TOWS Week Nine

These are in no particular order. I just typed them as they came to me.

1)    Be patient, it can get a little over whelming at times.

2)    Be creative with your blogs. Add photos, videos, numbers….any graphic appropriate to add spice to your blog. Graphics draw people in.

3)    Don’t write in long paragraphs. Break it up with bullets and numbers if possible. People will not want to read it if it looks as if it will never end.

4)    Comment on other people’s blogs. Don’t be harsh but give feedback or positive criticism that will help them. If you get feedback FOLLOW it!

5)    Provide value. This is a must if you want people to keep coming back to your blog.

6)    Learn from more experienced bloggers. I have got so much help from Mrs. Groover (Intro. to PR teacher from last semester and Mrs. Nixon (PR 3330 this semester) as well as classmates. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! We all had to learn the basics and to be honest I am still learning every time I blog.

7)    Be creative with your headline. Your blog may be very good and interesting, however if the headline is boring then the viewer may not read past the headline.

8)    Don’t clutter your blog. Make it easy to get around.

9)    Be consistent.  Don’t go weeks without blogging. Everyday blogging can get annoying but at least once a week is a good rule of thumb.

10) Have FUN with it! Don’t look at it as a class assignment. Look at is a way of expressing yourself and informing others. I have got a lot of comments about things I have posted that has helped someone else.