Effective blogging requires some different-than-news-story writing strategies

Mindy McAdams shares tips about blogging.

Mindy McAdams stressed that all journalism students should know how to blog — and should have an active blog — by the time they graduate. That’s because most who are going to be hired for a newspaper job are expected to know how to blog.

Here are some tips about writing for blogs:

  • Short posts are good.
  • Short paragraphs are good (easy to read)
  • Do not be “too” complete.
  • Do not write like you “know it all.”
  • Include readers — do not exclude them.
  • Find an appropriate tone.

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