In the previous video I demonstrated a solid structure for good WordPress article writing. We talked about things like using headings, sub headings, WordPress images and image galleries, videos, external and internal links as well as using a call to action and a post script.
However if you’re writing for authority and recognition, you better be speaking with authority and recognition and making sure your content satisfied all the qualities of an ideal article. Which primarily means offering value and benefit to your audience in excess of the time consumed to read your article.
In order to make sure your brain is a fertile playground of fresh ideas and that you’re speaking with authority there are some tools you can use that are free to help make sure you’re on the top of your game.
Keeping Your WordPress Article Brain Fertile
Here’s a summary of what is contained in the above video.
- The Article Hook: Every article should use a hook of some sort or another. This is the angle, the position or point of entry into the subject matter that you’ll use to grab their attention, maybe use in your headline or employ as part of your call to action.
- RSS Feeds: Most sites will publish an RSS feed that you can subscribe to. Your site does and if you know how to setup any feed of interest you can read articles directly in your email client.
- Google News Alerts: In order for your content to be worthy you’ll want to at least check in with any pertinent news articles that may possibly circulating around. It’s very easy to setup a Google news alert and have recent articles delivered directly into your email inbox.
- Google Keyword Research: The Google Keyword Planner is a free tool and if you use it correctly Google can help you write your article for you. Or at least seed your imagination as well as help you organize your content around sub-headings that have some relative search value.
If you have any questions of comments about any of this information take adavantage of the comment box below this article.
PS: The next video in the series will go into the publication process so that your article actually appears on your site.