Thursday, April 24, 2008

TEXT Thursday - April 24/08

Today, I thought I would share some interesting tips on blog writing! I was browsing through the internet and came upon this site Problogger ! There were so many great tips there!

Here are ten tips for writing a blog post. Although some of these tips are more professionally based, I think many of the ideas we can use for personal blogs as well!

1. Make your opinion known. People like blogs, they like blogs because they are written by people and not corporations. People want to know what people think, crazy as it sounds they want to know what you think. Tell them exactly what you think using the least amount of words possible.

2. Link like crazy. Support your post with links to other web pages that are contextual to your post.

3. Write Less. Give the maximum amount of information with the least amount of words. Time is finite and people are infinitely busy. Blast your knowledge into the reader at the speed of sound.

4. 250 is enough. A long post is easier to forget and harder to get into. A short post is the opposite.

5. Make Headlines snappy. Contain your whole argument in your headline. Check out National newspapers to see how they do it.

6. Include bullet point lists. We all love lists, it structures the info in an easily digestible format.

7. Make your posts easy to scan. Every few paragraphs insert a sub heading. Make sentences and headlines short and to the point.

8. Be consistent with your style. People like to know what to expect, once you have settled on a style for your audience stick to it.

9. Litter the post with Keywords.Think about what keywords people would use to search for your post and include them in the body text and headers. make sure the keyword placement is natural and does not seem out of place.

10. Edit your post. Good writing is in the editing. Before you hit the submit button, re-read your post and cut out the stuff that you don’t need.

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