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How To Write Blog Posts 101

So you blog and you want to know how to attract readers or what best things you should do when blogging? I decided to make this post for you who need help or pointers! Hope this helps. Good Luck!


1 - THE WARTIME OF BLOGGING

Plan it out. Don't say, "Eh, I just feel like saying this thing." Have an idea and plan out how the post will look like. The beginning, the points you want to say, the ending. Set up an strategy and stick with it.


2. THE BALANCE OF BLOGGING

Create a balance in your post. Don't type a short paragraph and say, "Yea, that's enough." Write MORE. But don't just talk so much that people's eyes just glaze over and go "blah, blah, blah." Create the balance that's easy for people to read, but has meat to it.


3. AT THE WATER COOLER

When writing something, make sure that it's about a topic that people would want to read. Not just something you're rambling on about. "Oh yea, you know what happened at the corner?... I FOUND A PENNY!" And?.... To be honest, I don't want to read a whole post about a penny. Tweet it instead please. Write about something that people don't know about for example. They are always interested in reading something new.


4. POINTS POINTS POINTS OF POINTS

When creating the post, make points or statements that's clear for people to understand. Heck, even if you have to, bullet point them. For example, a penny is...
1. Circular
2. Made with Copper
3. Rusts with age (will turn green when rusted)
4. Taste possibly horrible (don't ask me if I tasted it)
5. Is just .01 of the dollar

And no, you don't really have to number them or bullet them. But when talking in normal sentence, lay the points out. Sometimes it's best to paragraph them. It depends on how much you are writing about each point and how much you want to impress each point with your audience.


5. SUBSTANCE VS FILLER

Think about what people would think while reading your post. Is it interesting enough? Is it filler which will bore people? Make sure that people'll go "OOH PENNIES IN PIRATE101.. I WANNA READ MORE!" otherwise you'll lose readers. I mean Pennies? Really? Are you sure that's interesting? Even though you're trying to build a common bridge between the game and that? Really.. NO.

Just pretend you are the reader, will you read your post for real? Don't try to fool yourself. Think about what you HAVE read, are they similar, are they not? Are you writing a post like the ones you didn't like? Think about it.


6. QUALITY VS QUANTITY

DO NOT WRITE SO MANY POSTS IN A SHORT SPAN OF TIME! 

Not even the best blogger can write so many GOOD posts in a short time. Honestly, ONE good post's word will spread faster than many bad or eh ones. Doing a blog post once or twice a week is pretty good enough and make them COUNT. If you write so many posts that doesn't mean a thing, readers will become bored and not really read your blog. Or even worse, tell others, "Eh, his blog is so boring. Don't read it."

Also be careful because if you actually have pretty good ones, people will also just overlook them amongst many others that were fillers. I have had posts that hit 1000, 1500 views and I only write when I think the subject is cool and interesting.


7. SNIPPY SNAP SHOT!

 Pictures makes posts pretty. It quite helps catches other's eye and focuses them on the blog posts. It's also a nice break in lines. You should learn how to edit pictures or at least take nice pictures. It can brighten up a post pretty quick! You can find free programs on the internet which can help you edit pictures.


8. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

You don't have to be so serious when writing blog posts. You can make it fun to read! Make it funny. Insert a joke or two! Add a Meme!


9. CREATIVITY RAWKS!

 Be different, be random, find new ways of making blog posts. You can set up different kind of posts every once in a while to break up the blog posts pattern. You can have a blog post entirely devoted to pictures. Or music videos. That sort of thing. You can even create things that others haven't seen before.


10. THE ABCS

Make the post nicely written and neat. If it's messy or not written properly, people will not be able to understand exactly what you are trying to say. So brush up on your grammar, folks.

Hopefully my points will help you blog better and attract readers! :D
If you want more points from me, let me know and I can make more blog posts about blogging.

 

How To Write Blog Posts 101 How To Write Blog Posts 101 Reviewed by The Fabulous K on Sunday, September 01, 2013 Rating: 5

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