Staring at a blank screen can be overwhelming when it comes to writing.
When I first started blogging I used Quora to find topics to write about.
If you’ve never used Quora, it’s a question and answer website with millions of questions on any conceivable topic. These questions are created, answered, edited and organized by its community of users.
You can use Quora to find answers to your own questions and you can also help others out and answer theirs if you have some knowledge on the subject.
It’s also helped me with my ability to answer questions in a clear and meaningful way.
Answering people’s questions is a very powerful way to build build relationships and your personal brand.
As marketing continues to go through the shift from outbound to inbound, if you want to attract customers, your marketing has to do more than sell. It has to help your target customer answer the questions they care about and it has to help them solve their problems.
Another great side effect is that the more questions you answer, the better you get at blogging.
Blogging is supposed to be about helping your target persona solve a problem and Quora is designed to do exactly the same thing.
The writing style you use when answering questions is the same or similar as when you are writing a blog post.
Be helpful. Be informative and if you can, be entertaining.
When answering questions, try and remember these 10 tips used for writing blog posts.
These will help you with providing the best possible answer and will help you craft your blogging skills.
- Write a catchy headline
- Entice your readers with the opener
- Present useful content
- Avoid using technical language, jargon, and industry acronyms
- Split up your points
- Use images to help tell your story
- Format your posts for scanners: Use headings, numbered lists & bullet points.
- Write like you talk
- Link to quality content
- Include a call-to-action
If you are new to blogging or just wanting to try it out, jump on to Quora and start answering questions.