How to write a blog

write-a-blogExplaining how to write a blog has turned out to be a lot more complicated than I first anticipated.  Without knowing what your goals are for your blog I have to anticipate that your goals are similar to mine, which may be way off base.  So I plan on writing a series of articles that will point you in the right direction not matter what type of website you want to build.  This post will be a primer for how to write a blog and how to get started laying out your writing plans.

Before getting in to – how to write blog posts we should know the difference between article and blogsposts- Whether you are writing a blog or an article, both involve meaningful content, but is the content intended to be meaningful to you and about you, or for your reading audience in particular?

A blog and an article are two separate vehicles to frame content. An article involves more time to generate than a day’s posting of events into a personal blog. If you are an assigned writer, however, for a company or media source based blog, it obviously requires more time, effort and thought because there is focus involved in marketing a service or product. If you want to attract readership for a much longer time frame, then it’s beneficial to write an article about a person, place or thing (these represent your “products” essentially) and work on your own personal writing style which will essentially market your writing product. Continue reading