How to Blog Effectively

  • 1. The Do’s and Don’ts of Blog Writing

    The blog writing do’s for this article are…do's and don'ts

  •  Always find your focus, and reach out to your target audience.       
  • Be yourself, find your voice and stick to it
  • Communicate directly to the people who read your blog by posting replies to their comments 

    Some of the don’ts include…

  • Don’t make grammar mistakes
  • Don’t write long paragraphs
  • Don’t be negative                                                                                                                                                          
    This is a very effective article because it gives examples of the good and bad sides of blog writing, both what to do, but just as importantly, what not to do.
                                                                                                                                            http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/the-12-dos-and-donts-of-writing-a-blog                                             

    2. Writing a Good Blog For Dummies      

    The key points in the “For Dummies” article include…     for dummies

  • Develop a writing style, tone, and audience- this means writing the same way you speak, and treating the post as a conversation among friends, not a research paper. Do not try to sound smarter than you are, and try not to overuse cliche’s, just be yourself!
  • Frequently update posts- The most read blogs are usually the ones who post the most often. It doesn’t matter if it is a short or long post.
  • Invite comments from readers- Allowing for comments and commenting yourself creates a dialogue between you and your readers.                                                                                                                                  
    This is an important article because it is written for someone who is starting from scratch and knows nothing about blogging, making it simple and effective.                                                                                       
         http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/writing-a-good-blog.html                                                                                                                                                                          

    3. Writing Posts That Go Viral

    The three secrets to going viral are as follows…going viral

  • Know your niche- This doesn’t just mean to simply have a niche, but also to become and expert in that niche. Also it is important to stay on top of the news and industry for that niche.
  • Know your community- Get to know the people in your niche to better adjust your material to fit their wants. Visit other popular blogs within your niche to find more potential viewers.
  • Know your worldview- Express your worldview in a way that readers can relate and appreciate, without selling out.                                                                                                                                                                       
      This article is helpful because it isn’t just about being effective, it is about how to reach the maximum           number of people and try to go viral.                                                                                                                                      

         http://writetodone.com/3-secrets-to-writing-blog-posts-that-go-viral/

4. The Blueprint of a Blog Post

             Some of the Components of an effective blog post include… blueprint

  • A Title

  • A Featured Image

  • Short Paragraphs

  • Bulleted Lists

  • Subheadings

  • and Questions

      This article does a great job of explaining what the big important parts of a blog post are, as well as several types of blog posts such as: Informational, Instructional, and Review posts.

http://infospace.ischool.syr.edu/2012/01/23/how-to-write-an-effective-blog-post/

5. Improving Every Blog Post 

Some of the steps to improving blog writing are…   writing

  • Plan each post before ever writing anything, stick to the plan to help things go smoother. 
  • Include examples to help the reader relate to the topic you’re writing about.
  • Give the readers a call to action, encourage them to do whatever it is you want them to do next (comment, subscribe, visit other posts/links, etc.)
  • Always edit your work after writing, particularly the title, introduction, and conclusion.
  • Finally, make it easy to read, give it structure and organization (bullets, subheadings, page breaks, etc.)        

    This article is a good tool to use after you have written your work and need to improve it, it also gives you the       tips on how to start and finish a blog post which is a very important part of the process.

http://www.copyblogger.com/5-step-blogging-plan/

     If you are interested in learning more details on effective blog writing click the provided links to access the full articles!

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