Check Your Blog Writing Style (Part 4)

Bloggers are not journalists – that’s what was being said about us denizens of the blogosphere in many newspapers around the world only a few months ago. Do you remember the news about how people trust information that they find in blogs more as opposed to the mainstream news sites? This, of course, was music to our ears but most definitely grating sound to the journalists’ ears.

Whether or not we can be considered journalists is not my point, though. What I am trying to say is that when you write your blog posts and you quote from another article or person, make sure that you cite your sources. At least mention the producing entity, link to the site if you can. There is nothing worse than pretending that what you wrote were your own words when you merely copied and pasted them onto your post.

Other things to check are in relation to your spelling, punctuation, and coherence of ideas. Even the best writers make errors every now and then. Though no one will make fun of you if you make such mistakes, it would do you no harm to re-read your post at least once before publishing it. You never know, you just might come up with a better idea to polish up your post while proofreading it.

I believe this is going to be the last installation for this mini series. I hope that you have been able to pick up a tip or two on how to write your blog posts.

Originally posted on August 10, 2007 @ 11:17 pm