Originally posted on The Daily Post:
No matter how long you’ve been blogging, there is always more to learn. As part of the Weekly Writing Challenges, once a month, we’ll highlight a feature in the WordPress.com Dashboard and challenge you to incorporate it into your blog. We want to help you take full advantage of all the tools available on WordPress.com to make your blog the best it can be — and to make your friends jealous of your web wizardry.
To participate, tag your posts with DPchallenge or leave a link to your post in the comments. Please be sure your post has been specifically written in response to this challenge; obvious attempts to link-bait will be deleted. We’ll highlight some of our favorites on Freshly Pressed on Friday, and in our monthly newsletter.
Every writer knows the importance of using a good hook to get a reader’s attention. We carefully craft the first paragraph of our post to engage, connect with, and draw our readers in. Beyond keeping a reader’s attention, the beginning of our blog posts act as a central part of storytelling where we construct the foundation of our tale and build an eagerness in our audience to read on. More, more!