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How to Write Like a Professional Blogger

Posted by on 30th Jun 2013 | 9 comments

Writing is important as it is a form of communication. Many jobs involve writing like emails, reports, memorandums or creating content for the organization. The workplace is not the only venue that involves writing though. Organizations, personal sites and social networks involve writing such as Twitter tweets and Facebook postings. If you are not confident of your writing, then writing shall be a scary process. Bloggers are writers too as they update their blogs by posting articles. Some people blog for leisure while others blog for business. For those who already know how to write and want to hone their writing skills more to write like a professional blogger, that is possible because writing is not a mystical process. Anyone can improve their writing any time.

Just Write

Writing as a BloggerProfessional writers follow either consciously or unconsciously a general regular plan in writing. The detail writing process is planning, drafting and proofreading. Planning is where the pre-writing, outlining and research take place. Drafting is the writing proper where the writer just flowingly writes his ideas and thoughts. This process is when the writer is at his peak and should not be disturbed by other stuff such as research.

Nothing kills the writing momentum better than stopping to research an information and going back to drafting again. It is best to take notes of the information the writer wants to incorporate and after drafting, research them in batch. Drafting is also the part when non-professional writers get stuck. Proofreading is reviewing the entire draft, making alterations, spell-checking  grammar-checking and finalizing the article.

Making writing as a habit shall surely sharpen your writing saw to eventually become a professional blogger. Just write, and write all the time. Do not procrastinate as the books say procrastination steals your time. Writing is an activity that requires a lot of energy. For the non-professionals, they can always procrastinate by cleaning their computers, surf the net, chat with friends or make coffee. Professional writers do not procrastinate. They are aware that by giving in a little effort each day can be valuable to finish even a project as big as book writing. They know that it is possible to write even if you do not expect you can.

Incorporate Some Visuals

Add images, pictures, charts or tables on your article or blog to make it more interesting. Pictures are attention-grabbers. They also tend to dispel the dullness of the post. A visual can attract even the impatient blog visitor to stop for a while and read. Visuals provide a “something” for blog visitors to glance at. Take the effort of incorporating relevant great-looking visuals to your posts.

Proofread

Most writers skip this part. That is why proofreaders and editors are hired. However, it is good that you also proofread your work especially if you do not have an editor. Proofreading includes checking the entire write-up for smooth flow of thoughts, relevance of ideas, professional organization, correcting the typos, put the finishing touches and finalizing. It is good for writers to proofread their work. Even a simple email needs proofreading before submission. An email filled with typos does not give a good impression to a prospective client. Yes, even a huge block of business may lie in how good the composition of the write-up is.

Evaluate Yourself and Ask For Feedback

One of the differences of professional writers from amateur writers is that the former are more concerned with making their write-ups as good as possible; and this is not for their egos but for the sake of writing itself. It is good to evaluate yourself, then ask for feedback from your friends, colleagues, fellow students, co-workers or family members. Then be open-minded to correct the areas that need to be corrected. This is among the fastest ways to improve. See the feedback as an opportunity to improve, even the negative ones. Do not take it personally. Move on and make your writing better.

Never Cease to Learn

Professional writers never cease to learn. They keep on learning and practice their craft on a regular basis. They enjoy reading, discover new words as well as writing techniques. Professional writers keep a collection of favorite quotes and clippings which they find important. To learn all the time, look up the meaning of an unfamiliar word you encounter in reading. Read a lot of books about writing, take a writing class or course and read about writing on the internet. There are just tons of them.


Hey everyone! My name is John Conor. I help online marketers and business owners to learn the insight tips and techniques of blogging. I'm the owner of Learn Blogging Tips.com and providing high quality guest posting service. with Pillai.G. Make sure to visit my wonderful blogs!

9 comments - Leave a reply
  • Posted by BlackWoods on 30th Jun 2013

    Language should be the primary concern if you want to sounds professional.
    Using a deeper vocab can also makes you sound more professional.

  • Posted by Naveen Mayura on 1st Jul 2013

    Clear and crispy…….! you have included every ingredeints that tastes well……..! good tips on how to write like problogger…….! simple rocks………

  • Posted by Joe Daddy on 1st Jul 2013

    God writes you love notes all the time, they appear in Scripture, in a thought, through a person, in the form of a conversation, an experience of grace when unexpected, a tug on your heart, a short miraculous tale, through prayer or even in the form of a Book.

    Shirin akter

  • Posted by Rishi on 2nd Jul 2013

    Great points, John. Personally, I keep the Just Write and Visuals on top. For people having hard time with proofreading, they can try the proofreading addon in JetPack for WordPress. It comes very handy!

  • Posted by Howard Steele on 3rd Jul 2013

    Never Cease to Learn – this is a must. If you don’t read much, your odds to plagiarize yourself are very high :)
    Thanks for sharing these great tips!

  • Posted by Kashmir Houseboats on 4th Jul 2013

    Thank you, John. I have a problem to writing my blog but you have provide some great idea in this article. It is very helpful to us.

  • Posted by Tushar on 7th Jul 2013

    Great post I try to do most of these already, but “tighten up” is my biggest challenge. Ah well. What I love about writing is that it can always be better than it is.
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  • Posted by Krishna on 7th Jul 2013

    Thanks you for this post, really needed it. Got some homework to do for my new blog. Bless you.
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  • Posted by Gautham on 7th Jul 2013

    Going to put your advice in practice right now :-) Thanks for the share and waw on the writing. I’m serious!
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