Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I = Take the "I" Out
When starting a blog, it is best for the blogger to decide the subject and tone. Each blog presents the personality of the blogger. A to Z Challenge includes many well written blogs among the internet - sea of blogs.
Specialized blogs are committed to one particular subject; a fan blog, a book blog, a family blog, a sports blog, etc. The blog subject determines appropriate content parameters. WhenKateBlogs is a miscellany blog by design including but not limited to book reviews, bits of history, recipes, fun facts & A to Z.
Word choice and familiarity with the audience sets the tone. Questions to consider are: is the blog public or private? Are the appropriate settings engaged?
Journal writers usually write in the first person: I felt, I saw, I believe, I think. The openness required for the journalist / memoirist to post personal information in a public forum is amazing. In general, first person stories are of a private nature unless there is some greater generalize point being made by the example.
Well written blogs format to a short article style with a public tone. Many well written blogs are on the A to Z listing and a treasure to find.
Simple Components to a well-written blog:
1. Strong / interesting subject
2. Concise writing
3. Take the “I” out