On Writing Well, a Blog?

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When I was in high school probably, my mother bought me a book that many writer’s my age and older should  definitely be familiar with, On Writing Well.  I don’t have the copy anymore, but I’ll never forget about that book that’s only a couple of years older than I am.  I couldn’t tell you exactly what I read back then, but I’m sure that some of it is in line with the following blog I wrote four years ago. I myself, have been ‘blogging’ since 2005. I hope something in this short post provides a bit of ‘good information’ for writers, artists or any of you folks of business that subscribe to our site. Enjoy!

Build a better blog-trap the world will click a path to your door? Part 1

In the last year or so I’ve become considerably involved with blogging. I’ve realized the potential for many things through this form of communication. If promoted properly, you can reach a massive amount of folks from all over the globe, many of which you’d otherwise never ever possibly meet. You’d be surprise how many people actually feel the same way you do about things or have similar interest in topics you surely didn’t expect anyone else to be interested in. Regardless of what you’re into, the networking capabilities online and through the use of blogs are amazing.

So what do you blog about? Well, just like they always say when one wants to be a writer. Write what you know. How simple is that? Sometimes it’s not so simple, but anything can be done. I suggest you not make it work for yourself. As long as you enjoy what you do, the process becomes pretty seamless as far as I’ve experienced it. Write the way you speak and be honest. Contrived prose can be easily recognized by your reader and not appreciated. You want to get your message across most importantly. Ernest Hemingway is looked upon as one of the greatest American authors that ever touched a typewriter key. He wrote short precise sentences and every one wasn’t filled with words you’d be embarrassed not to know the definition of. Besides, it’s not always the words that you use, but more so the manner in which you use the words you choose to use. All in all, you want to get your point across with the least amount of difficulty. You want to inform your audience. The more you write, the more confident you will become with your writing. If you’re not too sure about going live with some of your pieces have a friend that will give you a serious critique check it out. If you really want to get an unbiased opinion, you may want to have them read what you wrote with the idea that it is something that you stumbled upon while surfing and you’d like to share it with them and discuss. This method is a great way to get honest feedback.

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  1. As a blogger and writer I agree. Writing what you know goes a long way in developing your skills, building readership and then makes it easier to branch out into topics that you aren’t as familiar with.

    • Thanks for commenting Abigail.

      Another thing that’s important in writing is doing research. When you want to cover ground that you’re not all too familiar with it doesn’t mean you can’t take a stab at it. You just need to be aware of whatever topic you’re delving into. And even when you think you know a topic, nothing’s better than digging deeper. It can help build a much better piece.

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