Top 10 Student Blog Tips
1) Check for errors.
Always check for spelling or grammar errors. You may not be able to catch them all, but try your best. Errors will distract your reader, and they will no longer be interested in what you have to say.
2) Make Them Care
Make sure you write about something people will care about. Sure, news releases are boring to write about, but try writing in an angle that will make the audience interested in what you have to say.
3) Make it Entertaining
Make sure you add media. Videos, pictures, and hyperlinks are great ways to entertain the reader while giving them your message. Adding these things will attract more readers.
4) Use Social Media
I use Facebook and Twitter to show my blog entries. This is a great way to increase your readership.
5) Make Catchy Titles
Because I post my blog entries on social media, I need to make sure they have catchy titles, or no one will read more of my entry. I rather read something called “Ups and Downs to Working with Journalists” than “Chapter 10 Notes”.
Make sure you spread your blogs out. People will generally only read one blog entry at a time. Plus, if you make a routine, your returning readers will know when to look for a new entry.
7) Make it Conversational
When you write in a blog, you have to make it conversational. Talk to your audience like they are right next to you. This will make it easier for them to read, and for you to write.
8) Quality Matters More Than Quantity
It isn’t how much you write, but it is the quality of the work that is written. Just make sure that you focus on writing your thoughts other than how much you feel like you need to write.
9) Look at Others
To get an idea of what blogs are like, look at professional or personal blogs. This way you can see the difference, and get a feel of what blogs are supposed to be like.
10) Have Fun
It is important to enjoy what you are blogging about. If you aren’t interested in what you’re writing about, then you need to choose a different topic or find a different angle.