Maggiecrowley's Blog

Bloggers Advice

Posted in Topic of the Week by Maggie on July 14, 2010

Greetings PR students and future bloggers!  Beginning as a novice blogger myself, I am proud of the progress I’ve made and the amount I’ve learned from blogging in the past several months.  I cannot say that I am an expert yet, but I’m confident that if you look back at some of my earlier blogs (circa January 2010) you will see some major improvements!  If you are looking for some quick and dirty tips from a mediocre blogger, like myself, you’ve come to the right place!

Here I’ve compiled a short list of 10 clues that may help you beginner bloggers:

  1. Concise, short, succinct.  For social media, it is best to entice readers with smaller paragraphs.
  2. Set a goal- why not decide how much time you are willing to put into your blog? How much do you want to write? What do you want to write about?
  3. Themes can be catchy and cute, but don’t over do it, buddy! When a page gets overcrowded it will be hard for the reader to focus on the most important part: your words.
  4. Speak you heart (but not too much). It is possible to relay what you want to say without being vulgar, wordy or fussy- even though it may take some extra time.
  5. Always use some kind of citation or link if you use others’ words, pictures or ideas.  It’s very easy to do.
  6. You can dress up a semi-boring post with a picture or graphic!  Whether it’s an assignment or personal, pictures can brighten just about anything with color and animation
  7. Don’t just blab- try to write about things that you care about. If you do not care about what you’re writing, no one else will either.
  8. Think outside of the box! Blogs are fun because they are so versatile. You can change its appearance and depth as quickly as you change your mood and mind.
  9. If you are having trouble getting started, try looking at other blogs for some inspiration. There are millions of blogs existing in the outer space of the word wide web- surely there is one that can grab your attention.
  10. Have fun!!! Blogging can only benefit those who enjoy and appreciate it. Hey, why bother, right?

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