Saturday, August 26, 2006

Five signs your blog post is going horribly wrong

Blogging tips to live by

So you've written your latest post, and you're waiting for comments. After you've put your heart and time into your work, the worst thing you want your readers to say is: "What was that all about?"

Clear, concise writing is essential to good blogging, especially if you're trying to build your readership. Copyblogger offers some surefire writing tips to keep your audience engaged.

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Dr. Deborah Serani said...

I agree with this post. A good blogpost is short, concise and thoughtful. I'm going to visit the link you provided. Thanks for sharing it!

Deb S. said...

Dr. Deb: In my book, you're one of the best writers in the blogosphere. And, gosh, you have an amazing following! You can teach all of us a thing or two about keeping readers engaged.

Rose said...

I try to keep it short. But the last two post I thought I needed to write more because of the importance of the topic. Please visit and read it.

TechZ said...

hmm, I wouldn't say that blog posts should be short, I've read some good blogs, that are quite lenghty, but interesting, I think it matters what the topic is.

I'll be sure to read those tips tho, thanks!

Deb S. said...

Rose and TechZ: You're absolutely right. Bloggers can write lengthier posts if the topic warrants it. In fact, I've been known to go into detail on a complex issue.

I think the primary point is that our posts, whether they be short or more lengthy, should be to the point. Avoid awkward sentences.

It's frustrating to read a post that rambles. If the writer doesn't engage his audience immediately, then readers will likely move on to another site before they finish the post.

Thanks for bringing this up. Good suggestion.

Rose: I have read your latest post. Thanks for delivering some good news.

defiant goddess said...

Oh gosh, you mean I'm supposed to be thinking about the people who read this stuff??? :)

Deb S. said...

Renee: Uh, yeah. Maybe a little bit. LOL