How To Write A Blog Post When You Don’t Know How To Write A Blog Post

How To Write A Blog Post When You Don’t Know How To Write A Blog Post

Hi Guys!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I don’t like writing blog posts! And when you don’t like doing something you tend to avoid it like the plague!

… Which is a shame.

In May I wrote a post called “I’m A “Born-Again” Blogger! …Well, Almost

Back then this crappy little blog was getting around 300 visits a month…. There were more tumble weeds blowing through it than a ghost town in an old Western movie.

I just checked my stats and last month (August) it got 1775 visits… That’s an increase of nearly 500% and all because I did a few posts.

Okay, so 1775 visits isn’t a HUGE amount by any standards, but I’m also getting a few opt-ins every day… Which means I’m adding targeted subscribers to my list for free! Yippee!

 

BUT MY ATTITUDE HAS ALSO CHANGED…

I used to believe that a blog was a method of providing people with information (which it is). But I now think it’s more than that…

Question: How many of the so-called “guru’s” blogs have you landed on and been faced  with such a HUGE  block of text that your sphincter twitches before you even start to read?

And when you pluck up enough courage to begin reading you discover that the post has got as much life as a cat that’s just been run over by an articulated truck…

squashed kitten

 

 

 

 

 

There’s no line-spacing… No commas… No full stops (periods)… No paragraphs… No ellipses… (Yikes!)

It’s at this point that self-mutilation seems more exciting than reading any more of the crap…

I’ve now realised that a blog post should be more than just a source of information… It should be fun too!

Yep… Fun! A place where a visitor can be entertained.

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder… Not everyone has the same “tastes”…

Some people will think that what you write is a steaming pile of shite… In which case there’s a big X in the top right hand corner…

Others will love what you write and think it’s a real work of art and come back for more…

mona lisa after a night on the vodka

 

 

 

 

 

Oh yes… How DO you write a blog post when you don’t know how to write a blog post?

… I’ve just done it!

If you’ve enjoyed reading this post… If you’ve been entertained for a few minutes… Then I’d love to hear from you. Just enter a comment – Good or bad! I’m big and tough and stupid so you won’t offend me!

See you soon,
Rob

 

IMPORTANT P.S… No cats were harmed during the making of this blog post! It’s a public domain image!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 Comments

  1. Chris Cole says:

    Hey Rob,

    for a post that is titled ‘How To Write A Blog Post When You Don’t Know How To Write A Blog Post’ – you sure know how to write a very entertaining blog post. I like your writing style, it is quite entertaining… 🙂

  2. Awesome read Robert, really enjoyed your post!

  3. Hey Rob,

    Great post there writer of not – lol. That was great insite actually on the whole post writing gig and I know where you are coming from.

    I used to write a bunch of hooey and how to crap.

    I now try to give my readers some usable content they can actually put to use. (try) Maybe a little humor wouldn’t hurt.

    I am also guilty of not posting enough, mainly because I have too many irons on the fire so to speak and really… a bunch of smoldering piles of…

    Anyway, for someone who didn’t know what to write that was fantastic.

    Keep it up!
    Kelly Provost recently posted…Series On The Keys to Success – Volume 3My Profile

    • admin says:

      Hi Kelly!

      Thanks for the comment.

      Yep… I know how hard it is to get a bit of momentum… and keep it going.

      “Must try harder” as all my teachers used to say many years ago.

      Rob

  4. Mark Salmon says:

    Hi Robert – you didn’t buy Infotainment by Mark Thompson by any chance? Anyway, I loved the post and you are spot on.

    (P.S. You have my permission to harm cats because they keep crapping my garden!)

    • admin says:

      Hi Mark!

      Many thanks for the comment… And yes, I did! (You got me sussed!). Mark Thompson is one of very few (maybe 4 or 5) email marketers that I have a great respect for. I’ve been a fan of his ever since he brought out WordPress Goldmine several years ago.

      Thanks again,
      Rob

  5. Good post Robert. I’ll let you harm my cat as well?
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