Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Just So You Know I am Not All Gloom and Doom

I love you. I really do. I love your blog, and I love the fact that you keep coming back to read mine. I am just one big messy, fuzzy ball of gooey love for you. And I know I wrote the post below about Entrecard and how frustrating the quality of blogs and content can be, but for the most part, I really love this Blogosphere. And I want to add my contribution, of what I think makes a good blog.

How to Write Good Blog Posts

  • Content, baby. Write often, write well.
  • Make me laugh, cry, get pissed off. In short, make me feel it
  • be involved in the blog community, don't sit on a pedestal and look at the plebes who comment
  • be REAL. This is key. Use your own voice.

  • have an easy-to-read template, and check it against all browsers. What you see isn't always what others see
  • gussy up your posts with pictures, but don't make it too image-heavy, or it will have long loading times
  • provide an experience that your reader can't get anywhere else
  • Know who you are; some call this "branding"..I call it authenticity.
  • this is so important I am listing it twice. GET INVOLVED. The Blogosphere is a conversation, NOT a monologue.

    What do you like to see in a blog? What keeps you coming back?

    T, who big pink puffy hearts you, lots n' lots

5 sent chocolate:

Harmony said...

Excellent points! :) And I love your blog name (since I'm a chocolatier, we should be best friends! hahaha)

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

All excellent tips! And I think I do those (except I know I do the typos you mentioned in your last post -- I'm trying to break myself of my perfectionism).

Joe said...

I'm echoing you, but content is truly key. All of us have similar experiences, so you need to have a new take on it.

And grammar. Break your thoughts up into paragraphs. One huge block of text is killer. I make it through one sentence and give up. It could be the greatest novel ever written, but I wont be reading it if you can't add a blank line here and there.

I love dark humor. We ALL have those moments and I love reading about them, because I can identify with the things that we so rarely speak aloud about.

Kelley said...

I love you. Truly. So true!

AND Joe is right, I don't know how many blogs I have visited, clicking on a link or a new commentor on my blog, and it is a huge stream of consciousness. No breaks, no editing. Oh God, makes me wanna cry!

Anissa Mayhew said...

Shhhhh. You may have just unleashed the secrets of the world...great post. NOw I feel the need to run over and checklist my site for all your tips. Yet. I won't.

Cause I IZ lazy!

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