11 Blogging Tips

By | October 14, 2006

A bit of advice for new bloggers, written by Vincent J. Maher, lecturer in new media studies, Rhodes Univ., S. Africa:

  • A blog entry is a stub for conversation.
  • Think about the perspectives of your audience.
  • Write tight headlines that encourage interest.
  • Make points or lists and make then scan-friendly.
  • Link to the context.
  • Quote indirectly and link.
  • Format long documents for print.
  • Never delete anything.
  • Troll the blogosphere for secondary conversation.
  • Be active in your own conversations.
  • Create buzz everywhere.

    Read Maher’s full article>>


    jecooper1 on October 16, 2006 at 10:53 pm.

    “stub for conversation” … that is a beautiful way of putting it!

    Jenny on November 7, 2006 at 7:43 pm.

    i love this blog!

    Jeanne Leblanc on February 6, 2007 at 10:43 am.

    Marie, you are my blog guru. Or bloguru.

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