How to Write a Great Blog
Blogs (a contraction of the words “web” and “log”) have grown rapidly since the late 1990’s. Everyday blogs become easier and easier to create, edit and enhance. Blogs are so popular nowadays that 2 new blogs are created every second! With nearly 200,000 new blogs being created each day, what can you do to make your blog stand out?
Pick a topic that you are either knowledgeable or passionate about
Share your excitement! If you have been building model airplanes for the last 20 years, share your knowledge! Start with the who, what, where and why of your subject.
Even if you are not the leading expert on the subject that you want to write about, if you have passion you can use that to fuel some great writing. For example, let’s say that you are applying for a Master’s Degree in Psychology. Document your journey. Share your search strategies, successes and frustrations that you experience along the way.
Use your blog to make the application process easier for others who want to follow in your path.
Write short paragraphs
The shorter your paragraph, the more likely you are to keep your reader reading. The longer the paragraph, the higher the chances are that the reader will lose their place and stop reading.
Keep the reader on your blog!
At the end of your blog post, write a few sentences highlighting and linking to another post on your blog that would be relevant to the reader.
Post at least one image with each blog post. Use free programs like Instagram or Pixlr-o-matic to edit and enhance your pictures.
Connect with similar bloggers
Find other bloggers that write about similar topics and connect with them. Add their blogs to a “blog reel” (blogs that you support) and ask them to do the same.
What blogging tips can you add?