LOL, BRB, IDK, etc.
Occasionally it’s okay to slip in these things but too much of it seems like I’m reading another text message and that’s not what I look for in blogging.
Another thing is also to use proper grammar!!! Not using proper grammar really makes you seem like an unprofessional blogger. Remember to always proofread your posts and check your grammar if you aren’t sure.
Again, it’s your blog and you can write it the way you want but this is putting quality over quantity.
Put Time and Effort
Ah yes. Time and Effort. The most common words on how to be successful.
It’s true though. If you want more quality posts, don’t rush through writing your posts, and actually stop and think about what to post.
Planning in advance is good too, but if you just like to blog whenever you have inspiration (like me) then that’s alright too. After all, it’s your blog. (gosh, how many times have I said that??)
But of course, don’t waste time and effort on something you really don’t want to do. Don’t force yourself to do something you don’t want to do, and consider the consequences before getting yourself into anything.
So how does all this fit into Quality Over Quantity? Think about it.
Would you rather have a lot of posts filled with not much quality reads or fewer posts bursting with goodness?
It’s never too late to start.
How helpful was this post? Do you feel your posts are more quality or quantity based?
P.S Remember this post? I got my letter today! ^_^
P.P.S I’ve started using free images from websites like Pexels, Unsplash, etc. coz I realised I might have plagiarised-but then again, the copyright text on the sidebar says I got all my images from Google so I hope I’m good..