Blogging Tips in 140 Characters or Less

A couple of days back I tweeted this question:

“Question: what’s your #1 blog tip in 140 characters or less? GO!'”

Over the next hour or two a lot of great responses came in – so I thought I’d post a link to them today because I think in the midst of them is a lot of wisdom. Below is a screen shot of the first 11 responses – but for the full thread of all replies to that original tweet check out the thread on twitoaster.


What would you add? What’s your #1 blog tip (keep it short).

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  1. Rita says:

    Include how-to-tips. They’re popular.

    Rita Blogging at The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide

  2. Keep blogging!

  3. Brian says:

    Post in bunches.

  4. Read, listen, learn, the write from your heart for those you can help. Do it for love not money.

  5. John McTigue says:

    Put yourself in the shoes of your preferred listeners. What do they want to know about? The give it to them every day.

  6. Orna Ross says:

    Entertain, educate or enlighten –otherwise it’s all about you.

  7. Louis says:

    Focus on helping people.

  8. Be genuine and provide what you have promised… The most important tip. Dont be a mumbler. Do what you’ve promised.

  9. MonsieurJ says:

    Give something excellent to the readers !

  10. Juan Batista says:

    Always do the free give away

  11. ZXT says:

    Write for people not for SEO

  12. Melanie says:

    Engage, entertain, and educate your readers

  13. PetrS says:

    Write often and with passion! Don’t forget to add a bit of humour as well!

  14. Must be clear and eye catching

  15. Write with passion.

  16. Make the posts fun to read.

  17. Jim Hardin says:

    Be Honest with your Readers

  18. Natalie says:

    If your purpose becomes confusing, don’t force it. Take a week off and let clarity come to you.

  19. Lain says:

    Be funny.

  20. Benjamin Cip says:

    Hey, you have a nice list here. I’m not sure but I think everything have been mentioned. I really like “write something you’d like to read” because that’s exactly how I think. But I would prefer “Write Something People Want To Read” because you write for your audience, not for yourself, right? Anyway, thank you for sharing this Darren.

  21. titan says:

    don’t force your post. Em..thats weird and interesting. :)

  22. Write in the third person, and like you speak

  23. Kerry Dexter says:

    leave room for the reader in ways other than asking a question

  24. Kerry Dexter says:


  25. Shoot, missed this party. But not too late to reap the wealth of info here! Thanks.

  26. Jeremy young says:

    Cool I managed to get my tweet in the list, Thanks Darren.

  27. krissy knox says:

    Be consistent in posting. Post daily.

  28. Eric C says:

    Golden Rules: 1. Post good content regularly. 2. Join the community and network.

  29. Zippan says:

    Write posts which involve your users, like this post which is asking for reader inputs in the comments.

  30. Just be the best of what you can be and be able to inspire others.

  31. hokya says:

    it exceeds 140 character if you also count the comments :-)

  32. brigid says:

    tell a story and be interesting and honest

  33. the shorter – the cleverer

  34. Jody Bruner says:

    Do what you need to do to achieve your purpose by understanding the needs of your audience. It’s always that simple, and that hard!

  35. Joe Hobot says:

    Your English needs to be sufficient when writing blog post otherwise many will click on the X button.

  36. Gerlaine says:

    Raise your heart rate, then write.

  37. Vern says:

    Target concisely to the people you want to reach.

  38. Jill says:

    Be authentic. Build relationships.

  39. Write something interesting and let people comment on it.

  40. Simon Liew says:

    Create a title without putting the content. A very short and very useful title. But I want to ask… what is the point if we post only 140 characters post?

  41. umar says:

    Nice tips about blogging

  42. Thanks for posting this article it is very helpful us