Writing A Blog Post, Some Tips

Posted by Neville on November 22, 2010 under Blogging, How To | Read the First Comment

A Couple of Quick Hints about writing a Blog Post.

A huge mass of text can be very intimidating to a reader, so here are a couple of ways to help grab the reader’s attention and to help

Add Image

Albino Kangaroo

 them stick with the post.

Break Up The Text Into Chunks.

  • Use bullet points to list ideas
  • Remember to use paragraphs.
  • Add headings to slabs of text.
  • Use different colours for the text.
  • Remember to Bold, Italicise and Underline some words.
  • Or use any combination of the above.

Add Pictures

Break up the text with relevant images. Yes, I know, an albino kangaroo is not really relevant here, but I though you migh appreciate this rare animal.

This also has the advantage of being able to use a post’s keyword as the alt title of the image, which is useful for Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Use The Read More Tool.

When a reader comes to the blog and can see the first parts of several posts by doing a quick scroll down the page they may be more likely to read one of the earlier posts.

If you put your latest post up as the first page that people see, and it is a long post, they may not scroll down far enough to see some other posts.

More TagThe More  Tag can be placed in a post to display just the part of the post down to the tag, and then the reader has the option of opening up the rest of the post. This allows them to see the beginnings of previous posts.

I have done that with post, as an example to show how it works.

Keep your eyes out for some posts which will outline in more detail how some of these things above can be done, to hopefully make your post more readable.

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  • Paula said,

    Very good tips. I would like to ad catchy titels and adding some humor in the text when possible so that it is more pleasant to read + laughing makes people feel good and will add a positive emotion to their experience reading your blog.