You walk into a crowded grocery store; you see half the folks scattered around pushing carts and rushing to get food for the tables. These folks all have one thing in common – they do not have on masks.
Your city just reinforced the mask mandate, and yet the grocery store just forgot to hang the memo. You go over to the store manager, and he stated that he forgot to print out notice for the front entry.
So instead of having his employees get beaten over the head for enforcing something that he forgot to post, he just decided to allow those who do not have masks to come and shop.
The manager did make sure that his staff had on their masks anyway to kind of counteract his error. That way, once they follow through with the mandate, they won’t feel like hypocrites.
I then wondered what if the city popped in and forced him to close. The manager then defended himself and stated that he called the mayor, with whom he is great friends, and the mayor backed his options.
I then went about my business with my mask on, and continued to shop. I was then going home to do a story on blogging.
For more information, click here for The News Democrats article on the new mask mandate.
You read my post (now isn’t that something to think about if you like to blog). I told you the beginning, the middle and the ending of what was going on. This is something people want to read about; they want to be a part of the story.
Readers want to be able to know what is going on and how to react. In a blog, you can tell a story and give your readers something to look forward to. In this story, they know that the manager was aware of the mask mandate, but forgot to print the sign on the door.
Also, a good blog also has a back story or more information to support the story at hand. Even though you can’t click here on the above link, it is just an example of how a good writer engages you to continue with the topic.
Even though it is an article that belongs to someone else, it still makes the blog seems interesting; and adding links and great photos enhances the reader’s interest to want to come back for information on more stories that the blogger has written later on.
Most blogs, just like a journalist reporting a news story, must always stay on topic. It is always a good idea to do research so that you will know what you are talking about. You are trying to gain your reader’s trust and a lasting readership to garnish you money and fanfare.
And always remember to credit any photos that you use that are not your own. If you do not particularly know the owner, just say Photos by Associated Press.
So, if you ever thought about starting your own blog site, check out WordPress, Wix, or Google companies that pay bloggers to write. I am sure you will find one that suits you, and remember to stay on topic and do your research to back your story.
**And a good blog is anywhere from 250 to 500+ words.
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Photos by Associated Press