If you want to start a successful blog, you need to become a really good writer. But, if you know in yourself that you are not that good, do not worry. Your writing is a skill and all skills can be refined.
As a blogger, you want to provide compelling content in a more concise manner because you understand that people’s attention spans nowadays have become much shorter than ever before. In fact, a Microsoft study revealed that the average span of people nowadays is only 8 seconds- 1 second lower than that of a goldfish. You can have technology to thank for that (or no thanks).
Armed with this knowledge, if you want to create articles that people will actually love, you must hook them right off the bat and make your content so incredibly appealing that they will want to finish the entire article.
Today, I am going to give you some tips on how you can become a better writer in less than 30 days.
Write Down Your Ideas as They Come
We can actually gather a lot of ideas at random moments in our day. You might be waiting for your doctor’s appointment or you’re traveling to your work- whatever the case may be, ideas will come. But, the thing is that your ideas are fleeting, which is why it is necessary that you jot down anything that comes to mind the moment it happens.
Making this a habit will ensure that you will never experience writer’s block simply because you give yourself a ton of ideas to write about.
Tell a Story
Let me tell you something: great bloggers are great storytellers. That is why when you create your blog posts, you are basically telling a story to your readers- one that will either evoke their emotion or aim to inform.
That being said, you can narrate your own personal experiences that are relevant to the topic that you discuss. Your article need not start with “once upon a time”, but your message has to be conveyed in a more conversational tone- one that readers can actually relate to.
Create an Outline
Your outline will serve as your guide when you are finally going to write your blog post. Having said that, it should be simple enough in the sense that you can follow it without having to ask yourself why you wrote it in the first place.
A typical outline should consist of your title, introduction, main part or body of your content, as well as a conclusion.
In the middle, you may add some bullet points if necessary and do not forget to use underlines, bolds, or italics to help provide more emphasis on certain things.
Be Inspired by Others
If you want to become a great writer, you want to learn from the other greats before you. That is why I encourage you to read and read a lot, especially from other prominent writers in your industry. In fact, you do not even have to read books or blog posts about your industry as you can even read those that are popular in terms of writing, in general.
After reading a couple of prominent writers, pick apart all of the things that make their writing so effective and apply them into your own.