This is quite true. I wrote about this already. Yet I have not followed my own advice.


You used photos, videos, drawings — visuals!

I’m amazed, and dismayed, by how few bloggers consistently add visual content to their posts. A sea of words is daunting and dull. Magazines and newspapers know they must seduce readers into their material, not simply subject them to an unbroken and wearying sea of type.

You thought more like an editor

When you write for an editor, your ideas, and how you plan to express them, have to pass muster with someone else, often several. They usually ask you to explain, a little or a lot, why you think this story is worth doing now. Blogging offers writers tremendous freedom of expression — please don’t abuse it.

You remembered that your readers are busy, easily bored and quickly distracted

Journalists are taught to use the “inverted pyramid”, in which the most essential information in any story is at the very top, usually…

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  1. tfaswift says:

    Yep, that’s true. It’s quite time-consuming and sometimes I get a bit lazy and just stick one nice picture at the top, LOL, but whenever I can, I do try to include some images peppered throughout. It does help to break up large blocks of text, and it’s just nice to look at the pictures. I know I enjoy it when reading other posts, especially long ones. 🙂


  2. I try to include graphics, usually using “Google Image” to see if I can find something on topic and free of copyright (not always easy to discern).

    I like what you’re doing here. How can I follow your blog? I don’t see that widget… but sometimes I totally miss the obvious!


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