Last month, Seth Godin offered up some writing gems from the blogging world in his post, "Write Like a Blogger."
I especially like point #3, "Drip, drip, drip," about how we can introduce a theme or idea in pieces, over time. It gets back to when I asked if you're "trying the write the article of a lifetime?"
Point #4, "It's ok if you leave," challenges my practice of setting up outside links from my blog posts to open in a new window. He suggests that if my writing is interesting enough, you'll come back – no matter how many other interesting places I send you.
What do you think about that? What do you do in your own blog? Does having links open up in a new window keep you reading my blog longer? Do you appreciate not losing your place and having to find your way back, or does it simply annoy you and clutter up your desktop? Please submit your comments below!
Writing Prompt: Take out a recent piece of writing, or even better, something you're finishing up right now. How could writing like a blogger improve it?
Rosalind Joffe aka cicoach.com says
Maybe Seth Godin finds it’s true that people will come back but most of us don’t have that level of loyalty, renown or confidence. And I know that if I leave, I can’t be bothered trying to get back. I only click if I have the option of clicking back when I’m reading blogs – unless I’m done reading – and in my own posts, always have that option for my readers