Updated: Aug 13, 2020
Exploring an unexplored territory could be terrifying. What matters is the courage one musters up to do so.
Guess what, those who used to deem blogging a cakewalk or not good enough occupation to earn money are doing right now, they are sitting home doing nothing, whereas, on the other hand, this situation has provided the bloggers an opportunity to grow more.
A blogger has the power to convert his imagination and knowledge into words which soothes the minds of the readers. Sitting at the window side and sipping on a freshly brewed cup of coffee with an amazing article to go through is what every avid reader aspires to do. Providing them with that material on a daily basis is what a blogger does.
If you aspire to do the same, you’ve come to the right place. Here, I’ll provide you with the seven most important tips one should always keep in mind before writing a blog.
1. THE KEY TO SUCCESS IS “CONSISTENCY AND PERSEVERANCE”
The sad reality of this world is that most of us are extremely negative when it comes to stepping outside the boundaries of our comfortable room. Our mind never stops pondering upon the situations which we might never even face in our future. While some of us can take it as a positive thing that our mind is preparing us for the worst, for the rest, it might become a major setback.
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“WRITE NO MATTER WHAT”- life is not as colourful as people tend to make it, it comes with all sorts of difficulties and problems. There might come a time when you’d hate your keyboard or paper or pen, but, the quality of perseverance inculcated within yourself would help you get through that time.
2. STEPPING STONE: DRAFTING
Always prepare a draft, don’t go for writing directly. Preparing a draft always gives an upper edge to the blogger because the amount of time which goes while writing a draft actually decides the quality of the article to be presented.
Now, let’s take a peek at the reasons to construct a draft, which are as follows.
It helps reduce the burden on our brain to retain all the information till the task is finished.
Since, every blog needs a systematic pattern to be written in, a draft provides the blogger the space to organize the information based on its importance.
Inserting and eliminating various points could be easily done once a blogger decides the structure of the blog by making a draft.
A draft minimizes the chances of errors in the finished article.
Thus, the work of a blogger speaks for itself once taken appropriate steps to produce it.
3. SIMPLICITY HAS ITS OWN SOPHISTICATION.
It’s totally up to the blogger so as to which language he wants to write the blog in, but, to make it reader-friendly, is his responsibility. Using extremely difficult phrases or vocabulary might make an impression of your enhanced knowledge but at the same time will definitely make the reader conscious about his.
A blogger has to understand the difference between his and the reader’s position. You, being a blogger had already performed an extensive research on the topic before writing, whereas, the reader is a student eager to learn. This doesn’t mean that you simply cannot use a good vocabulary, it just means that there must be a right balance to it.
4. SAY NO TO A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE, SAY YES TO EXTENSIVE RESEARCH
You all must have heard of the saying that “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing”.
As a blogger, when you are writing , the reader believes that you have authentic and enough knowledge to be shared. Before choosing a topic to write about, you have to perform an extensive research. Sometimes, as interesting a topic might seem, it could still be lacking in the amount of content matter or there could be a lot of content to write about, but the topic might already been over exploited by other bloggers.
5. ORIGINALITY TRIUMPHS DUPLICITY.
It is a very easy task to surf through the internet finding all the information and ideas a blogger can use in his blog. This is one of the mistakes which makes a blog’s content cliché or overused. There is a dire need to stress your mind and produce originally baked ideas because a reader always digs for something fresh or unexplored.
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Of course, there is a huge possibility of having the same ideas as others but you can still add a twist or ‘tadka’ to the already existing idea.
6. REVISION MAKES THE VISION CLEAR.
Once you are done with your blog, the thorough process of rechecking your article should never be taken for granted.
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Grammatical, spelling or typing errors (you don’t want to be crushed by Grammar-Nazis) gone without checking might create obscurity in the minds of the readers.
7. AUDIENCE: THE MAKER OF YOUR DESTINY
Just writing and publishing is not enough in this world of cut-throat competition. It is equally important to engage with your audience, finding out what they prefer to read. Their feedback is of utmost importance. Writing on what your audience wants to read also saves your time to perform the strenuous task of searching for an interesting topic.
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By now you must have realized that blogging is not everyone’s cup of tea. It requires self-same or may be more amount of hard-work as compared to any other occupation. It may be a sitting job, but, your mind is never resting.
When we look around, we can see the technological improvements and the evolving prospects of conducting various activities online. The prevailing situation has done nothing but to increase our dependence on these virtual mediums. Any person with a fair intellectual capacity could infer that it would be best to use this time to our advantage and invest in virtual mediums , for even when Covid-19 eradicates, technology would relentlessly escalate, which makes blogging one of the most engaging and engrossing career for anyone who is passionate enough to write.
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