Grammar? Spelfing? Is it any one thing you can put your index, or perhaps pointer, finger on?
Here’s some things that have been standing out to me lately in blogging.
Side note: Ever notice how “standing out” sounds bad, but “outstanding” sounds good?
Ok, some things I think I like in blogs.
Brevity: Keep it short. Abraham is the king of this and his blog gets read every single day by many partly because of its digestibility.
Humorification: I like to read funny, witty, posts. Not really silly, per se. I like satire. No to scorn. Yes to self-deprecation.
Self-disclosure (but with caveat): I want to get to know you, the blog author. But I don’t want to hear the endless explanation of every boring thing you do and all your “Oh My Goodness!!!!!!” moments from the day. If you have more than one exclamation point frequently, then you are probably losing me. (Was that scorn?)
Truth: I don’t like hearing a bunch of lies all the time.
Your Unique Angle: You are an expert at something. You have something to offer people. What is it? Share it. Connect with your readers at the point of their interest/need and your talents/expression.
Predictable: In a good way. Post regularly, in a pattern. If it’s once a week, fine. Just be somewhat predictable.
OK, that’s it for now. Don’t want to totally smash the brevity thing again. Now, if only I can do some of those myself.
What do you like about the blogs you like?
What blogs do you read regularly that you recommend to the rest of us?