5 Tips For Writing An Awesome Blog Post

By | August 20, 2019


Content marketing is a great way to generate
more traffic to your website, but there’s a problem. It takes a long time to write a blog post. Hi, everyone, I’m Neil Patel. Today, I’m going to share with you how to
write amazing blog post fast. The first thing you need to do, and I know
this sounds counterintuitive, is take your time writing the first few blog posts. You’ll figure out your style, what you like
writing about, you’ll figure out what readers like, what they don’t like. Once you have that, you can start templatizing. When you start templatizing, the first thing
you need to do is figure out the structure of all your blog posts. You create a basic template, introduction,
body, conclusion. Now that you have your template, what you
want to do is fill them in every time you have a new blog post. For example, when I read a blog post, what
I do is I first write the introduction. I know that I always have in my template three
to seven headings for my body. I take the main ideas and I turn them into
headings. Then, I write my conclusion because every
one of my blog post has a conclusion. Then, I go back to the body and I fill in
each heading with content. It could be a few paragraphs, it could be
a few bullet points, it’s whatever I decide I want and that’s what I fill my template
with. The next step is images. You want to figure out a way to get images
fast. There’s a lot of free stock photography sites
out there. I love using Fotolia. I pay for images, but I can run a few quick
searches, find an image, and add it within my blog post with speed. Without images, your blog post won’t do as
well because a picture says a thousand words. No one just wants to read text. The next thing you need to do is create rules. Here are some rules that I use for my own
blog, and you can copy them if you want for your blog. I always use the words “you and I” within
my blog post. It makes it feel like it’s a conversation
between you and I. The next thing that I do is I always use paragraphs
that are short. My paragraphs typically are never longer than
six lines. I try to keep them around four or five lines. Sometimes I even have one line paragraphs. The next thing I do is always use six or seven
images, if not more, throughout my blog post. I also link out to sites that cite my research. Those are my main rules. You can create your own. If you follow those tips, you’ll be able to
templatize your blog writing process and it shouldn’t take you more than two hours to
write a blog post. If you’re spending more than two hours, there’s
something wrong. It could be, “Hey, I don’t know how to come
up with ideas.” If you don’t know how to come up with ideas,
I’ve talked about this in past videos, use BuzzSumo, type in keywords, it’ll show you
what’s hot and what’s not. If the issue is you have writer’s block, then
you know what? Go outside, go do something or some activities,
then come back and write. It could be that you’re distracted. If you’re distracted, go find a different
place to write your blog post. Follow all those tips and you’ll be able to
write amazing blog post fast.

99 thoughts on “5 Tips For Writing An Awesome Blog Post

  1. Mikey Moran Post author

    Love your posts Neil! Inspired me to hire a small team of bloggers. Traffic steadily increasing (And sales too!)

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  2. ismail memon Post author

    liked your video! its really amazing thanks a lot

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  3. Flairbeat Post author

    My writting has started getting better as i learn more from you. Thanks for the video))

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  4. Rishabh Raj Post author

    I follow all your tips. They really helped me alot. Thanks for all those videos and blogs. ☺️

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  5. Nilanjana Sanyal Post author

    Thanks Neil. I have newly started writing blog posts for my website. So I have learnt a lot from this video.

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  6. Abhishek Rajput Post author

    Neil can you review my blog and van you some statement,so I can display on my blog like what Neil says about my blog

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  7. Shubham SpawN Post author

    Great Video Neil Sir.. I just woke up to see your Video – its 3 a. m In India

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  8. Dimitar Margaritov Post author

    Thanks for this video! It's time to stop procrastinating and get to writing.

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  9. Kumar Ritesh Post author

    awesome video Neil .. But can you tell me how you get ideas for new blog post?

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  10. Hownetinfo Post author

    Sir
    Can I Use only one image of your site in my article I give the Reference of neilpatep .com

    Only one image plz give me permission sir

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  11. Jean-Yves Hemlin Post author

    Question for you, sir. How do you pick your images? I write blog on programming and feel weird putting a kitten or a coffee mug photo to illustrate a blog. Should I illustrate the client's problem, my solution or simply put kittens on the blog because everyone loves kitten?

    There are only so many generic handshake or business meeting pictures you can put on one's blog!

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  12. podishettiravali ravali Post author

    nice video Neil, How many words blog should contain?

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  13. Abhijeet Singh Post author

    Hi Neil, kindly reply to this one — You do suggest to use LSI keywords as well in the article and at the same time you suggest the longer the better ( word limit of an article ). I started to write an article and my title was How to ……!! Now, when I focused on LSI keywords 98% were starting from how to….and finally I realized when I was adding those in my article there where a lot of How to how to words which were repeating. What to do now?

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  14. Robert Woodman Post author

    I blog for a manufacturer of specialty chemicals. It is hard to write blog posts about the products we make and much harder still to get people to read them.

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  15. Rashed Reza Chowdhury Arif Post author

    Really, that's a very nice video content. I hope this video help to beginner. Thanks Neil

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  16. FocusSoftnet NZ Post author

    I'm stuck at very basic question…
    Q. I want to increase my Google Ranking and the question is what should I do out of this two options…
    A. Should I create my own domainname.com/blog and post there or
    B. I use Medium.com for blogging?

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  17. Samsung J2 Post author

    Sir can I have your email please? I am badly in need of your help.

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  18. Sandra Helmsley Post author

    Once again – so thankful – watched three of your videos so far and I'm really feeling more knowledgeable on how to be successful at blogging. Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge! I am a subscriber now

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  19. Sarah Jack Post author

    Awesome video. The best on this topic. Neil, do you have a video on to make really good infographics, what software do you use?

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  20. shweta MG Post author

    I heard we can sell stock photos to adobe. Does this go to photalia ? Sorry for any spelling errors

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  21. Gaurav Dubey Post author

    Hii Neil,

    I have two years of experience of working with different publication houses. Now I want to switch to Content Marketing. Can I leverage my two years experience in the Content Marketing field? And do companies hire for the position of Content Marketer or its a part of Digital Marketing?

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  22. Ansh Jaitly Post author

    I follow your blog also please can uh answer my question there

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  23. James Navarro Post author

    I disagree, I feel a epic piece of content takes more than 2 hours

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  24. Rhonda Garrett Post author

    Neil… I’ve been binge listening for 7 days. I am very interested in starting a blog for women related to leadership skills that will make their career more rewarding. I’ve used google analytics to try to identify how much interest is out there now, and I’m not finding much. What are your recommendations to move forward with creating great content in this space.

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  25. Sifu Soggi Singh Post author

    So calm Neil. It's like listening to an Angel singh. BE THE BEST.

    – Sifu Soggi Singh

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  26. Paolo Volpi Post author

    Hi Neil, this is great advice. Although I'm an experienced blogger/writer, I always look for opportunities to improve my skills and talents even at the most basic level. Thanks for this!

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  27. anusha hs Post author

    is it mandatory to end the content in a single blog post or can carry over to the next post with a new blog title

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  28. Theodore Rhoades Post author

    Neil, going to start a site soon. It’s in a pretty large niche. I want to create motivational videos for my audience. Do you recommend doing this?

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  29. Igor Lebich Post author

    It does feel like a dialog, nice tactic. I used to think it's always about "you"

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  30. mike ram Post author

    I love the way you fit a lot of info into a short space.

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  31. STORY MEDIA - Marketing Agency Post author

    Hi Neil. Do blogs that we write about our overall subject (mine is helping small business get digital leads that convert to customers) BUT never get into the top 100 on google help our overall cause for Google to understand what we do? For example, I have a blog I wrote on PPC advertising that is supposedly ranking number 3 in Australia but another on the same topic that is outside the top 100. Does that second one help or should I rewrite it?

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  32. David A Post author

    Neil, are you talking shorter post or do you get 2000 words out in 2 hours? Seems like an awful lot but I'm sure doable with practice.

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  33. Vijay Pandey Post author

    I am follow your all the tips my questions is i am writing too long posts, it's take a lot of time it's beneficial for the SEO?

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  34. Robert Willingham Post author

    Hey Neil. You are just awesome. I would like to be your assistant. How can I ? 🙂

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  35. Rhonda W Post author

    Thank you for your videos. Question – do you write your blogs within the platform? Or do you have a favorite software?

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  36. Rhonda W Post author

    In the past 48 hrs. I have purchased the domain, set up FB, Gmail, IG, and ordered a logo on fiverr 🙂 I have SO many ideas to write about! As for the theme, do you feel any of the WP Free themes are OK?

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  37. Harinder Singh Post author

    Just another mind blowing post from you sir.

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  38. Ashok Yadav Post author

    Thanks for your guidance.. always helpfully

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  39. MeSalesMe Post author

    2 hours! I just spent a whole day writing a post (not posted yet) and it’s not finished nor is it edited…. lol … note to self .. stay shallow.

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  40. Tech Tomorrow Post author

    Hello sir can u plz tell me which video editor u use ?

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  41. Aliya Mughal Post author

    I dont have good writing skills. But i want to make a blog. Should i read a lot of books for good writing? Or I purchase an article?

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  42. Nora maria Post author

    Hey iam 18, and have a passion for writing, and someone told me to write for his blog. But how this content writing is done? On word? I don't know how to get started

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  43. casper Post author

    thanks a lot man really helps just need that extra push to get my blog out there you know? I'm always worried about what might go wrong because it's supposed to be very good money!

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  44. Smart World Post author

    nice videos sir, I like you explaining style too,thank you sir

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  45. TechOn24 Post author

    you are amazing sir nice tips its help me a lot 🙂

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  46. Adventures N More Post author

    Im writing a blog post for printing services company any advice??

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  47. Super Abir Post author

    I have been writing content for different clients (mainly affiliate sites) and it's amazing that i have been using all the techniques you mentioned in this video. is this a coincidence? now i know that i learned to write and im capable, so i think i should start charging my client 15+ USD per 1000 words. thank you Neil.

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  48. Carlos de Menezes Castro Post author

    Wonderful video! Thanks a lot for all those tips!!!

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  49. omkar choubey Post author

    Hey Neil…the article was informative….but I have a question…I have written more than 20 articles on my website…the plagiarism checker shows that all of them are 100% unique ..
    Also they are each more than 1000 words…but when I am applying for adsense approval…I am not getting the approval..the adsense team says that my content is scraped content…can plzz guide me on how to write articles to counter this problem …

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  50. Syed Ammar Gillani Post author

    How to ensure that my blog is absolutely free from plagiarism

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  51. Loboy Coolers Post author

    Thanks, Neil – that's an awesome set up tips. You rock!

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  52. Sandip Gholap Post author

    Wonderful and awesome cool tips to kickstart the writing
    Thanks Neil Sir

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  53. Syed Ammar Gillani Post author

    Hi Neil. I like your channel and videos. I like your videos because they are short, relevant and to the point. I want your advice in a matter and I hope that you will guide me. I want to start my personal blog. I love writing. But I am not sure about one thing. Say I quote some statistics from an authentic source or any info from an authentic source. Obviously I have to cite the original source in my blog. But how to exactly do it? Should I ask for their permission or not? If I have to ask for permission how should I do that exactly? I have ambiguity about this. I am not 100% clear on that. Please guide me on this Neil.
    Waiting for your response.

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  54. shalu shalini Post author

    Your videos are amazing. Helped me a lot

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  55. Dary Satyanegara Post author

    Thanks Mr. Neil Patel! Now, i can start writing with these amazing tips!

    Thank from Indonesia 🇮🇩

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  56. Join Blogger Post author

    Helpful content Thanks for sharing Sir🙈😘😘

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  57. Tamil Trends Post author

    I follow the same methodology for my content writing process

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  58. Tamil Trends Post author

    The perfect saying ☺️👍not blah blah very simple to grasp

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  59. David Membrives Post author

    It took me months to learn those 5 rules by myself. Never again. You have a new sub 🙂

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