If you manage your own website or blog, then you will know just how important your writing is to the success of your site. Finding simple ways to improve your own writing can have a massive impact on your site traffic and online income.
Here is a list of some simple ways that you can use to improve your own writing style. I hope you find this useful.
1. Say Something Useful!
This may seem obvious, but a lot of people are guilty of writing blog posts that seem to have nothing to offer their readers!
Keep things simple and try to write about subjects that you have something to say about. This instantly makes writing both easier and quicker because you are not forcing anything.
Write about what you know, what you are interested in, your own personal experiences, your own opinions, etc. Not only does this make it easier to write, but it helps readers to understand your viewpoint and gain trust.
2. Keep it Short!
People have short attention spans! Keeping sentences and paragraphs short and to the point, helps to maintain reader interest.
Big long-winded sections of text only put people off. Shorter sections of text make reading easier because our brains can absorb small bits of information better.
3. Keep it Simple!
Do you think you sound smarter when you use protracted, interminable, long-winded words? 🙂
Well NO you don’t!!! People view complex writing negatively, often viewing the writer (you) as small-minded and snooty.
Great writing is simple! Write in a clear and direct way about your subject and people will respond positively.
4. It’s All in the Detail!
Being specific within your writing can help greatly! For example, which of these is more interesting?
- I lost weight last month.
- I lost 15 pounds in the last 30 days by going on a new health food diet.
Including specific details within your writing not only makes it more interesting, but more informative.
5. Don’t Over Do It!
Writing excessive amounts on subjects that only need a simple point or two, is a great way to put readers off. For example;
“You can instantly and dramatically improve your online income and sky-rocket your online success by following the very simple, easy to follow practical tips found in this ground breaking new free eCourse.”
Sounds good, but “Make Money Blogging – FREE eCourse” sounds infinitely better!
6. Don’t Repeat Yourself!
Try not to repeat yourself by writing the same thing again and again and again. Only say something once instead of several times, because when you keep writing the same thing over and over, all you are doing is repeating yourself.
Your readers will only get bored and go elsewhere, so don’t repeat yourself!
7. Don’t Ramble!
Rambling is bad and it is a big problem that many writers fall foul of. Not as big as War or keeping up with the mortgage repayments, which is obviously a much bigger problem for many people in the world. I don’t know where the word “mortgage” comes from, it’s a really weird word when you think about it…
8. Edit, Edit, Edit!!!
Make sure you re-read through your blog posts before publishing. You will be able to see what parts need shortening, re-writing, correcting spelling & grammar, deleting, etc.
Editing is the most important part of the whole process. This is ultimately where you go from being a good writer to being an excellent writer!
Please leave your comments below & feel free to ask any questions.