Writing Tip #12: The Five-Step Blog Blueprint

Break it down!

Feeling overwhelmed by an idea that you can’t seem to wrangle onto the page? Try this 5-Step Blueprint when writing your blog:

  1. WritingLead with a personal story! You can break the lead down even further as you consider your first sentence. Will you set the scene? Take a confessional approach? Make a declarative statement? Or maybe employ the intriguing “straw dog” trick?
  2. Deliver your message.
  3. Pull the lens back and show the reader how he/she is affected.
  4. Return to your story.
  5. End with a thought-starter or question.