I have noticed over the past few weeks there have been an influx of new members coming in. Welcome! I have seen a few posts regarding how to write a good information blog, and I feel like I should put my
two cents *ba-dum chink* into the pool for future new members. Hereâ€™s just some of my thoughts.
I think the blogs Iâ€™m seeing that could be most improved to something like this: â€śThe Franklin Half dollar was minted from 1948-1963. It was made at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco mints. The key date it the 1949-S. It has Franklin on the front, and the Liberty Bell on the back. Thanks for reading my blog.â€ť
Ok, be honest. Who enjoyed reading that? Nobody! I think to improve your blog more, you need to put more information into your blog that rephrasing what the Red Book says (whether it was intentional, or not). Add more than just simple information! You could add that the Franklin Half Dollar was the first circulating US coin to have a living person that wasnâ€™t a President? Just doing this will make you blog one million times better.
Also, donâ€™t write your blog like you are writing bullet points. Write it in a casual, almost conversational tone! For instance, instead of writing, â€ś The Franklin Half dollar was made from 1948-1963. It was made at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco mints. It has Franklin on the front, and the Liberty Bell on the backâ€ť you could write, â€śThe Franklin Half Dollar, which was minted from 1948 until 1963, was minted at the mints in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. All three of these mints are still in operation today! On the obverse, the coinâ€™s designer John Sinnock has created a bust of Franklin, with the profile facing left. On the reverse, the coin features a depiction of the Liberty Bell, along with a small heraldic eagle to the right. The eagle on the Franklin Half Dollar is the smallest eagle depicted on any US coin.â€ť The second blog flows better that the first, and is a more enjoyable read.
Just some thoughts to consider next time you are writing your next blog.