Having joined the blogosphere some months ago I kept coming across these tips on what blog readers are looking for. And in wanting my blog to be someplace readers come back to again and again, I started writing them down. Here is what I learned.
Readers like to scan a post for the most important points and text formatting using these tips is what makes blogs the most readable.
1— write short paragraphs
2— use white space to your advantage
3— use clear bold sub headers to summarize your points
4— use bullet points instead of sub headers
5— use colors if your blog editor will let you
6— pull a quote for your content
7— use images to illustrate your content.
What formatting do you use to make your blog reader friendly? Recently I needed to use a formating that needed html for the WordPress editor to keep it once it was published and I didn’t know how to do it. I searched the forums and came across a poetry forum where it said if one wanted to keep the spaces made by the space bar you needed to use html and I got completely lost. Does anyone know about this? How to keep the spaces one makes with the space bar? For instance, I would have liked to add spaces before the numbers on this post but the editor wouldn’t let me keep them.
- Blogosphere Trends + Readability Scoring :Blog Tips (web-workathome.com)
- Blogosphere Trends + Improving Readability (seome.me)