12 Dos and Don’ts of Writing a Blog

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Thinking about writing a blog? Been writing a blog for some time now and have yet to establish any growth – increased pageviews? Blogs for writers are everywhere, and there’s often good advice on them about writing a blog. There’s also plenty of not-so-good advice, so it can be frustrating. It’s a challenge running a blog juggling but by sticking to these 12 specific dos and don’ts of writing one by Brian A. Klems of The Life of Dad and Writer’s Digest, can help you learn how to write a good blog that not only gets you started but also establishes an increased growth.


Set Unrealistic Goals

You know your schedule and abilities better than anyone else, so don’t attempt to post every day if you can’t. Start out by posting weekly and then get in a groove. As you streamline your process, increase your posting if you can.

Limit your word count

If you have something to say, say it. Readers – and search engines – prefer to get meatier pieces, 500 words or more, to make clicking through worth their time. This doesn’t mean you can’t feature shorter pieces or that you should ramble on just to meet a word count, but don’t be afraid to break down antiquated perceptions that blogs need to be short. When the time is right, go long.

Make grammar mistakes

And, if you do, correct them immediately. Folks on the Web tend to be more lenient about typos, so don’t stress about it if you do make a mistake. But correct it as soon as you can. Remember, if you ever want readers to take you seriously, you have to take yourself (and your blog) seriously. Give it the professional quality it deserves.

Be negative

It’s generally unwise to air personal grievances publicly – unless, of course, that’s the theme of your blog. You’ll go a lot further by being positive, inspirational and supportive to the community that you’re writing to.

Write long paragraphs

Long blocks of text are hard for readers to digest, especially when reading on computers and tablets. Break up your content into shorter paragraphs, bullet points and lists whenever possible. Also, if you can, work in some subheads.

Avoid trying new things

It’s important to let your blog evolve over time, and the only way this can happen is if you take risks every once in a while. Whether it’s adding infographics or personal stories or guest bloggers, never be afraid to try something new. If you feel it can add something special to your blog, try it.

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