Wayne Hulbert, who knows a thing or two about blogs and search engine optimization, has something to say about writing and how it can improve through blogging.
I love this idea, and know from personal experience it is true! My own writing, since I’ve started blogging, has loosened up a bit. My sentences are shorter. I’m getting more personable. I try to get to point quickly.
Most importantly, I am having more fun writing than I ever did when composing long newsletter content.
Read what Wayne has to say about improving your writing skills. Here’s an excerpt:
Blogging improves your writing skills.
Better writing ability, and an enhanced ability to express yourself in print, is a rarely thought about benefit of blogging.
While most people think of writers as infinitely talented, living in some rarified air denied to the rest of us, writing is a learned skill. While some people are indeed born more talented with the written word than others, most people can become better writers simply through practice.
Blogging is as good a practice field as any.
Wayne goes on to explain how blogs work to improve your writing skills.
Why Not Start Blogging This Week?
If you haven’t started blogging yet, try one out.
You can get a free account (Blogger.com, Typepad.com) – don’t worry about the bells and whistles of the design – just start using it to write an entry every day for a week. Have fun with it. Just write about what you are doing that day that could interest your target readers and clients.
Write from the heart, let your thoughts flow. See if you can tie ideas together into some teaching points that clients would love to read.
Then, if you want to take this to a professional level, get help with setting up a business blog. Either hire Denise and I to set it up for you, or get our do-it-yourself manual, the Build a Better Blog System ebook.
You will save yourself time and money by learning how to do this correctly from the start.
Then just practice, practice, practice!