Some Important Information for new writers
Careful formatting will make your blog posts easier for people to scan. Write your posts with the page layout in mind or edit them to make sure they’re well formatted for scan reading.
Keep the blog post column width about 80 characters or less (including spaces) and your readers will thank you for it. Wide columns of text are an instant turn off and very hard to read. The difference is incredible and it’s such a simple change.
Therefore please send the write-ups with these simple corrections. Prior this site will intend to have international writers article, try to make it standard as much as you can.
Headers and sub-headers will break up long blog posts, help people scan read your blog and convince them to read the post. Read How to Write Hypnotic Headlines to read more about the importance of headlines and headers for blog writing.
These habits are essential when you have started writing. If we think that your articles may need change, we will do that accordingly, but the main content of your write-ups won’t have significant changes.
Numbered lists or bullet-pointed lists help people to scan blog posts fast and find the information they’re looking for quickly. You’re most welcome to draw your attention to the process, but sometimes it is not necessary. Leave it to us!!!
Use full stops, commas, dashes, and colons to break up each paragraph into smaller pieces of information that make sense quickly. No one wants to read the same sentence several times to try to make sense of it. If you’re not confident about punctuation keep sentences short.
As you practice writing and start to improve you can experiment and lengthen your sentences, chucking in a long one here and there to keep things interesting for readers and make sure they’re really paying attention. Long sentences are fine but check that every sentence makes sense and the meaning is clear. Usually, most people are confident when they tend to write in English, continuous proofreading will add a lot more value than you can think. If you read the articles few times before submission, most of the grammatical error will be visible. New ideas will come to mind enhancing the scriptures quality and scalability.
Because reading is harder online it’s best to break the text into manageable chunks. Paragraphs should be much shorter online than on paper with two to six sentences per paragraph a good guideline for blog posts.
Our website regarding fonts is a bit particular; we intend to use Times New Roman because they are usually easy to read. You can send your write-ups the way you want, but expect them to be changed on Times New Roman for enjoyable and professional reading.
Big is better.
Teeny tiny writing is hard to read online, even for people with 20/20 vision. Make it bigger. Check out some of your favorite blogs, compare the font size they use and decide what works best for your readers. If they’re older they might prefer even bigger text than the average blog reader. Don’t overuse bold text or it loses its effectiveness but make sure to use bold text to make a splash and highlight important sentences that will catch people’s attention and draw them into, or on with, the blog post.
Use capitals for proper nouns and at the beginning of sentences but avoid writing all in capitals because it’s harder to read. PLUS USING CAPITAL LETTERS CONSTANT IS THE ONLINE EQUIVALENT OF BEING SHOUTED AT.
Readers need somewhere to rest the eye and a good blog layout leaves plenty of blank space. CLICK TO TWEET Make sure your blog isn’t too busy or distracting and gives readers somewhere to rest their eye from time to time.
Most blogs and websites get the contrast between text color and background color right but make sure your blog background doesn’t make the text hard to read. It makes me sad that a white background with black text has become the default for most blogs.
Bright yellow text on a black background is easiest to read but that’s a confrontational look. Dark text on a light background has a wider appeal but consider using another light color for the background as white gives off a harsh glare. There are plenty of choices which look good and are still easy to read but without the glare of white: try light grey, minty green or pale yellow.
SaveGood use of images will draw readers into your blog posts. Sometimes I read a post purely because I like the image. Ideally, your images will add to your blog or emphasize your message. Therefore you can choose your own image for the blogs and we will try to fit on the site.
Due to the blogs better interest, we may consider otherwise even if they can’t do that use them to break up text, draw your reader’s eye down the page and reward them for reading and spending time on your blog. Some blogs like Viperchill turn their headers and sub-headers into images which make the text look more attractive and help people scan read.
You don’t know how readers found your blog.
You can’t be sure if they arrived straight at your latest post, on you’re about page or via an archived post. You can’t know which order people will read your blog in so every post you write needs to tell the same story about you, your message, your blog and your values.
Speaking of stories, every blog post needs to have a beginning, middle and an end. Think of it as an introduction, the main information, and conclusion if you prefer. Even if you don’t give use those sub-headings because, hopefully, you’ve come up with hotter ones, do follow the convention to avoid confusing your readers.
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