There are many blogs out there on the Web, most of which don’t take one to come back regularly to read updates. What is missing from these on-line journals that essentially make them “good” blogs? Well, the answers in life usually boil down to simplicity.
So, let’s look at the problem as if we were children. Children do not complicate their lives with different information and, when they speak, they say directly to the point exactly how they feel and think about a subject.
First of all, we must ask the questions: “Why are there blogs? And what are they here for? Well, in an ideal world,” good “blogs would help people connect, share knowledge and feelings about life issues. As they are diaries written by individuals, we expect them to be legible and open to comments from everyone else, not just a select group of friends.
The key is to speak in a way that is understood by the masses, to get rid of local acronyms and slang that only a few will understand. Keep sentences grammatically simple and generally short and concise.
Try to write on your blog as soon as possible, because if people like to read your thoughts and ideas, they want to communicate or, at least, will be filled regularly in “your world”. Ask questions, comment on other blogs with similar content, start communities with other people you’ve never met, based on your interests.
Keep focus; if your blog is about thoughts of war and peace, stay informed about the latest film and how hungry you are elsewhere. The idea is to encourage intelligent communication, so that, over time, our collective stock of knowledge and wisdom will gradually grow like a tree on fertile soil.
I think the most important thing is the fact that you want this magazine to be “good”. Of course, we all have ideas about what genres and styles we like, but writing with your heart and soul is essential for connecting with other people you are looking for.
Share yourself; don’t hide behind walls for fear of ridicule and judgment. In real life relationships, trust, respect, intimacy, and unity are necessary to form a bond. It is the same in the “virtual” world; people want to hear real people – not just one-sided, highly opinionated arguments from egos that don’t want to hear the “other side of the coin”.
Now, in my last article, I really destroyed most of the writers out there, and here I am giving you some pretty complex ideas on how to solve the problem of “bad” writing. In the next article, I’ll try to get back to the basics of writing for beginners. I hope I don’t seem too judgmental, I just believe that the “blogging world” can become a real asset for humanity and, at the moment, it is losing its mark.
Ideas about sentence structure, grammar, paragraphs, use of a thesaurus (varied terms used to not appear repetitive), whether or not your blog is suitable for a personal or professional approach, are important to create a simple reading and pleasant for the blog visitor. If you’re a beginner, check out my next article on the basics.