Blogging is a fun and creative way to share your voice and connect with more people. But if your blog is not set up correctly, readers might be missing out on what you have to say.
Online readers move fast and are quick to move from page to page. In order to hold your readers attention it’s crucial to follow these 5 blogging tips below.
Write original content. You’re not going to go far if you’re copying and pasting blog posts from other sites. If you are not being your authentic self, readers will pick up on it quickly and dismiss your site.
Be factual. You don’t want to give out misleading or false information. While research may be time consuming, it’ll be worth it in the end. Be as accurate as possible to gain your readers trust and they will come back for more.
Short sentences. All of us, are typically only skimming the page when reading online. For this reason, it’s important to create short sentences. This allows your readers to move their eyes faster onto to page and internalize the information. Keep your blog between 300 – 500 words. If you have to many words, the reader will lose interest and move on.
White space. Creating white space between your paragraphs, allows the readers eyes to easily navigate through the page. Seeing a bunch of words all smooched together looks time consuming and hard to read. But having white space directs the eyes to keep moving down to read further.
Share the knowledge. Your readers are online looking for answers to questions. Share what you know and give it away for free. If you don’t have the answers, your readers will find another site that does. So don’t hide the material, give out the answers.
These are your basic tips to follow when blogging. I also like to bold certain words because I feel it stands out for someone skimming.
Hopefully you made it to end of this post and are reading this. If you are then my tips worked!