Improve Your Blog in 2008 (Part 2)

Writing simply and checking for glaring errors are two of the most important and effective ways of tweaking your blog. Here are more practical ways to change your blog for the better, without taking too much of your time and resources. Exploit various tools such as lists. I am sure you know all about lists and bullet points. You see them everyday, but do you actually use them in your blog? The tendency for some writers is to merely type their thoughts down as they come. There is nothing wrong with this, of course, but the result is that usually, the text comes out in long blocks. To make it easier for your readers, why not chop the text up after you’re done writing? Separate distinct points and create a sort of a list – like the one I have been using for many posts. Place the sub heading separately and then expound on the point in the succeeding paragraphs. This makes it easier for readers to scan the post and look for the points vital to them. Think long and hard on your first sentence. To be honest, my writing style is simply to let the words flow – I do not especially put much weight on the first sentence. Yet there is merit in this. After all, it could very well determine if your readers will want to continue reading the post or not. They say that it is the first sentence that is the most difficult to come up with. Once you’ve got this right, then you’re good to go. Happy “blog tweaking” to you all!

Originally posted on January 11, 2008 @ 11:25 pm