How to Write the Perfect Blog Post πŸ‘

Want to learn how to write a blog post and make it great? Blog writing isn't easy, but it's not that hard either. I've been blogging for over 10 years and have learned a LOT (and have made a ton of mistakes, too!), so make sure to watch all the way through so that you can get my best tips to make sure you write something compelling, while also making it easier for you to write too!

Writing for a blog is about understanding what your audience wants to know about, and delivering in such a way that's easy to consume, easy on the eye, but also impactful, as well.

I've developed a framework, thanks to a number of handy tools, that you can use for yourself when writing a blog post.

Tip #1 – 0:53 – Make the Post Transformative

Tip #2 – 1:31 – Outline your thoughts (working backwards from the transformation)

Tip #3 – 2:45 – Start by Engaging Readers (i.e. Start Strong!)

Tip #4 – 3:45 – Don't write in WordPress

Tip #5 – 6:00 – Make your Title and Description Compelling and Relevant

Tip #6 – 7:46 – Make your blog post scannable

Tip #7 – 8:51 – Use visuals (i.e. images) to break up your blog posts

Tip #8 – 9:58 – Include Calls to Actions (please!)

Tip #9 – 11:55 – Proofread your blog post! (also please!) and read it out loud!

Tip #10 – 13:03 – Stop trying to be perfect!

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Phyllis Khare - October 8, 2016 Reply

I want the t-shirt! Seriously. I love it. Super tips Pat. btw – I always listen to YouTube videos on 1.5 speed and at that speed you are still very clear and understandable. cheers.

Tazonium - October 9, 2016 Reply

*post-it notes fly-by* – no reaction. Nice 😁 haha

Maria Volkhonskaya - October 12, 2016 Reply

Thank you! I’m not a blogger but I find your videos very useful πŸ™‚

Monica Galvan - December 16, 2016 Reply

This was such an invaluable video, Pat. It’s a great refresher for me and a “check list” to do before, during, and after each blog post I publish.

Freebird Meditations - March 8, 2017 Reply

That was really helpful! Appreciate your help. You are my go-to now. πŸ™‚

Tunbie temi - July 3, 2017 Reply

I like your simple-basic style, even in speech. Helpful!

geet sharma - July 10, 2017 Reply

I liked it “Stop worrying about perfect “

Charisse Tyson - February 6, 2018 Reply

Thank you Pat for sharing so much free information to help those that want to help others. You are very inspirational and relatable.

    Pat Flynn - February 14, 2018 Reply

    Thank you Charisse, I appreciate you!

AtomicFrags - March 16, 2018 Reply

Tip #10 was so meant for me. Had been delaying 6 drafts in the past 15 days, trying to make them perfect everytime I started writing.

Love your tips, bro! πŸ˜€

Peter Kovacs - April 4, 2018 Reply

How about length? I hear lately that longer is better. But what is too long? I wrote an article about strategies for local contacts for authentic travel experiences. It came in at a hefty 3400 words. How should I approach this? Multi part post? How large each? Or completely separate stuff?

    Pat Flynn - April 4, 2018 Reply

    Too long is there are more words on the page than there needs to be to offer the value you’re trying to provide. If you need 3400 words keep it there and make it the best 3400 word combination ever about that topic. Never try to extend a post to reach a certain amount, or shorten it. Make it what it needs to be, and you will only provide value, and never waste people’s time, and be rewarded accordingly πŸ‘πŸΌ

    Peter Kovacs - April 4, 2018 Reply

    Thanks for the quick answer.

    Assuming I am providing value, there may be more than one way to deliver that value given the audience being humans with physiological limitations (like attention span). Do you have (or would you recommend) an approach where after a certain length you split things up in certain ways?

    From some stats I saw 1600 words seem to be optimal (or 1000 words with a lot of images) and then there is a drop.

    Peach Quartz - June 10, 2018 Reply

    And idea came up. Male part one and part two series of the subject of you can. 2 pats vs one

Cindy Jensen - October 26, 2018 Reply

I watched a lot of videos to get me started. This is one of my favorites. Great tips! Thanks

En K - October 31, 2018 Reply

Thank you so much Pat! This was incredibly helpful! I love your channel, you really offer a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT of value. Hugs! C:

Marcie R. - November 15, 2018 Reply

Thank you for a new blogger! πŸ™‚ Very Helpful! Hope to see more soon!

Eq.Alice - December 10, 2018 Reply

How many images would you recommend in a post at the most?? Your video was really helpful though so thank you !

Nick Ang - December 30, 2018 Reply

Hey Pat, I can’t believe I just discovered your work. This video is wonderful. Even though I’ve been blogging for 3 years actively now, I’m finding 8 out 10 points you made in this video to be fresh and applicable. Thank you for posting this!

AVX - April 29, 2019 Reply

How do you start the intro with a story, but also make sure your main keyword is in the 1st sentence. I think I struggle with this alot.

Hakeem - July 10, 2019 Reply

hat was really helpful! Appreciate your help bro

Enjoy Positive Living - July 11, 2019 Reply

Thank you for all you do! This was very helpful!

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