So you’ve decided to write a blog. Congrats! Now what?

You want to get your name out there and gain credibility as an expert in your industry. But instead of just doing a regular ol’ blog, you want to take your writing to the next level.

To accomplish this, you decide to write a book. But rather than being a regular ol’ print book that is simply sold in stores, you envision yourself as a digital-first author, building and engaging with your audience through powerful content.

If this sounds like you, congrats! You are in the right place. It’s time to bring your talent and hard work to bear, and create something great.

The Anatomy Of A Diamond Blog Post

To get you prepped for the writing journey, let’s take a quick tour of a typical blog post, shall we?

As you might imagine, not every blog post is created equal. While some are simply a collection of links and a few short paragraphs, others are completely different. At the top of the scale, you have a handful of in-demand experts who have achieved an impressive level of success. These are the types of posts that take a bite out of the zeitgeist and become must-reads.

These posts usually fall into one of three categories: a) product review b) how-to c) FAQs (frequently asked questions). These are relatively straightforward, easy to write, and they rarely go beyond a couple of thousand words. The content might need to be broken down into additional posts for SEO (search engine optimization) purposes.

The Anatomy Of A Diamond Book Post

The key to creating a diamond blog post is to write from the heart. Which is easier said than done, I’ll admit. Letting your creative juices flow is a challenging task when you’re worried about being boring.

The other important thing to keep in mind when crafting your book blog post is to make sure that you are providing value to your audience. If you’re thinking about using a free product to grow your blog, consider instead investing in your own products. With so much competition, you need to be sure that you’re offering something great if you want to convince people to pay for your content. In some cases, you might need to write two or three posts to cover all the bases. But that’s part of the fun.

Create a Schedule

If you’re really determined to make your book blog stand out, you might consider setting aside a set amount of time every week to write. One hour might not seem like a lot, but if you consider that you probably spend at least that much time sleeping each day, it adds up quickly. Even if you write for just 30 minutes each day, that’s 1.5 hours per week, or 60 hours per month. That’s more than enough time to create a significant amount of value.

For some authors, the process of creation can be as challenging as the task of getting the word out. If you’re looking to make the most of your time and effort, consider taking a more structured approach. Set aside specific blocks of time for each step in the writing process, and adhere to them.

Make Sure Your Books Are Of Good Quality

One of the most important aspects of creating a successful book blog is having quality content. If you want your content to be seen as a reliable source of information, you need to be sure that it is well-written, and free of errors. This takes a lot of extra work, but it’s worth it. When done well, the results can be incredibly powerful. Checking for spelling errors and having a native English speaker take a look over your shoulder to ensure that your writing is up to scratch will certainly help you stand out.

Be Brave

It’s never easy to be different. Especially when you’re afraid that you won’t be accepted for who you are. If you’re determined to write a book and want to get it published, you might consider overcoming your fear of boring people. Boring people are everywhere. But sometimes we forget that the people we fear most are often the ones we need the most. Take a deep breath, and dive in. The book might not be for everyone, but it will be for someone. And that’s all that matters.