Why have you chosen to write? What led you down the path to being a blogger and writer? Last week, I began pondering why I had chosen to write as my second career. My first career choice is as a Deputy Head Teacher for young people, excluded from school. The first thing that strikes me is that writing is the extreme opposite of what I do every day. Writing is a very solitary process. In contrast, working in a school means I am surrounded by people and voices. Makes for some great material to use in my writing though. I can’t remember when exactly I got the idea I wanted to write a book. It seems to have been an ambition of mine for as long as I can remember. From early teens I wrote a journal, a practice I have continued throughout my life. I have decided finally to take my writing seriously. Here are the reasons, you should start taking your writing seriously.
Learning from my mistakes to pursue your blogging career. My journey into blogging has not been a smooth journey. However, it has been one where I have grown considerably. Over the last year, I have developed and grown as a writer and this is due to my blogging. I have met the most incredible people through my online community and Medium. Those that have contacted me, clapped for my posts or cheered me on. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
There are many different styles that you can adopt when writing an article. The three most common are AP Style, Chicago Manual and New York Times. When writing an article it is important to adopt one and stick to it throughout. The method I am going to work through is AP Style. The other two do not generally alter much from this main type. Here is a quick whistle-stop tour of the AP style of writing.
To succeed in writing you need to have a professional blog. A professional blog will give you a portfolio of work to refer potential customers. It can also be a portfolio of work for yourself. Here are the 5 easiest ways to turn your personal blog into a professional blog.
Effective editing can be the difference between success and failure. Mistakes are the biggest reasons that readers do not re-visiting content from writers. All of us enjoy the feeling of finally completing the first draft. However now is when the real work starts. Turning the rough draft into a polished article. 5 Steps to Effective Editing.......
I am determined to become better at blogging, without spending anything. I saw a course today for mastering Medium that’s cost $500 about £385. As a new blogger and writer, there are few of us who can afford this, when starting out. The course maybe excellent and teach me many techniques but, the simple answer … Continue reading The Best Free Resources to Improve your Blogging
Part 3 of 5 Tips for Attracting More Readers. So you have written a killer headline and first sentence. Now it is time to keep the readers engaged with killer content. You have to deliver all the information you promised in the headline. Personally, I get more engagement on articles between 3–5 minutes long. You might find … Continue reading 5 Tips for Attracting More Readers With Killer Content