In this post, I am going to share the top 5 blog writing skills and tips that you can use to improve your blog posts.
I have found these myself helpful when running my sites online and hope you do too.
If you are a beginner and do not have any idea of writing a blog post, then you should read the previous post before reading this post.
Ways To Think Like A Writes Every Day
Bloggers (and blogs in general) are quite particular in the fact that they are not quite novelists nor are they journalists.
They are probably close to being journalists, although, generally speaking, they are not quite formally. This course depends on what you are blogging about.
Whatever subject you write about you should try to think more like a writer.
Most writers (at least the good ones anyway) plan their beginning, middle, and end before they start writing. That way they know where they are going instead of trying to complete it on the spot.
You should treat your articles in the same way. Just because you are writing an informative piece, you still need to entice people with a good introduction, put them in the main part of your article and then wrap it up nicely at the end.
If you approach writing your article in this way then you will be able to tell what you want to say.
Going with you as an attempt to make it so you can repeat yourself, or worse, get readers halfway bored because you are waiting about something unrelated.
This combines well with the previous point about trying to think more like a writer. The stories are seductive, they are interesting and people can relate to them.
If we are honest, there are many blogs out there that cover quite boring topics. That said, the way the information is presented decides whether we will see it again or not.
Using stories within your writing is a great way to present information interestingly and reliably.
This does not mean that you should only create stuff to write, but also keep people interested. Use anecdotes, metaphors, personal experiences, etc. to help you make your point.
It can be as simple as telling people about the mistakes you have made and correcting them. In this way, people can easily relate to what you are saying.
Trying to be awkward as this one can be difficult when you can’t get very far. That said, if you can successfully introduce humor into your writing then you can stand a better chance of building a community around your site.
As I said before, a lot of blog topics can be quite boring, so either way, you can make it more engaging and accessible to your audience, and more likely they will keep coming back for more.
Practice Makes Perfect
Like anything in life, the more time you spend practicing it, the better. If you want to become a better writer, you need to practice writing.
I tell this to all new bloggers, yet they often misunderstand me and think that means they should write a lot of posts for their site.
While doing so will help you improve, you will find that you as a writer can develop a lot by writing about different things and topics.
Good writing is often down to good vocabulary, punctuation, spelling, and proper use of storytelling. Develop those skills by practicing regularly and you will see improvement in your writing.
There are several ways in which you can practice writing, such as;
- Start a diary
- Write a guest post for another blog
- Write guest posts for other blogs on various topics
- Write more emails
- Write long emails
- Write a letter
- Try to write a short story (1000-1500 words)
Just as it is important to practice writing regularly, it is also important that you spend time reading daily.
Reading helps to broaden your vocabulary.
You can choose a lot of tips and writing styles from other writers/authors and eventually help you understand how you have to get through.
Writing is all about communication and you will find that by reading from a wide range of subjects, you will see what works and what does not.
Don’t stick to reading about just one topic (such as your blog is about), broaden your horizons and read about various things, such as;
- local news
- World news
- The novel
- Review (Movies, TV, Music, etc.)
Becoming a good writer will not happen overnight. You need to work on time, practice and develop.
Even individuals who are deemed “good writers” will tell you that they are still learning and developing their craft. If you apply yourself, you will get better.
So today’s post is just that. Hope you have some help with this post. I’ll see you soon in the next post. Take care!
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