How to Avoid Writing Boring Blog Posts

You had paid a considerably sum for a premium blog theme and spent so much time making it look great and was churning out posts almost on a daily basis. Yet, you are wondering why the amount of visitors to your blog is not increasing or worse even your regular readers are fast turning into irregular readers.

Well, sorry to tell you this but having a great blog layout only does not necessarily guarantee you an increase in your pool of readers very much. True, they may come back a few more times because of the lovely design but more often than not, design alone won’t last. And while having high quantity of posts is good, if they are not exciting enough, your readers will soon feel bored and will not drop by as frequent as they used to. Admit it, you won’t want to visit a boring blog either right? So the next question is how to avoid writing boring posts.

Here are a few tips that I hope will help you.

Be passionate about the topic

This is my number one tip and should be yours too. Write about something that you love and not just because it is the most talked about topic of the century, unless you are passionate about it of course. Your passion in the topic will show in the way you write and your readers can feel your emotions through your writings. They will share your joy in you overcoming a major health huddle or feel sympathetic towards your lost of a much beloved pet or understand the frustration that you are going through when your web hosting is screwing up. So choose your topics well.

Make up your mind about an issue

Yes, try not to sit on the fence about something. While it is informative and fair that you include all sides of the argument but sometimes, by going back and forth without voicing your thoughts can make you seem undecided, as if you can’t make up your mind about it. My suggestion would be to state both ends of the issue and their pros and cons and then include your opinions too, even if they are controversial. There are so many bloggers out there who are taking the majority’s views so why not take the road less traveled? But only if you believe in it yourself. No point in trying to be different if you don’t believe it yourself (refer tip no. 1 above).

And at the same time, do allow others to voice their opinions too in your comments section, even though you may not necessarily agree to them. If it’s just all about your views, then isn’t that boring? Do respect the freedom of speech.

Include your own and others experiences

Get personal. If you have experiences about the topic, be it a kitchen appliance or traveling to a foreign country or signing up with a new web hosting company, it would be most interesting to your readers if you could include your own experiences. That carries a more weight than a general post that may be passed off as text book article.

If you do not have any of your own experiences e.g. starting your own online store you can always interview someone who did and share their experiences with your readers. This way, you show to your readers that you have done your researches and they will appreciate it.

Positions of advertisements and banners

Be smart when it comes to placing advertisements and banners on your blog. Do not put so many that it makes your blog feel overcrowded. The last thing you want to do is to confuse or irritate your readers. Remember the main reason that your readers come to your blog is because they want to read your posts, NOT your advertisements. Having said this, it doesn’t mean that advertisements will kill your readers’ enthusiasm. Rather, it means that having some good quality ones are fair enough but not to the extent of drowning your posts!

So here you are some simple yet effective tips on how to avoid writing boring blog posts. These are also the mistakes that I see many bloggers out there do and they are slowly turning away their readers. I hope that you will find these tips helpful in your journey to create an interesting blog.

About Jasmine

Jasmine is an experienced web hosting professional who also has a passion in web design and blogging. You can find her at Top 10 Web Hosting, a web hosting review website and Malaysia Online Boutique, one of the largest e-commerce websites in Malaysia. Do check out these websites.

Comments

  1. i agree with you Jasmin the very very important thing about writing a good and interesting post is involving in that topic and you can involve in that topic if you are passionate about it and sharing our passion.

  2. Hi Jasmine.
    You managed to avoid writing a boring post. At least I read it with interest. And I want to add another point to your list – the title of the article should be catchy. It should immediately draw people’s attention, make them be interested in what’s behind this title.

  3. Just like in the saying, beauty is only skin deep, that holds true with fancy looking websites that are weak on solid content. If you can’t produce relevant information that your readers want, you won’t last very long. Give the readers what they want. And you are right about writing about something you are passionate about.

  4. Actually, the best way to avoid writing a boring post is be updated. Updated on the latest hot topic and the being connected with a community is a great help in generating ideas. Be involve in a conversation with people in the same niche. That’s the simplest way to create interesting posts.

  5. As they say content is the king so as you said a fancy web design cannot make visitors stay and keep reading your posts, the key to write content that people will love to read is to not just write for the sake of writing but write on subjects that you are passionate about and you love to write…

    Kostas | Opportunities Planet

  6. Lennart Heleander from Property Marbella says:

    Hi Jasmine,
    You should have a fair amount of expertise on the topic you are writing. Never write an article on a topic which you are not confident. Focus on this one topic, and make sure it is to the point. Do not forget to write with a little humour sometimes.

    • Hehe, I am definitely not an expert, but I do a lot of blogging, guest posting and reading. So, might have picked up a few tips from here and there. Yes, humor work wonders!

  7. While this is true there are some topics that I write about that just isnt all that interesting. But the information is good and needs to be shared.

    • Definitely. If you have useful information to be shared, it will merit a full post! I am sure many readers will find those interesting!

      • Thanks and I would like to add, just because they aren’t catchy doesn’t mean they won’t be useful. Sometimes you just need the plain old boring facts.

  8. This is so true “having a passion to write what you truly enjoy and love” will make a great article indeed. I’ve had this problem recently, as i am trying to write on subject matters that are hot in today’s society. But, i have very little passion for the subject. Sometimes i just write for the sake of writing new posts.

    • Your blog looks great! I love the comparison between netbook and ipad. For me, I just prefer a netbook because it’s more practical. iPad is for playing games only, hehe.

  9. Blog is a place to communicate with the words to our visitors. In my opinion, to avoid a boring post one other way is to change the style of writing became more communicative with our readers.

  10. I am always racking my brain trying to come up with different ways of presenting information. I think the use of pictures is a good way to change up or spice up a less interesting post. Pictures can also be used to break up large blocks of writing which can scare readers away. Thanks for the helpful information!

    • Yeah, I like inserting pictures into my posts for illustration purposes too!

    • I definitely agree, including relevant and interesting pictures can really make a good impression on the overall quality of a blog post. Actually, lots of readers get lured by catchy and unique pictures, even if the blog post itself has only average-quality content.

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