Top Tips for Football Bloggers

Top TipsIn the four-and-a-half years since I started this blog (including the three-year hiatus running Vital Norwich) I like to think I have picked up quite a bit of knowledge about what makes a good and interesting article – or at the very least, what doesn’t.

So, in the spirit of friendship and sharing I have decided to begin imparting some of this wisdom in the hope it finds you well and offers some assistance down the line.

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin…

1. Don’t do everything in list form.
I like lists. The wife also likes lists. Lists can be very helpful, especially when it comes to organising things, planning weddings and all that good stuff, but if all you do is write lists then you will not lead a very exciting life.

Use a list to help you collect your thoughts by all means but please, don’t let the list itself be the thing – unless you’ve made it particularly entertaining/witty/funny/offensive.

And if you are one of those people that have each item on a separate page and then celebrate the high number of page views your site gets, shame on you.

SPOILER ALERT: lots of page views/hits does not necessarily equal good. I’ve written some right guff that’s had 1000s of views, and some pretty good stuff (even if I do so say so myself) that has had much less.

2. Learn to appreciate irony.
Sarcasm is your friend. Make sure you say hello every once in a while.

If you want some real advice, I’d recommend checking out this post on You’re Supposed To Be At Home.

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About the Author: A Norwich City fan who still loves Grant Holt, just. When I visit Fortress Carrow Road I can usually be found in the Jarrold Stand with a cornish pasty in one hand and a kit-kat in the other.

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