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Blogging Insights NF # 51 — “Good value for money”


The first thing you learn when you’re blogging is that people are one click away from leaving you. So you’ve got to get to the point, you can’t waste people’s time, you’ve got to give them some value for their limited attention span. ~ Alex Tabarrok


On the blogosphere and on the Internet in general, there are hundreds of posts clamouring for your attention at any given moment in time. Furthermore, most people read posts on their smartphone while on the go. During your work day, while out shopping or even at home with a million things to do, what you read needs to fulfil some basic criteria.

In my opinion, these are :

1. Attention grabbing

2. Short, concise, precise

3. Interesting

4. Useful

I agree with this quote completely where it comes to writing for other people or writing to be read. Many with personal blogs will argue that since they write for themselves this does not apply to them, and I agree.

Maybe I should not have used this quote since most of my blogging community are personal bloggers. Well, now it’s done, let’s see what you think.

15 thoughts on “Blogging Insights NF # 51 — “Good value for money”

  1. I think you’ve nailed it this time. That’s pretty much IT. I don’t know about you, but I never trust anyone who says they “blog for themselves.” If that were true why are they blogging at all? Why not keep a diary? I think if you are blogging you anticipate people reading it.

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