When I started blogging, I used to think that’s its easy to blog. You just need to write an article, follow few SEO tips and promote your article. I am sure many of newbies feels same but they fail to succeed because they take first step too lightly. Bloggers do read lots of articles on how to blog but they hardly give attention on how to be a better writer. Apart from having good control over language you need to have few personal qualities that can make you a better writer and thus a better blogger.
According to me, I think there are 5 basic characteristics that each writer must own.
- Know Your Interest:
If you want to be a writer then first thing which you must know is which topic/ niche you find interesting. If you just choose a niche because others are earning in same niche then you would never able write a quality article because for writing an article you must be having knowledge about it and you need to show your point of view too. Without interest you won’t able to do research on topics and thus you would never able to write an effective article. Like Blogging and Tech niche is something that interests me thus I am always ready to learn something new and thus keep on increasing my knowledge and improving my way of writing articles. Thus before starting to write anything, sit alone and find out the niche that interests you.
When you are your own boss, you need to be very strict when it comes to discipline at work. Make sure to keep up frequency when it comes to writing and reading resources that interests you. Once you break your working schedule, it becomes very tough to get back to track again. I was on break from blogging for a long time and starting again was a tough row to hoe. It was just like starting from zero and I was so confused from where to start. Thus make sure to keep yourself telling that the time is now for writing and don’t be lazy to delay it.
While writing an article you face few problems like writer’s block, not-so-satisfactory article, negative comments, non-viral posts, lack of positive environment and more. But since you are self-employed, you need to motivate yourself. When I started writing articles, I was having fear of negative comments, bad posts etc. but with time I started enjoying this fear. And every writer needs to accept such drawbacks of writing and keep moving ahead and learning with mistakes. You need to be easy on yourself and be confident otherwise it would be very easy for you to leave your writing passion.
- Be creative:
Writing doesn’t mean copy pasting any article. It is a creative work. You should be creative enough to write what you feel in a creative way so that readers get attract to your post and can understand what you want to convey. Even after long time in blogging career, I still wonder the way successful writers share even simple tips very effectively and this is where creativity comes. Thus from a catchy title to a mind-blowing end, you need to keep focusing on how to make your article interesting in a creative way. No matter you are sharing few basic tips, tricks or reviewing software, if your article is interesting then readers will surely get attracted.
- Confidence to share:
As a writer you must have guts to share your thoughts, no matter it’s about technology reviews, politics, blogging ethics or any other views which you want to convey your readers. Writing is not always about earning money it’s more about how to reach your audience by just being yourself. Of course, readers might try to oppose your views and thus smash your confidence but it doesn’t mean that you don’t share what you think. This is the major quality that every writer must have to succeed.
Everyone love to be their own boss and these days writing is a good way to earn money but not all are able to convert this hobby to passion and get success because they lack in few basic personal qualities of writer. Above were few qualities in my opinion, every writer must have and if you know more qualities then share it right away, it will help all of us be a better writer.