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. haha.. i agree. We should avoid it. But, to be honest, i always write boring post. Hoho..

  2. like the ever changing blogging sphere things are not same all the time, we all know blogging is what we do to share our thoughts and opinions but as the trends changes more and more people are joining it as a business without even knowing the basic thing behind blogging is passion to write about something.

  3. Thanks a lot for sharing such a useful suggestion as post is the main base on which we have to attract our visitors. If it is bored and useless then all our hard work going to spoil. So it very much necessary that our post is full of useful stuff, interesting also and also satisfied user wants.

  4. Hi Jasmine ,
    Nice tutorial.You have shared very helpful information on how to make blogpost each time unique and interesting.This post is especially helpful for those who are new in this field.

  5. Great post, Jasmine. It is testament to the fact that no matter how much the glitter, the main thing that matters is the substance. I find myself gravitating towards blogs where the blogger is writing from the heart. Their passion needs to shine through in their writing. Like you said, adding user experiences makes it more unique than another article.

    -Jean

  6. Indeed! Passion and focus might be the best way to make interesting posts. The less we divert from the actual topic, the better it is..

  7. A good layout is important – but only insofar as it shouldn’t distract from the content. Good content is definitely the number one element in a successful blog.

  8. Very good point Jasmine, I’ve been blogging for years now and during this time I’ve tested many different layouts, themes, colours, just generally many different aspects that affect the aesthetics of a blog, but like you said… What do people come to blog for? to find information, if they don’t find what they’re looking for, or even don’t like what you’ve written… Then chances are they are not going to come back. Content is definatly overlooked my many new bloggers.

  9. Nice article. This will help me in long run. I recently learnt one more think about initiating a topic. Some says that it is better to go directly to detail without telling background about it? Its like more direct writing. e.g. Topic: How to Root your Android. So there is no need to write 3-4 lines what is rooting.
    What are your opinions. I should or I should not?
    Thanks.

  10. Thank you for this, some great tips here. I think that knowing who your audience is and what they want is the key.