I’m excited to be consulting on a new blog called The Survival Doctor. It’s do-it-yourself survival medicine for disasters and the like. Cool idea, huh? The writer, who happens to be my wonderful father, is a family doctor.
3 Quick Tips for Starting a Blog:
- If you’re looking for a customizable WordPress theme, consider Atahualpa, which he’s using. It has many options that are relatively easy to work with.
- Need ideas for your first few posts? Think of them as the base of a pyramid. Write about general topics that will be helpful to link back to later. My dad has written a few of these—for example, “Arteries Vs. Veins: How to Tell the Difference and Stop the Bleeding.” He links to it in other posts about wounds.
- Learn the art of the nut graf. It’s one little paragraph that can make the difference between readers zoning out and reading on with interest.
Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer and an expert in writing website articles. Her specialties include health, long-term care and aging issues. Contact her at la [at] lawordsmith [dot] com.