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An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post
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An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your failing blog post

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Anecdotes are the not-so-secret ingredient many great bloggers use to captivate their readers. …

Anecdotes are the not-so-secret ingredient many great bloggers use to captivate their readers.

They let you add a personal connection. They can make your post more relatable. They can frame the point of your post. They can set the tone for your post. Heck, anecdotes can even be the inspiration for your post.

When used properly, anecdotes can grab the attention of your readers and not let go.

See the full content in this post at Be A Better Blogger:

http://beabetterblogger.com/blog-anecdote/

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  • 1. Is your blog post lacking a certain something? Anecdotes are a great way to capture your reader’s attention and enhance your posts.
  • 2. As with most things, there are things to keep in mind when using anecdotes. But…
  • 3. TELL ME MORE!
  • 4. 1 Don’t use anecdotes as filler.
  • 5. Anecdotes are meant to enhance your posts. Don’t use them to stretch your word count to some artificial number.
  • 6. 2 Start in the middle of your story.
  • 7. Start your anecdote at its peak. Jump right into the funny or exciting part.
  • 8. 3 Be descriptive.
  • 9. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Paint a mental picture for your readers.
  • 10. 4 Add adversity. Inject some levity into your blog.
  • 11. Adversity comes in many forms, but they each have one thing in common: They give us something to overcome.
  • 12. 5 Keep it short.
  • 13. Don’t go on and on and on with your anecdotes. Keep them concise. Short even.
  • 14. 6 Use the five senses.
  • 15. What did you see? How did it feel? What did you hear? How did it taste? What did you smell? Make your readers feel like they’re there.
  • 16. 7 Don’t overuse them. Too much of a good thing is still too much.
  • 17. Too many anecdotes in a single story will annoy your readers. Use them sparingly.
  • 18. 8 Practice, practice, and practice.
  • 19. As with all aspects of writing, writing good anecdotes takes time and practice. You’ll get the hang of it.
  • 20. WANT MORE DETAILS? VISIT THE BLOG FOR FULL POST! CLICK THE IMAGE OR GO HERE: beabetterblogger.com/blog-anecdote/

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