Writing is an art, and the best way to improve is simply to continue writing. That isn’t to say that you should keep writing bad work or that there aren’t immediate tips to seem more professional when writing. There are many areas of writing, but there are a few that we’ll focus on today. Additionally, these tips serve for writing good blog posts, not for academic papers.
Be interesting. Lay out your post so that it keeps readers interested.
You may notice that with the first to second paragraph transition, we kept you hanging by staying on the same subject. Traditionally, this is considered bad writing practice, but since we are writing a blog, and we are writing to keep the interest of our readers (as opposed to an academic paper), this is acceptable.
Generally, people forget to use transitions, and they tend to move from point to point in papers as their brains do. Blog posts aren’t usually edited, so it would make sense. Contrary to popular belief, this is actually a bad practice because it can lead to people getting lost although it is generally acceptable to move to a separate point in a new paragraph as long as that policy is followed throughout the post. You want to hint to the fact that you will be talking about another thing before you actually do.
Introduction and concluding sentences are always the hardest. For your introduction, hint to what you’re going to be talking about (like we discussed above). For your concluding sentence, summarize in new words what you have already stated. For a shorter paragraph, this can be quite difficult, and it may help to continue adding body sentences, as we are doing here. I would recommend to write as you would think in a conversation and edit later.
Some go for a professional feel to their blog. It’s understandable; they may want it to seem like professional writing or a journal. On SiteKiwis and many blogs you’ll see (including the Reserverr blog), it will become clear that the writers are not going for a professional feel. They just want to keep you interested. Do not draw the conclusion that this is poorly written content. It is merely written for a different audience.
To achieve a professional environment, there is a set of words with the right connotation for which one must look. Clearly, that sentence had a different tone than all of the others in the post, but we’re doing it for effect. Notice that we didn’t use any personal pronouns, stuck with larger words, and watched our grammar carefully.
We simply didn’t use words like, “like”, “we”, “I”, “get” (any form), “stuck”, “good”, etc. We tried to use words that have a more professional connotation. It’s easy. Just change the words you use for the connotation. We use casual terms here, but if you were going for a demanding feel, or a scary feel, simply use words with the corresponding connotation.
We hope you’ll see that writing really isn’t that difficult. There are just a few things that you need to look for, and you’ll be good to go. Best of luck writing. Let us know what you were able to churn out following our guide!
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