When I visit a blog I often find is more relateable when I can apply to what that person is writing. While hearing about what is going on in someone's life is fine, I am often attracted more towards devotionals or encouraging posts about how someone has been feeling and not just events in their life. I love true heart written posts that make you feel deeper and closer to that person. I know it is hard for some to write deeply from their heart and leave it all out there for others to read, but those are the true posts that I love to come back to and read over again. Usually I can relate to what they are going through and it also is a plus to have a Biblical perspective too.
But I'm sure everyone has different tastes for what they look for when following or visiting a blog. So just a few tips that I could think of for anyone who would like some insight when thinking about writing a blog post:
- Write about a subject you think your readers would be able to relate to
- Write from your heart and not what you think others would like to hear (p.s: be honest :)
- Include some photos or breaks in the paragraphs to ease up the content some for the readers and add a touch of color
- Create a catchy title so readers will be interested to read the post
- Include your readers in the post content- for example: " we all sometimes..." "maybe you have experienced..."
- I like to include questions in my posts to draw the reader in. For example: "do you ever feel neglected?" "have you ever felt ashamed to be you?" Just ask questions about things you've felt or experienced before, I find that others usually are going through the same feelings.
- Use correct grammar and punctuation. Capitalize words that should be capitalized.
- If you are referring to another blogger or friend be sure to attach a link to their name so others know who you may be talking about and they can be referred to their website or blog :)
- Don't write a post that is too long. Short posts are good every once in a while. I like a decent read- usually around 3-4 paragraphs or so. : ) BUT, if the post is VERY good I wouldn't mine it being longer : )