Archive for May, 2009

My Thoughts on Blogging

There are many things that make up a compelling  blog.  The main thing that a blog needs is photos and icons, (anything visual), to catch a person’s eye.  Another thing a blog definitely needs is a catchy title for the page and for the blog entries.  You have to draw someone in before they will want to read what you have to say.  Links are very helpful in a blog because they connect you to the facts and allow you to give your own opinion and feelings.  Videos are also a plus  for all the lazy people who don’t want to take the time to read.  I think a blog should be updated at least once a day, if not more, to keep you coming back.

I recently read a blog from The New York Times Web site called Bats.  This is a blog all about baseball, (mainly NY major league teams).  It is a very interesting blog and it used a lot of the elements mentioned above.  In my blog I plan on incorporating photos, videos, and lots of links.