The writing done in any form which is completely original (with this I mean 100% original), requires a certain level of creativity. And it is something which is really hard to learn, but still, it is possible if you practice hard.
Even though creativity plays a major role in writing. No matter, one can understand and practice some specific skills that help you to get better.
You may not be a bestselling author but, a guest blogging is quite different from this. It includes a far less Academic Staff and more what the audience actually care about. If you have good knowledge about the basics of blogging, you can make a difference and achieve good success as a blogger.
If you want to create something decent, you need to prepare yourself and make all the required arrangements for better comfort. There are a number of ideas and thoughts which flows constantly through your mind.
All you need is to focus on your thoughts and utilize them to get something worthy. Here we are sharing some important steps which can help you to make your guest blogging more attractive and effective:
Make Yourself Comfortable
Everyone has their own comfort level. Some people like to write in the daylight, some in a quiet room and some people prefer to work during the night. Thus, always work as per your comfort level.
You can sit in a quiet room, shut the windows and doors, get yourself a cup of tea or whatever you like, do what makes you feel comfortable.
To have a complete focus on the content you are writing, you need to eliminate all kinds of distractions around you. You can discuss your requirements with the employer to make a perfectly peaceful atmosphere to work.
You may have some amazing ideas in your mind but suddenly forget because of the distractions around you. Thus, you need to take care of everything and prefer to make notes. So whenever you get the idea you can note it done.
Why are you writing? For some people, it’s a business requirement and for the others, it’s their job or maybe the person wants to earn fame on the web. Whatever the reason is, make sure that you put enough effort to achieve something amazing and out-of-the-box.
For creating something useful have detailed research on the topic thoroughly. Whatever topic you have selected, there is always a 99.9% chance that someone has already written the content on it.
You can go through the content of other bloggers and get no more details and information about the topic you have selected. There is always some information available for you online.
Constant research can help you to stay updated with the relevant topics, news and make sure that you are not creating something outdated. Even if you feel like you are up to date, prefer 10 to 15 minutes to search for something new related to your topic
Outline Your Content
Before you start writing, try to make the structure of the content in your mind. You must have a clear knowledge about the sections you are going to include the
- Information you are going to provide in the introduction,
- Number of points you are going to cover.
- If there is something valuable you want to share make a note of it. So that you do not skip anything even by mistake.
After that, structure this information accordingly. If you have enough practice, you can do all this just in your head but writing it down on paper is always the best idea to be considered. Also remember, before writing the content makes sure that you read the guidelines of the guest post sites carefully. By doing this, you’ll get an idea about your content outline.
Write first, Edit later
This is a very common mistake that lots of people encounter when writing. Well, it’s not technically a mistake. It’s not “wrong” to edit every sentence and paragraph as you progress, but it’s extremely inefficient, time-consuming and tiring as hell.
Write all of the content you want to cover first, edit, proofread, format, etc. later. If you don’t have a proofreader or an editor to help you out, then put some amount of time between writing and editing your post.
A few hours are enough. The idea is that you will be much more effective when editing your post after some time, than if you do that immediately.
I also get some new ideas that could be added to the post when looking at it with a fresh eye and it also helps in proofreading.
When you are writing for long hours on end, your punctuation and spelling skills tend to go down, since they too take a certain amount of energy. You have already exhausted your brain with writing, give it some time to recover.
Small Breaks are Great
Take short breaks. This is very important for a number of reasons: first, you need to flex your muscles from time to time and get the blood flowing due to various possible health issues.
Second, you are not a machine: your brain needs to rest a bit, especially if the writing process was intensive. Here is when you can check your mail, jump on your social media account, make a phone call or have a smoke.
I sometimes get great ideas for the topic I am writing randomly during the short breaks. They pop into the mind from nowhere when you are a bit relaxed and mostly, they turn out to be useful.
Consider taking short, 5 minute breaks every 20-25 minutes. It’s important to not make the breaks too short or too long. If you are facing a decision on making breaks shorter or longer, make them shorter.
Longer breaks will get your thoughts stranding too far off and it will be much harder to gather them back together.
Now I think the above information will help you to understand the things that you need to take care while writing a Guest post. Try to follow these points and you may feel comfy while writing a blog.
Moreover, if you are looking for the guest post opportunities there are many websites which accepts you as an author. If you are unable to find the opportunities take help from guestpostengine it’ll help you out, to find websites that provide guest post opportunities.