2016 and beyond is the age of blogs. Blogs have been around for quite some time. With blogging sites being so accessible and with so many people in the world feeling like they have something to say, a blog is a very useful tool for getting word out, for starting movements, for having discussions, or as some people like to use blogs to rant about all of the things they dislike about life.
Since America is a free country, bloggers have the ability to do anything they want. The right of free speech is a right that is exercised so fully in America and other westernized nations that people don’t understand what it would truly be like to live in a place where you couldn’t do something as simple as writing a blog to get out your feelings and ideas about life, world politics, and religious systems.
If you have the freedom to read this post right now, you probably have the freedom to write a blog about anything you see fit, so if you’re looking for a step-by-step guide to creating a blog quickly, here are 3 pointers for structuring and writing one that will help people be able to enjoy your viewpoint:
Study Your Grammar
Grammar is essential in getting the world to take you seriously. You might be smart in a lot of ways, but if you don’t have the ability to form your ideas into a coherent sentence that doesn’t contain spelling errors and other huge grammatical issues, people will be so hung up on this that they won’t take anything you have to say seriously. If you want people to enjoy your blog, study your grammar, learn how to structure a proper paragraph, and if you’re just a little rusty on the rules, find a tool to refresh your memory.
Back Up Your Claims
No matter what you’re writing about, it’s crucial that you backup the claims you’re making with real, hard pressed facts. You’re allowed to have opinions, but you can’t state your opinions as facts and expect to get away with it in the blogging world. You will get called out for it.
So if you blog about world events, politics, the issue of poaching elephants for ivory in Africa, or even if you just talk about television shows for children, make sure your sources are grounded and that you lead a trail to those sources so that people can know where you’re getting your ideas from.
Use Descriptive Language
Some of the worst language to read is the language that comprises contracts and legislation. Legal jargon is so boring and confusing that it’s hard to wrap your mind around it and stay focused. If you want people to read and enjoy your blog, use easy to understand, descriptive language. When people don’t understand, they usually give up instead of fight to understand. So you have to do everyone else’s job for them.