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The Blog Post: Elements of a Good Post

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The elements of a good posting are very important as it gives structure to your post. Think of the elements as a hamburger. Yes, I said a hamburger. LOL The elements of a good blog post begin with an introduction of what you’re going to discuss which is the bun. This progresses to the body of the post which is the main parts, like the meat, the cheese, tomatoes, mayo etc.  Last but certainly not least is the conclusion or summary of what your main points are which helps to support the entire burger. (Yea, I know…But I couldn’t resist.)

The Introduction:

When beginning the opening paragraph focus on only 3-5 sentences that explain generally what you’re going to discuss or present to your audience. This should be concise and to the point. The opening paragraph should include the title of your post. Why is this important? Can anyone say better SEO?

The Body:

The body of a post should include everything you introduced in the opening paragraph. Try to keep your points to a maximum of 2 or 3 subtopics. If you do this than your posts will have more concise info. Now even with a diary type of blog, this still needs to be followed as it gives structure to anything you write.

Remember to limit the body to 3-5  paragraphs max. Anymore than that and you risk losing the reader. You want your audience to be able to scan your post quickly and efficiently to get the information they are seeking.

The Conclusion:

The conclusion is a wrap up of the body and introduction. Basically, you reinstate only the important parts of your post and any additional comments. The conclusion should be no more than two paragraphs of 3-5 sentences each.

In this post we discussed the introduction, the body of the post, and the conclusion or the summary. By following this easy format you will have much more organized postings. Once you get used to formating in this manner it will become second nature to write better posts.

Happy Blogging!

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