Wednesday, December 14, 2011
How to Blog
Is there a correct way to blog? I have often wondered myself. According to a ask.com article I read recently, there are 10 "rules" of blogging. I don't know if I agree with all of them but these are some of the key points I think new bloggers, especially students need to remember: 1. Write about what matters to you. How else will you be passionate about what you are writing about and expect others to follow along. Blah posts are just that, blah, and I will look right past them, but if a blogger has a passion and I can feel that passion in their writing, I am much more likely to respond. Not on the list: 2. Remember your own voice. Blogging is like talking or journaling. It does not have to be formal and shouldn't be. 3. Be safe, moderate your comments and represent yourself properly online. Never let comments fly, always review your comments as these comments will represent you when others look at your blog. 4. Do edit yourself, read your blogs and use spell check. There is nothing worse than having someone reply to your blog to let you know you spelled something wrong and trust me, they are out there. 5. Descriptive headlines! How else I am I going to know exactly what I am reading about, like a newspaper, blog titles draw you in, so be descriptive.