Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Blog Advice

If you have a blog, I have some advice for you. I don’t claim to be a great blogger, so don’t expect too much valuable insight here, just one piece of advice that I, as a reader, offer to you:

Include multiple paragraphs when you post blog entries.

That’s it. That’s all of the advice I have to give to other bloggers. It’s very difficult to read your posts when they’re just one continuous paragraph that goes on and on endlessly. I have some friends who have blogs, and I often give up partway through reading a post, simply because I can’t read that one long, continuous paragraph very well.

And, let’s face it: most blog entries—especially mine, but yours too, if you’re honest with yourself—aren’t really that important, to the lives of the readers. So if people have to work to read these entries, why would they even bother?

So that’s my advice. And now, for comparison, I’m putting exactly the same entry, but all in one paragraph, so you can see how much harder it is to read.

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If you have a blog, I have some advice for you. I don’t claim to be a great blogger, so don’t expect too much valuable insight here, just one piece of advice that I, as a reader, offer to you: Include multiple paragraphs when you post blog entries. That’s it. That’s all of the advice I have to give to other bloggers. It’s very difficult to read your posts when they’re just one continuous paragraph that goes on and on endlessly. I have some friends who have blogs, and I often give up partway through reading a post, simply because I can’t read that one long, continuous paragraph very well. And, let’s face it: most blog entries—especially mine, but yours too, if you’re honest with yourself—aren’t really that important, to the lives of the readers. So if people have to work to read these entries, why would they even bother? So that’s my advice. So now, for comparison, I’ve put exactly the same entry, but all in one paragraph, so you can see how much harder it is to read.

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