How to: Mount a Shotgun
Sample Titles: How to Pack for a Beach Holiday or 5 Secrets to Packing Light for a Beach Holiday or Best Travel Luggage for Kids & Families
To boost the post’s SEO, include a keyword in the title.
Now that we’ve introduced your topic with a short and catchy title, it’s time to write your introductory paragraph. This is your chance to grab your reader’s attention. You can explain why you are the best person to give advice on this topic; share a personal story that reflects your own experience on the subject; and/or highlight common mistakes that can be avoided once applying your useful tips.
Before listing your tips below, add one last sentence that sums up your paragraph or offers a smooth transition to your listicle.
Tip #1 - Engage readers right away
This first tip should be a juicy one. It’ll keep your readers with you.
Format each tip's title to H2 to keep your post neat.
Tip #2 - Explain more
The middle tips should go into a bit more detail, explain more. Keep them short and to-the-point. E.g., if you're writing a post about how to blog, you can write something like: "Decide how often you want to blog. Be realistic about it. Think you can blog twice a month? Commit to once a month and stick to it."
"Include quotes by experts in your post to add credibility." – SEO specialist
Tip #3 - Make it personal
Feel free to include personal details and examples. The more relatable you or your website is, the more you connect with your readers.
Tip #4 - Mix it up
Try different blog formats each time. One month, post a day in the life, then try a How-To or a Q&A. There are many templates to help you get started.
Tip #5 - Finish strong
Your final tip will lead into your post’s conclusion. For example, “Lastly, knowing just a little bit about SEO can go a long way in helping your blog succeed. You can learn more about SEO in our guide.” Then be sure to add a link to your guide here.
Don’t Forget to Add a Closing Statement
Keep it short. Restate your main point and tell your readers what you want them to do next. Don’t be shy. Just tell them: Buy Now, Click Here, Read This, and link to it. You can also invite them to leave a comment below your post.