How to write a good blog post

blogging Planning to write a blog post?  Pay attention to what you write.  Quality rather than quantity please.

According to Technocrati (http://technorati.com/), there are more than 100,000,000 blogs out there in the world (http://thefuturebuzz.com/2009/01/12/social-media-web-20-internet-numbers-stats/).  And the number of new blogs is still increasing.

For someone who attempts to read blog posts, it can be a real challenge to find the right blogs, bloggers, and content from such a huge number of posts.  Surly everyone’s time is equally valuable.  Therefore, it’d not be appropriate for one who writes a blog post without thinking through.  Equally, nobody should spend their valuable time to write a post which is not useful to others.

Therefore, it is important to learn how to write a good blog post.  Here is a few tips selected from the STAMATS site:

  • Choose the right title and you’re at least halfway there. Include a keyword (for search purposes) in a title too.
  • Get to the point quickly—write posts between 200–500 words in length
  • Know what you want to talk about.
  • Always make content useful to readers
  • Make readers think
  • Write about something you care about. Don’t censor yourself. Let it rip. Write from the heart.
  • Use video, photos, and audio resources when appropriate—that means when they fit your blog, not just because they’re cool

Questions for you:

How many blogs do you read per month?  How many of them do you find useful?  In your view, what make a blog post more valuable?

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