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Tips and Tricks on Improving Blog Writing Skills

It was never in my wildest dreams to become a blog writer. For me being a writer sounded boring and I was sure I did not have the proper skills to do so but I have proved myself wrong. I read my first fiction book when I was around 10-11 years and it became my hobby not knowing that I was picking up writing skills.

I have a blog now, it is unbelievable to me and I have learned a few things since I started writing:

At the beginning I used to let my friend read my post in draft to see her reaction and get feedback

Reading is the key; you have to read newspapers, magazines, books
and other blogs. I have learned so much about writing and still do.

I can now easily spot my mistakes. I normally go back and review my old posts to correct my mistakes

It is very clear there are more writers than readers out there. Everyday is like a struggle to try to make my blog standout.

After reading other people’s blog, I knew I’m not the worst writer out there. Other blogs are written so egoistic and they remind me of my first blog post.

I also know I’m not the best writer out there. There are some blogs I read and I go like ‘wow! this is a writer!’ and I wonder if one day someone would get that reaction from reading my blog

So far I’ve just had a couple of feedback from my readers but I hope to get more feedback so as to improve more on my quality of writing

Here are more tips on improving your blog writing skills

1. Make your opinion known
People like blogs, they like blogs because they are written by people and not corporations. People want to know what people think, crazy as it sounds they want to know what you think. Tell them exactly what you think using the least amount of words possible.

2. Link like crazy.
Support your post with links to other web pages that are contextual to your post.

3. Write Less
Give the maximum amount of information with the least amount of words. Time is finite and people are infinitely busy. Blast your knowledge into the reader at the speed of sound.

4. 250 is enough
A long post is easier to forget and harder to get into. A short post is the opposite.

5. Make Headlines snappy
Contain your whole argument in your headline. Check out National newspapers to see how they do it.

6. Include bullet point lists
We all love lists, it structures the info in an easily digestible format.

7. Make your posts easy to scan

Every few paragraphs insert a sub heading. Make sentences and headlines short and to the point.

8. Be consistent with your style
People like to know what to expect, once you have settled on a style for your audience stick to it.

9. Litter the post with Keywords.

Think about what keywords people would use to search for your post and include them in the body text and headers. make sure the keyword placement is natural and does not seem out of place.

10. Edit your post
Good writing is in the editing. Before you hit the submit button, re-read your post and cut out the stuff that you don’t need.

Source: Problogger

I hope I have been of help, what tips do you have for improving your writing skills?


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