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Lipstick & Danger

Create a Better Blog

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Uncategorized
This
past weekend I took a blogging workshop led by Lindsey Bell. Her blog is called
Faith & Family. Whether you are
thinking about starting a blog or have been writing one for a while, there are
important ways to make sure you keep your focus. This will let your readers
know that from the start your blog is worth the effort of revisiting more than
once. These are some suggestions that Lindsey gave us at the Call to Write
Conference.
*Write a
mission statement for your blog. My mission statement is right under the name
of my blog.
*Be
consistent.
*Posts
should be between 300-600 words.
*Besides
using a catchy format, use pictures, bullets, even contests.
*Try
using clever headlines.
*Use
other social media outlets to spread the word about your posts.
*Try to
guest post when possible. Then return the favor.
*Lindsey
suggested by linking to quality content within your posts, readers will be
encouraged to know that your blog is not just another pretty face.
*Network
with other bloggers.
*Offer
something to your followers that will bring them back for more; recipes,
contests, games, coupons, advice.
This
post was 207 words. You don’t have to write War
& Peace
to have a meaningful blog.

Helpful sites on blogging:
www.thecreativepenn.com/blog
www.goinswriter.com
 

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  1. Comment by sdkeeling.com
    April 7, 2014 4:03 pm

    I know I need to blog more consistently, and allowing myself shorter posts might make that more possible. Great advice!

  2. Comment by Chuck Robertson
    April 9, 2014 4:54 pm

    Thanks, Tierney. It's nice to know what I should be doing with my blog. I love the tip about making posts 300-600 words long. We're all so busy these days, we don't have time to read a whole volume.

  3. Comment by Beth
    April 21, 2014 8:48 pm

    I agree with every one of her suggestions! Great job and thanks for passing this along. Your blog looks fantastic!


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