Tag: Audience

18 Things You learn from Writing Regularly!

18 Things You learn from Writing Regularly!

I trace my writing experience 15 years ago with only 14 months of online presence. It started with short block notes where I could write inspiring quotes or do personal meditations.Then comes the times for academic contents like dissertations ,thesis and articles.

My presence on social networks as a content producer is just the continuation of a hidden activity. I have been doing it  without thinking it could be a source of encouragement, education or development for others.

Here I quickly share with you  some key points I learned from these years of writing.I thought this was the best way to help you understand the importance of writing 0n a regular basis.

  1. Writing is about passion. I enjoy writing!
  2. Writing on topics I master ensure consistency.And what I master comes from daily real life experience.
  3. I am writing for an audience.
  4. The title matters for 80% of a content
  5. I need mentors to activate my full potential as a writer.
  6. I make research on a topic before writing.
  7. My contents are generally between 300 and 700 words.
  8. Three sentences per paragraph makes reading easier.
  9. I better use action verbs to drive my readers into the experience of my contents.
  10. Illustrations by images, examples, facts and data make contents better.
  11. I always have time to write because writing is part of my time planning.
  12. Writing  an hour every day makes me more productive than doing it 4 hours once a week.
  13. The number of likes, comments, followers does not necessarily indicate how successful I am in the writing business.
  14. Writing and reading are twins. The more I read, the better I write.
  15. Mentoring novice writers makes you a better writer.
  16. Editing and publishing become new skills to trigger young business writers.
  17. It’s important when my wife knows on which topic I am writing.
  18. The more I write, the more I am inspired.

I will be happy to know what you learned from your experience of writing regularly.

Hervé-Boris NGATE

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5 Things I Do When I Don’t Feel Like Writing

5 Things I Do When I Don’t Feel Like Writing

I wanted to write my weekly blog post last week however I felt no words were flowing! It is a very frustrating to be on your computer, well prepared to write something and, words just don’t come! As I was stuck in front of my computer wordless, some questions came into my mind and the answers to them helped me to write.

There are many experiences on this topic but I would like to share with you five things I usually do when I don’t feel like writing.

1. What is my audience? This is the first question I keep asking myself. Who do you want to speak to with your blog post/article? If I had planned to write on language, I just focused on language learners and trainers.

2. What do I want my readers to master at the end of their reading? After being clear on my audience. I want to know the one thing my readers will retain after reading my article.

3. How can I start? The first words are very important in writing because they give the start of the idea developed and will determine if the reader will continue reading your article. I am a storyteller so I make sure to start with a story that illustrates as closely as possible my thoughts. When I get it, words start flowing by themselves.

4. Editing my writings as ideas flows. As I grow in experience and with the help of some mentors, I discover that one of the great secrets for excellent writing is editing. It’s amazing the number of readjustment done when I read the final blog post.

5. Proofreading and feedback. Though I use a good proofreading tool like Grammarly, I always send the article for proofreading to someone else. It’s the opportunity to receive my first feedback for the piece I just wrote. I can then make some final adjustment before publishing.

The real joy is to realize that from the blank page with no words, a blog post was written and has been read by hundreds across the world.I would like to know how you write when you don’t feel like writing.

Keywords: Audience, Objectives, Storytelling, Editing, Proofreading.

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Hervé Boris NGATE, Psychologist/Content Marketing Manager/Blogger