Oct 24 2008

Tips on How to Start and Keep Up Your Own Blog 11


Tips on How to Start and Keep Up Your Own Blog 11

 

Getting content

 

Your main source of content should be your own work.   It is essential to have a passion for your blogging, and your and posts will reflect your attitude and either keep them reading, or send them to the next, more interesting site because you have not grabbed their attention.

 

Original and compelling content always wins a good audience.

 

A new spin on any old topic is also a good idea to rejuvenate it and present it in a more interesting, contemporary form.

 

All of these can display your unique witting skill in your blogs.  A dash of humor really vitalizes your writing, but don’t overdo it.

 

Blog writing is much closer to journalism than novel writing or poetry, so keep it tightly written, and again, be sure of your facts.  Cite other websites where you found your information or statistics, and you also get credit with the search engines for outward bound as well as inward bound links.

 

Always have a great title, your headline just like in a newspaper or magazine.   A

Great title can grab the immediate attention of your readers and hook them.

 

Use subheads as well to break up text, and skip a line between paragraphs. White space is your friend on the net. Also remember to choose a readable font—depending on what theme you have chosen, you could have some issues here.

 

Wherever possible, use bold, italics, spot color, and so forth to enhance meaning, but don’t overdo it!