Monday, February 16, 2009

Where has the blank line between paragraphs gone?

I'm getting turned off from reading some people's blogs.

A big turnoff for me is a big blob of text that does not use paragraphs.

If you do use paragraphs and decide to left justify your paragraphs, put a blank line between the paragraphs -- hit the carriage return (or your Enter key) twice instead of once. Otherwise, you just have a big blob of text which equates to bypass, go to next blog.

Here's an alternative if you're too lazy to hit the carriage return twice, indent your paragraph -- hit the tab key or the spacebar consistent number of times -- to show that you are starting a new one. Of course, it most likely would not like you doing that as HTML gets rid of extra spaces or does not understand what a tab is.

Starting a new train of paragraph. New paragraph, hit the Enter Key twice.

Easy peasy. Keep your readership.


  1. Couldn't agree more!!!

    Thanks for the link to my blog - it's nice to know that people enjoy it! :)

  2. I agree completely! I hope you noticed that my TextNovel used proper paragraphs. :-)