To be a good writer you need to be passionate about what you’re writing about and you need to be able to clearly communicate your thoughts and feelings to others.

Knowing how to write is only the first step in becoming a good writer. What’s most important is that you’re interested in the subject you’re writing about. If you’re not interested, then your readers won’t be, either.

There are various ways you can improve your writing. The first thing you need to do is read, read, read. If you like a particular author, read everything they’ve ever written. If you don’t have a particular author in mind, you can read other people’s blogs or websites.

Read outside of your comfort zone. If you’re a sports fan, read a book about history or politics or science. If you’re a sci-fi nut, read a romance novel for a change. The more you read, and the more you read about things that are different to what you usually read about, the more interesting your writing will become.

Another way to improve your writing is to read writing tips. There are heaps of websites out there that offer advice to aspiring writers. Some of them are free, and some of them cost a few dollars, but they’re all worth checking out.

To improve your writing, you don’t have to write a novel. Just write about something you’re interested in.

If you’re stuck on your first blog post, then just write! The more you write, the easier it will become.

If you’re struggling to come up with a topic, then try writing about something that you’re interested in. If you’re a sci-fi nut, then write about your favourite sci-fi movie or your favourite sci-fi book. If you’re a sports fan, write about your favourite team or your favourite player.

Once you’ve written your first post, don’t forget to publish it! If you’re not sure how to publish your blog posts, then ask your teacher.

Once you’ve published your first blog post, leave a comment on the last blog post in this series. I’d love to hear your feedback.

Next week we’ll talk about how to promote your blog posts.

Bye for now!

Why Blogging Matters

In last week’s post I said that blogging is a great way to build relationships with your customers. In this weekly series I’m going to talk about the 4 R’s of blogging: Relationships, Relevancy, Responsiveness and Reputation.

Relationships

Your blog will be a way for you to communicate with your customers. If you’re in business, this is a great way for you to humanise your business and make it more relatable. If you’re writing a blog for a non-profit organisation, your blog will be the place where you communicate with your supporters and potential supporters.

Your blog will also be a great way to build relationships with other bloggers. When you leave comments on other blogs, you’re building a relationship with the blogger who wrote the post you commented on.

Relevancy

If you’re blogging about your business, your blog posts should be relevant to the things that you do. If you’re a graphic designer, then your blog posts can be about tips to help people design their own business cards or brochures. If you’re a plumber, then your blog posts can be about the best ways to unclog a drain or fix a leaky faucet.

If you’re blogging about your non-profit organisation, then your blog posts can be about things that are relevant to your cause. If you’re raising money for cancer research, then your blog posts can be about how cancer research is making a difference to people’s lives. If you’re raising money for war orphans, then your blog posts can be about how war affects children.

Responsiveness

If you’re blogging about your business, then your blog posts should be timely. That means that they should be published in response to something that is happening right now. If you’re a graphic designer, then the best time to write a blog post is when someone asks you to design their business card or brochure. If you’re a plumber, then the best time to write a blog post is when someone asks you to unclog a drain or fix a leaky faucet.

Your blog posts should be timely if you’re blogging about your non-profit organisation, too. If you’re raising money for cancer research, then the best time to write a blog post is when you’re holding a fundraising event. If you’re raising money for war orphans, then the best time to write a blog post is when World Refugee Day (June 20) or World Refugee Week (June 17-23) is happening.

Reputation

If you’re blogging about your business, then your blog posts can help build your reputation. If you’re a graphic designer, then your blog posts can show people that you’re an expert in your field. If you’re a plumber, then your blog posts can show people that you know what you’re doing. If you’re blogging about your non-profit organisation, then your blog posts can show people that you’re passionate about the cause you believe in.

If you’re blogging about your non-profit organisation, then your blog posts can help build your reputation as an authority. If you’re raising money for cancer research, then your blog posts can show people that you know what you’re talking about. If you’re raising money for war orphans, then your blog posts can show people that you have first-hand experience of the issues faced by war orphans.

By building relationships with your customers, you’ll be able to offer them something that is relevant to their needs. By being responsive, you’ll show that you care about what your customers are saying and thinking. By building your reputation, you’ll show your customers that you’re a person they can rely on to help them in their time of need.

By being responsive, relevant and reputable, you’ll be able to build relationships with your customers and supporters.

If you’re passionate about what you do, then blogging is a great way to show that passion. If you’re not sure what to blog about, then just write about something you’re interested in. If you’re passionate about what you do, then that passion will come across in your writing, and your customers and supporters will be able to tell that you care.

If you’re passionate about what you do, then blogging is a great way to show that passion.

Next week we’ll talk about how to promote your blog posts.

Bye for now!

How To Promote Your Blog Posts

In the last post we talked about why blogging matters and the 4 R’s of blogging: Relationships, Relevancy, Responsiveness and Reputation.

In this weekly series I’m going to talk about the 4 P’s of blogging: Purpose, Patterns, Personalisation and Promotion.

Purpose

Your blog posts should have one central purpose. If you’re blogging about your business, then your blog posts should be about things that are relevant to your business. If you’re blogging about a non-profit organisation, then your blog posts should be about things that are relevant to your cause.

Your blog posts should have one central purpose. If you’re blogging about your business, then your blog posts should be about things that are relevant to your business.

If you’re blogging about your business, then you should be able to tell what your blog posts are about at a glance.

If you’re blogging about a non-profit organisation, then you should be able to tell what your blog posts are about at a glance.

If you’re blogging about your business, then your blog posts should be relevant to your business. If you’re a graphic designer, then your blog posts should be about things that help your customers design their own business cards or brochures. If you’re a plumber, then your blog posts should be about how to unclog a drain or fix a leaky faucet.

If you’re blogging about your non-profit organisation, then your blog posts should be relevant to the cause you’re promoting. If you’re raising money for cancer research, then your blog posts should be about how cancer research is making a difference to people’s lives. If you’re raising money for war orphans, then your blog posts should be about how war affects children.

Responsiveness

If you’re blogging about your business, then your blog posts should be timely. That means that they should be published in response to something that is happening right now. If you’re a graphic designer, then the best time to write a blog post is when someone asks you to design their business card or brochure.

If you’re blogging about your business, then your blog posts should be timely. That means that they should be published in response to something that is happening right now. If you’re a graphic designer, then the best time to write a blog post is when someone asks you to design their business card or brochure. If you’re a plumber, then the best time to write a blog post is when someone asks you to uclog a drain or fix a leaky faucet.

If you’re blogging about your life, then your blog posts should be interesting. That means that they should be published in response to something that happened to you. If you’re a graphic designer, then the best time to write a blog post is when you start a new job. If you’re a plumber, then the best time to write a blog post is when you fix a problem for a friend.

When you write blog posts, you should have a solid point to make. If you’re a graphic designer, then your point could be that you’re not just a designer, you’re a problem solver. If you’re a plumber, then your point could be that patience and kindness are just as important as skill and experience.

When you write blog posts, you should be able to support your point with facts, statistics, a quote or two, and/or an interesting story. If you’re a graphic designer, then you could include a statistic about how many people prefer to meet in person for a business lunch. If you’re a plumber, then you could include a quote from a customer that says, “I couldn’t be happier.”

When you write blog posts, you should be able to wrap up your point in a memorable way. If you’re a graphic designer, then you could say, “We’re not just designers, we’re problem solvers.” If you’re a plumber, then you could say, “Patience and kindness are just as important as skill and experience.”

When you write blog posts, you should be able to reach out and connect with your readers. If you’re a graphic designer, then you could ask the reader to send you questions about graphics design. If you’re a plumber, then you could ask the reader to send you questions about plumbing, so you can make a graphic showing how to fix a plumbing problem.

When you write blog posts, you should be able to leave your readers with a call to action. If you’re a graphic designer, then you could ask the reader to send you a question about graphics design. If you’re a plumber, then you could ask the reader to send you a question about plumbing.

When you write blog posts, you should be able to promote your business and/or your brand. If you’re a graphic designer, then you could ask the reader to like your Facebook page. If you’re a plumber, then you could ask the reader to like your Facebook page.

When you’re thinking about what to write about, you should be able to consider your business and/or your brand. If you’re a graphic designer, then you could write about how you’re not just a designer, you’re a problem solver. If you’re a plumber, then you could write about how patience and kindness are just as important as skill and experience.

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