4 Steps to Reading a Blog

Shared on: Aug 17, 2011
Topics: Internet

I've been reading A LOT of blogs, articles, and even job listings lately.

The other day I came across a post by Neil Patel about writing blog posts, which was great. For some reason I find it very easy to read his blog. I usually get 'trapped' into reading more than one article every time I go there.

After I read the post, I thought about different things I was doing while reading the post. I thought I'd share them with you.

Keep Notes

Keep mental or physical notes (I just use notepad) of what you may want to say when you're reading. If I start reading a blog and come up with more than two things I want to say, this is what I do. That way I don't forget the points I wanted to make as a comment at the end. Sometimes I do make comments, sometimes I don't.

Would You Say It In Person?

If this were a face-to-face conversation, would you make the same points, if so, great. I think a lot of people forget that people on the internet are people, too. For some reason we say things online that we would never say to a person in real life.

Read the Comments

Read the comments, you'll learn more, think of something to add to the conversation, or find a great new resource from another reader. This has happened to me many times. A few times I was going to ask a question, but it was already asked. And others had answered the question.

Stay On the Blog

I have learned to open links in a new tab/window. I do this so I don't loose track of the article I found. When you click a link you can open the link in a new window/tab by holding 'Ctrl' as you click.

Please share this with others.


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