top secretWant to learn how to write a great blog post that people read and share? WhoIsHostingThis? pulled together information from dozens of resources and designed four infographics that visually walk you through the process of writing a great blog post from creating content and using images to sourcing references and everything in between.

These infographics are handy cheat sheets that can be used not just to write great blog posts but for writing many types of online content. Take a look at each of the infographics below and think about how you can use the recommendations provided to improve your content.

Choosing a topic where your audience is active is just the first step identified in the infographics. Did you know your post title should be around eight words or 70 characters? Did you know that posts which include images are more likely to be shared on Facebook? It’s highly probably that you’ll find at least one useful tip in these infographics.

Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: Content

The Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: Content infographic covers all of the basics about content creation. Does your original content focus on the four pillars? If so, it is useful, approachable, scannable, and simple. Are all of your posts consistent in design? If you have multiple writers, create a style guide to ensure your content delivers a consistent visual experience. Check out the infographic for all of the tips.

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Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: Getting Your Audience’s Attention

The Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: Getting Your Audience’s Attention infographic offers advice on writing post titles that capture people’s attention and convey a sense of urgency. Your headlines should also appeal to readers’ emotions. These are fundamental copywriting tricks that you can apply to your blog post headlines to increase traffic and sharing.

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Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: Images

The Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: Images infographic provides great tips on using quality images in your blog posts, resizing images, taking your own photos, and finding and sourcing images created by other people that you’re legally allowed to use in your content. Look closely because you don’t want to violate any copyright laws!

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Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: References

The Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: References infographic shares tricks for finding information to supplement your blog post as well as steps you should take to appropriately cite your sources. You can enhance your content by quoting people whose opinions you share as well as people with opposing viewpoints.

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What are your secrets for creating a killer blog post?

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