Blogging is a good writing exercise; provided you’re sincere, honest and truthful about your writing. Another thing that you should always keep in mind is that writing is a skill. Skills can be sharpened. All you need is practise!
Let’s take a look at some tips you can use to make you become a better writer.
Write from the Heart
The best writing is always from the heart. You have to be passionate about your writing. You must feel strongly about it and there’s no other way to it.
Regardless if the topic of your writing makes you feel happy, sad or angry; you know you have something worth writing about if you’re emotional about it.
Always remember that writing is best when you have strong feelings about the topic.
Write to Improve
What separates those who write for the sake of writing and those who write for the love of it is that good writers strive to make their next writing better than the last one.
To do so requires you to invest money, energy and time in order to improve your writing. Buy good books. Invest in a thesaurus. Write five to six paragraphs daily about what you feel strongly about today. Take time to spellcheck and correct gramatical errors. Try out new writing styles regularly.
It doesn’t matter if you’re not going to publish everything you write. The most important thing is the writing process itself. Don’t write because you want to publish something. Publish only what you’re proud of!
Write with the Purpose of Sharing
The best thing about blogging is that anyone can write about anything and somebody, someday will read that writing. If you write something especially useful, readers will spread the word and soon more people will read what you’ve posted.
That’s the beauty of social bookmarking. Word gets out fast! Should someone submit the link to your post from Digg, Reddit, Netscape, del.icio.us or whatever the social media du jour is, rest assured that at least half a dozen people would would read it.
It may not necessarily be globally popular, but hey, six readers would be better than having none at all, right?
Now that I’ve shared my tips; let me disclaim it accordingly. All that I’ve mentioned above are absolute rubbish and totally useless… if you don’t start doing it! The most valuable knowledge are those that gets implimented. Those that don’t get implimented are just dreams and fantasies.
So what are you waiting for? Start getting better at writing now!