Thursday, October 13, 2005

It's coming, I promise

By the way, I am working on a post about how to to pitch to an entertainment writer. However, I am apparently working out a few issues in this article so its proving to be a wee bit longer than I anticipated. As in it's 2,000 words long so far and I have probably about another 500 words or so to go. And that's the first draft. Then I really ought to go through and cut some of the stuff. For example, do I really need to say some of the things I do about the pros and cons of different media outlets in the city as I know some of them are reading this blog.

I would anticipate it will be early next week before you see it. It will also run probably in about five parts so you don't have to slog through a 2,500 word post. That's just cruel. Blog writing is not unlike newspaper writing in at least one way - you have to be aware of the format in which your writing is being presented. So just like people won't read long paragraphs in newspapers, they won't in blogs (there is no hard and fast rule for this, but if I put more than five sentences in a paragraph when writing a news story, I will take another look at it to see if I can break it into more palatable bites).

And just like oceans of grey text will cause people to tune out, you need to either keep posts short, or break it up with images. Otherwise, people aren't going to read you.

And really, then why would you bother with this.

2 comments:

NL-ExPatriate said...

Off topic

Do you use google news alerts its a great tool. For getting news outside the MSM.

TS said...

Great. Looking forward to it.