7 Blog Writing Tips Every New Writer Should Master

Want to write well? The secret behind good writing is to edit your writing carefully. If you want your blog article edited, it's better to do it yourself.

Many writers hire professional editors to correct and edit their work before it's submitted for publishing. At times this is unnecessary as you can edit your work with ease. Furthermore hired editors may not understand the primary meaning of most of your sentences and paragraphs. You only need to learn and understand the common mistakes that are made by most writers when writing. These errors are not made deliberately; they occur without one's knowledge. With experience and frequent practice, you will learn how to fix your mistakes with ease.

It's every blog writer's wish to know how to write well, on the other hand, no one wants to waste their precious time studying grammar books. No one wants to spend a lot of time struggling to work on sentences that are easy to fix.

To avoid all that hassle it's advisable you learn some fundamental basic blog writing rules. The following are some of the tips that will help you get started.

1. Establish quality control
To consistently maintain the quality of the blog article that is required,
leaving your work for a period is essential. It can be just a couple of hours, it all depends on you. This helps you to relax your mind.

After that, notice the small mistakes that you may have made and also get to catch up with the flow of your work. This is where you check if you have omitted any crucial points that you wanted to include in the article. Also, take your time and read the article you have written aloud. The essence of this is to assist you to notice any misspellings, repetitive words, clunky sentences or missing words.

2. Get rid of all misleading/unnecessary words
These are ambiguous words that one uses intentionally. They include words like just, started to, very etc. Get to understand your writing, if you make such mistakes, proofread and delete them without altering the intended meaning. Also, carefully check your sentences and see which words that you can trim. These are the words that have no meaning, words that are unnecessary.

3. Put commas where appropriate
Ensure you use commas in speaker tags and before direct addresses especially where people are in a dialog. Let no one lie to you that little punctuation mistakes don't matter.

4. Avoid overdoing punctuation
Now that we have talked about correct sentence punctuation in the previous point don't go overdoing. Don't exaggerate exclamation marks in order create an alarm for the reader to know you are writing something essential.

5. Check verb conjugations
While you are writing, draw your attention to verb conjugations.
Wrong use of verb conjugations can send out an unintended message. Examples of the verbs that are regularly misused include drag, sink, lay, etc.

6. Pick the right verbs and nouns
Think of strong verbs and nouns for your sentence construction.
When writing your article think of strong and effective verbs and nouns that will help you bring out the intended message in the article.

7. Don't forget to review your tenses
In many occasions, writers forget and shift to using past tense while in the real sense they intended to write present tense.

Don't make blog writing a hard nut to crack. Slowly get to understand the rules and apply the above techniques and blog writing will be more comfortable than before.

- Zarrella, Dan. The social media marketing book. " O'Reilly Media, Inc.", 2009.

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