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How a connection is made

As I mentioned the other day, I’m planning on tackling some of the writing prompts that have been prepared for this month’s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) challenge theme of Connect. I thought today’s question was rather interesting, and would love to hear your thoughts on it as well!

NaBloPoMo July 8
What do you think makes people connect with a post or a blog in general?

Well, I can’t really speak for anyone else, but I can tell you a few of the things that, combined, entice me to want to connect with someone via their blog.

  • An engaging writing style that draws me in, makes me want to read more, and moves me in some way (perhaps to laugh, to think, or to act).
  • Topics that interest, help, or speak to me.
  • Consistent attention to detail such as spelling, punctuation, grammar, formatting, layout, and effective use of graphic elements. I believe that presentation is just as important as the words themselves, as a sloppy, mistake-filled post can actually distract the reader away from what the writer is trying to say (if not away from the blog entirely).
  • A sense of sincerity and authenticity, where it’s clear that posts are a true expression of the writer’s personality and outlook.
  • A voice that communicates honesty, openness, and vulnerability without crossing over into off-putting TMI territory. (It’s a fine balance!)
Quote-M Scott Peck

Photo credit Sean McGrath

So there you have it! Looking back at that list, it seems as though whole posts could be written about each of those items – I might just have to explore some of them in future!

In the meantime, though, I can pretty much guarantee that your list will be completely different from mine. So tell me all about it.

What makes you connect with a post or a blog?
Please share!

NaBloPoMo July 2015

Ultimate Blog Challenge

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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