One of the best ways to make sure your content is relevant and good quality is to question it. Everyone should have a pre-publish routine, and if you add a few quality control questions you’ll be able to make sure you get the absolute best out of every post! Here are a few questions that will help you form a routine of your own!
Do you Have a Catchy and Clickable Title?
The title of your post is SO important. It’s what people will use to decide if they actually want to read your article, but often we take just a few seconds thinking a title up. Is your title the kind of thing you’d click on if you saw it in a tweet? If not think again!
Have You Included Internal Links?
Are there any areas in your post relevant to a past post? If so make sure you link internally. This helps move people around your site as well as building strong internal links!
Would you Read it?
Be very honest with yourself here- if this was someone else’s blog post, would you read it? Are you saying something new and interesting; is an opinion being expressed? If you wouldn’t read it yourself, the chances are no one else will.
Are the Images Up to Scratch?
If your images are really excellent quality your post will be far more enjoyable for your readers, plus people will be far more likely to share it. Make sure your images are resized properly and aren’t grainy.
Is there a Clear Structure to the Post?
Read over once for spelling and grammar, and then a second time to make sure the post actually reads well! Is there a clear point to the post, does the first paragraph hook you in, and do you feel satisfied by the time the post ends? Make sure there’s a clear beginning, middle and end.
Final Tip: Think of these questions as prompts, and come up with your own pre-post set of questions that allow you to make sure you’re posting the best you can!
Do you have a pre-post routine? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!