One thing I have found out is that becoming good at writing involves writing consistently. And blogging is one writing tool that can help you achieved that goal of writing consistently.
These days, it’s easy to set up a blog and start sharing your writings on it. There are lots of guilds out there that can help you start a blog, It something anyone can do.
Blogging has really helped me and is still helping me, especially in improving my writing. Actually, it was blogging that pointed to me clearly the path to becoming a writer. Some time ago, I got motivated to become a blogger by reading one of this gets rich quick blogging books or ebooks. What I didn’t know is that I have to write in other for me to create something to publish on the blog. But because I was really motivated and interested in blogging I start writing as bad as I can.
Blogging became a way, and my blog became a platform for me to practice to see what works and doesn’t work. I became interested in how to improve my writings. Whenever I read any tips on writing I will come to my blog and practice it. This was how I have gone from being an awful writer to becoming the best writer I can become. I know I’m not there yet, and I will never be because there is no “there” in the writing journey, what matters most in the writing journey is getting better, always trying to improve your writing skills in every area that is possible.
Here are some ways blogging can help you improve writing skills.
It will help you practice
If you have a blog, you can start writing as bad as you can on it. When you learn new tips you can try it on your blog and see whether it works or not. You may in the process get feedbacks (positive or negative) which you can use to improve writings.
You can use a blog as a testing ground for your writing.
To shape your voice
Every writer knows how important writing voice is to a writer. Writing voice easy your writing process and makes you authentic. But writing voice doesn’t just show up the first day or twentieth day you started writing.
Consistent writing is one thing that is needed for shaping writing voice. And that is where blogging can help, you can use blogging to try different tones in your writing and see the one that works best for you.
To shape your style
Knowing how you write is also important. Among the things that will make your writing experience more easier is being knowledgeable about the kind of style you use in your writings.
As a blogger, you can try different styles of writing on your blog and find the one that best suits your type of writing. It’s convenient to do the findings and shapings in your blog, which in the beginning might be like a journal for you. You will have less worry about disappointing a client or messing up a project due to an inconsistent style of writing. Since it’s your blog if you are uncomfortable with any of your writings you can always trash, draft or unpublish it without worrying about anything or anybody
To write books or ebook
Whatever you wrote and published on your blog by all right, is yours. Publishing your writings online doesn’t make it public property, they still remain yours. This means you can do whatever you wish to do with it. You can convert it to a book or an ebook and put it out there for people to buy.
Some of the books you see on sites like Amazon are blog posts which have been compelled and transformed into a book. This post you are reading right now might turn out to be a chapter or part of a chapter in my book.
Through blogging, you can write posts, publish them, get people’s reaction through comments, edit the posts and turn them into a chapter or parts of chapters in a book.
To learn how to market your writings
Blogging is one important component of digital marketing. It’s one component that has a relationship with almost all other components of digital marketing.
This means if you understand blogging, it will be easier for you to learn other digital marketing skills, skills like social media marketing and other forms of digital marketing, which will be useful for you in promoting yourself as a writer or promoting your writings. We are in a digital age, so learning how to market digitally is one important skill everyone need to acquire, more especially writers.
What are you waiting for? Go ahead use blogging to improve your writing skills.
I hope this post helps you see ways blogging can help you Improve your writing.
If you are thinking of starting a blog, you need to understand some things about blogging, like what and how blogging works, I have written some post about blogging that can help you with some of this information, you can check them out through the links below.