Looking over my past few posts, I have realized that writings is not as intuitive as it may seem. I have decided that this blog will have to be a canvas to sharpen my writing skills and eventually I can look back and see how far I have come. I ask all who read – please – critique me, good or bad, I want to hear it.
On that note, I decided to search for what others had to offer on the subject of blogging and the skills necessary to create something more. To my surprise there are a lot of resources, that teach new bloggers some of the pitfalls that many seasoned bloggers have already experienced. This helps tremendously when trying to discover your niche writing style and also with what sort of topics that you are going to cover on your blog. I started with lifehack.org and their article titled “101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger”, what a quality article with many references and to-dos for every new blogger, from SEO to Adsense and more.
The number one tip that I can recommend to any new blogger is, Never publish your first draft without proof reading it first! This is crucial if you want anyone to take you seriously. Better yet, save your blog post without publishing then come back to it a few hours later and read it aloud preferably with a friend. If it doesn’t sound good to you then it’s defiantly not going to sound good to your readers.