Blog Structure – Blog Writing Series (6)

Blogging - Spoke in genealogical wheel

Copyright Julie Goucher, May 2020

So, you have your nice new blog ready to go and you need to sit and compose a post.

Firstly, it does not have to be a long post – perhaps 500-800 words, though you could go up to 1000 words.

A good topic for a first post is probably a welcome to my blog. Here share who you are and remember, never share more than you are comfortable with. Also, never share more than you would be happy to tell a stranger you met at a bus stop or on a train!

Also write about what you are planning to share on your blog – it might be about your surname study, or it might be a blog that encompasses all your genealogical research or even a blog that encompasses a variety of things, including your genealogical material and that of your studies.

You might decide to create a timetable of material, so you might focus on your attention on Monday’s with your explorations of National Trust or heritage venues over the weekend, You might decide that on Thursday you write about genealogy. I don’t have a set schedule, but having typed the idea I might try it! You might decide to write organically, if you fancy writing then do and if you do not, then don’t! I do recommend though a loose structure of writing so you keep “feeding” your blog readers.

If you do create a blog do leave a comment with your URL so I can stop by!

This is part of my Blog Writing Series. Next we are going to look at Engaging with others

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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2 Responses to Blog Structure – Blog Writing Series (6)

  1. BookerTalk says:

    I’ve tried writing to a schedule. I can see the benefit but i found it hard – sometimes I didn’t feel like writing that particular type of post.


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