Want to be a better blogger?
Just enter the search term ‘better blogger’ and lots of information will pop up. Most of the stuff you already know. Here’s a list of some ideas to help you stay focused and on top of your game!
Keep paper handy for ideas. When you’re driving and hear a topic on the radio or overhear a conversation that intrigues you, write it down so you can research it later. If you don’t have a piece of paper nearby, call your home phone and leave yourself a message.
Read what others have to say. Not only will this help build community, you will no doubt learn new things from people all over the world. Expand, grow and leave a comment to express your interest. Do unto others …
When you write professional blogs, add a piece of yourself. Include a personal antidote that lets the reader want to know more about you. Give a piece of yourself as a way to make your blog more interesting. It’s nice to know the top ten reasons you can improve your self-image – but I also want to know if you applied any of them.
Use spell check before you publish. No matter how clever, humorous or intriguing your posts are … when your words are misspelled and you use incorrect grammar, well… that’s all the eye will see. Trust me on that one!
Include media. Photos, videos, podcasts, images, colors and links all make your post come alive. You’re already working with an interactive format – get bold and let your readers enjoy the ride!
Give credit where it is due. Be sure to let your readers know where you found your ideas. Link to other blogs, give credit to authors, explain the origin of photos and express your thanks. The internet will know if you steal words, images, photos, etc. And if that happens, others will certainly point their finger at you and say in a loud voice “YOU, YOU, YOU!”
What works for you? Now is the time to hit the comment button and share with me!
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