7 Tips to Sharpen Your Blog Content Writing

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content writing Content writing is a challenging profession that requires creativity, an earnest desire to understand the readers’ psyche, and a positive attitude. In the 21st century, most people prefer using the Internet to find valuable information. In the cyber-world, one can search for topics ranging from latest beauty products, gadgets to overseas education. The Internet is loaded with information and for a content writer , the challenge lies in making the articles interesting and yet simple.

Here are few tips that can make your articles unique and more popular.

1. Opt for an eye-catching headline- Your title is the first thing that readers notice when they visit your site. Come up with catchy, interesting titles and get rid of the boring ones. However, in a desperate attempt to attract readers, avoid using misleading and irrelevant headlines.

2. Introduction is crucial- Experts agree that the introduction must be strong enough to capture and retain interest of the readers . Providing any gripping news or story in the introductory paragraph can be a great idea.

3. Research, research and research- In the field of content writing, providing good and useful information is crucial. Filling up your articles with useless, irrelevant and repetitive information can spell disaster for your site. Remember that the only way to write informative articles is to research thoroughly on the given topic. Use credible sources while writing your articles and include comments and quotes of well-known professionals.

4. Make your paragraphs short- Most Internet users have limited attention span. Thus, if you use long sentences and paragraphs, there are high chances that they won’t feel eager to read your articles. To make your articles crisp and easy on the eye, opt for short paragraphs. Break down your sentences and keep them to the point.

5. Simplify your writing– To make your articles intriguing, simplify your writing style. Discuss a single idea in one or two paragraphs. For example, if you are writing about the causes and effects of stress, discuss the causes in one paragraph. To provide information about the effects of stress, move on to the next paragraph.

6. Consider the ending– Like the introductory paragraph, your conclusion should engage and stimulate the readers. Many writers use the technique of asking smart questions at the end of the article – those that will encourage the readers to think and provide their own views, opinions and suggestions. Apart from asking questions, you can sum up the article in general terms or offer last-minute tips.

7. Edit your article– Writing the article is not sufficient. Once you are done with the writing part, proof-read it. Look out for spelling mistakes, grammatical and styling errors.

To earn your reputation as a good writer, be honest in your approach. Ask for feedback and learn from your mistakes. All these, in the long run, will sharpen your content writing skills.

This is a guest post by Kushal Biswas, you can check out the guidelines to guest post here.

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  • startabusiness July 27, 2011, 11:28 pm

    Nice tips, basics but some gems about writing better.

  • Thesis Theme July 28, 2011, 2:07 am

    Some excellent tips here Kushal. Point 3 is definitely something people need to pay more attention to.

  • ZK July 28, 2011, 6:22 am

    Blog writing is very diffrent from article writing….engaging the reader on the blog is essential. Point 6 mentioned above ” Consider the ending” is often missed out by bloggers……

    • Twitter Retweet Exchange July 28, 2011, 8:39 am

      Yes, the ending is a key point most bloggers leave out. Sometimes, I read just the first paragraphs and the conclusion (Like when I’m in a hurry or something). This will either call me back to the post later or keep me away completely

  • commercial insurance July 28, 2011, 11:15 am

    Content writing is just like writing research papers in high school, except with a limited time frame. Instead of being given a week to come up with something, you’re given a few hours at most. However, the process and the standards are completely the same.

  • fazal mayar July 29, 2011, 12:06 am

    good post kushal, its all about writing on topic and being consistent.

  • web hosting forums July 29, 2011, 12:56 am

    well most important point in my sense is research research research, because if you don’t do that you can’t entertain your visitors with information.

    so that is most basic and important thing.

    Regards

  • KBharath @ HDBloggers August 1, 2011, 5:02 am

    The Readers Like to read the posts if its Mentioned as Points and in a short paragraph. if the post is big enough most of the readers will read only the first paragraph and ending line and end up there. thanks for sharing some good valid points here.

  • James Mark August 2, 2011, 5:47 am

    the most important is content. content is king.

  • rakesh August 3, 2011, 12:47 pm

    You forget to mention one thing SEO, Do not forget to optimize your article for seo otherwise even a Good written content will remain unnoticed by the readers

  • Felicia @ No Deposit Poker August 4, 2011, 1:10 am

    Hi Kushal,
    I try to accomplish all my content writing using all the methods you mentioned. However, when it comes to reading content, it is the title and introduction that really gets me (unless I am really interested in the topic in the first place).

  • Robert Benwell August 8, 2011, 10:24 am

    Content writing is a challenging profession that requires creativity, an earnest desire to understand the readers psyche, and a positive attitude. In the 21st century, most people prefer using the Internet to find valuable information. In the cyber-world, one can search for topics ranging from latest beauty products, gadgets to overseas education. The Internet is loaded with information and for a content writer , the challenge lies in making the articles interesting and yet simple.

    Here are few tips that can make your articles unique and more popular.

  • Pedro Cardoso August 8, 2011, 10:24 am

    This is all around good advice, and it’s not basic at all. Too many seasoned content creators neglect some of the points you’ve mentioned.

    Here’s another hot tip to improve your blog content writing: watch how the big boys do it:

    Don’t be engaged with their content, be observant. Pay attention to their headlines, the way they lead the attention of readers. There are many hot tricks that you can pick up on, by doing so!

  • best drops August 16, 2011, 9:05 am

    Always practise your writing skills. Write as often as possible to sharpen your skills. This is the only way to become a better writer. Practise makes perfect.

  • Generate Income September 4, 2011, 3:39 am

    As the say content is the king, so it is very important to have well written and quality articles, thanks for sharing these informative tips, they really can help a writer improve his/her writing skills

    Regards Kostas

  • Kelli October 9, 2011, 12:35 am

    Back in college, we were always told, “Edit, edit, edit……and then edit some more” – it’s the key to good writing.

  • Naples real estate October 11, 2011, 10:48 am

    I just want to emphasize that writing a killer headline is really important in a write-up. It’s the first thing that the readers read and it’s up to that headline if they will continue to read your post or not. So always take an extra time in writing your title. It should be an eye catcher and grabs users’ attention.