Blogging Tips, Shared!
Mental Detritus is glad to share with you effective blog tips that you can keep track on all your nail-art-adorned fingers! We skimmed pieces of advice off leading online publications and itemized them below. Admire us like the slick blogging pettifoggers we are.
Tick them off religiously and see the page views roll in!
Ten Tips to Blog Your Way to Success!
1. Informative, digestible listicles (see Buzzfeed)
Dick humor, perfect for listicles.
There is nothing more meta than talking about listicles in a listicle, lick my popsicle.
The listicle is the scourge of the Interwebs. Millennials (yay, me) with minuscule attention spans and weak reading comprehension spawned these gremlins. What better way to prevent TL;DR than to feed your readers content in bite-size portions?
… or why I detest reading most professional blogs these days, and decry the death of embellishment.
The drive for zealous search engine optimization often contradicts the quest for literary style. Of course, one might argue that there are certain subfields of writing where added flourish is abhorred. For example, technical writing, scientific writing and software documentation are stripped of most fanfare. Authors of such material are invited to focus on the bone-dry facts. They are encouraged to avoid use of colorful descriptions and superfluous words that might detract from the content; or worse, lend a tinge of subjectivity to the text. Blog posts are rated on usefulness and ubiquity. Vapid musings are encouraged as long as they serve as social network fodder for the blogging celebrity.
Quick and Painless Happy Meals
To today’s TL:DR generation, where novels are served in digestible 140-character tweets, the focus is on understanding content in a gestalt.
Jumpstarting the dormant blog because of financial desperation. Ha-ha.
No, seriously. I’m conceptualizing the beginnings of a formal online presence. A content-heavy, SEO-flirty, business-ready powerhouse web address showcasing my profound talents in several areas: web design and development, programming, writing, photography and graphic design.
Excuse the hyperbole. After all, creative advertising is the name of the game.