Six rules for writing good articles
A guest post by Hassan Ahmad.
Writing good articles needs two things: good material and strong technology.
The blogosphere has a lot of noise you need to cope with. Anyone can publish an article, regardless whether the meaning is a blurred line. It needs to be much more clear-cut, potentially distinguishing between good and bad.
It’s relatively easy to produce content. This may not be understood by most people, but everyone has something insightful to say. Effective strategies tend to be more complicated, as they can seem vague and complex. This can either make or break an article.
Writing good articles shifts perceptions, attracts fans, and demands attention. This is an important and precious endeavour.
Reduce the usability hurdle
My guidelines for writing good articles are: make it easy to please your reader. A broad opening paragraph can be seen as a huge obstacle. It calls for a tremendous deal of commitment whether to continue reading or not.
Make the beginning fast and punchy. One or two-phrases are much simpler to read. Writing good articles should start with something quick and simple to prove its interest before challenging your readers to bring their money into it.
Keep your paragraphs brief
Keep your paragraphs brief. This makes your text visually elegant. This means it’s a good idea to do some vigorous editing.
How many times did a long article make you lose interest? Be honest. If the process takes too much effort your readers will soon lose interest and move on.
Brief descriptions are much easier to cope with. Writing good articles entails splitting them up to make them easier to read on your phone. Hold the user’s interest paragraph by paragraph and offer them space to think.
Combine phrases with vacant spaces, like breaths between spoken sentences. Short means powerful and precise, like a tequila shot instead of a light beer bottle.
Your expressions are not made unclear and cheapened when they are reduced. Instead they become much stronger.
Simplify your approach
This is a continuation from the paragraph above, but it needs to be mentioned separately because it is significant.
As Yeats once said, “Destroy your darlings!” In other words, cut out any needless words within your sentences. If you don’t manage to achieve your argument within one paragraph, delete it entirely.
This can hurt, as it’s easy to write too much.
Make it worth reading
You need to provide a reasonable amount of content. The post which says the least is worst item in the news stream. It’s surprisingly regular how many writers just write nothing but fluff.
But these empty products are seen as valuable. There are plenty of “best five tricks” and similar listicles to last me forever, if I did not die of boredom first. Rarely do I find anything important in any of them.
These are mere abstractions. Every day my inbox is packed with superficial topics, composed of phrases without any purpose.
Writing good articles doesn’t mean writing anything for the sake of it. You need to express sense and comprehension. If your friend asks “Why?”, you need to give them an answer. This means educating, relaying sense, to make people understand.
Each article must contain unique content without plagiarism. Use a plagiarism checker to help you avoid copied text within your written work.
Get to the point, quick and simple
Readers always enjoy a story. It is one of humanity’s fundamental realities.
One of the best ways to pull a reader into a story is to make it come alive with human interest. Capture their interest with your experiences, placing it on a stage or unfolding a mystery.
History is also good for explaining an argument. This doesn’t need to be extravagant or garish to be successful. You could write about using a particular resource, and then tell me a tale about how it worked for you. This makes your post not only to the point, quick and simple, but also definitely real.
Stop dry writing. Nobody reads boring content in this over-saturated Internet era. Neither do grammatical mistakes help, so use a grammar checker to detect and remove them.
Plan before starting your writing
Before you begin writing good articles, you need to have a definition and a sense of why. Explore your ideas, examples, descriptions and interpretation. Make this appreciable in how it functions and comes together.
Practice is necessary to produce effective prose. Improving yourself is learning your art. Before you start writing, create the shape and function of your post, and whether it offers something important.
The blogosphere always needs relevant and persuasive material which transmits wisdom and enables others to understand.
About the author
Working as a content auditor, Hassan Ahmad has years of experience of writing articles on Tech, SEO, Sports, Software testing and Health Care. He loves travelling and reading. He successfully manages a team of digital marketers.
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