Extrapolations on the Art of Effective Blogging – or not?!
I read a blog post the other day about the best way to write blogs, a hints and tips sort of thing, it said things like ‘sentences should only be a maximum of 30 words. Maybe I’ve mucked this post up already. (locks)
Apparently I shouldn’t use too many descriptive adjectives. Oooh! By the way, I must tell you about these delicious biscuits I made yesterday with the kids? They were lush! I used lashings of golden, half melted butter mixed with oodles of oatmeal, a dash of bicarb of soda, a snowstorm of flour (most of it went all over our already scruffy kitchen) and free range gloopy eggs. We ate them all in one overstuffed evening. (keys) Descriptive enough for you? Oops, broke another rule.
Simplicity is the key too, the language should not detract from what is being conveyed. Let’s try the biscuit episode again. I made biscuits the other day, there were a few ingredients. The kitchen was messy. We ate all of the biscuits. I’m going to have to stop there. I’m bored. Guess I can’t do simplicity either. *yawns* (door)
Headlines should be snappy! Darn and blast it! I’m doomed, doooooomed I say!
People prefer short blog posts too according to this bloggers bible thingumajig I read. I suppose it doesn’t matter what I write now because you’ll all have got bored and will now be browsing Facebook and checking whether or not your mate has found his dog or not or something.
Style and content should be consistent too. Well….so far my blogs have been made up of recipes (sane and insane), charity escapades, musings on rain, science fiction book reviews, arguments with people about Easter Eggs and the occasional bit of waffle about toys. (locksmith) I’ve never known what style is or where to get it from, that goes for fashion and for how exactly to write. Oops again.
Yay for numbered or bulleted points! *Kay snarls quietly
1) I don’t like numbers, they don’t like me either. (door handle)
2) I don’t like bullets. I think guns should be banned.
Linking to other relevant posts, articles etc, is good. I like that. I can do that. Pls click on this link.
Littering a post with keywords is advised too. I tried. I think I might have failed.
A final note on the aforementioned article – it said that I should use the least amount of words to get across what I think because you, as the reader, want to know what I think cos I’m a ‘Uman Bean’ not a corporation or a brand. Here goes.