Guest Writer: Hanni Ross
Recently I’ve been thinking about how important it is to be able to get your point across well. I’m not particularly good at this myself so have been doing some research.
In my research I stumbled across a powerpoint presentation entitled “How to Write More Clearly, Think More Clearly, and Learn Complex Material More Easily“.
You might be wondering what this has to do with Successful Blogs, but I think that it’s important that you take writing for your blog as seriously as you would take writing a newspaper article or even a book perhaps. It’s important to have a reliable method and to be organised with both the planning and writing of the article and in conveying the message you would like to get across.
The presentation touches on the writing process itself and breaks it down into five steps:
- Planning (deciding what & how to write)
- Drafting (getting it on paper once)
- Revising (getting it on paper better)
- Editing (fixing spelling, grammar, typing)
- Formatting (choosing typefaces, layout, etc.)
You probably spend a lot of time considering your entries anyway, but perhaps it’s worth putting in just that extra minute or scrutinising your writing process just that bit more to see how you can improve.
If you have a good writing process then you’ll produce good work; you’ll start to develop a style which you’re readers will recognize and feel reassured by.
Further than that, take a closer look at the article itself, are you Writing to be Understood?