Studying to research a blog — and then writing it actually — can be intimidating, particularly if your blogging adventure is starting. However, research is a necessity for many blogs. Any post that contains specific factual statements relies on statistics or depends on information outside of common knowledge requires thorough and thorough research.
Research gives your content authority and the firm construction on which your content can stand for a longer period of time.
“Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.” – Wernher von Braun.
Here are a few steps you can follow to sharpen your research for your next blog article.
Planning the post you are about to write.
An idea begins in every blog post. Usually, this idea is best defined by a title or headline. Therefore, the best way to start researching a blog post consists of identifying a strong headline idea or several variations on a headline idea. Your headline will help you plan the theoretical constraints of your article.
Evaluating the idea
As you investigate, remember the all-important question: for whom and why would they care? This is not about creating a good response but about looking for real answers on the Internet. Readers don’t have time to waste reading useless content these days. Make sure your content is value-driven and provides some help to your audience.
In fact, a study by Microsoft concluded that the human attention span has dropped to eight seconds – shrinking nearly 25% in just a few years. … This means we are all being fundamentally reprogrammed, regardless of age, to expect an answer fast and easy.
Looking for sources
It’s time to start creating the post itself after identifying your work headline and your audience, and your value-driven intent. First, consider the important elements that your claims need to support. At this stage, it’s best to start your contours. Add each subpoint to the outline and include any of the comments, data, or quotes you would like to support below. Then, you can go through the subheadings and complete the blanks as you write the post.
Completing the outline
Your outlines must not be enormous. However, what is needed is a list of all the key subheadings together with data and sources. The outline is the road map, skeleton, and foundational structure of your content.