Get straight to the point
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26 Responses to “Get straight to the point”
What’s the point?
Whatever your point is, get straight to it. When writing posts, that is.
True but you don’t want to be anti-social about it. When people read blogs, part of the benefits of them are the personalities that go along with them.
I laughed when I read this. Simple and effective.
Sometimes we all need a little reminder to get away from “shop-speak” and remember we’re writing for our audience.
1 word blog post .. now this may be extreme .. but hell ya it does get the point across. I’m guilty of being wordy at times and I’m trying to work on it.
Very precise and direct to the point indeed… 🙂
Al, yeah a 1 word post is extreme, but this was done on purpose 🙂
I agree Daniel. And regarding being anti-social, you have a point egon. However, it may be better to write “I went to the bank this morning” instead of “I woke up this morning, put on my white shirt and got in my car. Traffic was heavy, though I managed to get to the bank.”
You can use personal examples and narrations and points to make things personal, but like Daniel pointed out, you need to do it quickly and while keeping reader’s interest still intact. Otherwise, the extra stuff will sound personal but it will sometimes add unnecessarily to the length and the reading time for a visitor.
Well put. I definitely need to work on this myself as my posts tend to ramble on far too long.
Gordon Brown is better than Robert Maxwell. Maxwell only robbed the Mirror pensioners!
“Gordon Brown is better than Robert Maxwell. Maxwell only robbed the Mirror pensioners!”
What’s your point?
Great point there, however sometimes it is effective to add a bit of your own personality in to your posts make the article connect with the reader.
I feel if you want to get people of the home page and to continue reading an article you may have to entice them in with an opening introduction.
May be a problem for me, because I never finish what I
ok, makes sense sometimes you need to be straight to the point.
Oh ya. I wrote a post so short it doesn’t even have a URL.
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