It is possible to show someone the basics of blog writing tools in merely a few minutes. Most blogging platforms are simple to learn. Because of this, anyone who can use the internet can comfortably write a blog post; however, as you all know, all content is not made equal.
The good number of contents online is poorly written. Most articles are rushed, have not been researched properly, do not convey any message, and do not cite or quote sources. A good percentage of articles have also been made specifically for search engines; which means the quality of those articles was never even a consideration.
Blog writing skills can only improve when you begin to blog every day. As it will put you into the habit of writing and, perhaps more essentially, reviewing your writing more.
In this article, Ms. Sonu Goel, Founder and Director of Café Converse, which conducts the most sorted English Creative Writing Classes in Delhi, would share how you can all improve your blog writing skills.
Make Writing a Habit
As you have often heard “Practice makes perfect”. The same applies to writing too. As you need to gain a lot of experience to reach the level of mastery. You must try and get into the habit of writing most days. Please, do not believe that your writing skills will improve much by writing one or two short 500 words blog posts per week. You have to write frequently and reach a stage where writing becomes your second nature.
Go to Basics
If English is your native language, you must be able to speak English and read English easily. This is perhaps why several people do not take the time to learn grammar rules. It is not as you need to know the difference between a preposition and conjunction to watch a movie or read a newspaper.
Writing English is a different thing. If grammar rules are not followed, an article or blog will be very difficult to understand and follow. Grammar lends the building blocks of language, thus, a missing comma or a misplaced period could change the flow of an article.
Those who have considered freelance writing for others must know that most website owners place a lot of emphasis on basic grammar rules being followed.
Fortunately, it does not take long to get a good command of English grammar rules. There are several good books to refer to learn grammar such as Grammar and Punctuation from Oxford.
Each single writer makes errors while writing; whether it is a misspelling, omitting a comma, or forgetting to close a parenthesis bracket. Whilst the odd error does sometimes slip through into a published article, there is no reason for not proofreading your writing.
It is better to proofread your article before submitting it for final publishing. This may look boring but is the best way to eradicate errors.
Evaluate your Writing
Evaluating is a great way to look at the areas where you can improve. For this, you can arrange a friend or a colleague to review your blogs and give their inputs. Also, you can evaluate your own writing as well. It could be a bit difficult to evaluate yourself since the memory of writing is still fresh in your mind. But if you check it after a few months’ gaps you will surely be able to see them from a different perspective.
Good blog writing does not happen overnight. It takes consistency. And by following the above tips one can surely become an improved blog writer over a due course of time.
Ms Sonu Goel is a professionally acclaimed certified ESL trainer from British Council having 15 years of strong background for teaching English language in both online and physical classes. She is dedicated to the teaching of English in an interactive and practical way, whereby learners feel enriched with knowledge and experience the language hands-on. She uses creative ideas and aids to let the learning happen as organically and efficiently as possible. Ms Goel has travelled various European countries and experienced an array of cultures and linguistic skills for the English language.