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Kite #5
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Ready for five steps to better blogging?

ONE: From the top

Make sure you have an engaging title for your post. Also make sure your title isn’t too long.  Most research suggests you go with a title in between 45-65 characters in length.

If you need help thinking up an engaging start for your post, click here.

TWO: Be a visual communicator

Lucky us, we blog in an age of wonderful open use image providers.

Photopin, Photos for Class, and Flickr (use the creative commons search engine and be sure to attribute).

Use them and set the tone for your post.

The Noun Project is another phenomenal resource.  I’ve used it in creating this visual checklist for you to keep on your desktop:


THREE: Adjust your fonts

Use different colors, sizes, and types to provide guidance.  Each post should have at least two font ‘tweeks.’

FOUR: More, more, more

Provide relevant links.  Give your readers more to read, watch, or listen to.  Posts have the advantage of extending us, so be sure to extend your reader.  If you want to test the validity of a resource, you can use this tool.

FIVE: Give them something to talk about

Always respect your readers by asking them to join you in the conversation your blogpost starts.  Leave at least one question for readers to answer in the comment section.

Did I leave out a crucial step to better blogposts?

Tell me about it in the comment section below.





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