Be honest. You often dream of writing an epic blog post, the kind that gets shared thousands of times, liked, tweeted, and pinned, commented on by hundreds of other bloggers… in other words, you wish to write the type of blog post that goes viral.
Unfortunately, you have yet to manage writing such an article.
What’s the problem? What are you doing wrong? Is there some formula you can follow to make sure your posts are epic, evergreen, and highly engaging?
Of course there is. And I am going to share it with you today.
So, brace yourself, for this is one epic blog post about writing blockbuster articles that will leave your readers wishing the damn like button worked more than once.
What’s a blockbuster article?
By definition, a blockbuster article:
1. is detailed.
It doesn’t have to be a four thousand word essay, but it’s got to cover all the elements and provide much-needed clarity.
A true blockbuster article leaves no stone unturned. Remember all the time mentioned earlier that you’re going to spend researching this lengthy piece of content? Put all of that data to use.
When you’re done, ask yourself if there’s anything else a reader needs to know considering the topic you’re writing about. If someone has to click away from your page to search for more information regarding the content you wrote, you haven’t created a one-stop resource, which should be your goal.
2. has a sense of direction.
The number two defining characteristic of a blockbuster article is the fact that it provides a sense of direction to anyone who reads it.
What does this mean?
You need to know exactly what you want your readers to do with the information you share, and how they should act once they finish reading your post.
In order to get a clear sense of that, you need a key takeaway, which can be best described as the value you plan on adding to your readers.
Do you want to inspire? Educate? Entertain?
What do you want your readers to do after they finish reading your article?
3. is relevant to your niche.
A blockbuster blog post adds to the conversation that is already going on in your niche. This means that you must first be aware of and acknowledge what is going on in your niche.
A few ways to do this:
- Follow and read the most popular bloggers in your niche
- Use Google Trends
- Use Buzzsumo
- Regularly engage and discuss topics with other bloggers in your niche
- Ask your readers about what they’d most like to read about
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