CoM0011- A “Simple Guide” to Create a Social Media Blog

As someone who has never blogged in their life, I’ve had asked myself, how do I start a blog anyway? How does it have to be structured? Or Does it have to be formal/informal for a social media audience? While searching on the web, I’ve found many different articles/blogs on how to create a successful blog but lots were long, boring, and tailored towards a business audience. Basically, I just wanted to have a reference with simple steps and language that would get to the point! Well, I finally found it!

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Simple Steps to Make a Social Media Blog

A blog that explained how to create a blog in simple language. This is my understanding. 1. Introduction. Having a clear start explains to the reader the reason for writing. What are we talking about again? 2. Headlines are important to highlight interesting facts. Something I always do. Also, don’t forget subheadings and cram in more “buzz words”… I mean facts. 2. Short paragraphs. Make your blog post into bite sized pieces so that it is easier to read or if you’re someone like me who enjoys writing endlessly as much as humanly possible. 4. Write in plain English. Structure content in a way that is available to everyone by avoiding jargon or complex terms. Say, schadenfreude ten times fast!  5. Use your voice. Having personal opinions about experiences will help you get noticed in a crowd. Like wearing a bright red shirt. 6. Let it be the length it needs to be which is great for Google’s search results! 7. Use compelling Imagery. Pictures grab the audience’s attention. The photo (s) used in your blog make it more inviting instead of boring walls of endless text. No one will be moving in anytime soon if that happens! 8. Have a conclusion. Much like a report have all facts summed up at the end and do not include new ones. It would be like finishing up homework for the day only to discover there’s more! Finally, 9. Have a Call to Action. This is a simple way to engage the audience by asking them What did you like or did not like about the blog? Well… did you like it? Did you!  Let me know in the comments below!

A Simple Conclusion to a Simple Blog

In my opinion, with these steps anyone could create a great blog for social media because it provides the basic knowledge that anyone could use. For example, an introduction gets to the point quickly the same with subheads. Attract attention with headlines and outline points of interest to the audience and write short paragraphs so that any human can read your content. Furthermore, using your voice helps readers to know who you are on a personal level. Also, write in plain speech so anyone could understand and long enough to appease the search engine overlords but not bore the reader. Now, add a picture or two when necessary because people like brightly colored things! Next, have a conclusion… Finally, have a call to action asking the audience what they liked about the blog. Well… did you like it? Did you!  Let me know in the comments below!

For more information please click on “How to Structure a Blog Post” by Kristina Adams

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11 thoughts on “CoM0011- A “Simple Guide” to Create a Social Media Blog

  1. I enjoyed reading your blog. The steps you outlined were helpful. I found the information easy to understand and calmed many of my own fears about writing a blog for the first time. Your blog “voice” shone through for me. I felt myself being entertained and informed at the same time. Very enjoyable read !!

    • Thank you, Kimberly! Well, that is what I am hopping for these blogs to educate myself, and help other students in the same position who don’t really know what they are doing. Also, when I was looking online for information I found some articles that were written like, “Do this, and this don’t do this!” If I was writing a report it would be a different story but I am not reading instructions to assemble a vacuum cleaner from the 80’s. I wanted something simple for reference.

      Glad you liked it!

  2. I loved how this was written, very straight forward, yet thorough. It was a good read and helped calm some of my own anxieties about writing a blog for the first time!

    • Thank you Becka. That is what is what I am hopping for most of my blogs providing insights to students like myself who are not sure what to do in terms of blogging. Personally, for me coming from a Business background I am basically, doing everything my professors told me not to do so, it could be a bit of a challenge. I just hope this is a first good step forward.

    • Thank you glad I could help! Yes, that is what I am hopping for with these blogs is basically, taking out all of the and complexities of how and what to do in terms of blogging/social media. Please checkout my newest blog. I provide more tips. Social Media: “Reference Me Please!”

  3. Hi Matt,

    I’m so glad I wasn’t the only one struggling with what seemed like should be a simple concept! Starting this course, I didn’t have any blogs I followed, nor did I even know where to begin to look other than a good old google search! I almost felt like I have been living under a rock!

    This was a great read for a beginner blogger, so thank you for sharing. I too did soooo much reading in order to get to where I even felt I had somewhere I could begin. It really helped me to break it down and I look forward to finding my blogging “voice”.

    • I am glad I could help! Yes, time I find too much text does the opposite of help so, I wanted to create blogs at least to start with for students and people who feel like the do not know what they’re doing in and entertaining but easy way to understand. Also, I am not sure if this is my “blog voice” not permanently anyway but my humor is kind of dry and sarcastic so, I thought I would experiment at least for Intro to Social media/ Anyway, it is working for now but blogging professionally is starting to feel harder than expected. For example, researching, taking information and putting your “own spin on it,” trying to use entertaining writing, while on the cusp of still staying professional.

    • Glad you enjoyed it! I apologize for the lateness of the reply. There were issues with my school’s network so, it took longer to get registered into Digital Communication and get caught up. Yes, that was my hopes for these blogs. I originally, wanted how social media spread awareness of specific environmental issues but thought it would be good to start with blogs on how to create blogs. I know were given a lot of information but sometimes I found it has the opposite effect of helping. So, I wanted to make blogs that would assist other students first.

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