There are millions of blogs buzzing though cyberspace shouting every topic, with every slant, in every language—there is a message for everyone available at the click of a button. Reasons for writing a blog vary. Some want to share an opinion. Others want to join a crowd and connect with like interests. And still others want to make a difference. Whatever the reason, blogging is a way to communicate your message and connect with the world.
What types of blogs do you follow?
What do you like about them?
Have you ever thought of joining in and launching your own blog?
What topic would your choose?
Blogging is easy. Being read is a bit more difficult. Being shared is the goal.
Your message can have an impact. A phrase rings in my ear from my friend, Marlene Bagnull who is the director of two wonderful writing conferences. She calls writers, “literature missionaries” because we may not travel all over the world, but our writing certainly can, especially now in the age of computer communication.
So, if you have a desire to get started, here are a few ideas and guidelines:Keep your blog to 300-500 words. Online followers want something quick to read.
Know your audience and keep your posts narrowed to your message and platform
Keep your posts focused – write tight
Be consistent with your postings
End with a challenge or a question to encourage comments
Be sure to reply to your reader's comments
In my hands-on blogging workshop, I teach you how to design and maintain your own blog using Blogger.com. Demystifying Blogger will give you the courage to jump into the world of blogging so you can get your message to a reading world.
I am available to teach my hands-on blogging workshop to your writer’s group, civic group, or to individuals. For more information, you can contact me.
How can I help you get started with your own blog?
31 Day - Blog Challenge
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