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How to Start Writing an Article

I’ve been asked before how I started writing articles when I had no idea how and where to start. This is a problem a lot of people have because they’ve never done any writing before.

I have a few tips to get you started.

  • Start with a hobby or particular topic you’re interested in to get you started. I started writing about my family history because it was something I knew about and I didn’t have to do any research. Once I started writing I couldn’t stop and before I knew it I’d written 3 pages! I was absolutely amazed.
  • Because my story was written as a timeline of events, I already had the structure for the article. If you find it difficult to start at a certain point, write down a few headings first, put them into some sort of order and then expand on those headings.
  • To make the writing easier for you, you can add bullet points, and you may find that those points will jog your memory allowing you to fill in the blanks.
  • Try to write in a conversational style so that you can keep your reader’s interest. If you add a lot of technical jargon you can quite quickly lose your audience.
  • Once you’ve written the article don’t be too picky about how it’s been written. You may make spelling mistakes or grammatical errors but this is bound to happen with your very first article. Don’t be too hard on yourself!
  • Any errors can be corrected once the article is completed.

Feel proud of yourself knowing that you wrote it yourself without asking for help.

Once you relax about writing articles you may find that you really enjoy it and want to take it more seriously by submitting them to article directories, magazines etc.

Write an article today and see how you go.

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What is “Blogging?”

According to Wikipedia, Blogging is described as a blog (a portmanteau of the term web log) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discreet entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).

Blogging has become a way of life for the majority of Internet Marketers because it is an easy way to get information out to their subscribers or to anyone who comes across their site. It’s also a way to express your feelings about certain subjects and it can also be used as a learning tool. If you choose to focus on one subject and make many entries to your blog about it, you may end up being an expert in your field.

Blogging can also be a way of interacting with family and friends by keeping them up to date with what is happening in your life, and adding pictures and photos to jazz it up. Writing a blog post can be the same as writing in a daily or weekly journal, and is a great way to highlight an issue.

Blogging can be a prelude to writing that book you’ve always wanted to write. It’s a great way to exercise your mind and hones your writing skills at the same time. Anyone can do it! Because it’s your blog you can write a few words or many words. There are no restrictions.

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Does Having the Right Mindset Make You a Better Blogger?

When you first start blogging you would have said “no” to the above question, but over time you will change your mind. Your mindset is one of the most important aspects to have if you want to be as good as you can be as a blogger.

Blogging can be a frustrating thing to do at times. If you want to be a good blogger you have to post regular content on your site, which means that you will have to research your topics before you write. This can take time and take you away from what you really want to do. It’s always so easy to procrastinate and tell yourself that you’ll get to it later! Sound familiar?

If you sit down to write and are not in the mood to write, then get up and do something different to take your mind off it. If you’re telling yourself, “I don’t know what to write about”, then your mind will go blank. It’s often while you’re doing mundane things that the ideas will start to flow.

Read some of the blog topics from your favourite bloggers to gain inspiration for your own topic. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the ideas will start flowing, so write them down while they’re fresh in your mind. You may find that you’ll come up with a few different ideas to focus on later which will be a bonus. You may come across a news item from the day which has piqued your interest, so use those thoughts to write an interesting blog post.

I also find that if I’m completely relaxed I tend to write better and the words just flow onto the page. If you have issues affecting your state of mind you will not be able to write efficiently. Before I sit down to write I make sure that I’m comfortable and have either a cup of tea or coffee in front of me. If the room is too hot or too cold, I also find it hard to concentrate.

Getting your ideas down on paper in a lucid fashion does take a bit of practice, but after a while it becomes very easy to do. Don’t write your blogs in a technical way. If you write in a more conversational way then you have a much better chance of your blog articles being read. The majority of people who read blog posts from others, don’t want to be bogged down with words they can’t pronounce or a subject that is too technical.

To produce a great blog post, think about what you’re writing about and write it down. You can always come back a bit later and change sentences etc., but at least you have it written and it may give you more ideas for much more content. You could also write down bullet points about what you want to discuss and then expand on them. The mind is a wonderful tool so give it some ideas and let it go to work for you. Before you realise it, you will have completed your post!

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Blogging to Increase Traffic

Your website is up and running and you’ve found your niche, and you need to get traffic to your site, but you’re not sure where to start. You need to increase the content, which means that you’ll have to write articles, but you have no idea what to write about or where to find the information you need.

You have probably heard the term “blogging” or “blog” and the Wikipedia definition is, A blog (a truncation of the expression web log) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).

In other words, the only way to promote your website or product (or both), is to blog about it on a regular basis. Many experts have recommended at least 4-5 posts a week. Many people think that it is difficult to find enough content to write about, but there are many ways to access the information and here are just a few which will help you write informative and interesting articles.

  • Google Alerts – set up a Google alert for your chosen topic and you will be sent news items on a regular basis. If you have settled on a topic such as weight loss, you could set up alerts for weight loss programs, diet and nutrition, weight loss exercises etc. You will be kept up to date with all the latest developments in these areas, so your articles can be written about current findings.
  • Ezine Articles – search Ezine articles for articles written about your topic. The search will give you a huge number of articles to look through and you can choose something from a number of them to write about, or you may consider re-writing a few of them. Whatever you choose to do you will have plenty of information on hand.
  • Keyword Research – search for the most popular keywords in your niche and then write articles using them prominently in your title as well as the body of the article.
  • Magazines or Newspapers – maybe a publication has a dedicated section in their magazine or newspaper which focuses on your topic. If so you can get plenty of information to either write a new article or re-write one that has already been written.

As you can see you should never run out of ideas for articles. All it takes is a bit of research on your topic and you are on your way.

The goal is to generate traffic and one of the best ways is to write constantly about your product, making sure that the information is what people are searching for.

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