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JorieMunroe
Inbound Professor
Inbound Professor

What makes a compelling blog post?

Blog posts enable you and your business to publish insights, thoughts, and stories on your website about any topic. They can help you boost brand awareness, credibility, conversions, and revenue. Most importantly, they can help you drive traffic to your website.

 

But take a moment and think about the last blog post you read. What made you want to read it? How did you feel after you finished? Did you make it to the end? What makes a blog post compelling and engaging?

 

Bonus points: Got a blog or blog post you keep returning to? Share it for the group in the comments below!

 

*To learn more about this, check out the Understanding Blogging in HubSpot lesson via HubSpot Academy. 

sfarshgar
Member

What makes a compelling blog post?

first of all, rich and useful content for the users should be in priority, moreover voting and asking questions have considerable results.

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HAnand7
Member

What makes a compelling blog post?

Interesting checklist
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SashaSalamandra
Member

What makes a compelling blog post?

A proper blog post addresses target consumers' needs and wants in a concise but personalized way. 

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MLemke
Member

What makes a compelling blog post?

Humor.  Humor and an unorthodox viewpoint that illustrates the message from an unexpected angle.

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MPoynton
Participant

What makes a compelling blog post?

A good blog post must be written in engaging language and must answer questions your visitors and following are likely to ask. 

Plan content prior to writing it: Consider keywords, consider the purpose of the copy from a reader's point of view. 

Write content in clear sections so a quick overview is possible. Write enticing headlines for each section. 

Once written, leave for a day or more, then read it again with fresh eyes and consider whether the initial objectives have been met.   

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KHernandez
Member

What makes a compelling blog post?

What makes me read a blog post and finish it to the end is its something that is intresting to me. This is key for any blog you want to be helping the reader with whatever the blog is about and adding value to them and their thinking. I persoanlly prefer reading blog about fashion or how to jump start your career. Usually when I finish them I feel inspired. They are compelling because it is something I actually want to learn and read about blog wont be geared towards just anybody they first have to have the intrest in that subject.

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JCaragher
Participant | Partner
Participant | Partner

What makes a compelling blog post?

The best blog posts are those that tell a story. A need is identified and a solution provided, all in a neat package.

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SMcArthur
Participant

What makes a compelling blog post?

TLDR; gets scrolled immediately, but concise, topical content holds more value for me.

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YAdmin
Participant

What makes a compelling blog post?

A blog post should offer an insight to something the user might not find on another website page. It's really about relevancy as well as a good strategy behind keywording the post that's easy to read.

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Trentster
Contributor

What makes a compelling blog post?

Easy to read, simple vocabulary, bulleted lists, and a bottom line are what I like in blog posts.

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SAli4
Member

What makes a compelling blog post?

Blogs have evolved from personal notes and experiences to contribution in society through power of content. Have emerged from content typos to images and video combinations.

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BDillon
Member

What makes a compelling blog post?

Great blog posts teach me something new or provide deeper insight into a topic that I'm interested in.

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MGlenn
Member

What makes a compelling blog post?

A blog post should intrigue your audience enough to keep them reading. It should be informative, yet engaging, and also unique enough that they cannot gather the exact same information off of a quick Google search - thus making your blog post and product unique. 

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CGabriel2
Member

What makes a compelling blog post?

To make a compelling post you have to hook the reader within the first few words and then provide intersting insight that makes the reader think 

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KPavel
Contributor | Partner
Contributor | Partner

What makes a compelling blog post?

The blog post needs concise but potent, and needs to position itself as a thought leader.  The sales pitch, while it can be present, shouldn't be the main consideration which should be to inform.

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CWilkinson
Member

What makes a compelling blog post?

A great blog post should draw the reader in, get to the point and offer interesting information. 

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ishabehl
Member

What makes a compelling blog post?

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TVinson
Participant

What makes a compelling blog post?

Compelling blog posts are extensions of your pillar content and subcontent.  Becoming an authoirity on specific topics will be our process and makes for great blog posts.  Our blog content will be tied to our website when we get out blog back up and running! Content strategy is being updated now.. in prep of the new blog. 

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aagg
Member

What makes a compelling blog post?

A compelling post encompasses relatabiltiy and value. If the content is widely sought, the value increases. For instasnce, in a niche community experience conveyed by subject matter experts can provide  value through relating the topics instead of keywords.

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SKrause
Member

What makes a compelling blog post?

The most important thing is to provide something actionable and valuable to the reader. If they have an actionable takeaway after they finish reading, you win.

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KKamlager
Member

What makes a compelling blog post?

Thought leadership. Catchy headline, tight prose, direct, and provide SEO.

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