I have poor writing skills?

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I have poor writing skills..What can I do to make my blog interesting??
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Do a lot of reading of good writing. Go to successful Blogs and observe what they are doing. Go to places like Content Marketing Solutions from Copyblogger and absorb.

    Practice, practice, practice and hone your craft


    - Robert Andrew
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    • Profile picture of the author davehayes
      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      Do a lot of reading of good writing. Go to successful Blogs and observe what they are doing. Go to places like Content Marketing Solutions from Copyblogger and absorb.

      Practice, practice, practice anf hone your craft


      - Robert Andrew
      Exactly as Rob says, study good copywriters, ones whose writing you like, then practice, practice, practice.
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      • Profile picture of the author ElGuapo
        I'd give up.

        Seriously.

        Blogs feature writing. If you are going to have a successful blog, then it follows that you need to be a successful (i.e. talented) writer in the first place. The one exception to this rule is if you put out spectacular content that is not dependent on the written word, such as PPC case studies or cooking videos.

        Instead, you should consider what talents you do have. Then perhaps look to partner up with other people whose talents complement your own.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
          There are millions of blogs who outsource all of their content creation, including writing. Nothing wrong with that. This happens in all kinds of industries both offline and online.

          For example, most people flipping real estate do not fix up the properties they buy. The use sub contractors.

          Bloggers in micro niches make money all day long by hiring a specialty writer. For example, let's say I wanted to start a blog on addiction treatment because I know there are CPA offers out there that pay $300 a qualified lead. I have no personal interest in this niche, but I do like high paying niches. I would outsource my blog content writing if I did not want to take the time to research the articles myself.

          Don't let lack of writing skills, or any Internet marketing skills stop you.
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        • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
          Originally Posted by ElGuapo View Post

          I'd give up.

          Seriously.

          Blogs feature writing. If you are going to have a successful blog, then it follows that you need to be a successful (i.e. talented) writer in the first place. The one exception to this rule is if you put out spectacular content that is not dependent on the written word, such as PPC case studies or cooking videos.

          Instead, you should consider what talents you do have. Then perhaps look to partner up with other people whose talents complement your own.
          What a nice piece of Snobbery you are !!! Blogs are for anyone with a passion and not some ( cant write it or i get another holiday )
          Jason
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          • Profile picture of the author @tjr
            Originally Posted by Regional Warrior View Post

            What a nice piece of Snobbery you are !!! Blogs are for anyone with a passion and not some ( cant write it or i get another holiday )
            Jason
            Regarding the bolded text: yes, when it comes to a personal blog. The OP, given the location of this post (an Internet Marketing forum), probably wants to blog and earn an income. In most cases, that is going to require some talent.
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          • Profile picture of the author ElGuapo
            Originally Posted by Regional Warrior View Post

            What a nice piece of Snobbery you are !!! Blogs are for anyone with a passion and not some ( cant write it or i get another holiday )
            Jason
            It is not snobbery; it is respect for the talents of accomplished writers.

            Anybody is entitled to start a blog, of course, but you ought to have some talent at writing if your aim is to make blogging a profitable enterprise. No different to, say, having some serious design skills if you wish to make money creating ebook covers.
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      • Profile picture of the author ezb1
        Originally Posted by davehayes View Post

        Exactly as Rob says, study good copywriters, ones whose writing you like, then practice, practice, practice.
        Yes, practice writing -- but practice in a specific way. Do not practice your writing on the keyboard of your computer. Practice by copying good written content by writing it out longhand. By copying good writing in longhand, you are forming pathways in your brain so that you can start thinking 'good writing'. Thinking good writing will translate into writing good writing.
        Copy longhand. over and over and over until it becomes natural to think good writing.
        Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    If your not good at 'writing', then blogging won't be the 'right' fit for you [until] you improve your skills.

    Or you could just find another medium of marketing like video ETC.
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  • Profile picture of the author JerryKuzma
    Hey mate, do not be discouraged. If Bill Gates can have Asperger Syndrome (a mild form of autism) and run a multi-billion $ biz, you can blog with your current skillset.

    Just write, or dictate, and get someone else to edit it for you.

    Having said that, if you REALLY want to excel, then you will have to read and study and work on your writing skills, so that you become excellent at it.

    Be encouraged!

    Have a brilliant day,
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  • Profile picture of the author DrForum
    You should never worry. We are never born perfect but one thing is that we are always presented with opportunities that make us improve our writing skills. Kindly first find your niche of writing and seek a few tips online that will help you stay in touch when it comes to writing. You will slowly go through examples of the well written articles and improve yours with time. It is always a progressive thing. Just don't give up but keep on trying.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex65
    hi
    If you have a blog, it is because you want to talk about your own passion, something that interests you and you care.
    Knowing how to write, but you speak simply write properly and not ungrammatical.
    Knowing writing online: it is, after all, to learn the four rules that have nothing to do with the language to use. But rules are important because they give more power to our text and more understandable.
    cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author chessmasterr
    Originally Posted by karanjain1994 View Post

    I have poor writing skills..What can I do to make my blog interesting??
    For any apparent lack of ability I have, or time or even motivation for that matter, I outsource to people that are much more capable then myself in that particular area.

    If writing is not your thing, then there are many competent copywriters out there that specialize in all sorts of topics that would be more than happy to contribute to your blog. I have worked with quality writers that have delivered me 500+ word articles for as little as $5. Yep, you read that right!
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  • Profile picture of the author texsumaiya
    If you have poor writing skill, you can learn the tips of the language. You may need to learn some vocabulary & grammar. On the other hand you can hire freelancer to write for you. Nowadays there are many freelancer, you can hire easily. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author GorselDersler
    I also poor skills. I have a food recipe site and I am writing recipes. I know there are some grammer mistakes. I don't know readers laugh at me? I am not English or USA. You think they laugh or making fun of with me? What you suggest please?
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  • Profile picture of the author fross30
    You can read through books and other online avenue to get a ideal of how the content flow and Structure.
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    • Profile picture of the author robinaraoz
      Hi karanjain1994,

      I agree with Jeff Schuman, how about outsourcing your job?

      In the meanwhile I found a resource that could help you learn some new skills, here you'll find 75 resources that should be enough to get you started on your way to becoming a web copy samurai:

      https://blog.kissmetrics.com/75-copywriting-resources/

      Regards,
      Robin
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    Read and write as much as possible.

    Find your own voice, so that you attract readers who are just like you, and your content creation becomes enjoyable instead of a chore.

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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Get people comfortable with your brand by writing like you're talking to friends.

    Keep it conversational.

    Why?

    When people are comfortable with you, they're more likely to listen to you.

    Listening enables you to build CREDIBILITY.

    Build enough credibility and you become an AUTHORITY.

    Become AUTHORITATIVE enough and you'll have a LOYAL COMMUNITY around your content.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by karanjain1994 View Post

    I have poor writing skills..What can I do to make my blog interesting??
    You could outsource your articles. But at the same time why blog if you don't like writing?
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  • Profile picture of the author T S Chan
    If you have some budget, try outsourcing.

    Or make some instruction videos and post it on youtube.
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  • Profile picture of the author fated82
    I realize those who say they are poor in writing actually only lack confidence.

    It's like saying "I can't do public speaking". But they have no problem speaking to a group of friends...

    So my suggestion is:

    1) don't worry about your lack of skill. If you have passion for your topics, it will outshine your writing skills

    2) Use what I call the "brain fart" technique. Which means, don't edit while you are writing your first draft. This way, you will write faster. You can edit on the second draft

    3) there are many grammar editor around. If you are a grammar nazi, get one so u can edit for grammar errors

    Final rule. Always write as if you are talking to a friend, not to your grammar teacher. the key to blogging is understanding your audience and write what they are interested.
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  • Profile picture of the author mohsin qureshi
    Practice make men perfect, you have to try again and again. Do not give up, you have to do this with patience, one more thing i want to say, you might be learn about content writing, for this you may be read articles, news papers, books, it might be groom you as much as you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author CBGCash
    You can outsource to better writers if you have the funds. Also, try to have longer articles... i.e. 750 words or 1000 words. Google loves longer contents nowadays.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrahman5737
    The English has a proverb that Failure is the pillar of success. After failing you need to try & try. Without try you will not be able to overcome this problem. If you with to learn the language, it would better for you. Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Join Hobson
    no problem, you can get articles from fiver ..., you say what do you want write and they help you.
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    • Profile picture of the author HealthBuff
      go to fiverr.com

      You could bullet point the ideas you have and pay some else to craft up your daily blog. There are some fabulous people on fiverr. Look around you may want to try a few of them, and then settle with working with one person - then the style of writing will be the same.

      Best of luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author DJX71
    Great advice here, and actually I was a little put off by El Guapo's response at first, but he ended it with really fantastic advice that may have been overlooked because of the sting of that initial 'slap':

    "...one exception to this rule is if you put out spectacular content that is not dependent on the written word, such as PPC case studies or cooking videos.

    Instead, you should consider what talents you do have. Then perhaps look to partner up with other people whose talents complement your own."

    Brilliant, and really opens things up for literally anyone.

    Great thread -- glad you started it, karanjain1994
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  • Profile picture of the author rakota
    Originally Posted by karanjain1994 View Post

    I have poor writing skills..What can I do to make my blog interesting??
    Did someone tell you this? Plenty of poor writers make it big in Internet marketing.

    Try to write your posts or whatever with a purpose (solve a problem, explain how-to something) etc. and you'll do okay.

    If you are concerned about your grammar then why not get things proofread. You could outsource that for very little.
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  • Profile picture of the author malikshahid3232
    I have also same problem!
    I have watched many of English films , pause film to the point what word you have not understood, run again - run again and again!
    If not help, open dictionary and check the word.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    The only way to sharpen your writing skills is to write daily. You should also read every day so you can enhance your vocabulary.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      I was also thinking ( addressed to OP) have you considered starting a blog about your journey to learn English? You can write Posts everyday and be a shining example to others ( through your improvement with each Post) that English can be mastered by most anyone.

      Throw up some Adsense or Language CPAs while you are at it or build a List with a newsletter on tips to improve your English in 30 days
      Better yet, write an Ebook to show the EXACT Steps of how you went from a total non english speaking person to one that mastered it.



      - Robert Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author sweetcrabhoney18
    Start a podcast instead. Or even a video blog.

    There are also TONS ... TONS of free English courses all over the internet that can aid you in learning better writing skills. It takes time , dedication and patience to master good writing.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChaletDM
      Hi Karanjain1994

      You say you have poor writing skills. How is your recording voice?

      The reason I ask is that one of the best ways to engage a user is with video.

      If you can create an engaging video with your Smart Phone and put it up on your blog your audience will grow and grow.

      Works great! Give it a try!

      Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author MiaSorensen
    When you say you have poor writing skills is that your own opinion? or has anyone actually said that to you? We are very quick to judge ourselves, sometimes to hard, and without good reason.

    I believe that anything can be learned if we just study and want it bad enough. So as others have said study some good writing, and write as much as you can yourself. Practice makes perfect
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  • Profile picture of the author Luke Dennison
    A lot of good answers in this thread.

    First, read a few articles on improving your writing.

    Then, try writing exercises.

    Here is a website I use to improve my writing.

    Writing Exercises and Prompts (im not affiliated).

    I know it's mainly for creative writing, but it still improves your writing skills that you can use for blogging. Having an entertaining post that is also informative is the key to having a great blog that people come back for.
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