Written By: Marie Therese Lawlor
Visit my blog post on Diligent Traveler to see a good example of a good blog post: https://diligenttraveler.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/my-trip-to-japan/
Topic: First find a topic that you are passionate about. Make sure that the topic is specific and not too broad.
Length: The length of the blog post will vary. It depends on what you are writing about. The important thing is to make sure that it is not too long because the audience might find it tiresome to read your blog post. It is important to include details, but not too many details.
Voice: When writing a post make sure to have a voice that addresses the reader. You can write as if you are writing to a friend. This type of writing is more personal and grabs the reader’s attention.
Images: Photographs are a great addition to your blog post. It adds interest and information. Like they say a picture is worth a thousand words.
Video: Videos are even more attention-grabbing than images. Videos can convey information, make the audience laugh or cry and of course, keeps the audience’s attention.
How to blog example:
Take a look at my blog post titled Traveling Is Not About the Destination
Travel is a topic I am passionate about. I love traveling and afterward sharing the stories about my travels as well as sharing photos and videos. This blog post is about my journey to the Philippines and being stuck in Tokyo, Japan because of a flight delay. It is a specific topic and it is not too broad.
The Length: The length of my blog post is a few paragraphs long and gives information and details, but it is not too long that it tires the reader out.
Voice: When I am writing I imagine I am talking to a friend. This type of method works because it eases me and keeps me from being too detailed. I never want to bore a friend.
Images: I have posted a few images that apply to my blog post and more specifically the paragraph it is under. I have also added captions to the images that give the reader extra information.
Video: I have created videos about my trip to Japan. These videos let the reader see a new side of Japan.
Here are the videos I created about my trip to Japan:
Here is another video I have on my blog post and it is a video of me talking about my trip to Japan on Photobooth: