The ‘How To’ Blog Post
What is a “How To” Post?
The How-To blog post teaches your reader how to do something by breaking it down into stepsThe How-To blog post teaches your reader how to do something by breaking it down into steps. #HowTo #BlogPost #WordPress #blogger Click To Tweet
Why does it work?
This type of post typically performs well for most bloggers because it teaches people how to get stuff done.The 'How To' post performs well for most bloggers because it teaches people how to get stuff done. #hustle #blogger #HowTo #WordPress Click To Tweet
What can you teach your audience how to do? Create a craft? Make a recipe? Paint? Make something? Think about what you are great at and what would help your audience.
Who’s your audience? You’ll need to understand this in order to write it from a perspective they will understand.
What’s your Primary Takeaway? What do you want your audience to be able to do after they read this post? What is the benefit to them?
Title Ideas- Try brainstorming a few different ideas. Once your post is written you can go back and select the best heading that suits your post.
Introduction- Explain what you plan on teaching your readers how to do.
Include a compelling statement that allows you to empathize with your audience on the topic.
Then explain the topic a little further leading into how you will help fix it by teaching your reader how to do something.
Body- Explain each step in learning how to do it
Create a header
List each step outlining your main takeaways and sub-bullets- This is a very important step. It can ruin your whole post if you forget a step leaving your audience scratching their heads.
Use transition words such as First, Next, After, and Then.
Transition into your conclusion by using things such as Last, or Finally.
Summarize what has been learned or what the benefit is of reading the post.
Ask a question to engage your audience to comment or react.
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