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Ideas to break up the text on a blog

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heathibiza Mon 07-Jan-13 21:19:04

I'm seriously new to this and looking over some comments on others questions I can see that maybe I need to break up the text on my blog a bit more as my posts are quite long. I'm finding it hard to find relevant photos for each post that are royalty free etc and just wondered if anyone had any layout suggestions or what anyone thought of the need to break up the content. Would also like content feedback if anyone wants to offer it.I don't really want to put too many personal pics up there if possible. Thank you !!
www.mamasblogtime.com

2under2blog Tue 08-Jan-13 11:08:38

Hello there! Thanks for posting a link to your blog.

I, like you, don't really go in for using pictures on my blog, especially of my kids (no slur on those who do, personal preference).

Having looked at a couple of posts, it's nothing that can't be fixed within using interesting subheads. Have a look at this post on me blog.

I haven't used any images, nor have I used irritatingly short paragraphs (they can make readers feel like they're in a hail of wordy gunfire), but it's a proven tactic to use subheadings. They draw the reader's eye down the page and highlight that they haven't got far until the next break. We are a lazy generation!

HTH! grin

heathibiza Tue 08-Jan-13 13:54:18

Thank you, good idea !! I will try to do that smile but it might be easier with factual stuff like yours. Did you have any thoughts on the content ? Love your style btw !

Summersbee Tue 08-Jan-13 14:12:25

I use lots of recordings, mainly because it is an effective way of giving children the opportunity to listen to the words. They're all different but 'spaniels at the river' or Maggie and the squirrel' are good online examples.

2under2blog Tue 08-Jan-13 16:24:11

Thanks! And thank you for your comment on my blog smile

There's always room for subheads. As a rough example:

<<<<<<

Breaking in and breaking out

Ok so Sunday I had just nicely finished my blog entry and was of course still half in my PJ’s as that’s just how I work, when I got a phone call from the nice woman who owns the restaurant by my office in the town telling me someone had broken into my office and she daren’t go in as she didn’t know if anyone was still inside.

Where's my BRA?! or The elusive boulder-holder wink

There followed 10 minutes of frantically trying to get dressed whilst talking to the police on the phone and searching for my bra which has an annoying habit of becoming all elusive and enigmatic when I need it most. Finally reasonably attired with no make, no brushed hair but at least not bra less, hubby and l jumped in the car to head down there. Well, when I say not bra less I was referring of course to me not my hubby. He dropped me off near the office and shot off to find a parking place.

>>>>>>

Hope you don't mind me posting that!

I like the content, you have a very affable style. I'd apply the same punchy approach to sentences when you can - long sentences can be difficult to digest on a website, most of all when the text isn't broken up.

I like the anecdotal way you write your posts, keep that going. Just aim for sentences of between 14-20 words (as a rough guide) to keep the story flowing.

That should harness your chatty, friendly style while keeping it in check so that it doesn't run away with itself.

HTH!

heathibiza Wed 09-Jan-13 08:54:36

Thank you ...perfect...lolling at boulder holder !! Have we met ?? smile Really appreciate the help

heathibiza Wed 09-Jan-13 08:55:38

Thanks Summersbee ...will check that out

heathibiza Fri 11-Jan-13 09:00:36

Hi 2under2blog
I tried your idea yesterday and it seemed to work! Thank you !!
http://mamasblogtime.com/?p=136

robertcalvin123 Wed 16-Jan-13 13:40:20

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