Top 10 Elements that Make a Blog Post Interesting and Attention-Grabbing

Millions of blog post are published daily amongst which, only a few are able to get the attention and interest of the readers. Its reason is that these blog posts include all the elements that are necessary to make a blog post interesting and attention-grabbing. 

You should try to create such content for your blog post that your readers actually want to read.

Top 10 Elements that Make a Blog Post Interesting and Attention-Grabbing


A piece of writing that is published on a blog is known as a blog post. According to the WordPress statistics, almost 2.75 million blog posts are published on WordPress only. It means that each month, almost 70 million blog posts are published on WordPress.

In these millions of blog posts, only a few blog posts are able to get the attention and interest of the readers. Its reason is that these blog posts include all the elements that are necessary to make a blog post interesting and attention-grabbing. Top 10 elements that make a blog post interesting and attention-grabbing are given below;

1) An engaging and keyword-rich title


It is a fact that we click on a blog post by seeing its title and we also read a book by seeing its cover page. Therefore, the title of a blog post lasts the first impression on the minds of the readers. You should try to create such a title for your blog post that is interesting and attention-grabbing.

2) Clear and attention-grabbing the first paragraph


There are three main elements of attention-grabbing the first paragraph of your blog post. First of all, you should phrase your keyword. Secondly, you should try to briefly summarize your blog post. Thirdly, there should be some kind of hook. This hook can in the form of statistics about your research title or an anecdote relevant to your topic idea.

3) Interesting content


You should try to create such content for your blog post that your readers actually want to read. You can easily get an idea about the needs and interests of your readers by exploring your topic idea on different platforms. The best platforms to explore your topic ideas are Quora, Yahoo answers and Twitter advanced search. Its reason is that on these platforms, the readers post questions. You just need to find out all the questions relevant to your topic idea and try to explore their answers in your blog post.

4) Subheadings


If you have written interesting and unique content relevant to your topic idea in the form of a giant paragraph, your blog post will not be interesting for the readers. Its reason is that most of the readers lose their attention by reading some sentences of your blog post. On the other hand, if you have used proper subheadings in your blog post, this blog post will be interesting for the readers.

5) Include images


It is a common proverb that an image is equal to 1000 words. Therefore, along with interesting and attention-grabbing content, you should also try to include some images relevant to the content of your blog post. You should try to create your own images. Anyhow, there are lots of websites that allow the people that they are free to use their images in their blog posts.

6) There should be one pinnable image


Nowadays, social media sites have become the best resources to increase the views of your site. Lots of social media sites show a pinnable image of your blog post to viewers. If this image is eye-catching for them, the possibility of clicking on the image will be increased. The ideal size of a pinnable image should be 600X900.

7) A clear call to action


After bringing lots of viewers to your blog post, you should also provide them with an opportunity to perform another activity. This activity can be in the form of a suggestion for the improvement of your blog post, it can be in the form of a relevant post, it can be in form to leave a comment on your website and it can be in form of a sign up for a newsletter. The importance of this clear call to action is that this will decrease the bounce rate of your website and this will increase the engagement time of your blog post. These are essential things to boost up the ranking of your blog post.

8) Internal and external links


No doubt, there are lots of blog posts on your website. You should try to link these blog posts in your article. You should also try to provide some external links in your blog post. These are also essential things to increase the ranking of your blog post. While reading your blog post, there is also a possibility that your readers will click on other posts too.

9) Sharing buttons


There should be highly visible sharing buttons on your blog post. Its reason is that if a reader finds interesting and intriguing content in your blog post, he will find it easy to share it with his friends on different social media sites.

10) Lively comments section


No doubt, it is a fact that most of the readers don’t give preference to leave a comment about a blog post. The best way to inspire the readers to leave a comment is to engage them in your content and try to ask a question. They will try to provide the answer to this question in the comments section.

Conclusion

Millions of blog posts are published on a daily basis and only a few blog posts are able to grab the attention of the readers. The qualities of an attention-grabbing blog post are that it has an engaging title, it has unique content, it has an interesting first paragraph, it is divided with the help of sub-headings, it has a clear call to action, it has highly visible sharing buttons, it has some interesting images and it has a lively comments section.

About the Author:
Emma Charlotte is the content management head at The Academic Papers UK, She is an expert in digital marketing.

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