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
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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