Thursday, April 10, 2008

Some blogging tips

I have begun reading Seth Godin's blog and find it insightful and interesting. It also helps us pastor types to stay connected to the real world! He offers some tips for those who blog and I thought this list was good. I enjoy blogging a great deal and hope that you enjoy reading my blog. Here is the post right from Godin's site:

You can improve your writing (your business writing, your ad writing, your thank you notes and your essays) if you start thinking like a blogger:

  1. Use headlines. I use them all the time now. Not just boring ones that announce your purpose (like the one on this post) but interesting or puzzling or engaging headlines. Headlines are perfect for engaging busy readers.
  2. Realize that people have choices. With 80 million other blogs to choose from, I know you could leave at any moment (see, there goes someone now). So that makes blog writing shorter and faster and more exciting.
  3. Drip, drip, drip. Bloggers don't have to say everything at once. We can add a new idea every day, piling on a thesis over time.
  4. It's okay if you leave. Bloggers aren't afraid to include links or distractions in their writing, because we know you'll come back if what we had to say was interesting.
Click here to read the rest of the list.

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