Oh the humanity! I don’t care how obscure, famous or infamous you and/or your blog is, every blogger can relate to blogger anxiety – that feeling one gets before clicking the “Publish” button of, “Am I sure this post is the best it can be and how can I tweak it so I become famous like Jason Falls or Brian Solis?” I’m feeling it already as I type this damn good sentence in an explosive opening paragraph. BANG! (You’ll get joke later on in the infographic).
One of my favorite people to follow in Google+ is a guy by the name of +Mervik Haums. He recently shared this infographic by Copyblogger entitled 11 Essential Ingredients Every Blog Post Needs and I thought it was worth sharing with you for a few reasons.
- The infographic itself. It’s colorful, eye-catching, hip – and the clever use of color to highlight keywords adds a subtle subliminal touch to the story it tells.
- I wanted to go through the exercise of using the ingredients in a blog post.
- I needed a bulleted list for the post (OK, so I made it a numbered list. Sue me!)
I’d like to add that liberal use of the following hashtags regardless of your blog content will increase its +1′s, RT’s, Likes and shares in posts on Twitter, G+, Instagram and maybe even Facebook: #sexy #naked #free #boobies #caturday #chocolate. (Not. Facebookers have no idea what a hashtag is let alone how to use one.)
So scroll down and see how many of these essential ingredients you’re using in your blog posts and how many you might need to add for that perfect blog post recipe. Remember to keep it real, folks!
Architect, dad, gardener, PR & social media guy who likes snakes, fruit trees, kids, dogs, photography, motorcycles, beaches, food & beer. Based in Costa Rica.