The art of content writing Series
What is content writing?
You are online, and you are chatting with someone for hours; if you collect all your messages from talking or instant messaging system, you have many topics to write, and this is content writing generally. Like every other art, it is nourished through persistence, dedicated work, and studying and reading.
Why content writing?
In itself, content writing is just writing anything about anything else; however, it is a gold mine in online business. As gold is an ultimate goal of mining, so is content writing pursuing someone to buy an idea; products and services are the only purposes.
Businesses can’t do this because their focus is on business processes, the cash flow, employees, taxes, legal issues, competitors, and market politics; they have more things to do to get maximum profit from their businesses.
Who will write content?
They need someone who can write to make a professional look at their online presence and help them build readers, customers, potential partners, and investors. They need content writers for their projects. Big and medium-sized businesses hire them permanently, while small companies and startups offer temporary contract based projects to project jobs.
Although I don’t have exact figures and numbers to illustrate how much content writing is required, I can say this of my experience in that more writers are needed to complete the tasks and greater customer satisfaction.
What is this all about?
It is essential to understand what this art is about and how to make your writing skills compete in a diverse field of concern. This art is all about words that can attract gold.
This Art of writing will teach your many things along the way especially the power of words and how to use it.
Power of words
Words are powerful; no matter what the content may be, words are central. Visual manifestations of sounds and ideas are core values in the modern world. Content writing starts and ends with it. So it is advised to choose words carefully.
Grammar is essential but not the only thing you need to know. The myth of grammar is that you must be kind to write. Sometimes it is correct; however, most of the time, it is just a trap for people who are not native and who want to share their experiences.
If you are not good at grammar, never stop writing; remember that language is just a tool to express your thoughts and sometimes feelings; if you are successful in expressing your feelings and beliefs, you are on the same page with the reader.
I recommend that you read as many books on grammar as you can but never stop writing. The more you read and write, the more you can learn how to use grammar wisely. I do also recommend grammar-based android and iOS apps like Ginger, Grammarly, etc. on your smartphone.
On desktop PCs, use chrome extensions of similar names with the same function. In MS Office, use a built-in grammar check. It would be best if you did not think of grammar as an obstacle but an opportunity to get closer to the right audience.
Share your ideas worth sharing
Sharing ideas is an excellent function of content writing; sharing means, you care about others. You share because ideas of values are worth sharing. The more you share, the more you get feedback, the more you learn whether your thoughts are logical, practical, and reasonable, or they are just fantasy, which you use to escape reality or real-world problems.
Psychology of words
Remember that psychology says that we think in pictorial form, meaning that words are there to explain what is going on in mind. If you show what is going on inside you, what do you think, feel, and see that is more than enough.
Psychology of time
Timing is there to remind you that you will die one day, and you will never know for sure when it is that day. It can be now today; it can be tomorrow or some other day. So make sure that you do not waste this precious time now available to you.
The best time to write is early morning; if you are not a morning person, you can choose anytime there is no distraction to concentrate on the writing. If you are interested in looking at my schedule, then you can read it here.
The audience is valuable people who will be the first to see your hard work presented in written form. Their feedback will guide you to improve your blog and write engaging content to attract more visitors to your clients’ websites and blogs.
Focus on your style
You can present your content in different forms; storytelling, lyrical, drama, thrilling, full of suspense. It can be tragic as well as comedy. Be aware of your state and style. Never write in that form or style which you are not comfortable with; write in your style. I want to know more about style; read this too. How to make your style of writing?
Skills for content writing
Skills you will need to succeed in any field of life writing are hard work with no substitute, good luck that speeds up the process, passion the driving force to push you in times of adversity, and finally, persistence the key to all successes.
Things you should welcome if you expect to shine like a diamond. Levels of denial are so high that even the most successful writers will say to you that they were rejected a lot; that is why they succeeded a lot.
Welcome mistakes in the beginning
The margin for errors is so high that it can overwhelm you if you lose hope, everything will be lost. I welcome you in this world of content writing and marketing
Best wishes if you want to be a content writer.