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10 Blog Tips In 2 Minutes

Posted by on Jun 10, 2012

This is something different. I’m giving myself 2 minutes to write 10 blog tips, short missives that might hold as much power and influence as some of the longer posts I write. These are so short that I’m not even scrounging around looking for a picture that’s apropos to the post, so just enjoy the puppy as you read these 10 quick tips.

1. Write about something you enjoy.

2. write about something you know about.

3. It’s okay to get personal in your blog posts; just don’t reveal anything that could come back to hurt you.

4. Blog with some kind of consistency.

5. Respond to “good” comments; if they’re not good enough to comment on, they might not be good enough to leave on the blog post.

6. Be generous with your blog topics. If something inspired you to write acknowledge it, link to it, mention people’s names.

7. It’s okay to sell with your blog every once in awhile; if it’s a sales blog, it’s okay to sell all the time.

8. Be as entertaining as you can, whether you’re talking about social media, games, fashion or even forensic loan analysis.

9. Be fair. I was going to say be nice but that’s not always what’s called for. If you’re being mean be mean for a reason and give details.

10. Remember that every blog post is potentially a game changer for someone, so do your best. Remember what Joe DiMaggio said as to why he played so hard in every baseball game: “Because someone out there might have never seen me play before.”

There you go; hopefully you read fast enough for that to only be 2 minutes. 🙂

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I would agree, write things you have a passion for and know about. I love your #10 – never thought of it that way before.
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June 10th, 2012 | 4:10 PM

Thanks Lisa. Gotta pull out my baseball references from time to time. 😉

June 11th, 2012 | 2:56 AM
Lily Clift:

I agree, articles is one of the important factors that helps drive web traffic to our site so we should have good posts to attract more visitors.
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June 10th, 2012 | 9:34 PM

It certainly helps Lily.

June 11th, 2012 | 2:57 AM

I love your concept of the 2 minute drill. It made me think of what kind of post I could put together in 2 minutes. I’m quite impressed that you could put together such a good list so quickly. These are all great practical blogging tips.
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June 11th, 2012 | 12:10 AM

Thanks Richard. Always challenging myself to something new, and it’s turned out to be a meme I’ve given myself to do on my other blogs also.

June 11th, 2012 | 2:57 AM

Hi Mitch,

Great tips, People likes to read any post which is informational, entertaining and solve their problems. No body likes to read any dull post with many spelling mistakes.
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June 11th, 2012 | 2:11 AM

True Aasma, and I strive to do well all the time.

June 11th, 2012 | 2:58 AM
peter davies:

Good post – learn from the master
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June 11th, 2012 | 2:57 AM

It doesn’t need article to be long to be good and I definitely think that this is one of the best blogging guide – systematic and informative.

June 11th, 2012 | 5:10 AM

Thanks Carl; don’t get used to the brevity. lol

June 11th, 2012 | 5:17 PM

Great and useful tips, I really like your point on the passion. It doesn’t depend on which type of blog do you write (personal or commercial), you have to be passionate about the topic, because of not the article won’t fit your audience. They want something relevant and informational.
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June 11th, 2012 | 6:53 AM

Thanks Tatjana, but I intentionally stayed away from the word “passion” because I believe one can adequately write about something they like or know about without it being their passion.

June 11th, 2012 | 5:17 PM

I really try to keep in mind that the world is reading what I’m writing. Therefore, I am overly conscious about what I write. I think I’m too conscious, in fact.
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June 11th, 2012 | 5:57 PM

Marcie, I figure there’s no real need to be overly conscious because if they’re your words then it’s the truth, and none of these people know how to find you anyway. lol And if they find me hopefully they’re bringing me chocolate chip cookies. lol

June 11th, 2012 | 6:10 PM

That’s the problem with other bloggers – they don’t give credit where the credit is due. This is why it is really important to tell people’s names.

June 12th, 2012 | 3:01 AM

I hope you do that Paul; I love sharing people’s links and the like.

June 12th, 2012 | 3:07 PM

I couldn’t agree more with these tips Mitch! I have a similar reminder (which I have already memorized) too!
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June 13th, 2012 | 8:26 AM

Thanks Sara; always trying to help.

June 13th, 2012 | 9:39 AM

Excellent point the quote about DiMaggio was similar to what Michael Jordan said on why he plays so hard all the time.

He said there is always someone in the stands who has never seen him play.

I guess you have to write like no one has read your stuff.
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June 13th, 2012 | 9:38 AM

That’s the way I see it FJ. Even my “light” posts usually have taken me awhile to put together.

June 13th, 2012 | 9:42 AM

Thank you for sharing these wonderful and useful tips with us Mitch! I believe that is it every bloggers responsibility to educate their reader’s about something and touched their lives in different ways.

June 14th, 2012 | 7:28 PM

Thank you. I don’t know that bloggers necessarily have a responsibility to anyone but they do need to be responsible in some fashion.

June 15th, 2012 | 2:21 PM

I love the Joe DiMaggio quote Mitch, it is very appropriate.

I came here from a comment you left on my blog. The link was left from CommentLuv and as this is an old post I’m assuming that it was one of the extra links you can choose from the plugin dashboard? A very nice feature wouldn’t you agree?
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December 21st, 2012 | 5:30 PM

Thanks Sire; do you know who Joe Dimaggio is? lol

It is a nice feature I must admit.

December 22nd, 2012 | 2:15 AM

Some famous baseball player or something?
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December 26th, 2012 | 12:38 AM

Okay, at least you got that far. lol

December 26th, 2012 | 2:07 AM

Oh, great tips Mitch and you hit the nail on the head with these.

I agree with Lisa, #10 is fabulous. That’s what I always tell people. Hey, they might not have heard things explained the way I do so they’ll appreciate it. I get a lot of that.

Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week.

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January 7th, 2013 | 2:35 PM

Thanks Adrienne. Even with my shorter posts I come to play every time I put something out. For instance, I had that one post of 9 videos of Ode To Joy. Seems like a frivolous post to some and yet that one took longer than many of my 800 word or more posts. Always dedicated to the visitors. 🙂

January 8th, 2013 | 12:12 AM