Deprogramming from Essay rules
When I was in high school way back in medieval times, we were taught that to write a good essay; it had to be factual, unbiased and using the words “I think was bad.” Your essay had to have an outline including an introduction, body 1, body 2, body 3 and a conclusion. With blogging, it is almost the exact opposite. I’m finding it difficult that even after so many years (I won’t say how many) of being out of high school to deprogram myself from those rules.
What I’ve learned from this weeks lesson is how you communicate will affect how people perceive you and your form of communication. There are specific blogging rules that you should follow to get your content noticed and shared.
- Know your grammar and punctuation. Lousy spelling and grammar make you look uncreditable and unprofessional
- Choose whether you want to write in passive or active voice and stick to it. The active role generally tends to be more clear and exciting to the reader.
- Practice makes Perfect, with everything, the more practice you get, the better you become.
- Begin with the End in Mind. think of what action you want to entice from your audience
- Don’t Bury the Lead. It is essential to put your information in the right order. Use the inverted triangle as a guide.
The Audience Experience
So this part is a little tricky; I’ve learned that everything has to be deliberate. Know what you want to achieve in the end before you start. If you want people to comment on your post, then you need to ask a direct question. If you want your post shared, then add a share button to make it convenient for the reader to do so. KNOW YOUR END GOAL.