Here are 6 essential ingredients, inspired by the book Your Attention please, that can grab your audiences' attention:
- Make a high concept.
- Use thick description.
- Tell a story.
- Provide easy navigation.
- Make it visual.
- Keep it short, simple and sweet.
To add up, I found a picture that can be helpful, check this out:
There are lots of platform you could choose from to get you started. Here are some I can recommend you:
Blogger- A Popular and free blogging service owned by Google. It supports drag-and-drop template editing, dynamic updating, geo-tagging for location-based blogging, and easy publication from editing tools like Google Docs, Microsoft Word, and Windows Live Writer.
WordPress- is a popular open source blogging platform. It has themes, plug-ins, and gadgets of all stripes. It isn't as simple to set up and configure at first, but once you get it up and running you're rewarded with a nearly limitless discoveries of options.
First let's see what defines the term blog, according to Wikipedia.
A blog (a blend of the term web log) is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites.
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- Get to know your audience. You've got to go much further to know their needs and wants. And discover what grabs their attention.
- Make your blog, a fun site! Make it more exciting. Add some fun to your posts. Make it humorous. Just make sure your jokes won't cause them to walk out and never come back. :)
- Make your blog reliable. Definitely, people will stick to your site if you show them what they are looking for. So make sure you meet their need and make your posts useful, reliable and relevant.