Ang members ng Ask Pinoy Bloggers Facebook Group ay patuloy na tumatanggap at sumasagot sa lahat ng katanungan na may kinalaman at makakatulong sa blogging. Isa ito sa paraan ng mga members upang maibahagi ang kanilang nalalaman at makatulong sa kanilang kapwa blogger.

Ang Q&A Thread na mababasa nyo sa ibaba ay hatid sa inyo ni Fitz Gerard Villafuerte at ng 199Job.Com.

Blog post Topic Development & Article Writing Problems
Fitz :  Hello everyone. In behalf of 199Jobs, I’d like to open this Q&A thread wherein you can ask your questions about blog post topic development and article writing problems.

In here, you can ask your questions like, “How can I come up with a good blog post topic?” or “How do I make sure I don’t run out of topics to write about?” or “How do I improve my writing skills?” and other related concerns that you may have as a blogger.

Then, I and hopefully others as well, will answer your questions so you can improve your skills as a blogger.

Fitz : Since nobody’s asking questions yet, I’ll share a tip.

I remember a few weeks ago, someone asked me how to become a better writer. My tip is simple… “Read more and write more.”

Read more articles and blog posts related to your niche. And do your best to write as often as you can because as they say, practice makes perfect.

AskPB Member :  Sa tutuo lang ang talagang problema ko sa pagsusulat eh di ako ganun kagaling pagdating sa englisan kaya wala rin akong maitanong.

Fitz : pwede naman magtanong ng tagalog!  hehe… pero pagdating sa pag-improve ng English… reading more and writing more is really the best way to do it.

AskPB Member : thanks, isa pa, nakakatakot din kasi ung mga magagaling sa englisan kung makapuna ng mga wrong grammar, gustuhin ko man magsulat at ipublish, baka meron isa sa 100 readers ko eh kantyawan ang english ko

Fitz : maganda nga yun na may critic ka sa English, that way, you know if you’re making a mistake… just don’t take it personally. If they start attacking you as a person (and not your grammar), the rule is ignore, delete and ban

AskPB Member : may rules o guide ba para sa magandang article title? ung makakaattract ng readers, ung pagkabasa pa lang nila eh mapapaclick na sila

Fitz :  there are a lot of guidelines out there on how to write seductive headlines… personally, i practice 4 strategies:

  1. Scare your audience
  2. Promise a solution
  3. Name-Drop A Brand or Celebrity
  4. Point Out a Mistake

Of course, the classic list headlines and “how to” titles also work well.

To learn more, you can check out this blog post: 4 Little-Known But Simple Ways To Write Seductive Headlines

AskPB Member : Di na lingid sa kaalaman natin ang SEO, kailangan ba optimized ang kada article, o mas ok kung ano ung gusto mo isulat eh un ang isulat mo ng hindi iniisip kung ok ba sa search engine ang article o hindi?

Para kasing ang layo na ng narating ng ibig sabihin ng salitang blogger, kung dati sila lang ung mga nagsusulat online ng parang diary, pero ngayon iba na

Fitz : it will help if your every article is optimized for search engines and/or social media

what i do, sinusulat ko muna ang gusto kong isulat. tapos itatanong ko sa sarili ko, paano ko ito gusto ma-discover ng tao.

kung gusto ko maging viral sa facebook, gagawin kong seductive ang headline

kung gusto ko mataas ang rank sa search engines, dun ko pa lang siya i-optimize by inserting keywords in the title and inside the post but making sure that the original message / story of the post is not compromised

lastly, kung ang isinulat ko naman ay para lang sa sarili ko at wala akong pakialam kung basahin siya ng iba, then i just click publish after writing

AskPB Member : nabanggit sa taas ung baka mawalan ka ng isusulat…kung gagawa ako ng niche blog, kelangan ba ang piliin ko eh ung alam kong marami akong maiisip na pwede ko isulat? o ok lang na ung sikat na topic kahit hindi ko alam ang isulat ko, tutal madali lang naman magresearch dahil sa lawak ng internet?

maalam ako sa programming, marami akong pwedeng isulat tungkol jan…posibleng hindi ako maubusan…pero may topic na ang daling hanapin sa net, kaunting research lang may maisusulat ka na, tapos ang taas pa ng earnings ng topic na yun kung imomonetize mo ung sinusulat mo, di ka rin mauubusan ng isusulat tungkol dun kasi nga marami sa net, yun nga lang, di ka maalam pagdating sa topic na un…

Ano pipiliin mo? ano mas magandang isulat?

AskPB Member : May tips po ba kayo on blogging about real estate?

Fitz : mas maganda isulat ang topic na marami kang alam, pero kailangan mo din isipin kung para kanino ba yung isusulat mo at paano mo sila mahahanap

the best niche blog should be focused and more importantly, it helps a particular audience solve a very painful problem that they have – a niche blog is not an online magazine, but a single-topic microsite

lastly, para hindi ka mawalan ng ideas na isusulat, isa sa mga ginagawa ko eh yung i-save sa cellphone notepad ko yung blog post ideas ko pag may bigla akong naisip… minsan kasi, dumadating lang yan habang may iba kang ginagawa

Fitz :  two steps:

  1. ask yourself who is your target audience
  2. ask them what their problems and concerns are with regards to real estate

their answers are your blog post topics

Example, one of the problems of potential home buyers is knowing if an area is flood prone… so possible blog posts are:

  • “Tell-tale signs that an area goes underwater when there’s a storm.”
  • “The history of flooding in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.”
  • “Most affected areas due to flooding by typhoon Mario”

andami ko pang ibang naisip… pero sakin na lang yun… hahah… i hope gets mo yung advise ko

AskPB Member : Sir Fitz, tanong regardings pics and etc..

Curious ako sa pic that you are using for this thread, it’s a blurred pic with a quote overlay, is it okay to do that? Or are those blurred pics yours or you bought them? are the creative commons for the pics you use available or free (forgot the term T_T)? I want to try doing that for my articles and fanpage too. Salamat po!

Fitz : those are royalty-free photos which you can download in stock photography sites like istockphoto and dreamstime and many others. I download the free low res versions and samples because i’m gonna blur them anyway. When you use creative common photos, you need to give credit to the photo owner.

Ang kabuuan ng Q&A Thread ay makikita dito : Q&A Thread

1 COMMENT

  1. Salamat sa post po ninyo. I’ve been working as a content writer and sometimes I go trough difficult times on what kind of content should I write. I agree with you, read more and write more. Pang-pa inspire and practice din yan. Content writing need lots of practice for one to be better on doing it.

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