Who let the blogs out?

Who let the blogs out?

By Elisa Forsgren

I thought this post might help my fellow journalists with their blogs. Whenever I tackle a new subject I research to the point of exhaustion. Same goes for when I started blogging. I’ve had a blog here on WordPress since its first release in 2003 but I really haven’t done much blogging.

This semester my journalism classes have literally forced me to blog at the very least once a week.

So I took to my typical research which led me to the San Rafael library where I found a great source, “The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging.”

The Huffington Post Rules for Great Blogging

  • 1. Blog often
  • 2. Perfect is the enemy of done – you develop stories quickly and gain feedback for more in-depth articles.
  • 3. Write like you speak – your blogs will sound like you and your personality will shine through.
  • 4. Focus on specific details
  • 5. Own your topic
  • 6. Know your audience
  • 7. Write short
  • 8. Become part of the conversation with like-minded blogs

Read other blogs. They will inspire you and lead you to your own voice. Here are some of my San Francisco favorites you might want to check out.

Misson Loc@l

Muni Diaries

Mark Morford 

Ocean Beach Bulletin

SF Queer (Castro)