Whether you are launching a new website or have an existing one, blogging plays an important role in your website’s perception, visitor activity and search rankings. You may have read some reasons Why Your Website Should Have a Blog – but how do you get started?

Before you start writing, you may want to read some expert advice – knowing that the headline and the first few words are detrimental to its success. Your goal is to capture your reader’s imagination and pull them deeper into your website.

Below are a few simple ways that you can begin your blog with a bang, according to Copyblogger.

1 Ask a Question
2 Share an Anecdote or Quote
3 Invoke the Mind’s Eye
4 Use an Analogy, Metaphor or Simile
5 Cite a Shocking Statistic
6 Tie your Closing to the Intro

Whether you have blogged before or are just starting up, the process is manageable for all levels of bloggers. For a brief explanation on each of the points above, read 5 Simple Ways to Open Your  Blog Post With a Bang. Try applying these six steps regularly – whether a personal blog, product development blog or news from your business – and track the results! Happy blogging.

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