Writing an Atomic Bomb Out of your Blog Post

It was such a dangerous experience, I was thinking that we were all safe not until I heard a swift sound passed by my ear. I later found out that it was the bullet of a sniper rifle, the sniper missed it and this made me realized that I was the luckiest guy on earth. We didn’t just stop there but ran to another location and settled there for a while, within two minutes I heard a cracking sound like someone threw a stone, I looked down and saw this little stone rolling towards my direction and before I knew what was happening, I saw myself floating in the air.

What just happened there? The stone happened to be a grenade which exploded and threw me up like a football. That was a nicely exaggerated story and I’m sure it got your attention. The big question is; how can I write an explosive blog post? By the word explosive, this means that your blog post is definitely going to be a bomb.

How far and effective do you want your blog post to be, like a grenade or like an atomic bomb? What’s the difference? The blast radius of a grenade’s explosion is just 15 meters while that of an atomic bomb is calculated in miles. Of course if you want your content to go viral like an atomic bomb.

how to write quality content

Comparing this with your content, how can you make your content go viral like a bomb?
Let’s make this practical using a grenade as an example: Throw a grenade where there are explosives, guess what’s going to happen in the next few seconds. They are all going to explode right? Think of the magnitude of its virality (don’t mind that language). The bomb is your content while the explosives are your readers. Throw your (quality) contents to your readers and they’ll make it go viral by promoting it. That’s just a summary, let’s elaborate it.

How to write an explosive blog post.


Your content’s quality depends on your flow and writing style. There’s 99.99% tendency that a five hundred word article can possess more quality than that of a one thousand words article, agree with me? It’s the best medium of building relationships and getting recognized as a professional in your niche or industry. But how does quality content relate with “viral”?

Quality content gets shared

I’m sorry but this won’t work if you don’t have sharing buttons on your blog. I mean, how can I share you content with my followers after reading it? Copying and pasting your blog title and link to my twitter account is definitely going to be a very big stress. I also come across blogs with a sharing button but whenever I hit the tweet button, I’m always welcomed with the content title and the link to the content (no twitter handle) only, if I want to be thanked for sharing your content, how are you going to know that I was the one that shared it. My little advice is that you should implement this as soon as now, you might be missing the next big thing.

Quality contents are always linked to

Who’s going to link to a content with low quality? Definitely nobody! Of course you would rather give more insight on what your blog post is addressing by linking to quality and informative contents. Quality content is also one of the best and safe link building strategies that work. Sit down and write your content while others link to you, you’ll get more backlinks, higher ranking and more awesome significance.

You’ll be featured

There’s a big difference between being featured and being linked to. Here you’ll be interviewed and some questions will be thrown to you in the area of your expertise. What’s the significance? You’re splashing your name round the blogosphere and at the same time building your reputation.

You don’t need to make traffic the king, dethrone traffic and make content the king instead, you can manage to make traffic the queen but traffic can’t get you quality contents, only quality contents can drive traffic to your blog.

Climbing back to the top, quality is better than quantity. I hopped to one of my favorite blogs and I just read the shortest (but striking) blog post ever. You wouldn’t believe this but the blog post is just 2 words; well it’s a continuation of the title

Title: Can “Epic” Posts Be Short?
Blog post: Yes. Discuss.

The content might just be 2 words but it’s the best way of creating an interaction and building relationships with other bloggers, very little but comprehensive. According to what most of the readers said; Epic post is not dependent on the number of words but how the post communicates with the readers (some disagreed though). You can check out the post, interactions and arguments made in the comment section – can epic post be short?
Hey Brian, you’re doing a good job; no wonder folks call you “The Genesis”

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What is an Epic Post?

Corbett Barr exploded the blogosphere is 2011 with a new slogan; “write epic shit” and this blog post alone got close to 300 trackbacks, imagine 300 blogs linking to your blog, shit!

Feature other bloggers

Do you want to go an extra mile in exploding your content? You need to stand in front of a wider audience by featuring other bloggers on your blog post, sometimes guest blogging alone can’t do the trick especially on blogs that don’t accept guest posts. To achieve this, find experts in your niche, write about them, link to them and send them a shout out on twitter. Simple! They’ll help in promoting your post on social media thereby giving your blog a good exposure. I had good success in it when I wrote a blog post on 20 successful bloggers.

Call to Action at the end of your post

After reading your contents, your readers can simply leave your blog but your call to action actually tells them what next to do. Using call to actions at the end of your blog post is just like pouring more fuel to a burning fire, the flame is definitely going to go higher and spread wider. Never underestimate the power of your call to action. A mare “please share this” has a viral effect. This is going to dust off the cobwebs blocking your sharing buttons.
Put some humor into your call to action as they’ll will persuade your readers into sharing your post, examples are:

Love this post? Why not play with the social buttons below.
Whew! Took me 5 good hours to write this quality post, hitting those buttons is really going to make my day.
Did you just share this post? Oh thanks a lot. Did you actually share it?

More explosives please!

Of course quality content explodes but before they do you need to pull the trigger, don’t assume that they’re going to promote themselves. You need to promote it first and let others find out about it, when that’s done, they’ll do the rest for you. Really? You need to be an addicted guest blogger, splash your name round the blogosphere and get recognized. You and you also need to utilize your social media strategies wisely, build relationships and magnet readers to your blog. Of course, having a good relationship with likeminded bloggers is the best way of getting those genuine readers that’s going to spread your content like fire, do exactly what you want them to do for you. Comment on their blog and share it to your followers, bloggers ready to build a lasting and genuine relationship won’t hesitate to do the same in return.

Out of Quality content? Let’s go rob the bank.

What did you call it, writers block? I just found out one simple way to bypass it, have you ever written a blog post with the aim of heading for 1500 – 2000 words but you got stuck at 1000 words? It happens especially when you have some crazy heavy loads on your head; I noticed it’s quite difficult to target two birds with a stone.

Through Adrienne Smith, Jon Morrow thought me how to legally steal content titles from other bloggers. I mean the kind of stealing that won’t land you into the “blogojail” because you have the license for it. In a summary, I learnt that you can get more ideas by reading other bloggers blog post (and blog title). I don’t see any crime in writing something related to it and giving the title a little touch to make it better, comprehensive and interesting. You can check it out for yourself – Jon morrow told me it is okay to steal.

Does an Attractive title really count?

Yup it does, an attractive title can create buzz on social media especially when it’s being shared by your readers. Sometimes you need to forget creating those SEO titles and focus on your readers by sharing something interesting.

An example of post that fell in all the criteria mentioned above is the one in which I featured 45 experts sharing their best monetization strategy, it really created buzz on social media, it was epic, some folks linked to it, it ranked on google in just a few hours with keyword: “monetization strategy” and more…be sure to check it out as it’ll be lucrative.

And finally..

These are awesome ways of getting the best out of your content and exploding them like an atomic bomb. If you have any outstanding tips that works like magic, drop it on the comments.Time to implement my call to action. Oh no! My sharing button developed some faults; can you test each of them to see if they’re working? Thanks in advance.

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  1. says

    Hi Gilbert,

    Haha, I did get suckered into that story 🙂

    Love the tips and have a few to add:

    1. Keep trying – not every post will go atomic and you never know what people will love until you write it.

    2. High numbered lists (eg. 101 Ways to Feel Happy)

    3. Tell stories – not that you need to hear that!

    That should blow them away 🙂
    Annabel Candy, Successful Blogging recently posted…How to Start a Blog People Will ReadMy Profile

    • says

      Good to see you here Annabel,

      Hmm keep trying, that’s a good point. If plan A doesn’t work, plan B will definitely work and if it doesn’t, the alphabet has 26 letters 🙂

      Thinking of implementing numbered list too, we’ll see to that, I’m always good at story telling and this has helped me a lot. I’m sure the readers will gain from this, thanks for sharing.

  2. says

    Hey Gilbert

    Great post here! From what I’ve studied so far plus attending John Morrow’s webinar, If the content is good and the headline isn’t, Then you are missing a lot of Traffic. The conversion starts from the headline to the Bio.

    Talking about stealing Ideas, John did a lot explaining how one can steal ideas in his last webinar. I’ll be using this techniques from now on especially when i start my Niche blog.

    Thanks for sharing quality again!
    ologundudu abraham recently posted…5 tips to help manage pressure as a bloggerMy Profile

  3. says

    Nice write mate and whoa! Long one indeed.

    For me the rule is always simple (and you can do that with just 600 words).
    1. What’s the problem
    2. How to solve it?
    3. Other methods that is unique to solve the issue

    And there you go. You got a great article already. When it comes to blogging, don’t just blog. Blog something people doesn’t always see it 😀
    Reginald recently posted…4 SEO Tips That Could Make Or Break Your SEO Campaigns In 2014My Profile

    • says

      Nice strategy, simple as ABC,

      now I agree with your point, blogging what people has seen? They’re going to be like duh! This article again? I’ve read it 1001 times but new ideas = great *coughs* umm quality 🙂

  4. says

    Hey Gilbert, it’s good to be home again after a very long time. 🙂

    Wow! This is really an atomic post my friend. Seriously, to write an atomic post this are sure ways to follow.

    Here’s my take: It’s always about quality content and that’s what I always strive for in all my post at promotivator.. Content brings traffic and so it’s not a crime for u to say traffic is a queen. 😀

    Lately I also realize that your headline also plays a major role in getting quality traffic and getting them to share the ish out of your stuffs. No wonder Gilbert Samuel, Emmanuel Cudjoe and rest of my top blogging buddies rock.

    I can continue but I’d rather stop here and BTW boss, that story was really catchy.

    Thanks for sharing this awesome post with this great community, buddy! 🙂

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  5. says

    Hi Gilbert,

    Who wouldn’t want an atomic … business bomb? Who wouldn’t want an atomic blog post? Let’s see your recipe: quality content, short content, featuring other bloggers, write epic posts and epic … shit, call to action, stealing other people’s content … legally, create a magnetic title.

    Well, Gilbert, if you really want to be the King of Content, you need to lead by example. You need to illustrate your theory.

    So I challenge you. Create this atomic post and blast it into the online world. You will be called the Atomic King of the Blogosphere.

    Have a wonderful day
    silviu recently posted…The Fundamental Question According to GoogleMy Profile

    • says

      Hi Silviu,

      I don’t see anything wrong with the comment 🙂
      Now that’s a challenge and being called Atomic king of the Blogosphere? Who’s actually going to name me that haha.
      let’s see what comes around next 😀

      Have a wonderful day too.

  6. says

    Yes Sam, I have been out of the blogosphere for quite sometime. You are doing really well.
    I wonder who will read a “poor designed” blog post. In fact blogging is content marketing and contents of a blog must be powerfully organized with killer tips and powerful guides. I think the real secret behind POWER BLOGGERs is simply churning out unusual article that teach subscribers new things every time one is posted. We all need to become successful bloggers.Think about it Sam.

  7. says

    Hey Gilbert,

    Great write up, I do like your writing style! 🙂

    The point you make about the length of the post is a very good one indeed. There’s a lot of talk around about how many words should your blog posts have and I stressed about it a little for a while. But the more blog posts I read I quickly figured out that it’s actually the impact that the post makes rather than the length that is important. Since then I haven’t really paid a lot of attention to word count.

    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day 🙂

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    • says

      Hi laura,

      I’m glad you love my writing style, wow! good to hear that from you. Been reading your blog for sometime now and you’re also doing great.

      Oh you’re right, word count has no business with the quality of a content as far as the communication is clear.

      Do have a wonderful day too 🙂

  8. says

    You know when i saw the title of this post somewhere my expectation grew and i must say before i read this post i was scared i may be disappointed but this is exactly what makes a great writer. When you can chunk out contents that matches with your title and keep your audience asking for more then you can actually write an atomic bomb out of your posts.

    Gilbert am blown away by your writing skills.
    Desmond Nwosu recently posted…7 Reasons you are not getting enough Social Media TrafficMy Profile

    • says

      Good to hear that from you Desmond,

      There’s some kinda titles that can bait readers but this one’s different. I’m glad you weren’t disappointed when you hopped over.

      Have a wonderful week.

  9. says

    Great post Gilbert!

    I think you’ve hit so many great points and it’s sure to help bloggers create content that brings in “more”. Know it’s going to help me.

    Couldn’t agree more with the quality of the writing and not the number of words. I usually don’t pay too much attention to word count. Though I do add more when it seems to short. Need to get out of that habit I guess, sure don’t want to ramble.

    It sure gives me more to think about when I’m writing up a post. Gotta try for the atomic bomb article.
    Ron Killian recently posted…3 Quick and Easy Pinterest Traffic HacksMy Profile

    • says

      Good to see you here Ron,

      Quality rules it all, numbers matters but it’s priority is lower than a low priority. Though I’m not used to short posts but I’m thinking if implementing it. Something simple and well understood.

      Good luck as you try the atomic bomb thingy and be careful not to blowup yourself and your blog 🙂

      See you around mate.

  10. says

    wow! Sammy, you really blown my mind.
    From the beginning, I thought you were under attack from Boko-Haram.

    You know what, Mr. Khanal prefers calling me the jolly-writer but I honourably surrenders that title to you.
    Hahaha! You just rock!

  11. says

    You scared the you know what out of me Gilbert. I was sitting here thinking where the hell did Gilbert go to have a grenade thrown at him. Where the hell have I been. Awesome my friend, really awesome stuff.

    I love this post Gilbert. You had me at the beginning and you just kept hitting me with stuff I need to be doing and paying attention to. I mean seriously, you just spelling it our what we all need to be doing to write quality content and like Jon taught us on that webinar, we can get the ideas from other people and not stress about coming up with new stuff all the time. There isn’t a heck of a lot of new stuff out there.

    What a great share my friend and thank you for pointing all of this out and of course for the mention. I’m so flattered to be included here. I think if we put ourselves in our posts then that’s just going to draw people in more but we definitely have to start with the headline to just get them to stop by and I’m definitely working on that more now.

    Thanks Gilbert, awesome stuff my friend.

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    • says

      Yay! I got you there, that’s good to hear 😀 I’m sure you’ll be there to rescue me if it were to be real

      Thanks Adrienne, I’m glad you love this post. Good to hear that from you, it really really really means a lot to me 🙂

      Oh the mention? That’s nothing, my post was scheduled and I had to include it from my mobile since it’s something closely relevant to what mine is addressing, I’m sure those links you shared on creating catchy titles will help who ever visits your blog.

      Thanks Adrienne, have a wonderful day.

  12. says

    Its a very good article.
    Like It always said that your content is the most important thing in your blog to make it go viral.
    You have really shared some important tips for easily making your blog viral.

  13. says

    Wonderful post, Well i believe in order to deliver the explosive content to the reader we can write mind blowing facts or experiments which they never know of.

    Moreover we can also deliver premium stuff to the like some other bloggers are charging them at a cost.

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  14. says

    Hi Gilbert,
    very interesting opening, the story was a great attention magnet, but you know how you could have made the story even more explosive ???
    i think if you were to make the story about, say “Lindsey Lohan” instead of you, then make a point out of her story that would have had more impact.
    Lindsey Lohan is in the top 10 most searched celebs, the whole world would be Googling a story about her, also if you time it right, you can write a million visitor blogPost.
    have a story ready, and wait until she’s on the news and media again. when the spotlights are on her again. boom.
    Many thanks and Best wishes!
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    • says

      You’re right Anirudh,

      People always share content they like and definitely…it’s goes viral. Now that’s what I call atomic bomb. Thanks for the comment and I hope to see you around.

  15. says

    I get it! LOL! I like the coil and in all probability, readers sought to know “How to write an explosive blog post.”
    On the first fleeting-look, the title is very appealing and intriguing. Atomic Bomb?? Writers wanted to target their readers so the title is attention-grabbing. And so much for the title, I always admire bloggers who can craft a compelling piece of write-up and doesn’t scared to make a twist and use wittiness.
    I wanted to put forward this one: Quality content gets shared
    You’ve spotted it on!
    Thanks for this! Informative and timely post!

    I found this post shared on Kingged.com, the Internet marketing social networking site, and I “kingged” it and left this comment.

    • says

      Hi Metz

      You’re right, those are the significance of quality contents. Titles play a big role in this and it must not be underestimated. I’m glad you found this post informative.

      Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see you around.

  16. says

    Deft touches, taking on three opponent, leaving them in the trail of your own dust.

    This was Ronaldinho in his hey days.

    He breathed football as you breath storifying content that pulls us in like magic.

    How did he do it? with love, with skills, no selfishness. He was team work personified. Just like him you learnt from the master, drank from their cup of success. Gilbert keep it up

  17. says

    Great article Gilbert. There is so much content being created, that’s it’s seriously important your content be super explosive. No explosion = no hear. I believe you’ve hit the nail on the head with everything you mention. If I can just add one word to help towards explosiveness – UNIQUENESS. Without the uniqueness, our content will be buried by the rubble left behind by the other explosions.
    Gary Hyman recently posted…How To Incorporate Content Curation into Your Content Marketing StrategyMy Profile

    • says

      Good to see you here Gary,

      I agree with you on your point. Without uniqueness what’s the significance of the content itself, they’ll be buried and of course, difficult to find. Have a great weekend.

  18. says

    another great post i really learned a lot from this post about making an atomic bomb 😀 i became your fan when i read your post about “Apple Marketing Strategy”. i am about to read your all the posts 😀
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