Saturday, May 14, 2011

How to Write a Blog - Lesson 1

Many readers have asked me how I write my blog:
How do you do it? How do you explain to people what they want to hear?

Here are some simple rules.

1 . The Headline. 

This is the most important part of any post. Readers should rarely look past the story title before commenting.

Some examples of good headlines: “Govt steals more of your money”, “If it's science, where's the evidence?”,  “War on middle class welfare”, "Another boatload of welfare recipients".

Other examples are anything with "Tim Flannery" or "Al Gore" in the headline.

2. Provide links.

It doesn't matter where the link goes. For example, I like to link to previous posts as evidence to support the current post.

3. Simplicity.

When writing about complex problems only present a tiny piece of the puzzle. This is sufficient to draw your wide ranging conclusion.

4. Inference is more important than relevance.

 Is something cooling? Did a warmist catch a plane? Or use electricity? Is it raining in Melbourne again?

More lessons next week...

1 comment:

  1. Hi Andrew,

    I can't wait for your show tomorrow morning. I'm sure you'll have another great balance of the right and the far right. Who will be on your panel - John Howard, Piers Akerman and Fred Nile?

    And which minority will you single out to pick on this time. The Somalians? You really do show those Lefties what we conservatives really are all about!