Blogging 101: Find Your Niche…Avoiding Ruts
Yes, I am teaching you how to blog in these posts! You can consider each post a key lesson. Let’s consider first that the planet is already heavy with bloggers, and most of them are bombing out, that is, failing abysmally. Many can’t write a sentence in good, Standard English. In the case of ESL […]
What is a Blog? Let’s Define It.
Of course blogs have their roots in journalism, both in hard news and commentary. Overall, in the field of traditional journalism, they resemble columns most closely. A blogger might be considered a cyber-columnist. But that would not be as much fun to say as “blogger,” a word that sounds like a gastrointestinal malady. At it’s […]
First Law of Blogging: Know Your Audience
If you want to add a blog to your website, first you must understand the nature of the folks who will be reading your posts. There are 7 billion people on Earth, and they are diverse. You must brainstorm to find the parameters of your basic reader/ customer. You can never expect to write for […]