Top 5 Blogging tips
- Keep it brief - 400 words or so
- Use images or videos
- Make lists
- personalise the blog
- Include anecdotes, details
|Herodotus - set the blogging template|
Boards.ie who gave an overview of the bewildering plethora of social networking tools available. Doyle’s passion and enthusiasm for his area of expertise permeated the morning and he explained well the potential of blogging and addressed some of the concerns of social media virgins with a wry and self deprecating humour.
There was a brief discussion on monetising your blog via links and selling adds. Canoeist, Jasper Winn, from the floor reported his success in targeting a particular sponsor
Conflicts in the interface between published writers and bloggers was in the air. With much talk about ancient Greece on the airwaves this week, my thoughts strayed back to the Greek travel writer Herodotus with his quirky reports and anecdotes ticking many of the dos boxes of modern travel writing gurus and Potts, known to quote ancient Greek philosophers himself reminds us that travel writing is about telling stories. And the couch surfing hosts surerly epitomised the Classical Greek culture of being hospitable to strangers lest one should be a God in disguise.