We’re now on the second part of a three-post series, sharing my best practices in blogging. To read the earlier post, click here. If you want to skip to Part 3 (or this part is not helping you), click here.
7. Add Hyperlinks – I put a section labeled “Hyperlinks to use” under my article’s Word draft (while composing it) to link some of my earlier posts that are related to the new one or add web links to acknowledge relevant sources, which I embed in blue text keywords (See # 15).
8. Use an online dictionary – I use www.dictionary.com not only for word definitions but to search for synonyms and antonyms.
9. Put a Byline under the Post Title – I add “By: Adrian Pantonial” in each post because many inconsiderate and uninformed people haphazardly plagiarize online.
10. Write Short Posts – As much as possible, I write short posts. I aim to write between 150 to 300 words (maximum 500) per post. People have even shorter attention span nowadays caused by the rise of social networking sites.
11. Activate “Continue Reading…” – Click on “Insert More Tag” in the kitchen sink part within “Edit Post” screen to display more content on the homepage.
12. Have 3 to 5 lines only in each paragraphs – Reading online is different from reading a book. Many factors distract people from finishing a web article. Aside from that, I compose my paragraphs using 3 to 5 lines only because our eyes normally move towards the white spaces to rest.
13. Use bullets, numbers and sub-headings for easy reading – Long paragraphs bore people online, unless it’s a novel. Writing with bullets, numbers, or sub-headings adds variety, and makes your content more appealing.