Even though it might seem rather seamless at this point, my blogs, oh dear Strawberrians take a lot of time and energy out of your favourite unusually coloured fruit. And that is ok. It used to be much worse before, and I didn’t know all the ins and outs from the get-go. Therefore, I’m dedicating this post to you, whatever you might be writing for, take my blog writing advice I wish I knew before my current wisdom occurred.
Stay On Track
I can’t stress this enough. Staying on track with your thoughts and not diverging too much off-topic is extremely important. From the stylistic point of view, it keeps your blog neat, clean, and easy to follow. This is extremely important in our fast-paced world where people have less and less time to actually read.
From the marketing point of view, it keeps your keywords in check and helps you grow and reach more traffic. Therefore, please remember, stay on…oh, I just remembered… No! Stay on track!
The clearer you format your thoughts the better everyone will understand them. Don’t use huge wordy sentences. Separate your writing into smaller chunks that are easy to read and follow. This way you will keep everyone’s attention while conveying your message completely.
Think About SEO
I know…we all hate it but SEO sadly is ‘the boss’. It limits creativity and gives you sometimes unnecessary and sometimes very practical structure. Instead of thinking of SEO as a boundary, think of it as a guideline to format your blog and thoughts. This way you will cater to the marketing while writing more productively.
Don’t Over Edit
Don’t stop writing just to edit. Also, don’t edit for hours on end. It’s as simple as that. Editing is important but it’s key to know when to stop. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, note them down and correct them in the next blog. But for the love of Strawberries, stop editing and post…or at least continue writing.
Take A Break
Don’t let yourself go into burnout. One of the most important blog writing advice I wish I knew before was that I also deserved (and needed) rest. I was always so focused on my writing that I would simply neglect myself, and that is the last thing you should do. Avoid burnout and take a break from your writing as well as social media activities.
If you’re struggling to do this, there’s always different software that could help. Blue Strawberry (yes, me) can help you organise your social media whether you’re taking a break or not. With me, you might not even need a break after all because you will spend less time focusing on mundane tasks like post scheduling and planning. Check it out and see for yourself.