Dear friend, the best way to get better at blogging is to exercise your blogging muscle.
What is it that I mean by exercising your blogging muscle?
It is a figurative term that pertains to doing specific things ― things that will help you to grow stronger as a blogger.
Hey, I know that I have piqued your curiosity, so it is time for me to let you know how you can go about exercising your own blogging muscle.
1.) Practice Leaving Detailed Comments In The Comments Section Of The Blogs Of Your Fellow Bloggers
Some of you are probably thinking, “Renard, what does leaving detailed comments in the comments section of the blogs of my fellow bloggers have anything to do with exercising my blogging muscle?”
My answer to that question is “Everything!”
Leaving detailed comments in the comments section of your fellow bloggers’ blogs requires lucid thinking.
And, since comments are shorter than the average blog posts, you will be getting lots of practice (in the form of short bursts) in the area of putting together your thoughts in a coherent manner (Do think about that the next time you are leaving a genuine comment for someone in their comments section).
Once you have mastered detailed comments, you would be on your way to getting better at writing detailed blog posts.
2.) Read A Lot
Reading will help you to become a better writer.
As a matter of fact, reading is known to:
- Help people to develop their critical thinking.
- Help people to acquire ideas of an inspirational nature.
- Help people to expand their vocabulary.
- Help people to understand grammar in its context.
- Help people to gain knowledge.
One should never underestimate the benefits of reading a lot.
Reading is a wonderful way to exercise your blogging muscle.
Do you read a lot?
3.) Write On A Regular Basis
A large percentage of people stopped writing on a large scale after they graduated from school (The only way that they did a lot of writing is if their job required it).
Thankfully, I never stopped writing (And, that is probably the reason why writing comes easily for me).
One of the best ways to make writing a habit is to write on a regular basis.
I do not publish blog posts daily, but I write every single day of the week.
I would open up the word processor on my laptop computer and write an article or two (Sometimes, I would delete what I have written and at other times, I would use the written material as a blog post).
People who write regularly are better at creating blog posts than those people who write once in a Blue Moon.
4.) Participate In Blogging Prompts
Participating in blogging prompts is another great way to exercise your blogging muscle.
As you already know, blogging prompts can be based on anything; therefore, it places you in a position to be very creative.
Blogging prompts encourage bloggers to write (And, that is a very good thing).
Have you participated in any blogging prompts lately?
5.) Learn The Art Of Proofreading
Unfortunately, a lot of bloggers are horrible at proofreading (And, that is why they use cloud-based writing assistants like Grammarly and Ginger to point out and fix the errors in their writing).
By the way, I am in no way insinuating that you should give up the usage of your favourite spelling and grammar checker; I am suggesting that you develop your proofreading skills without it.
Make a conscientious effort to proofread your blog posts on your own (You can always enable Grammarly of Ginger afterwards).
Anyone who has a sincere desire to get better at proofreading should have a look at Tips For Effective Proofreading.
As you have learned, bloggers can exercise their blogging muscle by:
- The practice of leaving detailed comments in the comments section of the blogs of their fellow bloggers.
- Reading a lot.
- Writing on a regular basis.
- Participating in blogging prompts.
- Learning the art of proofreading.
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