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Practice writing or Improving writing skull

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Phil15, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Phil15

    Phil15 Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I have created a blog recently and now I need to write some articles for it.
    Problem is that I have no experimental high traffic site to practice on.

    If I start just writing staff on my blog, most likely people would just click away
    without giving me any feedback and soon enough reputation of that blog would die.

    Hence my question is what would be a medium or a technique for writing articles for free but to see
    how others react to it.

    P.S I have thought of making a random fb group and just write small passages there, building up an fb group from scratch when no one knows you is futile. (I think ..)

    I have also thought on going to upwork site but you need credibility for that.

    Am I thinking about this the right way? I mean I doubt people are just going to stumble into my site even with optimised keywords. What are your thoughts??
     
  2. tg01

    tg01 Regular Member

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    Best way, I'd suggest is giving away articles, on the premise who's ordering is English, can advise what they are looking for, how they'd like it written and on the basis they'll be critical, and shall point out how to improve..
     
  3. blogzandstuff

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    Before you even start I'd suggest you learn basic spelling, you wonder why people are clicking away, has it something to do with the bad spelling?
     
  4. Warrenway

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    Sounds like your attitude needs fixing as much as your writing, mate. Why do you think people would just click away from your site? From my perspective, if the content is interesting and sincere, I can overlook some grammatical/spelling errors (unless it's a site about grammar, of course). On the other hand, if the content exists JUST to be content on a web page, with nothing of quality to add, then yes I would click away (probably in anger/disgust).

    And really the only way to improve at writing is to write.
     
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  5. Phil15

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    Hey, it`s a nice idea, but how do you give away articles, do you mean post on upwork at no cost, or is there something else.

    Hey, I don`t know that, I just want to experiment and see what happens. I have been communicating in English for at least 8 years now, so spelling or grammar mistakes should not be that big of an issue.
    My point is that I am afraid to jeopardize the reputation of my site whilst I improve the writing. Besides my feedback will be small compared to massive sites.
    So I just wondered if there is a safe way.
     
  6. Warrenway

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    As far as a "safe way" goes, you could always just build another site in the same niche to experiment with. Then post your content to that new site and see how it does. Seems to be a win-win, since regardless of anything else you'll be building up your writing skill, and on top of that you may end up with two quality sites in your niche instead of one.
     
  7. blogzandstuff

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    You don't think spelling or grammar mistakes are a problem? No website will let you write for them until you get to grips with the basics. With the attitude you have you'll never succeed as a writer
     
  8. Phil15

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    Can you see grammar mistakes in my posts right now?
    If so, are they that bad that it puts you off the question?

    Of course grammar mistakes are a problem. The question is why are you implying I have this problem?
     
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    The first post you made had some spelling, punctuation, grammatical, and formatting errors. That post also contained a lot more content compared to your last. Don't want to put you down, but I think everyone is trying to point out that you need to improve your confidence as much as your self editing skills. Blogs aren't successful overnight, so the best way to go about things is to just start posting. You can't let a lack of confidence hold you back. There are plenty of free tools that you can use to polish your content if that is a major concern of yours. Best of luck.
     
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    Your spelling is really bad, it's just lazy and you still can't see it. Start with the title of this thread, in case you still can't see it, the word is skill not skull. Anyway I'm giving up on this one as you are not listening to us
     
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  11. Phil15

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    Hey, thanks for pointing this out. I will take a look at my first post and see what mistakes I have made.

    Hey, I am listening, I just genuinely did not notice my errors. I see what you meant now.
    I am not lazy, just not very careful. Either way, many thanks for your input, I appreciate it.
     
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    Hi!

    Trust me, it's super-easy to write great contents that's sure to attract considerable number of eyeballs if you follow these simple rules:

    Rule 1: Select a Topic that defines a "general problem" your audience face and your article is sure to give "multiple" solutions to it.
    Example: 5 Ways to Keep Stains Out of Your Carpet

    Rule 2: Define the problem briefly in the 1st para and state how the article is going to help them solve the problem. Keep it short <100 words.

    Rule 3: Your article should be "Conversational". Make use of "I" and "You" in your article. This will make your readers think you're communicating directly and really want to help them out.

    Rule 4: Keep your paragraphs short. Maximum of 3 sentences per para.

    Rule 5: Never miss adding images, infographics, videos, etc. that's super relevant and lucrative.

    Rule 6: Add outbound links to your article that supports your statement. Use as many outbounds links as possible until they are really helpful.

    Rule 7: Add relevant datas, facts, figures to draw your readers attention.

    I can literally go on writing and writing, but these are the top 7 rules you need to follow without fail, and you're sure to attract highest eyeballs ever.

    Note: your promotional strategy should also be wise enough.

    Here's a brief article I've written to guide people write http://earnwithanish.com/how-to-write-seo-blog-posts/.


    I hope it helped. And thanks for the lovely question :)

    Cheers!
     
  13. semiprodota

    semiprodota Junior Member

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    This is really good advice and will definitely help you create engaging content that is fun and easy to read.

    To add to it, I suggest using the firefox or chrome plugin 'Grammarly'. It's fantastic at finding grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and increasing your vocabulary.