One of the most important things I learned in the blogging webinar I recently participated in is that people don’t read blogs for good writing, they read them for help with specific things. So one day this week I wrote ten tentative “How to” type post titles that readers might find helpful. Lots are parenting and or teaching related. Look for me to start weaving some “How to” posts into the mix soon, starting with “How to Get Your Child to Talk About What’s Happening in School” on Wednesday, December 7th. Also know that for every “How to” post I publish there are several others I need someone to write for me. Here’s a sample:
• How to Get Your Children to Eat an Occasional Fruit or Veggie
• How To Get Your Child To Clean Up After Herself
• How to Free Your Children from The Grip of America’s Next Top Model
• The Secret to Raising Boys
• How to Sass-Proof Your Teen
• How to Get Your Child To Unplug From Facebook
• How To Turn Your Kids onto Non-fiction
• How To Get Your Child to Turn Off a Light In an Unoccupied Part of the House
• How to Teach Your Child To Turn Off the Shower
• How to Get Your Children to Wash a Car
• How to Get Your Children to Walk or Ride Their Bikes to School
• How to Get Your Teen to Sound Out Words Before Breakfast
Another worthwhile thing I learned is that posts shouldn’t exceed 600 words. My long ones tend towards 650 so I’m going to trim even more. Given my serious surplus of words here, it’s an especially good time to thank everyone for reading and sometimes commenting this year. And here’s a four-part 2012 favor. If you enjoy this blog, please bookmark it, forward a link to friends, comment sometime, and consider subscribing via email.
334 words. Can I carry the 266 over or is it a “use em’ or lose em'” thingy?