Top 5 tips to be the best blogger EVER

Our world revolves around the internet. Blogging has taken over as our main source for sharing news, information, and personal opinion. It has become one of the most effective ways to communicate today. Here are my top 5 tips to make your blog amazing:

1. THINK, THINK, THINK, and then, THINK some more

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What is your blog about? Define it and then own it.

What message, idea or thought are you trying to convey? Speak clearly about your topic, and provide supporting evidence.

Who is your target audience? Know them well, their likes and dislikes, and tailor your blog around that. 

By taking the time to do a little prep work, you have the ability to create a blog worthy of a strong following of people.

 

2. Stand out

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Be bold & be brave. Take that leap, and push those boundaries. The goal is to capture the reader’s attention right from the get go. Use pictures, videos, and color to make your blog stand out.  Social media is all around us, and it bombards us on a daily basis. Its important to be creative and innovative, in order to make your blog stand out amongst the crowd. We know how quickly stories are amplified and can catch fire. The reason something goes viral is because they are interesting and compelling, and it strikes a chord with the reader.

3. Proof read!

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This tip is straight to the point. People are easily turned off by poor grammars, speelling mistakes, or if they cant follow what you is trying to say =) This leads me right into my next point.

4. Humor, It’s a good thing

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Using Martha Stewart’s famous words,utilizing humor is key to grabbing the readers attention. Striking at people’s funny bones is a good way to connect with them, on a very personal level. It can demystify your blog from just an article on the internet, into an actual human connection. Part of the reason blogs have become so popular, and draw so much attention, is because people like to read what others have to say and think. The reader develops an interaction with the blogger, which separates blogging from just a plain old boring news article.

5. Be Passionate

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Inauthenticity is a turn off.  If you believe in what you are writing about, and its important to you, the reader can see sense this…and the first thing they will think is, “Wow, this person is passionate about this issue, it must be important”. Public health is centered around trying to get others to believe/understand/care about an issue. This kind of passion is contagious, and will infect your reader.

 

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Top 5 tips to be the best blogger EVER

  1. I couldn’t agree more with your tip about proofreading. With texting, emailing, and Facebook-ing, it seems attention to grammar & spelling has fallen by the wayside.

  2. Good point about authenticity. I can always tell when someone is blogging out of a sense of obligation (usually it’s the intern, unfortunately — the person with the least knowledge and investment in an organization, but typically with more social media and Web skills than the rest of the team!). Passion is a must-have for PH work. Right on!

  3. Yes, proofread. I noticed a made a typo in my blog on obesity. I have been trying to edit the blog to no avail. Oh well. I will do a better job this week. In addition, your note on inauthenticity is right on. When the writer is passionate about something I tend to be drawn into the story as opposed to the bells and whistles (i.e. shock and awe photos).

  4. Kirstie, excellent post. I love all the tips but the one I take for granted sometimes is proof reading. Even if you use the spelling and grammar check, you can still have some mistakes.

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