Publishing blogs on your New Reader Media account is among the best features of the new, cooler, and all-around better version of the NRM website. Here, a registered user can upload his or her own pieces to their account.
If you’ve ever wanted to start your own blog, now is the time! We are giving you a walkthrough on how to write a blog on the NRM website, plus some bonus tips on how to effectively write your blogs. Read on!
Writing on the NRM Website
Before we begin with the blogging, make sure that you’ve signed up for a free New Reader Media account. It’s easy! Simply visit newreadermedia.com and click on the Account tab. If you’re a new user, hit on ‘Register’; otherwise, click on Log In.
Registering is as easy as one, two, and three—just supply your name, email address, and your desired password to secure your account. Once you’ve created a profile, a ‘Create Blog’ function will be added to the Account tab, and you’ll be all set to key in your first blog on the NRM website.
‘Create Blog’: NRM offers you a user-friendly interface for inputting your blog.
Here are some points that will come in handy when writing your blog on the NRM website:
- Pick an engaging title for your blog
The title creates the first impression for your blog. Pick clickbait titles that will reel in your target audience! As readers and writers would want to keep up with interesting information, how-to’s, question titles, and listicles are a good choice.
- Get your eyes on a keyword and build your article from that
When searching the web, readers or researchers often input keywords that relate to the topic that they want to read. In order to optimize your article’s reach, it is best to identify a main keyword that will recur throughout your blog. The more frequent that main keyword appears, the higher the chances that your article will make it to top searches.
- Secondary keywords will also help your article reach lengths
Secondary keywords help maximize the blog’s reach. These words and phrases aren’t used as much as the main keyword or phrase but will still help stimulate more engagement and traffic to your work.
- Author’s name
Pick the name you want to go by. It can be your complete birth name, a pseudonym or pen name you most likely want to be known as, or simply your initials! In choosing the author’s name, just keep in mind that the name you choose will be the identity your masterpieces will be identified with.
- Pick a catchy image that will reflect the beauty of your blog
Images will surely add attraction to your article. You can add a thumbnail photo in the “Image” field or insert some supplemental photos throughout the article. This will help your readers visualize what you’re writing about. Keep copyright in mind, too! Make sure to use your own photos or ask permission to use them. There are also royalty-free image sites with quality photos such as Unsplash, Pexels, and Pixabay. At any rate, always indicate photo credits!
See those article snippets under the titles of articles appearing in Google searches? Those are meta descriptions that describe the actual content of the blog. To keep it from being truncated, keep the character count for this part within 50-160 characters, including spaces.
If you’re still kickstarting your blogging journey, here are some tips for writing engaging content:
● Start with a captivating lead
Opening paragraphs are crucial, just like your titles, as they give off the first impression of the work. You can start your blog with a bang using poignant quotes, anecdotes, or by painting a vivid scene that will surely capture your reader’s interest.
● Sustain strength through solid details
Once you’ve kicked off with the bang, sustain the impact of your article by supporting the lead with relevant, intriguing, or thought-provoking information. Build up the momentum by organizing your ideas based on appropriate styles—be it climactic, topical, or by chronological order.
● Appeal to your readers’ senses
Paint a vivid picture of the scene using concrete details and descriptions. Bring your readers into the situation. Make them see. Open their imagination. You can compel your readers to keep reading your work if you are able to captivate them into the narrative.
● Bullet points to hit the bull’s eye
Most readers tend to skim through an entire article to make sure it has the content they need or want to read about before they proceed to thorough reading. By using bullet points, you can sum up the central ideas or highlights of your blog. On the NRM website, adding bullet points or numbered lists to your blog is as easy as doing it in a word processor.
● Use a definite call to action
Finally, add a compelling call to action to derive the results that you want with your blog. If you want them to follow your socials, link in your profiles. Hyperlinking is just one click away on the NRM ‘Create Blog’ page.
Excited to start your blog now? Hit on the Account tab on the NRM website and start creating your blog page!