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In Online media on November 4, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Hey, do you keep a blog?

You might have one for work and another to occupy your fingers at home, for nothing other than the thrill of transmitting your thoughts into the wild blue yonder. I think it’s a cool thing to do.

Writing is like hitting a baseball. (Wait here while Clay meanders into something he knows very little about…) Repetition is important. Even if you don’t make contact, you are working on the muscle memory that makes it easier when you come to bat with the game on the line. Writing for fun makes better those who write for profit.

Well, if you blog, then you already know it’s a different animal than straight newswriting, or long-form fiction or anything else for that matter. You probably want to be conversational, you don’t want to go on and on, you need to be timely, and you want to engage readers.

You don’t have to believe me. Take it from Laura-Lee Walker. I actually don’t know much about her, but I thought her tips on blogging were right on the money…

Of course there are all kinds of blogging advice on the Internet. Most of these things give similar suggestions, from what I’ve seen. Here’s another bunch of posts I really liked. You may notice that these aren’t “experts.” Just people who blog a lot. And that’s probably appropriate, don’t you think?

What are your blogging tips?

Clay

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