WRITE A BLOG
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Have a wild Alaska story to tell? Get your inner blogger going with these useful tips. And reach out to us if you’re interested in potentially seeing you piece up in lights on our Wild Alaska Blog!
- Plan your blog post by choosing a topic, creating an outline, conducting research and checking facts.
- Draft a headline that is both informative and will capture readers’ attention.
- Write your post, either writing a draft in a single session or gradually word on parts of it.
- Use images to enhance your post, improve its flow, add humor and explain complex topics. But make sure you have the rights to use images you select. Copyrights are no joke, so if you need help selecting images, let us know!
- Edit your blog post. Make sure to avoid repetition, read your post aloud to check its flow, have someone else read it and provide feedback, keep sentences and paragraphs short, don’t be a perfectionist, don’t be afraid to cut out text or adapt your writing last minute.
- You don’t live in a vacuum, and your sentences shouldn’t either. Using the same word in consecutive sentences or covering similar ideas in two different sentences is redundant.
- Vary your sentence length and structure. Variety is a good thing.
- However, try to avoid clichés or being overly clever. Tell the reader what they need to hear, not what you think sounds cool on paper. Write how you speak.