6 Tips To Improve Your Blog Articles
For you to write a great blog post I believe that it must consist of the following things :
Tell us a story
If you're like me, you do not read blogs like you would an essay ie yawning and wiping the odd tear of sadness from your cheek. You read blogs because they're personal, because you get to know the author in a way that is not shown in academic writing.
Address your readers
Do not forget who you're writing for. People will return to your blog because you're speaking to them and not simply writing a diary. The more you can refer your words to those who read your blog, the more they'll appreciate what you're doing and quite the more blogging success you'll have.
Spend time on your headline
There are many posts in the blogosphere about how important your headline is. The best headlines are not just written for Google or Digg. Your headline is an opportunity to halt people in their feed reader tracks. It must be engaging, specific, and invite a clickthrough. Equally important, it must reflect the content.
A blog post with images is much more appealing to the eye than one entirely made of text. It's much more likely to be read and will help the reader remember the content.
Optimize your images for the web so you do not use unnecessary bandwidth and stay clear of cheap looking clipart that devalues ??your blog. Photographs are best, although well done illustrations can be equally effective.
Char from Essential Keystrokes writes about Thirteen Things Every Website Needs and has this to say on images:
A picture is worth a thousand words and a well-placed picture or graphical element will save your web site from eternal loneliness.
Ask us questions
This is an important point to help gain more blog comments. There are other things you can do, such as install the plugin for WordPress or join the NoNoFollow community , but if you can not really expect a response. People may read your post, agree, and move on, but if you take the time to ask something you'd be surprised how effective it can be.
Give us your own opinion
Splogs, or spam blogs, are rife. There's enough duplicate content on the internet to reach from earth to the sun if it was in manuscript form *.
Do not add to it.
If you find something worth blogging about, and it's already documented on another blog, add your own spin to it. Do a little research and combine a few stories, with your own comments as you go. It's so much more interesting than a simple regurgitation, and you'll keep people returning to read your thoughts again and again.
Here's where I ask you for your tips on writing a great blog post .
What have you done recently to improve your blog publishing?
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