LongShot is an AI-powered content writing assistant to research, generate, and optimize long-form content. It makes content creation so effortless that you could never complain that creating blogs is not for you.
You can generate blogs using LongShot AI in 3 ways. In the first method, you can open the LongShot editor and generate content using the in-editor features (we'll talk about these in a while).
In the second method, you can generate blog content with the help of LongShot's standalone features.
The final and the most guided approach to generating long-form blog content using LongShot is through its Blog Wizard.
This article will show you how to write a blog using LongShot's Blog Wizard to create your perfect blog in minutes. The whole thing is divided into four steps. We'll go through each of these steps one by one.
Step 1: Research
Researching the topic is the first step of creating your blog using LongShot's Blog Wizard.
Input your topic or keyword to get the SEO data & other vital insights about the topic. You can also enable advanced search and select a relevant country and language for your case.
LongShot's AI is fluent in the following languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, Dutch, and Portuguese.
LongShot's AI will take around 1-2 minutes to give your research results.
You get access to the following details:
- Top related keywords used by the blogs (top 20) ranking on the search engine for the same keyword.
- Top sub-headlines used by the blogs (top 20) ranking on the search engine for the same keyword.
- List of the top questions asked about the topic on Google, Quora, and Reddit.
- Factsheet; a list of facts associated with the topic that you can use in the blog.
You can select the relevant keywords, sub-headings, questions, and facts. Your selected data will appear in the top right section whenever you select any data. This relevant data gives the AI a better context for what you're looking to write.
Apart from the things mentioned above, you also get access to data, including the average number of H tags, average word count, and Flesch-Kincaid reading score for that topic from the articles ranking on the SERP.
After selecting the relevant data, you can proceed to the next step, which involves generating a new headline.
Step2: Generate Headline
After you've finished researching, the next step involves generating the headline.
You can generate headlines based on three types of content. You can generate CTA, Descriptive, and Listicle-based headlines for your blog.
After selecting the headline type, you can select from various headlines suggested by the AI. If you're not satisfied, you can regenerate to get a new set of headlines.
The headlines are rated A, B, and C, based on quality indicators that consider various parameters like the use of Power words, Emotional words, etc., in the sentence. A headline rated A is considered very good, while a headline rated C is a standard headline.
You can also edit your headline at your convenience.
After selecting a relevant headline, you can proceed to the next task, which involves generating the blog outline.
You can also use the standalone headline generation feature to suggest perfect headlines for your blog.
Step 3: Generate Outline
After generating the blog headline, you have to create the blog outlines. These are the subheadings that the AI suggests as your blog outline.
You can select up to 10 sub-headings for your blog outline. In addition, you can generate new headings as many times as you want until you're good to go. You can also edit or add these sub-headings.
After selecting the sub-headings for your blog outline, the next step involves selecting a relevant niche for your blog.
If you're generating a listicle, you can also use the listicle outline generator to create a perfect outline.
Step 4: Use Editor to Generate Blog
The editor is the place where the magic happens.
When you arrive at the blog editor, you can see your blog outline from the previous step and a brief introduction for your headline.
Your headline is given the H1 tag, and the sub-headings are tagged H2, respectively. You can also add heading tags H2-H4 yourself before generating the intro for the heading.
Generating the intro is very easy. All you have to do is select the headline (H1) or the sub-headline (H2-H4) and click on 'Generate Intro.' The AI will ask if you want to add any description or keywords that you want the AI to consider before generating the intro content.
If you're not happy with the intro, you can always ask the AI to generate it again. Use the generate intro options till you find your perfect opening.
After that, it's pretty much about generating the content using the features available. Following is a list of the features available in the blog wizard:
- Content Rephraser: AI Rephrases the content but keeps the soul intact.
- Expand Content: AI sees your selection and tries to complete your text.
- Add Bullet Points, Create Lists, Create FAQs: AI expands your text to create diverse content.
- Instruct Me: Instruct the AI to write as per your command.
- Unstuck Me: AI generates content based on the suggested keywords. Works best if stuck.
- Write More: AI writes from cursor position based on the previous 100+ words.
- Fact Check: AI checks the content for factual accuracy.
- Claim Detection: AI detects any suspicious claims in the content.
- Synopsis: AI scans the paragraph to generate a short summary.
- Plagiarism Checker: AI detects any plagiarised content. It integrates with Copyscape, which is considered the gold standard of AI writers.
- Semantic SEO: Check the semantic score for your content. Make content modifications to improve your score.
- Conclusion Writer: End your blog content with a crisp CTA-oriented conclusion.
- Meta Description: Generate a perfect search-optimized meta description for your blog.
You can also generate a meta description for your content. You can find the feature in the upper section of the editor. Just click on the button, and the AI will generate a meta description for you.
Now that you've generated all of your content, you must end it well. You can use the 'Summary' feature to create a conclusion or summary for your blog. The AI goes through the whole content piece and suggests a conclusion, which you can copy and paste at the end.
You can create a blog using LongShot in any of the three ways: the blog wizard, the blog editor, and any standalone features.
Creating a blog using the blog wizard is the easiest of all these available methods. Here's a video where we created a 1000-word blog in less than 20 minutes.
We explored how to write a blog using LongShot's blog wizard feature in this blog. There are five steps involved in creating your perfect blog: research, generating a headline, generating outlines, selecting a relevant niche, and finally, generating content in the editor.
All you have to do is assist the AI and see the magic for yourself. For creating the blogs, what took you hours will now take you minutes. So, if you haven't used LongShot AI already, you can take advantage of a 14-day free trial for any available paid plans.