After I published my mind map of 100+ awesome blog post ideas, Paul Hobcraft contacted me with a cool mind map he has created that contains a categorized list of best practices for being a top-notch blogger (PDF). It looks like he has taken some of the best tips and techniques from a number of sources and assembled the best ones in visual form, categorized by topic to make them easier to use.
Paul’s map contains 10 main sections:
- The BIG idea
- The headline
- What IS quality content?
- Different approaches where possible
- Add images
- Opening paragraphs
- Authoritative content
- Answer your own key questions
- Your needs to do (what you need to be mindful of when actually writing content for your blog)
- The special needs of team blogs
If you write a blog or contribute to one on a regular basis, I recommend that you print out this valuable mind map and post it somewhere visible in your writing area – so you can utilize it as a touchpoint when you sit down to write articles.
Thanks for sending this resource to me, Paul!