Should Your Blog Post Writing Style Stir Up Trouble?

Blog Post Writing. Photo Credit – Flickr: Martin CathraeLast week, I wrote a guest blog post for ProBlogger.

How to Write a Blog Post Like a Troublemaker with a Heart of Gold is the second article that I’ve written for the site.

Many thanks to Georgina and Darren for the opportunity!

If you haven’t read it yet, check out an excerpt below:

In a world overflowing with bloggers, there’s the type of troublemaker you love and the type of troublemaker you hate.

One introduces his opinion with a strong argument. You admire that he’s confident and direct. The writer makes you jealous. You want to be that troublemaker.

When you write a blog post like a troublemaker with a heart of gold, you’re not really causing problems at all. You’re an expert with invaluable tips to share. Others look to you for guidance. They want to hear more from you and enthusiastically subscribe to your blog.

You’re the troublemaker who fights for your readers. You give them a voice and help them with solid advice.

I call this type the “Attractive Troublemaker.”

The other type of blogger takes the common online writing tip to “take a stand and be bold” too far. His blog posts are rants about his opinions, which he treats as facts. He doesn’t provide educational details or links to resources that support his points.

“This is what I think, and if you disagree with me, you’re stupid,” is the theme of every post that he writes. It’s offensive.

I call this type the “Average Troublemaker.”

If you want to influence others and retain visitors, blogging is not about your opinion and why the opposite is “wrong.” You have an opportunity to help readers make positive changes in their lives.

The Average Troublemaker creates a hostile environment rather than an information hub where visitors get useful updates and respectfully interact with each other. The Attractive Troublemaker encourages a welcoming community.

Here are five ways to write a blog post like an Attractive Troublemaker.

To read the entire blog post, click here.

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