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…]
Are bloggers writers?
Are writers bloggers?
These questions have been raised for as long as I can remember, and it seems that the general consensus is that bloggers don’t have to be excellent writers, and writers aren’t necessarily good bloggers. However, their skills put together make the perfect combination.
That being said, it is our responsibility as bloggers to make an effort to improve writing skills. Not only does that make for more readable posts, but it also increases credibility. Even those who do not have perfect grammar can be rather critical of the work of others.
So how do you improve writing skills? Here are three easy ways to do that. [Read more…]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Kelly Smith, who works at CourseFinder, an Australian online education resource. She also provides career advice for students and job seekers and is passionate about the Australian startup scene.
Many bloggers find writing intimidating. Even if their idea for a post is great, its execution might not always be easy. The good news is writing skills can be perfected. It takes lots of motivation, discipline and a willingness to learn, but the results can substantially improve your style and help you create more engaging posts. Here are 6 simple steps to set you on the right track to help you improve your writing skills. [Read more…]