If you are a blogger, you would have heard many bloggers saying “Write, write and keep writing”. If not, you hear it from me today. You have to write everyday to develop your skills. Especially if you are a blogger, you really need to write everyday. Though many bloggers don’t do it everyday, most of the successful bloggers have followed it and advice others to follow it. If you are wondering why you should write, here are some reasons:
Why Should You Write?
Writing everyday helps you to think more. It will be tough for you to blog everyday, but once you start doing it continuously, you will find it more comfortable. You will be able to write articles of 750+ words everyday. After a month of practice, you will be able to write two or even three posts a day. If you are trying to become a freelance writer or a blogger who wish to own many blogs and write there everyday, this type of practice will be helpful. Most probably you won’t be able to write articles of 750+ words everyday, but you will be able to do it in few days with practice.It is said:
“Practice Makes A Man Perfect”
What You Should Write?
When it comes to writing content everyday, you feel you don’t have anything to blog about for that day. On those days, browse forums for new topic ideas. You can write for magazines or write press releases at these times. Better, select a product in your niche and write a review about it. Even after trying all these if you don’t have anything to write, then take a paper or open a word document and start writing scrap. Write what you know, write what you don’t know and write what you wish to know. Just write some crap. But don’t post it in your blog.
If you can write something of 750+ words everyday, then you can consider yourself a “half writer”. Practice, practice and practice. Once you are able to write one post of 750+ words everyday, expand your goal to 1500+ words/post or two posts of 750+ words. So stop checking your blog’s stats every now and then and start writing.
AM Morgan, just as you said, sometimes the crap we write leads us to write good post. I get content ideas only after I start scribbling in the writing pad I have.
I usually write something everyday even if don’t post anything. This keeps the creative juices flowing and who knows the scribble could become a masterpiece later on. Great posting.
Marcfiszman, I agree with what you say but I always want to be specific when I’m writing something. So for example I took 750 and 1500 words. If you see this post, it is less than 400 words. It will be a good practice if you write long articles everyday and you don’t need to post crap. As I have mentioned in the post, you have to write just for practice. Write what your readers like. You can write the number of words according to your audience. Long articles don’t bore everyone. It depends on your readers. Steve Pavlina writes articles of more than 100 words and even sometimes 2000 words. It depends on your readers. And the main reason why I have mentioned 750 words is:
1. Around 750 words is good for an article
2. In freelancing jobs, you are sometimes asked to write big articles and also you are sometimes paid per word.
By writing many words, you get practice. Don’t publish all that you write. At the same time, don’t stop writing. That is what I had to say from this post and word counts. Anyway happy blogging.
Agree that a regular writing habit is important, but what’s all this word count business?
Who cares about being able to knock out a 750-, or 1,500-, word article every day when it reads like crap and sends your audience to sleep? (Or even worse, gets ignored in the first place because it’s another bloody long article!)
Quantity as in “a post every day” is a good target, but if all your articles need to be 750 words +, you’ll likely soon bore your readers silly.
Being able to write effective short pieces is just as important as getting to grips with the longer ones. Mixing it up will be more fun for you, more fun for your audience, and will make you a better writer.