10 Blog Tips In 2 Minutes

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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29 thoughts on “10 Blog Tips In 2 Minutes”

  1. I would agree, write things you have a passion for and know about. I love your #10 – never thought of it that way before.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    1. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    1. 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.

  7. 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.

    1. 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

  8. 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.

  9. I couldn’t agree more with these tips Mitch! I have a similar reminder (which I have already memorized) too!

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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?

  13. 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.


    1. 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. 🙂

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