5 tips to become a better blogger
Not everyone is born a good writer.
In fact, no-one is.
While some people have an easier time learning how to write well, it demands hard work and consistency to become a good and compelling writer.
As a blogger, you’re dependent on your writing, but if you’re just starting out, whether you like to believe it or not, you’re probably not going to be that good.
I sure know I wasn’t. The most experienced bloggers that you probably look up to, whether it be Seth Godin, Neil Patel, or Brian Dean, have all had their fair share of sitting at their computer writing.
But the good news is that even if you think your writing sucks, it doesn’t have to be that way.
With the help of these 5 tips, you can become a better blogger and start producing more engaging and interesting blog posts that get your audience engaged, and which allows you to convey concepts in a simple way.
1.Give yourself time
Everyone strives to write faster and faster since we’re all looking to become more productive throughout the day. But when starting out, speed is not something you should aim for. Instead, it’s quality.
If you’re just starting out blogging, make sure you give yourself time to write your blog posts. Allow yourself to carefully think through your next sentence before you jot it down.
What you’ll eventually notice is that the concepts that you’re trying to convey in your blog posts will become easier to share, and you’ll be able to convey them in a much more effective and fast way because your brain operates while you’re writing. The same concept goes with reading. When you’re just starting blogging, it can be like trying to read a sentence letter by letter, but as you become more experience, you’ll eventually be able to read the sentence not letter by letter, but as a complete sentence, made up by a set of words.
The problem with trying to write fast when you’re just starting out is that you’ll compromise the quality of your writing. If you need more time to produce a high-quality blog post, then gives yourself time.
It’s better with a high-quality post than a fast-written poor-quality one.
2.Read other blogs
This is an extremely important part of becoming a better blogger.
In order to improve, you need inspiration. The best way to get this inspiration is to take it from people who have already achieved what you want to achieve. As such, make it a habit to write the blogs of the people who are where you want to be in your industry, and who have done it through blogging. By reading, you’ll get a better understanding of how you should format your post, but you’ll also learn words that work well together, and what you can do to create a more seamless and appealing text.
3. Continuously to expand your vocabulary
In order to be a good writer, you need to be able to properly manage the language in which you’re writing in.
Make sure you’re always working to improve your language by using apps such as “word of the day”, make it a habit to read books, and strive to always improve your langue, because when you do, you’ll be able to express yourself in a better and more seamless way, thus resulting in higher quality blog posts.
4.Split up your post
This is one of the number one mistakes that beginner bloggers make with their writing.
They write and they write, and when they’re finished, they end up with a huge wall of text, without any subheadings, without bullet points, titles, or anything.
Just a wall of text.
The problem with this is that there’s not much that looks more uninviting than a huge wall of text, and it will scare people away from reading it.
It will make the text hard to digest, and it will make it so much more difficult for people to extract the key points of rat article, thus bringing them less value from it.
As such, make sure you use bullet points, titles, subheadings, images, and other elements to make your post more visually appealing.
5.Write about things you’re passionate about
If there’s one thing that has a huge impact on how good your blog posts become, it’s this.
You’d be surprised at how much of an impact it can make on the quality of your blog posts when you write about things you’re passionate about compared to things you aren’t as interested in.
When you write about thee things, it will shine through, and your audience will notice that you’re writing about something you’re passionate about. And when you clearly show your passion for it, your audience will become more enticed in reading it.
About the author
Jens Wirdenius is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of marketing blog Veloce International and the influencer marketing blog Veloce Network. He is a social media and marketing nut, sharing his passion for business and online marketing in his articles.