If you are a blogger, there is a very high probability that you love to write.
Some people are weak at writing, others are strong in the area of writing and there are those people who are somewhere in between.
No matter what level you are at writing, you should still continue to write.
Because writing is fun and you are granted the opportunity to get better at it as time goes along.
Writing Should Be A Daily Habit
Do you write daily?
If you have answered, “Yes,” to my question, you are on the right track.
And, if you have not done it in a while, you should start.
Because practice makes perfect!
Would you believe me if I told you that there are high school and college graduates who do not write as much?
They did most of their writing when they were in school.
Today, they only write if their job requires it, or if they are fulling out some type of government form, or if they need to add their signature to a birthday or an anniversary card.
Many years ago, a friend of mine told me that he went to conduct some type of business; the person whom he wanted to see was not in at the time, someone who worked there gave him a pen and a notepad and told him to leave a written letter.
My friend struggled with writing a simple letter; he forgot how to spell certain words.
He ended up tearing up the letter that he had been attempting to write and he told the person that he would pass back at a later date (Preferably, when the person he wanted to see was around).
If my friend had maintained the habit of writing daily, he would not have had that type of trouble.
It is very sad, that a lot of people have not continued writing on a regular basis after they have graduated from school.
Dear friend, if you do not practice your writing on a regular basis, you run the risk of getting rusty.
People who write well have been writing constantly (Even way after they have graduated from high school or college).
In some instances, people who love writing (or those who wish to challenge themselves in the are of writing) would partake in writing a manuscript that comprises of 50,000 words for the National Novel Writing Month.
Now, you do not have to go the extreme distance by writing 50,000 words.
Bloggers can practice composing an article that comprises of 1000 words via Microsoft Word, Google Docs or LibreOffice Writer (The whole purpose of that exercise is for them to get better at writing).
So, if you truly want to get better at writing, daily practice is mandatory.
And, even though you are great at writing, you will still need to write daily (It would keep you at the top of your game).
Writing Is A Great Way To Express Yourself
To put it simply, there is a lot inside of us that needs to come out in the form of self-expression.
The following things can be expressed via writing:
- Short stories
- Daily activities
As a matter of fact, a lot of people got into blogging because they were eager to express themselves online.
Do make a mental note of the fact, that great communicators are well-versed in the area of expressing themselves via their writing.
Write Like There Is No Tomorrow
Unfortunately, a large percentage of us are in the habit of putting things off for the following day. We love to say, “Oh, I will do that tomorrow!”
And, guess what?
When tomorrow comes, we end up saying the same thing (We find ourselves stuck in the repetitive cycle of procrastination).
Therefore, if we are truly serious about getting better at writing, we should start now and not tomorrow.
There is an old adage that states, “There is no time like the present.”
So, my friend, we might as well write as though there is no tomorrow.
Get Over Your Fear Of Writing
It is fear that prevents us from getting better at writing.
People are afraid of writing poorly (Now, that is to be expected if you are new to writing).
But, the good news is that you do not have to write poorly all the days of your life.
You can improve your writing by doing the following things:
- Enrolling yourself in a creative writing course.
- Finding yourself a writing partner.
- Brushing up on your grammar and your spelling.
- Reading content from professional writers (That would give you an idea as to what great writing is supposed to look like).
- Making your writing conversational.
- Writing an outline.
- Allowing someone who is proficient in the area of writing to read what you have written (If you have made some errors, they would likely point them out to you).
The fear of writing would subside when you have noticed that you are constantly making improvements in the area of writing.
Allow Your Personality To Exude In Your Writing
The last thing that you want to do is bore your readers to death with your writing; which is why you need to spice it up with your personality.
Luckily for you and I, we were blessed with unique personalities.
Adding our personality to our writing helps our readers to easily identify our unique style of writing.
I will like to point out the fact, that all of the great bloggers are great at exuding their personality in their writing (And, they have their own style of writing too).
As a matter of fact, you can do something similar by writing the way that you talk (If you wish, you can accomplish this by talking out your blog post and making a digital recording of it and making a written transcript of it afterwards).
Your unique style is what sets you apart from the others.
So, never be afraid of allowing your personality to exude in your writing.
Dear friend, as you have learned, writing on a regular basis works in your favour; you will experience the following things:
- An improvement in your writing.
- A boost in your confidence.
- The discovery of your unique writing voice.
I have always encouraged my fellow bloggers to write daily (By the way, I do not want this to be misconstrued as posting articles daily; since that is something entirely different).
Also, it is not mandatory to publish everything that you write.
Keep writing with the intentions of getting better at it (And eventually, your writing will improve).
Thank you for reading and I hereby invite you to check out Renard’s World at a time that is most convenient to you.