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Blogging Tips in 140 Characters or Less

Posted By Darren Rowse 27th of September 2009 Miscellaneous Blog Tips 0 Comments

A couple of days back I tweeted this question:

“Question: what’s your #1 blog tip in 140 characters or less? GO!'”

Over the next hour or two a lot of great responses came in – so I thought I’d post a link to them today because I think in the midst of them is a lot of wisdom. Below is a screen shot of the first 11 responses – but for the full thread of all replies to that original tweet check out the thread on twitoaster.


What would you add? What’s your #1 blog tip (keep it short).

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  • Short paragraphs, bold font to separate ideas, starting the post off with a question, and definitely “knowing” what you’re talking about. #1 rule of thumb – know what you know and share it with the world…

  • How To’s and List Posts are very popular

  • Walls of text are bad, include a picture to break it up.

  • Be witty, sharp and inviting.

  • Be focus,Persistent,Determine,Creative,Generous.

  • Persistence & perseverance

  • Beta readers

  • If I knew the answer I would be as popular as ProBlogger.

  • Create your own template for your favorite article structure.

  • I especially appreciate the responses of writing what you’re passionate about and quality being more important than quantity. Also, to write about something you would want to read.

    Interesting insights.

    Dawn Herring
    JournalWriter Freelance
    Be Refreshed!

  • Dont set very high targets at the beginning. You may give up due to disappointment

  • Write Quality Posts and Guest Post Often

  • Write like you speak – let it come naturally.

  • Include both long & short interesting, informative entries. Quick reads r appreciated.

  • Funny, I hadn’t thought of it as blogging. I just joined twitter last week (@homegrown_mom) and I was kind of trying to figure out just what to do. I’ve been posting cool liknks and little status updates. I like this better! Thanks!

  • Must be simple & understanding =D

  • Aim to inform, entertain or educate.

  • Subscribe to and follow @problogger.

  • Ask yourself: Would you want to read it/share it?

  • @problogger Keep in simple and stupid for your target audience to understand. It’s a beauty to read simple pages and blog posts.

  • Add something to the conversation.

  • If you want to be average, follow the crowd <–this is generic advice for everything.

  • Secret never been told before techniques of getting super rich!

  • Write something insanely useful and worth linking to or bookmark-worthy.

  • Be unique

  • Engage your readers. Think about who they are. Respond to them. Ask questions.

  • Learn from everything and everyone, everywhere.

  • RSS button should be seen simply

    Post regularly

    Interview other bloggers in your niche

  • Enjoy what you write, this is the best blogging tip for all……

  • Blog because you enjoy it, not to make money !

  • I would add… have thick skin.

  • Use short sentences! Schedule posts for 00:01 each day. I’ve been posting one new photo a month to my blog this month by scheduling.

  • Be consistent and constant & you’ll build an audience of raving fans.

  • Have an end goal that each post is building towards.


  • Lynette

    Name the blog post “how to,” then follow through with clear advice. And point out the benefits.

  • Blogging is about and for others – not us.

  • (1) Read (2)Write (3)Network

  • get 2 the point! don’t ramble, meander, wander, add extra, clever words to show how brillz u r, & discuss sunrise when ur topic is bread.

  • Quality, Originality, Unique and Fun. Important points in blogging.

  • Article must be short, neat, and in point form.

  • Write content from your heart

  • Give readers what they want.

  • Must be simple & understanding

  • Titles- how to’s,
    short paragraphs
    and list posts

  • Sincerity, focus and direction that is true to your vision. Don’t be a carbon copy of someone else.

  • Have subscribe options after each post and have previous, next, and recent posts displayed where you think your audience will see them.

  • Always always offer value.

  • Be yourself. Conversational is good. Tell your readers what you want them to do.

  • Do what you do the best.