Music And Blogging

I love music – who doesn’t? For many people, music is an important part of their lives. Have you ever thought that musical elements can be applied to your blogging? I have to give credit for this thought to Hans over at Daily Blogging Tips. Let me share with you some of his ideas. He starts his list off with RHYTHM. Merriam-Webster defines rhythm as “the aspect of music comprising all the elements (as accent, meter, and tempo) that relate to forward movement.” This denotes a pattern. According to Hans, your blogging rhythm is just as important! He writes:

I personally think that readers will choose to follow your blog if you make them feel like they are into the beat. Of course, the beat itself may be difficult to conceptualize, but I personally see it with 3 main elements: your post frequency, your article structure and your level of activity in the community.

I totally agree with him. How often you post is particularly relevant. Readers like to be able to find new entries regularly and frequently. If you post once a month, do you think readers will keep coming back? Compare that to posting at least 3 times a week – daily posts would even be better if you had the time. As for the structure of your entry, the important thing to bear in mind is the continuous flow of thoughts. You can’t be jumping from one idea to the next without smooth transitions. This is actually a basic concept in writing. So how is your rhythm? (to be continued)