Last week, I did a talk at Palmerston North City Library Bringing history alive. I promised to publish a post with my top tips for blogging about history. And so here they are:
- Keep posts short – keep to one main idea. If you think of other ideas as you write your post, they can be the genesis of another post.
- Make good use of images – photographs, maps, cartoons (but seek permission first) etc.
- Publish frequently – two or three times a week is optimal (ps I don’t follow this rule – life gets in the way a bit)
- Link effectively to social media – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc
These basic principles apply to blogging generally – not only about history.
See also: Blogging for historians