For many entrepreneurs and business owners, there’s a very real fear associated with blogging. This fear is often rooted in the permanency of words on the internet and the feeling that others will pick apart your work. The good news is that there are ways to overcome your fear of blogging and become a more confident writer. Are you willing to give it a try? [Read more…]
When Google decides which content to feature on search results, the company weighs several factors. One of the most important is the quality of the content.
Since 93 percent of marketers use content marketing and the majority of readers prefer quality content over anything else, this is an essential element of writing. If your blog is poorly written and contains not terribly useful information, you’re obviously unlikely to be successful. [Read more…]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Aby League. She is a researcher and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She is currently taking her Master’s while working as a freelance writer. She is also an innovator and technology enthusiast. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.
You know what’s even more painful than being “friend-zoned?” It’s being “seen-zoned.” At least, in the former you know where you stand. You are a friend and nothing more. But when you are just being seen-zoned, it makes you a little paranoid. You begin to think: what could he or she be thinking about me? As much as this is a complicated stage with regard to human relationships, so is being seen-zoned a problematic phase in content marketing. [Read more…]
Whether you chose blogging/content writing as a way to make money from home, or you need to write content for marketing purposes, there is one thing to keep in mind: you can always learn something from the greatest authors in history. Hemingway taught a lesson on clarity, Fitzgerald proved that we don’t always have to write about poor people, and Faulkner taught writers that experimenting led to greatness. Let’s focus on a single writer that content writers and bloggers can learn a lot from – Mark Twain.
The work and lifestyle of this genius give us hints on how to become better at what we do. [Read more…]
Contrary to what might appear to be the case, much of the content you read on the Internet isn’t written by experts. Some of it is, certainly, but the majority of content is written by a freelance writer in her pajamas.
This doesn’t mean freelance writers are experts on every subject (or always compose in their jammies). On the contrary, the odds are they know very little about whatever the topic is, but they know how to pull it off, which usually works just as well. [Read more…]
Blogging involves many tasks – from conceptualization to creation to promotion – but at the center of it all, I believe, is writing.
It is true that you don’t have to be the best writer in the world to be a good blogger. You don’t have to be a badge-carrying member of the Grammar Police. It does pay to work on your writing skills, though, and when it comes to that, it’s best to listen to the some of the most recognized writers.
If you need a bit of inspiration or you want to pick up an insight or two, read these writing quotes for bloggers. You’ll walk away a better equipped writer. [Read more…]
If you’re running a blog, you probably realize that when writing blog posts, it’s best to follow a set of classic rules that help to ensure high readability of your content. It’s clear that texts written for the web are shorter and structured in a different way than printed texts – in general, they should have a clear visual structure and make good use of visual elements that improve readability. Here are six editing tips to help you instantly improve the readability of your blog posts. [Read more…]
You want to blog, but you’ve never written anything for public consumption before – unless you count that essay in high school, which you were required to read in front of the class. But, you really want to blog, become good at it, and perhaps even work for network or expand your career to being an online content marketer, or a social media specialist.
Don’t worry. Everyone has to start somewhere. Even if you don’t consider your writing skills up to par, there are things you can do to take that first step.
Here are the best writing tips for beginning bloggers that will point you in the right direction. [Read more…]
“’Writer’s block’ is just a fancy way of saying ‘I don’t feel like doing any work today.’” – Meagan Spooner
That’s just one of the many things that writers have said about writer’s block. It’s not real. It’s all in the head.
I don’t know about you, though, but there really are times when I feel like I have nothing. The ideas just won’t come, and even if I have a running list of topics, sometimes, the words just don’t make sense at all either. When all that comes out seems to be rubbish. [Read more…]