Make your blog writing top heavy. Leave your introduction and exposition and background and picture and video for the end of your blog piece. A lot of people use the WordPress Reader to decide if they will read or like your story. If all they see is a picture or a reason why you wrote the piece instead of the writing itself, people (I know I have) will skip your piece. For example, if it’s in response to a writing prompt or exercise, put that information at the end.
Also, the most important sentence or stanza is your first one. Make it count. Make it interesting.
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Want More Attention? Episode 1, 22 ThursdayJan 2015 Posted in Writing. Be sure to check out her blog.
Note by Judy: The above short essay by Veronica Haunani Fitzhugh gives such good advice that I’ve reblogged it here. I’d like to add that your title is all-important. If your title is just the title of the prompt, there is nothing to distinguish you from 100 other posters. Make your title a magnet that will draw in your reader. I always scan the response page to the prompt, looking for intriguing titles. I read those first, then go back and start at the end and read backwards, thinking there might be more meat in pieces that haven’t been dashed off immediately as soon as the prompt is posted. There are exceptions, of course, but with so much to read, this approach works for me. In addition to The Reader, of course. Happy blogging! Judy