Category: blog post formatting

Blog to Express, Not Impress

  “Write to express, not impress,” advises Mary Cullen in 87 Advanced Business Writing Tips That Actually Work. “Your goal is to easily transmit ideas and information, not to flaunt a big vocabulary,” she says. Blog content writers should find these three tips particularly apropos: 1.    “Be certain your paragraphs aren’t longer than seven […]

The Thesis or “One-Sentence Speech” Can Come Anywhere in the Blog

Years ago, at a National Speakers Association meeting, I remember being taught to create a “one-sentence speech”. The idea was that anyone who’d been in the audience should come away being able to summarize in one line what I’d said; otherwise, my speech would not have been well-constructed. I believe the same rule holds true for blog […]

The Pros and Cons in Backyard Business Blogging

  “The Pros and Cons of Backyard Livestock”, by Jack Savage (the piece appears in the 2019 Old Farmer’s Almanac) illustrates how serious stuff can be presented in a wickedly funny way. And, while not every business blog content writer could pull off the humor, that “Pros and Cons” format is very workable as a […]

Serving Up Myths, Signs, Tips, and Facts in Business Blog Posts

To get started with what Neil Patel calls a “documented blogging strategy”, he says, you need to plan topic ideas. When he’s feeling light on those, Patel admits, he simply fires up Hubspot’s Blog Idea Generator.  When Patel wanted to write about link-building, for example the Generator suggested building blog posts around: 20 Myths About […]

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