Writing is a skill which is hard to develop. You can develop this skill be continuously writing. If you are a blogger then you should write well and attractive for your visitors. Your readers are your best critics. They can tell you better about what you are delivering to them.
There are lots of things you should do to impress your visitors. The most important thing you need to care of is grammatical mistakes. Try to tell things in clear and comprehensive way. Here I am discussing few points which would help you to improve your writing skill.
1. Proofread your writing
Reread your article at least two times. You can sort out some stupid mistakes in first look. Second read ensures removal of any big mistake. If possible read it loud. You can easily remove lots of mistakes from your post. When you read it second time you will be reading it from a readers perspective and this will help you a lot in sentence construction.
2. Draft your post and edit it later
Don’t try to hit the publish button while completing your post. Make it rest inside your draft and try to edit it later with fresh mind. This habit is helpful in finding general mistakes. This will also help you write articles quickly.
3. Ask your friend to proofread your post
If you are working in a team then ask other writer of your team to edit your post. It will ensure an error free post. If you are working alone then you can ask your friends or family members (who have good knowledge of grammar) to proofread your post. You can also hire some one to edit your posts and this will help a lot in long run.
4. Don’t repeat same word again
It can diminish the attractiveness of your article. Try to use different words. If it is necessary to repeat any word, then try to find out its synonym and use it in your article. You can use WordWeb tool for this purpose.
5. Use spellchecker tool
Spellchecker tool is helpful in finding your spelling errors. If you are using windows Live writer to to write your post then you can use F7 button to check any spelling mistake immediately. To activate real time spelling check in live writer go to Tools> Option> Spelling> check Use real time spell checking (squiggles) option.
6. Learn grammar
Grammar decides the quality of post. If you are making too much grammar mistakes in your articles then no one wants to read it. You would also get lots of unpleasant comments for our mistakes. So learn grammar to avoid any typos. You can learn grammar from your old high school grammar book. I personally feel my Grammar is not that good and I often mistake. Even I spend lots of time learning grammar every day.
7. Don’t change tense in between sentences
Many writers make this mistake by changing tense in between the post. They write in simple present tense and immediately switch to past tense or future tense. It is sometimes grammatically correct but it is sufficient to confuse readers. Avoid changing tense and give clear picture by writing in simple language.
8. Remove unnecessary words if any
Proofread helps in deciding what to include and what to exclude. If you found any word which adds no value to the post then it is be better to exclude that word from the post. Remember that “I am a smart boy” is better than “I am a cool, elegant and stylish guy”.
9. Write to the point and simple
Remember the fact that you are not writing a novel. You are writing for the web so you need to be simple and illustrative so that anyone could understand your voice. Don’t use advance words which make reader to use dictionary to understand the meaning of words. Keep it as simple as possible.
10. Keep reading the best content
If you want to write best then you should read the best. There are several blogs out there which provide quality content to the readers. Try to read Copyblogger of Brian Clark because it deliver best content in a simplest way. There are blogs like Dailywritingtips and Writer’s help which give best writing tips you need.
These are some basic tips for writing well online. No one is perfect, but you can improve your writing style by following these good advices.
Do you know something more to improve your writing skill? Start a discussion in the comment section.