Help a Starving Writer

sticky blogWe search for posts, articles, etc. related to writing, particularly social media, i.e., blogs. Here’s post from Investors Business Dailey to its readers about the potential benefits from creating a blog. However, the articles does caution that if you are not a strong writer, consider hiring one! Thank you very much!

Their recommendation follows below. Or you can read the entire post here.

“If you’re thinking of launching a blog, enlist experienced writers to provide feedback. Like many advisers, Armstrong did not have extensive writing experience when he began.

He asked a journalist who had interviewed him to advise him on his early entries. He learned to adopt a clear, conversational writing style.

“Write like you speak,” he said. “If I’m making a point, I put it in a single line in a single paragraph. It’s easy on the eye that way.”

He has found that it’s not necessary to compose long essays each week. It’s more important to maintain regularity so that you meet readers’ expectations.

A fan of marketing guru Seth Godin’s blog, Armstrong admires how Godin mixes long and short posts. For Armstrong, the goal is to produce consistently high-quality content without dwelling on word count.”

Comments welcomed!

 

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About Bob McCarthy

Originally from the Northeast, I now call Southwest Florida home. I have been a professional copywriter and editor since 1979, both freelance and in house. I have had article published in regional, national and international magazines. Plus, a video for which I wrote the script won an industry award as Best Training Video.
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