How to Do Outstanding Writing on a Blog

By: | May 31, 2016 | Tags: , , , , |

How to improve writing #writingtips

Do you ever answer questions at Quora?

If not, I recommend it. You get to read questions about your blogging niche, points of confusion that you thought were crystal clear.

When I answered questions about blogging, these were some of the questions I was asked:

How do I write for a blog? 

What is the best way to write for a blog?

My English isn’t good, so how can I write the perfect blog? 

Fortunately, guest author Andy Bell is here to answer these questions. However, he takes his tips one step further.

Once you’ve mastered the art of writing for a blog, you can financially profit from doing so.

Does writing for a blog take mastery? Andy, take it away!

Best 5 Ways to Improve Your Writing with These Strategies

If there’s one thing that can make you money either online or offline, that is writing.

It is one of the work ideas that can be done even in the comfort of your home. It doesn’t require you to have a higher degree; as long as a person has passion and love to write, it can be possible.

However, not all of us are given the talent to write effectively. There are instances that writing can be intimidating due to vocabulary that is an important tool in every writer’s toolbox. Good vocabulary along with grammar, punctuation, and other [factors] can make writing more effective and powerful.

Improving writing skills is very challenging. In fact, many people are hiring professionals to help them.

The good news is that you can enhance your writing skills on your own as long as you’re willing to learn.

There are many ideas and [a wealth of] information over the internet that can help you in the process.

It’s normal to commit mistakes in writing because even professional do.

  1. Stay on Topic. Staying on the topic can be tough, but a writer should observe and practice it. To make the writing more effective, it’s important not going too far the main point of the topic. This way the readers won’t be confused about what you’re trying to say.
  2. Use a thesaurus. Improving your writing skills is not an overnight task. The process will take time, and using a thesaurus or a dictionary can help a lot. Your vocabulary will beef up if you’ll make it a habit to use a dictionary to learn new words and their meanings. Adding new word every day to your vocabulary can eventually improve your writing.
  3. Practice new words. It’s not enough just to learn new words every day. It would be useless if it’s not put into practice. In order to remember the words and become part of your vocabulary, you should practice them in divergent ways. This way it will settle in your memory and mind. Jot them down along with the definition and use them in a sentence or in a conversation.
  4. Edit your work. Definitely, your writing won’t improve unless you learn how to edit your work. Editing can help in identifying the overused words and writing mistakes. It can also assist in improving the clarity, style, and tone of writing. This can be done by reading what you write aloud and take note of those that lack precision. As you do the process of editing, replacing words isn’t enough; make sure you use better words.
  5. Read on a regular basis. Reading regularly and consistently is the key to improving your vocabulary and writing skills. Do you notice people who read more widely have a better vocabulary as compared to those who seldom read? If you’re reading, you should expose yourself to a wide range of vocabulary and diversify the topics. Avoid reading the same topic over and over again.

How Writing Can Lead to Making Money

Writing good content can be used as a marketing strategy. That’s why it’s important to possess effective writing skills. You can make money through writing once readers become interested in your content or post.

Enrolling for a writing course is advantageous.

Admin Blogger’s Note: Many people believe in order to make money blogging, you need to be self-hosted, but that is not necessarily true. If you are interested in making money from blogging, even if you are not self-hosted, you will find links to articles with explanations in the Related Posts section at the bottom of this post.

Author Bio: Andy Bell is an everyday learner and editor, working to improve your writing at Internet Learning Centre. He is passionate about helping online learning businesses to achieve their goals. He loves tutoring and his favourite subjects are math and English, but he has also taken honours classes in science and history. Outside the classroom, he enjoys tennis.

Readers, please share, so others can benefit from Andy’s writing tips.

Andy shared five writing tips. What do you think is the best? Are there any other tips for copywriting or blog writing you can recommend? I look forward to your views in the comments section.

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  1. Mabel Kwong

    Great post by Andy, and those are some great tips on being a good blogger and writer. Staying on topic and to-the-point is such a great point. I used to deviate from my main points when I blogged a few years ago, and looking back at those posts, the ending of the post certainly has no connection with the start. Sometimes, saying less is more in a post. But of course, we might have to say a lot about a certain topic, and I find that a lot with my writing. So to compromise, I try to devote a short paragraph or two in the middle of my posts just to “break it up”.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mabel,
      Great to see you. I hope you have been well. Thank you for writing us. I agree with your assessment of the post. I also thought there was a disconnect between the writing tips and the part about money.
      However, I am glad you liked the rest of the post. I try to get my students to focus on writing and not deviate from the topic. It’s even on my rubric, so I definitely agree with how important it is not to ramble. Thanks again for the visit.

  2. Sandy KS

    I need to do #2, I do all the rest. I am always looking for ways to improve my writings and blogs.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sandy,
      Great to see you. I reviewed the post to see what #2 is– use a thesaurus. It’s so easy to take that tip that Andy shared due to our ability to access a thesaurus online now. I agree with you. Otherwise, our writing is repetitious. Thanks for visiting me this week.

  3. Clarissa Wilson

    This blog post comes at the perfect time for me. I am writing for a site that pays really well and they have asked me to improve my writing level. Thanks for the tips!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Clarissa,
      Great to see you. So happy that Andy’s tips was timely and hopefully valuable. Thank you for writing me!

  4. Antionette Blake

    This is an excellent and timely article as my co-worker and I were talking about the benefits of using a thesaurus! I am going to share this with my blog readers.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Antionette,
      Great to see you. It’s been a while! I hope you have been well. Readers are commenting on the tip they feel is the most valuable, and so far, your favorite tip is the one most people feel is the most valuable– use a thesaurus! Fortunately, it’s available online which makes it so easy to access. Thanks for writing Antionette. Take care.

  5. GiGi Eats

    Prior to writing a blog or making a video – I ALWAYS ask myself: WHY!
    And then I ask myself: WHAT will I be giving my readers/watchers.

    Seems to work 😉

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Gigi,
      Thank you for writing me. So great to see you. I think your advice is valuable. I bet it ensures a focus, so readers and viewers don’t lose interest. Thanks for sharing your tip that helps with focus. Thanks for the visit.

  6. Anonymous

    This is a very nice suggestion and guide for bloggers out there who’s struggling on how to keep on track. Thumbs up Janice! ????????

    • Janice Wald

      I am glad you liked my guest author’s post. Thank you! I love your four cute thumbs up. May I ask who this is? You are coming in as Anonymous.

  7. Lisa O'Driscoll

    I totally agree with your tips, especially the editing! I find so many mistakes the first time I go over my posts and even when I fix mistakes, I still go back over them several times to change the wording until I’m satisfied!

    • Janice Wald

      HI Lisa,
      Thank you for the visit and for your comments. I agree with you. I edit and revise many times as a blogger and expect it of my students as a teacher of writing in my Yearbook class. Grammarly helps and WordPress’s editor helps me catch errors too.

  8. Melinda Mitchell

    BBFFJ, Grammar- yes!! Editing- yes!! Reading- YES!
    Basically yes to everything Andy said!!
    Thanks for having him. I always need to hone my skills!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi BBFFM,
      I think many of us need to hone our skills! You are in good company. Great to see you. Thanks for inspiring another blog party this weekend.

  9. Melinda Mitchell

    Well, I just wrote a comment, and forgot to publish, I guess! lol
    YES! to everything Andy says!
    I always try to proof read my posts several times.
    And everyone needs to constantly hone our skills!

    • Janice Wald

      I just came from your blog, nice poetry and literature site.
      Thanks for the visit and the comments. I’m glad you liked the writing post.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Donna,
      You posted your numbers on a writing post . I will move them to the Pit Stop Linky for you. Good luck in the contest!

  10. Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle

    Thanks Andy and Janice. I like your writing tips and those of us who don’t have the writing gene can learn a lot from them. Practice seems to be great improver, paying attention to your tips as we do.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kathleen,
      Grammarly and the WordPress editor have been great assets to me in improving the mechanics of my writing. Aren’t you taking an editing class? I believe I read that you were. Thanks for the comments.

  11. jade from Henibean

    I need to improve in lots of ways in my ability to write and communicate my thoughts effectively….. however I think that our imperfections shouldn’t stop us from trying and continuing on with creating and writing. The tendency unfortunately can be to “not try” or “give up” if we don’t get it “right”. I personally like it when I see mistakes in a written piece as it shows the humanity of the writer…
    Thanks for all the tips I shall be trying to incorporate some of them x

  12. osama

    Hello,Janice,I agree that writtng is the key to earn online but we should also focus on what kind of font we use.Without an attracting font there are less chances of a post to be read.

    • Janice Wald

      HI Osama,
      1. I agree with your comments. Kind of sad that someone could have great content, but it won’t be read due to an unflattering font.
      2. I did want you to know that I know you are waiting for me to add you to a page, and I will. I haven’t forgotten. Thank you for subscribing and for your comments on this post.

  13. Minaxi

    These are some wonderful tips 🙂 Quite a lot to learn from. Thanks a lot for sharing <3

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