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When you first start setting up your blog, you will quickly realize that it’s not easy if you are not dedicated to it. But, I’m going to be honest, IT’S SO WORTH IT!
So if you are still on the fence on starting a blog..DO IT! I suggest heading over to my previous post on How To Start A Blog to get started.
Once your website is established and plugins are set. Now it’s time to build your house ..I mean blog :P.
But, let's be honest.
Setting up a blog is like building a house.
While building a house from scratch, the process starts off by developing a floor plan. The floorplan for a house should translate as a business plan for your blog. Next, the land the house will be built on, needs to be prepped for the foundation.
The strength of your house lies in a strong and steady foundation.
Without a strong foundation, your house will be blown away by the first storm that hits.
In other words, if you want your blog to be successful from the start you need to set up a strong and steady foundation for your blog. Without a doubt, the foundation for your blog should be your Pillar Posts.
In my early days of researching how to start a successful blog, I have come across countless other bloggers talking about “pillar posts” and “pillar post strategies”.
So what the heck are Pillar posts? How do you create a pillar post strategy?
The secret lies with the way these posts are linked with each other.
Why is this important?
how do you write your pillar posts?
1. Make sure you choose your niche
Some examples of what a niche would be are: Fitness, Blogging, Business, Beauty, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle, Finance, Travel, Parenting, Home Decor Etc.
Decide on a niche that you can write about all the time. Something that fits your knowledge or hobby really well.
For example, someone who is amazing at DIY’s and refurbishing furniture may fall under a Home Decor Niche. A stay-at-home mom will most likely want to write posts that mainly fall under Parenting.
The choices are endless. It all comes down with what you can’t get tired of talking about. Also as a side note, you will probably come across other bloggers telling you to only pick one. I say break those rules if you want, stick to a max of 2 or 3 if you want or until you truly find your calling if later you just want to stick with one niche ( like me 🙂 ).
After selecting a niche, make sure you have a powerful web hosting site like Bluehost to run your
2. Time to create categories that fall under your niche
3. Come up with topics pertaining to your categories
4. Create your post outline
Just like an essay, it’s time to start brainstorming your Pillar post outline.
This will not only introduce your main topic, but also, set up your post to truly help your reader. Because again that is the ultimate goal you want to achieve.
When it comes down to structuring your blog post you need to find the method that works for you, whether it’s a thought map or a list.
Remember to keep these questions in mind when creating your outline:
Establish your blog post structure, then, it’s time to do what you do best.. WRITE YOUR POST!
5. Link Your Other Pillar Posts
6. Promote Your Pillar Content
Don't Forget to structure out your blog's foundation
2. Create your categories
3. Come up with topics matching your categories
4. Create your blog post outlines
5. Link your pillar posts
6. Promote your content
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