“What makes a blog great? What makes you follow a blog or “Like” a post?” So asked yesterday’s WordPress Daily Prompt. This might turn out to be my shortest blog post yet, because for me, the answer is pretty simple.
Unlike a lot of people, I don’t think a post has to be short. I don’t care how long it is, as long as the story is well told. It should be as long (or short) as it has to be, to make your point. If it’s a six-word memoir, that’s great. If it’s 2,000 words, that’s also great.
Just make sure they are spelled correctly. All of them. And do me a favour and look them up in the dictionary. I don’t really trust spell check. And please proofread to make sure auto correct hasn’t turned your prose into total gibberish.
If I ever meet the imbecile who invented auto correct, I just might make him eat my computer, my iPad and my iPhone. And all the copy decks and emails I’ve had to trash. And at least one draft of my book which, at last count, was more than two hundred pages.
While I watch, so I can make sure he’s swallowed it all. Every last scrap. Every last bite. Every last morsel. Continue reading