In past posts, I gave you 5 reasons to start a blog and showed you how to start your blog for free. Today I’m going to show you how I create a blog post.
I start by writing down some thoughts on my phone in Google Keep. I do this when reading or listening to books, or if I have something on my mind that I want to expand into something longer.
Expand your thoughts with headings
I take each thought and make it into a heading. Then I add some extra text under each heading to expand my thoughts on that topic.
People tend to scan when reading online. Headings help the reader scan more easily. Your blog title uses the h1 header, and subsequent headings should be given h2 or h3 depending on the structure of your post.
Get Rid of Distractions
When writing, I use a distraction-free editor called IA writer. You can write in markdown with IA Writer and WordPress. This is a simple type of editing that allows you to use headings, bold, and italics without taking your hands off the keyboard. I then paste the markdown text into a WordPress post and WordPress formats the markdown for online publishing.
I use Grammarly to help proofread my post. I also listen to the post with the NaturalReader Chrome extension text to speech to listen for typos and errors.
No matter how many times I look at my post, I never catch all the errors until I hit publish! After I hit publish, I inevitably catch more errors. I updated my post to fix the errors.
Get Started Today
If you’ve been thinking of getting started blogging, check out my post on how to get started blogging for free.