What are the building blocks of a good blog? Actually, they're are the same that go into building a good, short essay - introduction, body, and conclusion.
Yup, it's that simple.
First, let's read some examples of good blogs. Here are a couple that we like: "Practical ways to improve your essay writing" and "Here’s How to Write a Blog Post Like a Professional". If you want to challenge yourself more, here's one that is little more advanced, "Beginning. Middle. End." (Don't let the title fool you!). While you're reading or skimming see if you can spot how the introduction-body-conclusion format of essay writing can really be used for blogs. Which part is the introduction? Which ones are the body paragraphs? What is the conclusion? Here's an additional challenge - think about how you could improve these blogs!
Second, after you've read some good blogs that use the essay-format all you have to do is start writing a blog for yourself! So pick a topic (anything that you feel you want to write about) and let's get going. Fill out the boxes below following the instructions* and write your first blog!
Finally, go and share your blog with someone! If you're shy, just share it with your family. If you're proud of what you've written share it with your friends or us on social media.
What'll make you a better writer? Just keep on writing. You might be at home or learning long distance or just doing activities to get better...but no matter where you are, you can always practice your writing online or offline!
And you know what they say: Practice makes perfect!
*You don't have to add in your email address here. Only if you want what you write to be emailed back to you. Otherwise, just fill in the boxes to practice writing blogs.
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