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August 12, 2012

Want To Write A Good Blog?

There are thousands of blogs out there - on every conceivable (and some inconceivable) topics. Blogging is an extremely inexpensive way to work on your writing, get your views out to the whole world and even better...

...maybe even make some money.

Writing a blog can be fun, useful and rewarding.

I enjoy writing this blog on a regular basis. I am always amazed at what I continue to learn as I think about what others in the ESL world might find helpful or encouraging.

One important point to keep in mind is to never let your blog - or your attitude toward it - get stale.

Write about what you love, and be prepared to think about your subject in ways - or at levels - you never thought possible.

Here are some good places to start as you consider writing your own blog:

Problogger Job Board – the job board for the popular Problogger website - http://jobs.problogger.net .

Blogging Pro Job Board – similar to Problogger - http://bloggingpro.com/jobs .

Freelance Writing Jobs – aggregate listing of all types of writing
jobs, including blogging - http://freelancewritinggigs.com.

Freelance Switch – all types of freelancing jobs, including blogging - http://jobs.freelanceswitch.com .

WRITING YOUR POSTS

Blogs have distinct features that make them very different from other types of writing. A blog post needs to be easily skimmable to web browsers – this means using short paragraphs, headings and subheadings, and bulleted lists.

Learn from expert bloggers on Problogger.net and bloggingpro.com and you'll soon pick up the tricks.

To be a successful blogger-for-hire, you should also know about using keywords and SEO, backlinks and anchor text, affiliate links, content management and blogging platforms, and sourcing and adding images to your posts.

Let me know if you are writing a blog - especially one that would warrant a link to this one.

Above all, write a blog worth reading. I hope I do.

Morf

About the author of this entry:

Morf has a B.A.from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, USA and an MAT (Master's in Teaching English) from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA, USA). And, as much as Morf loves writing this blog, he is always open to other opportunities either blogging or teaching. And don't forget, Morf is available for most of September. You can contact him at mmorf@mail.com

Posted by mmorf at August 12, 2012 09:19 PM

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