How to Write Great Blog Articles

By Julie Clark Robinson

Sophisticated readers don't hang around long after a catchy headline if the lead doesn't draw them in. As a blog writer, you want people to make it to the end of your entry, right? Here are a few tips to consider once you are happy with your headline:

1. Questions. In polite society, a person never walks away from a question, right? The same can be said for a reader. If you start your blog with a compelling question that deals with your subject matter, you'll likely compel people to read a bit further.

2. Anecdotes. Readers are drawn to writers who share stories about their own lives. Even a 50-word phrase that tells a bit about the writer's experience can draw a reader in to learn more.

3. Create a mental image. As a writer, your job is to create pictures with mere words. If you do so from the very beginning of your blog, your chances of carrying the reader through to your close are much better. Use descriptive language rather than generic. Active verbs are also key in creating pictures. Why use "run" when your character actually "sprinted" to the fiery crash?

4. Use statistics or trivia. You can "borrow interest" from Abe Lincoln if he has a memorable quote about your topic. Or, if you find that only 10% of immigrants to the United States know who Abe Lincoln is, use it if it supports your message.

When you've come to the end of your point, don't feel as if you have to summarize everything you just said to make a longer word count. Blogs are for busy, usually multi-tasking people. Say what you mean to say and let them go on with their day.

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