How to Write a Blog: The 12 Dos and Don'ts of Writing a Blog
Thinking about writing a blog? Been writing a blog for some time now and have yet to establish any growth (and by “growth” I mean “increased pageviews”)? Over the past 10 years I’ve refined my blogging skills—that’s right, I started my first blog back in 2001 and it is so embarrassing by today’s standards that I’m almost unwilling to link to it … almost. Blogs for writers are everywhere, and there’s often good advice on them about writing a blog. There’s also plenty of not-so-good advice. It can be frustrating. Now I currently run several successful blogs, including The Life of Dad and this online editor blog. When Writing a Blog Do … Find your focus. Be relatable, be yourself.What sets bloggers apart from newspaper article feeds is voice. Use links within your posts. Include images. Respond to blog comments. Post to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Anywhere Else You Can. [Want to land an agent? When Writing a Blog Don’t … Set Unrealistic Goals. Limit your word count. Be negative. Brian A.
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