Before writing a post, ask yourself:
- What am I going to write about?
- Who is going to read it?
If you know your topic or content and your audience, it helps to focus your thoughts on what to write and how to write it. For example, if you’re writing about soccer for your soccer team it will be different than if you’re writing about soccer for a more general audience who may or may not know the rules of soccer. OR if you’re writing a recipe for a young child to follow, the words you use will be simpler than if you’re writing a recipe for experienced cooks.
If you write something that you’d like to read, your audience is more likely to enjoy it too.
Do you like reading something:
- that is long and boring OR short and interesting?
- thet have lot’s off speelling mistake’s OR is written carefully with good spelling and punctuation?
- that is full of long words and sentences OR easy to read and understand?
- that gives lots and lots of details OR an overall idea with enough details to make it clear?
- that is just words OR a combination of words and pictures?
- that has a long boring title OR a catchy title?
You have only a short space to grab the reader’s attention and hold it, so make every word count!
What blog post would you choose to read out of these pairs of titles? Why?
- Common mistakes you should avoid when you’re writing a blog OR Don’t get caught!
- Blog Etiquette OR The do’s and don’ts of blogging
- Gluten-free chocolate cake OR The best chocolate cake ever
- A history of Looney Tunes OR Beep! Beep!