Want to use your voice to shout about injustice? Follow these five easy tips to write a blog people will want to read.
What is it that really gets you going when it comes to injustice? What issue would you like to explore more? What information do you have good access to? Successful blogs are often those that particularly focus on a particular issue.
The net is a constant source of new information. People will keep returning to your website if there is reason to. Post often!
Read stories on Rhythms village and get curious about the issues. Your own interest will fuel good content and wide reading will keep your ideas fresh.
Keep it brief
Don’t waffle and waffle and waffle about all the things that you’re really so, so passionate about because if you do that, even though it might be interesting you will probably loose people along the way because reading a really long sentence online when there are already lots of distractions probably won’t hold your readers even if it is a really nice sounding sentence. Get my point? Keep sentences simple and if you DO have to write a lot, use sub-headings. They break up the text and keep people interested.
Take a Transform trip
If you REALLY want to write from the heart, visit a developing country. Nothing conveys passion like experience. There are plenty of opportunities to travel with Tearfund Transform or on a funded place with ICS.
Blogs we love
Seasons of Migration: To South Sudan- seasonsofmigration.wordpress.com
We interviewed 23-year-old James just before he relocated to South Sudan. This is where he blogs about his experiences.
Feeling Fair - feeling-fair.blogspot.co.uk
James Cobbett blogs about ethical fashion.
Acting Justly- actingjustly.wordpress.com
Ruth Koch is the girl who gave up buying clothes for a year. She writes about other justice issues too.
Any blogs we’re missing? If you know of, or write for, any great justice issue-based blogs, let us know!