Developing Better Writing Skills For Your Blogging

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Do you like to write? Do you manage and run your own blog? These days, social media has empowered all of us. With just a few clicks of the mouse, we are able to set up a blog that can potentially reach tens if not hundreds of thousands of people. With this powerful voice at our fingertip also comes a desire for some bloggers to learn how to write better. A frequent question I receive from bloggers is “just how can I improve my writing skills?”. Allow me to share with you my four favorite tips for improving your blog writing in a relatively short period of time.

First, focus on your paragraphs! Paragraphs are absolutely key to your blog postings. If your paragraphs are too short, your thoughts may give the appearance of jumping around too much and not really taking a close enough look at specific points. If your paragraphs are too long, your writing can run on and quickly lose readers. It’s important to focus on the pace of your paragraphs. For paragraphs that are too long, look to see if you can split the paragraph into two separate paragraphs.

Second, use a thesaurus! When you repeatedly describe something using the same set of words, it will quickly get old to the reader. The reader will basically be reading the same set of words over and over, and you very well could lose your audience. You don’t have to have a huge vocabulary to fix this. Just take verbs and adjectives that you regularly use and look them up in the thesaurus for some alternatives.

Third, limit your negativity and criticism when you start to write. For many writers, they will fall into a habit of criticizing their own writing as they are typing their blog postings. This negativity can quickly change the pace of the article, or lead the blogger to scratch the article all together. Avoid listening to this negative voice! When you start writing, just write write write! Only after you complete your writing you can start to proofread and be critical of what you wrote. Do not become critical though until you have completely expressed your thoughts.

Finally, know your audience. When people ask me the best way to write blog posts, I can’t really give them an answer without knowing more. The biggest question I usually ask is just who exactly is your audience? Do you post on a casual blog about your life? If so, use a little humor! Humor is a great way to make a point while also showing a bit of your personality. Do you post on a blog that is political related? If so, make sure to quote lots of studies and statistics to back up any points you are arguing. Knowing your audience is crucial to becoming a better blogger.

I wish you luck in your desire to become a better writer and blogger. With blogging more popular than ever, I am so happy to see so many people who are looking to develop better writing skills. We all have a voice that should be heard in this world. By working to become a better writer, we can learn to better express this voice in a way that people all over the world will be able to learn from and relate to. To me, that is the power of writing.

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Both Larry Rivera and Jamie Pelaez work from home full-time as Internet Network Marketers. We are affiliate marketers. You can trust we will only recommend resources we personally use ourselves. We make money online, however we cannot guarantee you will. Only because we do not know how dedicated you will choose to be.

Comments

  1. Simon says

    You must write to improve your writing skills. Try to write at least 1,000 words each day or every other day. When you think you’ve finished writing, write some more. When you think you’ve really finished writing, keep writing.
    Being a skilled writer and published author is not an impossible dream. It’s closer to reality than you might believe.

    • Larry Rivera says

      Hi Simon, you bring up a good point. Writing everyday goes along way to becoming a better writer. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • Larry Rivera says

      Hi Hiren, I’ve seen you leave comments several times on this blog. I haven’t had a chance to say hello properly.

      Nice to meet you :)

      Thanks for commenting..

  2. Bilal says

    Just having good writing skills and making our readers to stick to our blog will be a great success. The bloggers with good writing skills can make their blog to go higher. No one are perfect by birth every one needs to learn and need to implement them. Practice makes us profect. So, why late apply above tips and do well in blogging !! I need to follow few tips which you have mentioned in the post !!
    Cheers !! :)
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    • Larry Rivera says

      Hi Bilal, I think like all things in life. The longer you apply yourself the better your results will be. Just keep plugging away, stay consistent and everything else will fall in place.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  3. says

    Thanks for the amazing tips on improving writting skills. I do write more than 10000 words daily to improve my writting, yeah I am not kidding. 10k words daily. I dedicate large time to my writing, and editing. I do read several books, and articles online to get ideas, and then try my best to define them in my words. Sometimes comes up with whole unique points, and visions.
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    • Larry Rivera says

      Hi Hamza, I commend you on your disciplined approach. keep it up you are on the right path. Ironically when I was a young boy I never imagined myself writing regularly..

      Just goes to show you, you never know what life has in store for you :)

  4. says

    Being a writer I want to share a little tip here as well, always do a research on the topic on which you are going to write it does not matter whether it takes months or weeks, but what really matters is the actual grip over the article with the help of fruitful information.

    • Larry Rivera says

      Hi Samuels, Thanks for adding the tip. I would say you are absolutely right. That is the one area that I am slack in. I hate doing research. That’s why I mostly write about stuff I know something about.

      Usually what I do is type in the keyword I want to write about and I go google search it and read the top 20 sites on the subject.

      Then I go for a jog or bike ride and let that information sink in my head, then I start writing whatever comes to me.

      This is only one of the blogs I write in. I also have a few more online marketing blogs as well as a mountain bike blog, marital arts blog, health blog and personal blog.

      When I first started blogging it would take me hours to write even 1 blog post with 500 words. Now I can bust out blog post in 20 minutes…

      Writing gets easier with consistency and time.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts…

    • Larry Rivera says

      Hi Rajkumar, you know for years I believed that myself. At first I focused a lot of my effort on keywords, what I found is my content was boring when I did that.

      Maybe the search engines liked that. My readers certainly did not. My advice is write for humans then share your stuff on all your social networks…

      If the content is good the people will listen :)

  5. Jake says

    your article is important, thanks for that! just 2 cents, I like to read newbie blogs because sometimes in the mid of grammar errors and absurd paragraphs I can find little gems.
    just to say that enthusiasm, passion for what you write, is important as well, and anyway you say something about it when you talk about being negative.
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  6. Shahalam khan says

    I m glad that I visit to read your post, it’s very useful info and great tips and methods that you share with us, keep up the good work, regards.

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