Sunday, October 12, 2008

Blogging 101 – The Content Is Key, But Not Everything.

Popular blogs all have great posts which offer something to the readers. It doesn’t matter what you are writing about. The posts need to be about your topic. This could be some exciting news or just something interesting you saw on the internet. Your readers will come back to read your content. Now having something for the reader to read is good, but writing a post just to have something new will just push them away. Filler posts, or posts that have no information that contributes to your blog, are unnecessary and most readers won’t read them.

Other than having great content for your blog, having good writing skills will make the posts more enjoyable for the readers. If you are writing like the young 12 year olds on chat rooms then you probably shouldn’t have a blog. Nobody wants to read something they can’t comprehend. Make sure to run spell check and proof read your posts. Remember these will be posted for millions of people to see and you don’t want to come off as someone who dropped out of high school. Your posts are almost like the essays you wrote back in high school and should be treated like them.

Proof reading and spell check will help you catch a lot of the errors in your writing, but there are some other things you can do to make it even better. If you treat your posts like essays then you should do research on what you are writing about. This will give you more insight and convey to your readers that you aren’t feeding them bull. The research should also be cited and reference in your posts, just like essays. Plagiarism is bad, especially on the internet where anonymity is possible. Now that you have started writing good content, the next step is to get readers to your blog.


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