What Kind of Blog Post Inspires You the Most
So I decided why not write a blog post about inspiring blog posts? And then I thought why not ask readers to share what they think makes a good blog post--then I could have topics for at least two posts if not more! (Sometimes, my own inspiration scares me!)
I've been noticing this lately, and I have a theory. I think writers really look forward to posts that help them with their craft--how-to _____________________(insert some helpful topic here like "write romance heroes everyone loves"). But writers are most likely to leave comments on a post that is more personal about the struggle of being a writer or getting published or anything that only other writers seem to understand.
But is my theory correct? That's where you come in. If you have a few minutes, leave us a comment (okay me--leave me a comment, please--I'm really not begging). Here are some questions to consider when leaving your comment:
1. Do you ever leave comments on writers' blog posts, and if so, why? Is it only to enter to win a contest or are there certain posts that inspire you to leave comments?
2. What types of posts do you like to read? How-to? Writers' experience? Personal stories? Funny? Serious? All of the above? None of the above?
3. Are there any subjects we haven't covered on The Muffin that you are interested in reading about? Sometimes when you blog a lot about "writing" and for many years like some of us have, we get stuck--what should we write about? (Okay, to my fellow bloggers, if I am the only one like this, please don't tell me.)
4. If you have your own blog, have you noticed any trends for popularity of your posts? What kind of posts are the best for you to write?
If you have a few minutes this weekend, let us know what you think--and if you have a blog, let us know what the URL is, so we can check it out!
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