Tuesday, January 29, 2013

How Do You Prepare Your Blog?

Putting together a blog takes time and fore thought. Whether you are writing details to a recipe, or the parts of a story, or letting your readers know of a good book you discovered. There are things you can do to make sure you capture all the pieces. Some people may keep journals; others may keep some sort of notes in folders. Everything depends on how you work. If you are struggling with putting together your own blog this may document may be of some help to you.
I call this document a Blog Preparation Form.  Here is how to use it:
Subject Line: This is where you place the title of your blog
Date: This is the date you intend to publish your blog
Publish Date: The actual Publish Date
Main Topic: This is what the subject of the blog will be about
Sub Topic: This is for any secondary subjects you may include that you want to include that may or may not have anything to do with the main topic. You may have more than one.
Image 1, 2, 3: Images - You may have more than 3 images but in general I just included 3 on this form.
Story: Here is where you may want to write down what story you wish to include in your blog, little or big. Something about how you ended up included this particular topic in your blog. How it is special to you. Maybe why you wanted to share. A way to make a connection to your readers.
Layout: It helps to draw out how you wish to layout your blog if you are doing a step by step process. Sometimes this can help you give you more of an idea of how to handle your images.
Ideas for Your Next Blog: I put this on this form because often when you are working on a blog you can come up with ideas for your next blog while you are working on your latest you.

I hope you find this information helpful. Here is the link to the document.

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