12 secrets to keep fresh in mind when writing
I have been fortunate to learn what writers do every day, how they find material to write about. All the trick and secrets. Now your are the fortunate one. I am sharing the secrets with your here today.
When writing articles, blog post or even novel’s these are 12 secrets how to do content writing for websites. Are your ready for this? One thing before we get started. When your are done reading this page I would love to hear from your in the comment’s area below. Just take a minute to tell me what secret or secrets your already do when writing. I would love to know, thanks.
How To Write Content Like A Seasoned Pro
Always be in research mode
It is important to be on the lookout for content ideas and to make notes of ideas as they come to you.
Research shouldn’t be only when you are preparing to write. You can gain a lot of momentum by being in research mode all the time, as you will capture more great ideas to write about.
- Keeping a notepad with you to jot down the ideas as they come to you. Make sure to write down everything that comes to mind providing more information when you sit down to begin writing the content. The more you jot down the better prepared you will be.
- When browsing the web be on the lookout for ideas whether on social media sites or searching for other information. As you see good ideas save them to bookmarks or jot down the URL to look up when you have time.
Writing in your own voice, be unique
Your content should reflect who you are your personality and your brand. You’re writing style is your most prized possession. Be original, always working and improving your style and writing skills. Professional writers are always improving upon there talent.
Never ever copy anyone else’s work, ever. You can research and get ideas from other websites and content, but it is very crucial to never copy. Because if your copy work from other’s your will be booted from the search engines and it is very difficult to recover from this.
So please for your own sake and your business sake, Be Original, write your own content. Taking the time to be original will show in your work and pay off big down the road.
Write with a focus on one topic within each article.
First thing you should do before you start writing is to figure out the point you’re wanting to get across to your reader’s. After writing, you will want to edit and make sure your writing is focused on the topic. If there is any content unrelated delete it. Keep your content focus on one topic.
Two things that make writing difficult to read.
Matching depth to length of your work. Not giving enough detailed information, not a consistent flow of facts and information. Giving too much information.
So, in other words, you want to maintain equal depth to length when writing.
Shorter articles – should have in-depth high-quality content for the topic or on a segment of the topic in which you written. When I mention shorter, I am referring to articles with word counts between 800 – 1200 words.
Longer articles – you are able to give much more detail-oriented content, explain certain facts, be more thorough. With the longer article, I myself write above 1,200 words closer to 2,000 sometimes longer but for the general rule, I will try to not have content much more than 2,000 words.
The more you write you will get a feeling for it. Writing is easy when you love your topic.
Your angle should be unique
Find your own unique point of view on the topic you write your content using these three content tips.
Topic – the focus of the content you will write.
Point – the main idea of the content written.
Slant – the specific viewpoint of the idea.
More than likely you will be writing about the same topic as many other writers, so this is why it is important to not repeat it. Adding your expertise and unique points of view will help your to add more to the topic than other writers. It helps to think a little outside the box to come up with a different angle any topic.
Spend an equal amount of time on your title as you do your content.
You can write the world most sought after secret on your page and if the title does not catch the reader’s eye and interest your will be dead in the water. No one wants to waste there time on something that does pique their interest.
Here are a few different titles of options that seem to work. The next time you do a search online look at how the first page results in the word their titles. You can learn a lot from the first-page result in the search engines. They are there for a reason. OK here are those ideas for titles.
- Using a # in the title for example (15 Tips For Writing Great Content). That is eye-catching and people will want to learn what those 15 tips are.
- The How To’s (How To Write Great Content)
- The Best (The Best Content Writing Practices)
- Why ( Why is there content better than mine)
- Interview (Interview with Stephen King) interviewing well know people within a certain niche or industry can be rewarding.
- Breaking News (Breaking News About Writing Online)
- Secrets of (Secrets Of Writing Great Content)
Those are a few ideas for titles that seem to work well. As you do searches online keep your eyes out for eye-catching title like I just mentioned. Learn from them.
Your best sentence should be the first.
Like your title, you will want your first sentence to be very good. It should be the best sentence on the entire page, as it will draw your reader’s in or push them away. I am sure you want them all to stay and read your site.
When you look at a website how long does it take for you to decide if you want to keep reading past the title and first sentence? You want to captivate your reader’s within the first few seconds they are on your site otherwise they will move on.
Let your reader’s know what you will be giving them when they continue reading, but do not give them too much information. Here is another example – I am going to reveal the Top 12 Secrets that professional writers use. Do you want to write like a professional? It is simple and doesn’t give too much info, just enough to make them want to read more.
Creating a great lead to your content.
Like your lead sentence to draw in your reader’s. You want to give a little more information ” The Tease” if you will, to get your reader’s a bit more interested in what you are about to share with them.
- I promise this is information you will only find here.
- This little known fact I am about to share with you will improve your writing skills 10 fold.
- This is a fascinating story of how I learn to be a better writer.
- A viewpoint on writing that will help you increase your content quality.
Those are a few ways to extend the reader’s interest from the title to the first sentence to the first 100 – 250 words of the lead paragraph.
Keep your content real and factual lose the Hype.
I am not sure what you think, but when I am searching for information to write about I avoid any content that is full of hype and unbelievable facts.
You want to provide the most accurate and trustworthy information to your reader. They don’t want there time wasted with a bunch of nonsense. Write your content with your reader’s comfort in mind. Writing a bunch of hype and stretching the truth makes your reader’s feel they are been manipulated and they do not like that.
Write content to help people find answers and to entertain them.
If you use a quote from someone or information from another website on your site, give thanks to them and have a link to the source where you found the information.
We are in the business of writing, if we do not have people to read our material we may as well be doing something else. This is why it is so important to research your topic so you can provide the best available information to your reader’s.
They will see you as a useful resource if they trust yours. You may not think of this, but if they trust you are and like your they will share your content with people they know. That can be very good for your business as a writer.
The Closing of your content is just as important as the beginning.
Good writing skills are important, knowing the 5 W’s can help you out tremendously. Who, Where, When, What and Why and Great writing include the “So What”.
When coming to the end of your article you are probably running out things to write about, so it is important to recap. Go over the main point of the article and let the people reading have a summary of the content. Explain the benefits of using the information you provide.
Tying it back to the beginning of the article will bring in a full understanding and will show yours like a good researcher and writer. That is what you want, you want your readers to walk away feeling they have just learned something great that can help them improve there lives. That, in turn, will lead to them telling others.
Simple writing is best
Keeping it simple allows your content to be easier to read and follow. I would suggest doing these three practices when writing your content.
- Paragraph no more than 7 sentences.
- Sentences no more than 25 words, keep it less if you can.
- Try to use 1 – 2 syllable words.
Following that three-step can really help the readability of your site. After all, you weren’t taught to write digital content in English class.
So remember to keep your paragraphs and sentences short and sweet and use simple words.
Edit your page, Then Edit your page, then of course Edit it again.
As a writer, it is important to put your ideas to paper or text on your digital form as soon as your able to “first draft”. The first time you write any draft is just to get it on the page and it is usually not written very well. All the real skill come in the editing. That is true for all writers.
The real good stuff comes in the editing, so follow these steps when you write.
- When the idea comes to you write it down.
- Write fast so you can get all the ideas written down.
- Then to the best of your abilities add the magic when your edit.
Editing is an ongoing process, for the great content you will want to keep editing as new ideas come to yours. I have a couple of articles I have gone back an edited a few times. It is something that a great writer does. Always improve your content.
So there you have it 12 secrets to keep fresh on your mind when writing.
Learning how to write like a seasoned professional isn’t all that difficult. Learning to do quality research to provide the best useful information for your reader’s. Focusing on the one topic you are writing about, balancing your information with the length of your article to ensure your reader’s get enough useful facts. Learning to write with your own personal perspective your branding. Be Always looking for new ideas to write about and jot them down for later. Keeping your content simple and easy to read, using interesting attention-grabbing titles and sentences to keep your reader’s involved.
Did your a good idea of how to blend all the steps into the process of writing your content? I would love to know what you think and if you thought this has been helpful for yours.
If at any time you have questions or concerns on writing content, feel free to let me know in the comment area below and I will get back to you within a couple of hours.
Keep your content simple, sweet and full of useful facts.
Talk to you soon, your friend.
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