Killer posts – Every blogger wants to write this regularly. Why? Because killer posts gain attention, they earn subscribers, earn natural backlinks and much more.
Killer posts can boost your rankings, blog’s popularity and improve your credibility in your niche. It is easy to establish authority if you write a lot of killer posts.
But the usual problem is that writing killer posts is not always easy. It just doesn’t occur quite often, or as often as you want it to happen. That’s how it is.
Unfortunately “killer posts” should happen. You can prepare to write a killer post but you cannot force yourself to do so. You can plan, do mind-maps, collect resources and prepare yourself to write that killer post.
But you really can’t say that the result will really be a killer post. It may or may not be. And you cannot force yourself until you make it, because if it doesn’t happen naturally it won’t happen through any other “brute force” way!
Today I see that lots of newbie bloggers want to write killer posts. That’s a great motivation. Indeed killer posts form pillar content when the blog is new and forms a solid foundation for the success of their blog.
But I also see that so many newbie bloggers really want to make it; hence they force themselves into the process. What usually happens is that the end product is horrible.
I put forth newbie bloggers as example here, not because they can’t write a killer post, but due to the pressure many of them put on themselves, no offense 🙂
So let me get straight to the point.
How can you really write a killer post? How can you make it happen?
For any kind of post you need to have an idea. You have to conceive an idea before you start to write a post. Indeed a blog post is developed over an idea.
In order to write killer posts quite often and quite easily you need to have an idea bank. This can be a spreadsheet, a text file or just a notebook/diary you have in your pocket.
As long as you have a collection of ideas ready at your hand, it is easy for you to write a killer post. I mean, I can’t guarantee you that you will write a killer post if you have an idea bank, but this is indeed a crucial step to get it done.
So make sure you capture ideas effectively whenever you get them. Usually ideas occur at strange times, as I have mentioned in these posts:
Blog Post or Business Ideas: How To Stop Them From Evaporating
These posts also have excellent tips to capture ideas effectively. So make sure you don’t let any idea slip through your fingers, no matter when the idea happens.
This steps is essential if you want to write killer posts often and at ease.
Its not about your regular workout at gym or at home. Its about exercising your brain and fingers. The more you train your brain to write fast, the easier it is to come up with a killer post, without much sweat and pain.
If you develop a habit of “regular” writing it is pretty much easier to get it done; that’s my point.
Make it a habit to write at least a particular number of words per day. And, have a particular time allotted for writing everyday.
750words.com is a site that helps you do this. You can have a record of your everyday writing, you can get motivated easily, you can compare yourself with the others, it is easy to stay committed and so on.
Of course, you can also have your writing record as private. There’s nothing to worry.
I use this site and crank out my posts there. And, when I’m in need of posts on an emergency (happens sometimes :)) I just login there and get a post.
And 750 words is not too shabby for a standard post length!
The point is, your everyday writing may not account for your killer posts – so don’t just assume that if you go register at 750words.com you will get to write a killer post everyday. But you will be trained to write a killer post easily!
Read killer posts
I’d simply say – read a lot. But that doesn’t work well. You need to find out killer posts and read a lot of them. Find out posts that get shared a lot, find out posts that go viral – both from your own blog and from other blogs.
When you visit a blog, look out for the popular posts (most blogs have this list as a widget in the sidebar or footer). Read those posts and learn.
Grasp the aspects that make those posts to be killer posts.
The more you read killer posts, you will get established by those aspects that make a killer post. So just include those ingredients in your post as well.
Again, a word of caution – don’t be a copy cat. But you can implement the secret tips from successful killer posts.
Writing killer posts takeaway
There is no need to look at popular blogs that publish killer posts often and be jealous or demotivated. You can write a killer post too. You just need to learn and train yourself to do that.
Make sure you have enough ideas in your bank, train yourself and secretly observe and learn the successful killer posts.
Its just a matter of time and some practice. But don’t be too hard on yourself to get one done. Let killer posts happen.