There are many ways to write an article, and while I won’t attempt to cover them all, I’ll share a few of my favorite ways to do so. I am doing this live in my Social Media Saturdays course to demonstrate how easy it is to write an article for my blog.
First – Start with an introduction. What am I going to say? A few sentences or a few words is fine. See above for an example of an introduction.
Second – Think about what you know about the topic. Share a story, think in a list, or just start writing. See what develops and edit later.
Third – Is there a picture that can supplement my story? If so, now’s a good time to find the picture. I like to use Flickr photos that are creative commons licensed so I am free to use them with attribution.
Fourth – I write. I just write as much as I can. I might also take time to schedule the post for later on, save it as a draft, leave it as a brief stub, whatever.
Last – I worry about formatting. I add bullet points, clean up the look and feel, whatever needs to be cleaned up.
To do list photo credit