While two of the most important factors in being a brilliant blogger are excellent writing skills and the ability to come up with interesting articles, often the secret to creating winning posts, that resonates with your audience, lies in the finer details.
If you are looking for ways to craft better blog posts and take your writing to the next level, consider these five advanced editing tips that will help you bring your talent to the forefront.
Pay Attention to Formatting.
Whether you are producing commentary on current events for a news site or reviewing iPhone apps for a technology blog, the way you format your writing can dramatically effect how it’s received.
Bloggers often lean on clichés to give a familiar feel to their writing and hopefully draw readers in.
Do Not Fall in Love with your Words.
Every writer who edits his or her own work has wasted time and energy trying to incorporate a sentence he or she is proud of, but which just doesn’t fit into the article.
Put Yourself in the Readers’ Shoes.
Following your initial rounds of edits, make an effort to sit down and read the post from the perspective of your audience.
Read it Afresh.
Once you have what you feel to be a finished product, put it down and walk away before you go and post it. By coming back to what you have written, fresh from a short period of rest, you’ll better be able to take the deeper look required of a final edit.
On your way to becoming a great blogger you must embrace the fact that editing plays nearly as important a roll in your success as the actual writing.