As many of you know I went to Bloggy Boot Camp in Austin about a week ago. I’ve been sharing with you my notes, just in case you’re a crazy blogger like me that wants to understand it all.
So far I have shared with you Laurie Turk’s Blogging Tool Kit. I love her- I so wanna be a Tip Junkie.
I also shared Jessica Gottlieb’s talk about Privacy While Blogging Publicly. She is such a rockstar.
Then I shared with you my notes from Angela England’s SEO for the Non-Robot talk. Love her! I told you she is so stinkin’ brilliant!
|Kerry Jackson Case|
Now I want to share with you Kerri Jackson Case, a former television reporter, and her site Damn You, Little Rock. Love it (said in a singy sing voice)! I adore her writing style and sarcasm, but what she had to say really hit home for me. Her talk was about Blogging Your Truth, which became her reality after writing her I Don’t Like Christmas List. Soon after she published this her mother-in-law was cornered at church and Kerri was accused of passing poor values on to her sweet little boy.
It’s her blog.
It’s her truth.
And she is a child of God and Christian woman who is just waiting for her crown of jewels in heaven who just happens to have this blog…. that just so happens to be titled Damn You, Little Rock.
It is truly not Christmas that she does not like – it’s the over marketing and blah, blah, crappy, crap of the season that she really can’t stand.
With all of that said Kerri passes these words of wisdom on to us.
- Who is your audience? (Is it your small town church and preacher?)
- What is the goal of your blog?
And before you write ask yourself:
- Does it fit?
- Whose truth is this?
- Why do you want to share it?
- What are the potential consequences?
Write so readers will understand:
- write at a 6th grade reading level
- always check your spelling and grammar
- simple sentence structure (subject —->> verb)
- make appropriate word choices (there/their and you’re/your, etc)
- down draft / up draft