Tag Archives: blogging

The Peanut Butter Post

October 11, 2011
by Leigh Ann Hubbard

I got to play in the kitchen for this week’s MyFamilyDoctorMag.com blog post. If you know me, you’ve already predicted that that turned out interesting. If you don’t know me, you can get a clue from the title: “What NOT to Do When Making Your Own Peanut Butter.”

My posts have gotten more and more personal on that site—different from what I usually do for clients. It’s fun to incorporate life experiences every once in a while.

I had a client ask me this week about how personal blog posts should be. I may blog about that at some point. It was a good question. How personal are your posts?

Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance website-article writer and blogger. Her specialties include health, long-term care and aging issues. She’s a journalist at heart, a former magazine editor and, in her own mind, a famous actress with 10 miniature dogs all dressed in tutus.

How to Write a Nut Graf—and Capture Your Readers

May 25, 2011
by Leigh Ann Hubbard

You must read this post.

OK, whatever, you can read it if you want. I had to get the lede over with so I could get to …

the nut graf! In my opinion, you see, this little paragraph (this one right here) is one of the most important parts of an article. It’s what keeps your readers reading. It’s what most blog posts are missing. And it’s one simple addition that will improve your composition—be it a newspaper piece; magazine feature; editorial or, yes, blog post—by leaps and bounds.