Fellow YNs and YNH,á
It has recently come to my attention that some of the "blogs" in the ANA aren't real blogs. They are lacking in many areas, and I hope this blog can change that. Please use the guide ESPECIALLY if there are comments on your comment section like, "This is a blog?" and, "Come on YNs! This should go in the forms!"Not naming names, but this is mostly a YN caused problem. I'm pretty sure the YNH have it down pat.
First, pick a specific topic THAT YOU CAN RESEARCH! When reading a blog, the writer should teach you something! I see a lot of blogs with one sentence like, "What coin is this?" There is literally an entire section of the forums DEDICATED to that. Post it there! Next, Research your topic using a REPUTABLE SORCE! NOT WIKI OR THE FIRST RESULT THAT POPS UP WHEN YOU GOOGLE IT! Check out a library book, talk to one/multiple knowledgeable people, or find a FACTUAL, UP TO DATE WEBSITE! It helps to fact check information from multiple sources. Then, once you have collected your information, put it in a purposeful order. Don't just copy and paste one sentence from each source. And a one sentence blog is not a blog. Neither is a two sentence blog. A blog in my opinion is a paragraph (3-6 sentences) MINIMUM! I can't learn anything in one sentence.á
Lastly, revise and edit. There should be a period after every sentence, there should not be a blog that has the word penny in it unless it is on foreign coins, and there should not be a sentence like this: "U guys no what a morgan dollar is". Just because this is is not school doesn't mean you can write like you are texting someone. Lastly, READ OTHER USERS BLOGS! If you struggle, all of the people that I follow write amazing blogs exactly how they should be written. Read them. And there are a ton of other users I haven't followed yet that make good blogs too! Those are just some good examples.
Hopefully this help clear the blog steam of bad posts. If you see a YN who needs help, direct them to this blog. I think this will help.