How to Write Blog Posts Your Readers Will Absolutely Notice

Are you a blogger who feels like you’re stuck in a rut, writing blog post after blog post with no one taking notice? Or maybe you’re a new blogger who’s wondering how to get started. You will learn how to write blog posts that get noticed and read here today starting with how to write a blog post outline.

As a blogger, it can be difficult to get noticed. There are millions of blogs out there, and it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. But don’t despair! However, there are some things you can do to increase your chances of getting noticed.

Whenever I update an old blog post, I change the headline and make it more captivating. This blog post is being updated from back in 2014. It’s a total revamp!

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Learn how to write better blog posts that will get noticed.

Follow these blogging tips below, and you’ll be on your way as you learn how to write blog posts that readers will love.

1. How To Write A Post Outline To Get Started

Have you ever wanted to start a blog but didn’t know where to begin? Or maybe you have a blog but you’re struggling with writer’s block. Either way, creating a blog post outline can be a helpful way to get your thoughts down on paper (or screen).

By brainstorming a list of ideas and then organizing them into an outline, you’ll have a roadmap to follow as you write your blog post. Not sure how to get started with how to write a blog post outline?

Here’s a quick and easy guide on how to create a blog post outline to get you started.

Blog Topics

First, come up with a list of potential topics for your blog post. This can be anything that’s on your mind – there are no wrong answers here.

Once you have a few ideas, it’s time to start narrowing them down. Think about what you want your blog post to be about.

What are you trying to say? What kind of tone do you want to set? After you’ve considered these questions, choose one topic and stick with it.

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Pick topics that your audience is looking for answers to.

Points To Make

Next, it’s time to start thinking about what points you want to include in your blog post. Again, there are no wrong answers here – just let your thoughts flow.

Once you have a good amount of material, start organizing it into an outline. A typical blog post outline might look something like this:

– Introduction
– #1 Main point
– #2 Main point
– #3 Main point
– Conclusion

Of course, you don’t have to follow this exact format – feel free to get creative and customize your outline to fit your needs.

The important thing is that each section has a purpose and that each point ties back into your overall topic.

By taking the time to create an outline before you start writing, you’ll save yourself time and effort in the long run. So if you’re feeling stuck, don’t hesitate to give this method a try.

2. How To Write Blog Posts By Starting With A Catchy Headline

Your headline is the first thing potential readers will see, so make sure it’s something that will pique their interest and make them want to read more. A good rule of thumb is to keep your headlines under 60 characters so that they’re easy to read and digest.

Be sure to include power words in your headlines and use numbers as well.

Some power words for you to use:

  • Absolutely
  • Awe-Inspiring
  • Best
  • Bold
  • Calm
  • Caution
  • Dazzling
  • Deadly
  • Easy
  • Emergency

See the power word pattern? You can view the entire list in the link above (include power words.) I like referring to that list every time I update or make a new headline.

Not sure if your headline is the right length? You can use this free headline tool to check it out. It’s one of my favorite blogging tools.

3. Make Your Introduction Interesting

Your introduction should be interesting enough to make people want to keep reading. A good way to do this is to start with a story or an anecdote that will hook your readers and make them want to know more.

Not only that but be sure to let the readers know what they will learn or get by reading your blog post. Stick to the headline and first paragraph as you write your blog post.

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Make your blog introduction in your post interesting and stand out.

4. How To Write Blog Posts in a Clear, Concise, and Easy-To-Read Style

No one wants to wade through dense paragraphs of text. Breaking your text up into smaller paragraphs makes it easier for people to scan and skim, which means they’re more likely to stick around until the end.

If you use an SEO plugin like Yoast or RankMath they will guide you if you write lengthy sentences.

Therefore, it’s best to break down those lengthy sentences into smaller concise ones.

5. Use Images, Infographics, and Videos

People are visual creatures, so adding visual elements to your posts can help break up the text and make your posts more engaging. Adding an infographic or a video is also a great way to add value for your readers.

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Add visuals to make your blog posts stand out.

Not only that but visuals will help spread your content further on social media and on other networks.

6. Use Helpful Formatting Features

Formatting features like headings, lists, and block quotes can also help break up your text and make your posts more scannable. No one wants to read long, never-ending blog posts that are hard to read.

This formatting feature also helps highlight the most important points in your post so that readers can easily find the information they’re looking for.

7. How To Write SEO-Friendly Blog Posts

Make sure you’re using keywords throughout your post so that people can easily find it when they search for topics related to what you’ve written about. You should also include links to other articles or websites where appropriate.

Not only that it will direct readers to additional resources if they want more information on a particular topic.

Furthermore, if you use a plugin tool like Yoast or Rank Math it will help check the SEO of your blog posts.

I’ve been using Yoast for years with success and recently using the Rank Math plugin on a new blog. I was very surprised at how much I love Rank Math! (Stay tuned.)

Just be sure not to use too many keywords with these tools.

Last but not least, do research on your choice of keywords and their synonyms.  You want to be sure there are people searching for what you are writing about.

I use Ubersuggest and Google Trends to research keywords along with SEMrush.

Don’t forget about those longer keywords often called long-tail keywords. These keywords tend to rank better in search engines as there is often less competition.

8. Add A Call To Action on Your Blog Posts

If you’re running a blog, it’s important to add a call to action (CTA) to each of your blog posts. A CTA is a statement or task that encourages your readers to take some desired action.

For example, you might add a CTA at the end of a blog post asking your readers to subscribe to your blog, try out a trial product, or leave a comment.

By adding CTAs to your blog posts, you can encourage your readers to take the next step in their relationship with you or your business. And that next step could be anything from signing up for your email list to making a purchase.

So don’t forget to include CTAs on your blog posts – they could be the key to growing your blog and achieving your business goals.

Conclusion of How To Write Blog Posts

Writing blog posts that will get noticed takes some effort, but it’s definitely worth it if you want to grow your blog and attract more readers. By following the tips above, you’ll be well on your way to writing blogs that people will actually want to read.

What tip do you like the best on how to write blog posts to get noticed by your readers?  Is learning how to write a blog post outline helpful to you? Please drop a comment so we can discuss it!

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  • Sanjay Sajeev says:

    Hi Lisa,
    As a beginner in blogging field, i learned many good important tips before writing a blog post from here. When i write my next blog post, i will try to follow these blogging process. I hope it is able to make better results. Thank you Lisa for sharing this valuable guideline with us. Keep doing.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Sanjay, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. I’m glad you learned something from this one. You are most welcome and enjoy your weekend!

  • Andrew says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Great post here.

    For me, it depends on the type of post I feel like writing and the general tone of it. I don’t think of the headline right away, but I do think of the general concept of what I want the post to be about.

    If I’m writing a list post or how to post, I usually tend to start from the bottom up. So conclusion first all the way to the headline. I know it’s unorthodox but it works for me from time to time.

    Like you, I use to just publish the posts right after finishing it, but more and more I learned about providing quality content. That means making sure it’s edited correctly, all the links I wanted to include is working, the content has a certain flow to it, everything makes sense, etc. Most of the time, I spend 10 – 20 hours on a blog post just making sure it’s ready to go live. And I found that I got better results from doing that.

    Your tip for getting to know other bloggers is key. Nobody can make it or do it alone online so it’s important to always try to build relationships and engage with other bloggers. You’ll get much further than way than trying to do it solo.

    Great post once again here, Lisa. Really enjoyed it.

    Hope you have a great day.

  • Andrew says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Great post here.

    For me, it depends on the type of post I feel like writing and the general tone of it. I don’t think of the headline right away, but I do think of the general concept of what I want the post to be about.

    If I’m writing a list post or how to post, I usually tend to start from the bottom up. So conclusion first all the way to the headline. I know it’s unorthodox but it works for me from time to time.

    Like you, I use to just publish the posts right after finishing it, but more and more I learned about providing quality content. That means making sure it’s edited correctly, all the links I wanted to include is working, the content has a certain flow to it, everything makes sense, etc. Most of the time, I spend 10 – 20 hours on a blog post just making sure it’s ready to go live. And I found that I got better results from doing that.

    Your tip for getting to know other bloggers is key. Nobody can make it or do it anlone online so it’s important to always try to build relationships and engage with other bloggers. You’ll get much further than way than trying to do it solo.

    Great post once again here, Lisa. Really enjoyed it.

    Hope you have a great day.

  • Lisa says:

    Great post! I keep a list of topics on-hand. Usually the list is from questions people have asked me, trends I see in social media, and other problems that need to be solved for people in my niche. It could also be a cool, new product or how to do something in WordPress.
    With this running list, I can choose a topic that resonates with me at that moment and get to work.

    Thanks again for sharing your writing process!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Lisa, That’s a great way to do it. I finally started one just last week as I had several ideas for a new post. How often do you post Lisa? My list is only about 4-5 – I’m hoping to grow it. Thanks for your input on this one and have a great day.

  • Maxwell Ivey says:

    Hello; Thanks for sharing your process with us. I decide on the subject first. I try to save the actual title until I am through so I can give it the same effort I put into writing the post. That plus sometimes the post will change by the time it is finished. I generally carry the idea around in my head for a few days and when I feel ready I sit down and write. I write straight through and only add the headings links photos after I think I have it all down. I use a spell checker, but that’s it for most posts. If the post is important, then I do have an editor I can send it to before or after it goes live. And if your posts are being pinged you don’t want to press that update button too often. You can get penalized by some of the syndication services. thanks for sharing and take care, Max

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Maxwell, you are welcome. You are not alone in saving the title for last. Something I need to try out in a future post. I do the same w/carrying ideas in my head but try not to wait to long especially if it something timely. Interesting about updating too often, thanks for adding that tidbit in. (Something I often forget about). Thanks so much for coming by Maxwell and sharing your method with us. Have a great new week there!

  • Steven Lucas says:

    My start is usually inspiration from whatever new product (or sometimes an older one) I’m currently reading or watching. I usually think “I can say that differently” or “I can see a different point” or usually “he’s missed something there” which makes me want to go out and make a start. (Cue then for feverish re-reading of other articles and ebooks on the same topic – Copying one man’s work is theft. Taking ideas from many men’s work is research.).

    The title I put up at the beginning is rarely the one I finish with though.

    My biggest problem is that I rarely think of adding graphics as I’m writing and if I do think of them at all they are generally afterthoughts that ‘sort of’ fit.

    The trouble is that my ideas are like my waistline – too much breadth, instead of like the type of mind my wife wishes I had – with enough depth!


    Steven Lucas

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Steven, I love your style of writing – made me laugh. I like to find something someone’s missed on a topic and focus on that for a post. So how many times do you change your title? I’ve been playing more with mine of late. I love graphics as they can help people understand what you are teaching or writing about. It’s not easy finding them all the time though. Thanks for all your input and have a wonderful weekend ahead Steven.

  • Atinder says:

    Well I have my own way of writing blog posts, but i always elect topics which i have experience with. SO, i can provide best quality content to my readers.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Atinder, that is the best way to write a blog post. If readers have questions you will either know the answer or know how to find it rather quickly. Thanks for coming by and have a great day there.

  • Lisa says:

    Thanks Sudipto, it sure can be a difficult task indeed. You must really like your topic and want to share it with others. Connecting with other bloggers is key and many don’t understand that in the beginning. I’m sure you do now Sudipto. Appreciate your comment and have a great rest of the week there.

  • Sudipto says:

    Hey Lisa,
    Nice post and Thanks for sharing this post with us. Writing an article in not an big issue but writing an quality content is a difficult task. When any new idea come to my mind, first I do some research on it and after this, I start writing my post. After completing it, I read it and add some more points if any come in my mind.
    Connecting with other blogger is very important factor in blogging.

  • Anil Kumar says:

    Hi Lisa,
    Before going any further I want to confess one thing, that it always takes me half an hour to completely get through your post because after reading all the amazing post from you, I can’t back myself from going through all the comments on that particular post because I also get to know so much from comments as well.

    Now, this post is as always amazing, I many a time feel outage in mind which don’t allow me to write anything, you have some points in this blog which helps me to over come it.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Anil, what which did you like the best of the 4? Thanks for coming by and yes reading comments can be very helpful as people often add some additional information or questions. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week Anil.

  • Ravi Chahar says:

    Hey Lisa,

    Great post.;)

    Writing a blog post is not that much. For beginners it’s hard to sum up their post with a great conclusion and starting their blog post with an effective title is more difficult.

    Continuing the post with the striking points which can be followed by readers matter a lot because bloggers motto is to provide best content which can engage it’s readers for long so that they would come back at the blog.

    The things you have explained in this matters a lot for writing an informative post.
    It will be helpful for many bloggers.:)

    Have a good day.:)


    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Ravi, Oh yes and the conclusion should have a question too. I hope it has helped some bloggers and many new bloggers Ravi. Thanks for your input and have a great rest of the weekend there.

  • Okto says:

    Hi Ali,

    Thanks for sharing this valuable tips in Lisa’s blog. I believe all bloggers need to have their own process in writing blog post. One of the ways to easily understand it is through learn from other process. Your experience in writing blog post is valuable for bloggers especially for those who hardly manage consistency in writing blog post.

    Great post. Wish you have a wonderful weekend

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Okto, nice to see you back here. Consistency is key to continue writing posts Okto – excellent point. It is interesting to see how different many bloggers are in their writing process. Thanks for your input and weekends been great, hope yours too!

  • Amit kumar says:

    Hey Lisa madam,

    You covered a very demanded topic here. I am saying this because this (What & How to Write Blog Posts) is a common question of all bloggers. Even, i also face same situation sometimes.

    For me point 1, 2 and 3 these all are valuable and inspiring. As you mentioned – I may do more research. If people ask this question from self then surely they will provide some uniqueness to their readers. Thank you so much for inspiring with such type of post. 🙄 I found this article on

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Amit, Thanks, yes, we all do wonder if we are doing it right at times. I’m not afraid to let someone know if I don’t have the answer and then I will look for it and get back to them – usually within 24 hours. You are welcome and thanks for taking the time to comment here. Have a wonderful weekend Amit.

  • Emmanuel says:

    Have you checked my latest post to find out why one name like LISA-COM should be added to the Oxford Dictionary?
    I do hope you won’t kill me after reading it ooo! Hahaha!

    Now please back to main issue on board, with respect to write blog posts matters a lot. Re-reading or proofreading at the end is what many fail to do when posts are done.

    Please do have a great weekend and I found this post shared on

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Emmanuel – I just did 🙂 Thank you for the mention there. Oh yes that was my downfall in the beginning, re-reading and proofing more than once. Have a great weekend too! Thanks for sharing on Kingged as well.

  • Hey Lisa,

    We’re similar in quite a few ways. I was specifically look at number 2.

    For me, this year at least, it can take me 3 days to a full week to write one post.. I know that’s pretty slow compared to others, but it’s very comfortable for me for now. Last year I use to find many mistakes on my blog posts, so I thought I might want to slow it down and take my time by writing only once a week.

    As far as the process… I’ll number it here

    1. Think of a title
    2. Think of the meta descriptions and write it down
    3. find a quote on Google
    4. Write the first sentence or paragraph
    5. Ponder for a day or 2
    6. write down my points
    7. take a couple of days to write down what each point is all about
    8. Find my pictures
    9. Make it SEO compliant!

    That’s it!

    Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great weekend!

    I found your post on under the category of Blogging!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Sherman, Oh yes, I used to make mistakes too and every now and then one happens, but we are all human right? Great that you learned to slow down. That’s a big thing for me – I always rush, rush 🙁
      Interesting you do title first too – I started to think I was the only one til Adrienne said she did that too – we are in good company….
      Is SEO still that important to you Sherman? I’m relying on it less and less but do realize it should come up in search as well. Thanks for sharing – love your bullet points. Have a wonderful and weekend ahead.

  • Sunday says:

    Hi Lisa,
    Writing a blog post is a process that applies to different people! Experience differs and it is readily important to access what is best for you! The best blog posts are those help to solve problems for the readers.

    More so, I agree with the part that states “Get involved with other bloggers. Get to know them, comment on their blogs.” This is readily important!

    I upvoted this post in kingged where it was shared for Internet marketers.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Sunday, nice to see you back here. I’d agree if it solves a problem or teaches a lesson – that makes for a great blog post. Thanks for voting and sharing on Kingged too. I’ve been away from there a little while as life got in the way again. I do hope you have a nice weekend!

  • Adrienne says:

    Hey Lisa,

    I know Michelle from Triberr and I think that’s cool that you two got to meet in person. I love meeting people in person.

    So on to what you’re sharing here. I start with the headline as well after I’ve decided what to write about. I don’t go any further until I have that down. The image is the last thing I do but I don’t sit on the post a day and come back to it later.

    Like yesterday I wrote my post for today. I knew what the topic was going to be and it probably took me a good 15 minutes to get the title right. It took probably three hours to write the post. I don’t write a rough draft and then go back, I correct things as I go. I might read if after I’m done and not like a good bit of it and rewrite it no telling how many times which is what I did yesterday. But once I’m satisfied with it then I finish up the process and I schedule it to be published on the proper day and time. No going back and rehashing it to death because I can always change something.

    Thanks for sharing with us exactly how you go about writing your post, very interesting. I might have to stop by and see what Michelle does not.

    Hope you’re feeling fine and have a good weekend.


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Adrienne, glad to hear you know Michelle too! Cool – we both do headlines first. Glad to know I’m not the only one. Interesting you don’t sit on posts overnight like many. My exception was yesterday when I learned a new app was coming for an old one that I use. I just had to get it out there 🙂
      Good point about not rehashing it as I’m doing on my eBook , I must just FINISH it and be done – thanks for that inspiration! Thinking of you today Adrienne and I do hope you have a good weekend.

  • Ali Lawrence says:

    I agree with Brenda! I usually do my title last unless it comes to me magically 😉

    Thanks so much for passing the pen to me, Lisa! I look forward to writing it up this weekend!

  • Hi Lisa,

    Yes indeed, we all have our own ways of writing blog posts 🙂

    Speaking of myself, I could get inspired from anything and everything! It could be a post I read somewhere, or the comments, or seeing my Twitter or Pinterest or Facebook stream, or just simply when I am in nature as my mind runs there!

    Getting the seed or main idea is one part, and writing is another. If I know of it, the post doesn’t take long, but as I always say I am a learner, so even if I might know of something, unless I don’t research more about it, I don’t write and that’s because I want to give the best to my readers. Sometimes the research work takes hours, and so does a pillar post, which you know often cross 2000-2500 words or more.

    Yes, I let the post rest for a few hours or overnight and then it’s edited again by my hubby before I re-check it again, and might make a few additions before putting it up. Then finding the apt images is another task, so is looking up for quotes, which I love., so it all does take a long time for me. But I love it, nevertheless 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Harleena, I think this is the first time I’ve seen you not #1 in the comments – LOL. That’s great how you can find inspiring things so easily. Yes the research can be the longest part of writing a post especially if you are not too familiar with the process of a topic, etc. You are welcome and thanks for letting us know how you do yours as well. Have a great weekend coming up!

  • Steven J Wilson says:

    Hey Lisa,

    I couldn’t agree with you more about sleeping on a post. Sometimes just stepping away for a while will get the creative juices flowing in a positive direction.

    On my latest list, I was aiming for 20 well by the end of the next day it was up to 25.

    I’m such a believer in #4. It is actually a topic that is being published a lot this week. Engagement is huge and should be a focus for sure. I will take engagement over depending on Google any day. I know you can relate to that statement for sure.

    Nice one Lisa. Take care…

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Steven, Funny thing I did another post yesterday that I did not sleep on. It was because it was a new app coming out on that day. I found it easy to write and did the rest of the steps as I do above. That’s the exception – something very timely. Glad to hear engagement is taking over Google, I hope that trend do continues. Thanks for coming by and for your input Steven. Have a great weekend ahead!

  • Peter Kanayo says:

    Lisa, I do love to come up with my topic first, this keeps me focused.

    Having said that, the next step is for me to do the relevant research. After which I write the post- I do sleep on my content so as to reduce mistakes.

    The final thing I do is to find relevant image or to create one using canva.

    However, if the images are to function to explain a particular post-such as tutorial post, I do pick up the images as I do the writing.

    Thanks for sharing your tip Lisa.

    • Lisa says:

      HI Peter, welcome back here. Interesting you do the images last. Thanks for sharing how you do your posts Peter, I find it so interesting how different we all are.

      • Peter Kanayo says:

        Lisa, ya we are all different as our finger prints are different. The most important thing is to stick to what works for us. Though it’s also important to test from time to time.

        Do have a great day.

  • Lisa says:

    Hi Brenda, well I do know what the topic is and have researched it before deciding to write about it. So I then do a title to start out. It helps with keywords though I don’t focus as much on SEO as I once did. I may try to do the title last in the next few posts to see if it helps me or not seeing a few of you do it that way. Interesting on your pictures. I hope to take more photos that I can actually use too. Oh yes, so glad we met blogging Brenda and we all learn from one another and our mistakes and successes. Thanks for coming by and sharing. Have a great rest of the week Bren!

  • Corina Ramos says:

    They could not have picked a better person!

    These are great answers Lisa and that’s why I love following you and your advice.

    I do a lot of editing before I post too and even before I publish I do a once over to make sure the image is good, etc.

    Thanks for sharing your process with us. I can’t wait to see what Ali has to talk about :).

    Happy Wednesday Lisa. Hope you’re feeling better.


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Corina, oh, thank you 🙂 I guess editing is a whole process in itself now, isn’t it? You are welcome. Me too, I wonder how she will do hers. It will publish next Wednesday. Thanks Corina, I have been doing better this week 🙂 Have a great rest of the week there Corina.

    • Ali Lawrence says:

      HAHA You’re putting too much pressure on me, Cori 🙂

      I’ll have to post my link to my blog post here when I publish it!

      • Lisa says:

        Hi Ali, oh yes. Sorry for the pressure but I think you are up to it Ali 🙂 Have a nice weekend!

        • Ali Lawrence says:

          Aw you are so sweet, Lisa 😀 Hope you have a great weekend as well and I’ll definitely let you know when my article is up!

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