Blogging tips!

8 Apr

TOW #13

Image Credit: "Eole's School of jump" by Eole Wind

1. Spell Check!

For a credible and professional blog, correct spelling and grammar are extremely important. Unless you purposely misspell something for stylistic purposes, you need to edit your writing. Misspellings and incorrect grammar can distract the reader from your content.

2. Hypertext your links

When using a reference link, do not just copy/paste the link in the blog. Instead, write a word or a phrase that is relevant, and hypertext it so that with clicking the text, it takes the reader directly to the website.

3. Include interesting/relevant pictures/visuals

Individuals in our generation are usually in a hurry and so they skim any kind of reading. Pictures and graphics break up long blocks of gray text, making skim reading a document much easier.

4. Comment

Commenting on other blogs not only helps you to see more examples of blogs, but helps increase traffic to your own blog.

Image Credit: "Keep up and blog on" by Alexander Baxevanis

Cookie cutter and methodical writing can be read multiple places. Readers want a new perspective, and a fresh opinion.

6. Write while you are in a good mood

When you are in a positive mood during writing, it shows through with how you say things!

7. Be Yourself

The more you write, the better you will become at being yourself and allowing your personality to come out in your writing.

8. Make it easy to read

Don’t go for crazy colors or crazy fonts. You want your content to actually be readable and not give your readers an eyestrain.

9. Keep a scratch pad

Usually when I am out and about, a sudden wave of inspiration hits me. It makes me want to run to the nearest computer and quickly write a stellar blog post on the spot! However, usually we aren’t near a computer when this inspiration hits. So write your idea on a notebook you keep near you.

10. Variety is the spice of life

Vary the lengths and styles of your blog posts. Keep it fresh. Keep it exciting

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3 Responses to “Blogging tips!”

  1. katycarpinello April 14, 2011 at 7:19 pm #

    Great post Rachel! This is a very easy way to understand how to blog and make it fun yet organized. All the different tips you gave really gave me a positive outlook on blogging. Sometimes I think that it’s a hassle because I don’t really know how or what to do.

  2. mshoults April 24, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    Fantastic advice! I really liked tip #6. I wouldn’t have thought about writing when I’m felling happy, but it makes perfect sense. When I’m grumpy, everything comes out sounding mean, or cynical, or just plain bad. Also for #9, I got tired of carrying around a notebook, so I downloaded a notes iPhone app that allows you to password-protect your brilliant ideas when inspiration attacks! Thanks for posting!

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