If you ever need to point or argue about any topic without having to use any social media platforms simply because people are toxic nowadays, then we have… the “blogs”.
According to Djuraskovic (2017), blogs are “the online journals or informational websites displaying information in the reverse chronological order, with latest posts appearing first. It is a platform where a writer or even a group of writers share their views on an individual subject.” and for Gunelius (2017), blogs “include features such as comments and links to increase user interactivity. Blogs are created using specific publishing software.”
So basically, blogs are personal, since it comes from the writer’s own thoughts and at the same time factual because it is possible to place supporting pieces of evidence that could back up some points you may have stated. Blogs are dual in nature: informal since it is subjective and at the same time objective because of the additional information that may be added.
So now you’re wondering how would one make a blog? Our friend Rachel Leist (2018) shows us how:
- Understand your audience – Always identify your target audience and accept the fact that not all of your readers are going to fully agree on your blog
- Start with a topic and a working title – Choose the topic that is of your interest and think of a relevant title
- Write an intro and make it captivating – This step focuses on the lead sentence, or the most important part in a narrative where it guides the readers on what the topic is being discussed throughout the whole blog
- Organize your content – It’s either arrange your points chronologically or etc, as long as you make sure that your readers can catch the flow of the idea of your blog
- Proofread or edit your post – Check the vocabulary, grammar and punctuation
- Insert a realization and call-to-action – Always reflect on the topic and state the message you want to convey
- Pick a catchy title – To get the attention of your target audience, you have to catch their attention with just less than 10 words
I hope this helps whenever you plan to make a blog; being able to express your thoughts is an exercise for the brain. Let your heart out, pour your emotions.