5 Simple Steps to Write an Article
Article writing is most complicated things for blogger to understand how they can write the perfect article on their website Want to know what best strategies I am using for my website read this full article to understand how you can be a good article writer I am writing 5 Simple Steps to Write an Article Since I started with the blog, I have tried different methods to write my articles. Of course, I have tried to rewrite article but to be honest,what you write in your own style with uniqueness will give you best place in (SERP). But it has not been until recently that I have really found a method that works for me, and that is what I have been using lately to write. I would like to share it with you and to know your opinion and experiences. You could say in my method has four steps: Research, compilation, writing, publication, and promotion.
Let’s see what they are: 5 Simple Steps to Write an Article
I have several sources of inspiration, other blogs (zenhabits, timferris, lifehacker, bloguismo, thinkwasabi …), youtube (I could not live without the TED channel), and of course my own experiences. In general, I always try to read interesting articles that have other perspectives or points of view, on subjects in which it seems that everyone agrees. I like to look for a new approach to things. Of course, another source of inspiration that is just as important is the books that I read and that give me a lot of material to think about. Lately I try to always go with a pencil and I am underlining those parts or phrases that make me think and then I can use them in my articles. Finally, I use the mobile phone camera a lot, for the same. I am capturing information that I can then use, such as products, magazine covers and / or books. How do you capture the information? What sources of inspiration do you use?
GMail, Twitter, Deliciuous, and especially Evernote (please do not miss the blog of the best Evernote Ninja, Berto Pena). I use these three tools to store all the information that I will then use in the articles. In total you may have a repository of more than 100 ideas of which very few finally come to light or end up merging with others. When I have an idea for an article, I usually create an Evernote note and little by little I incorporate all the information related to it. Many times it is simply the title. Photos, links, my own ideas, etc … I also have two special evernote notes. One to add tasks to improve the blog, and another in which I store famous quotes that I incorporate in the articles.
This is where I have most experienced. It can be said that I have tried everything. The first posts were created in Evernote and with the Everpress plug-in I synchronized the entries. This did not stop working because the format of the Evernote notes did not respect the hyperlinks and the Evernote text editor leaves much to be desired. I then went through a direct writing phase in WP and it did not convince me either, mainly because WP (and the internet) make me very confused; the editor is surrounded by options that prevent me from concentrating on what I am writing, precisely the topic of distractions was already discussed in Bloguismo.
But writing in digital continued to distract me, until in a blog that I recently read, the author commented that he drafted the drafts on paper, and then passed them to digital format for publication. He argued that in this way, writing on paper, not only concentrated more but also was able to better connect their ideas. I decided to try it. For me, at the moment, it has been a discovery. Believe me if I tell you that for years I did not write with pen and paper. The experience has been totally satisfactory, and I believe that my best articles so far have been written in this way. Being in front of the blank paper, I have enough peace of mind to think what I’m going to put on and, most importantly, I avoid any kind of distraction. Then I transcribe the draft to the blog, and I give it the final format. As a last experiment, I used Windows Vista speech recognition to accelerate the transcription process. Although this last method, I’m still trying to polish it. If you have not yet tried to write in analog I recommend you to do the test sometime. What’s more, you spend a good analog day writing in the old style. If you have already tried it, I would like to know your opinion.
This is where I give the final format to the articles. For some time now I have been using a plug-in that is almost essential: it is Apture. This plug-in allows you to select text or search information or images related to the article. Once satisfied with the final format, I look for those parts of the article that I can complete or link with other blogs or references. For the rest, he always tried to be consistent with the style of my articles. He always inserted a flicker image under a free license, and contacted the author to let him know in which article I used the photo (the one in this article is mine, so I’m already notified). It’s another way to publicize my blog. Also, I am storing all the photos I use in a gallery to be able to use them in the future. At the moment, I’m not obsessed with SEO either. I use the All in One SEO Pack plug-in, to modify the title, the meta and the description.
You may have written the best article in the world. It may have taken you weeks of research. You may think that just by giving the publish button the story is over. Make no mistake. You have only done 50% of your work. What good is an article that nobody reads? How will your potential readers of your article know if you do not advertise it? Advertising has a reputation, in general, negative. However, in your life as a Blogger, publicizing your work is crucial. Social networks are your great allies, and if you want to automate the process you can make the WordPress Status Updater plugin, start the work for you, at the time of publishing. Your presence and participation in social networks will do the rest.
These are my five steps that with slight modifications, between each article, I have been using lately. I think every blogger must find his method. A series of fixed, but not fixed, guidelines that will serve as a guide to make the process of research, creation, writing and publication done in an almost mechanical way. Of course, we should always leave, I believe, a door to experimentation, in my case, they have been writing on paper and using voice recognition.
What is your method? Do you also use these same steps? With what have you experienced? I would like to know your opinion in the comments.