It takes two things to write a good article: good content and good writing technique.
When it comes to writing good articles for the internet, you have a lot of competition. Articles can be written by anyone, posted anywhere, and referred to as such. In the information age, the line between an article and something else has become increasingly blurred. In contrast, the distinction between good and bad is much clearer — and perhaps more significant.
It’s not difficult to produce high-quality content. The majority of people are blissfully unaware of the fact that everyone has something worthwhile to say. Good technique is more difficult to achieve because it can appear vague and it can make or break an article.
A shoddy piece of writing fails miserably. A well-written article has the power to change people’s minds, gain new followers, and command respect. It’s an admirable endeavour.
Strap on your seatbelt and let’s take the ride to learn these powerful tips for writing good articles.
1. Make it as simple as possible for your reader to become absorbed in your content.
Starting an article with a long, densely worded introduction acts as a significant roadblock for readers. Before your reader can decide if your article is interesting and worth reading, he or she must first wade through a mountain of text. This necessitates a considerable amount of work. The majority of people aren’t going to bother.
Make your introduction short and to the point. A one- or two-sentence introductory paragraph will get your reader’s attention and keep them reading. It’s easy to skim and get the gist of it in the time it takes to scroll past.
Begin with a short and simple project that will pique your interest. Demonstrate to your reader that you’re adding value before requesting that they put forth any effort on their part.
2. Do not use long sentences; instead, use short paragraphs.
Shorten everything in general. Short paragraphs pique the reader’s interest. They give you a sense of satisfaction because you’ve accomplished something. You’re constantly tempted to read one more; your gaze is drawn to the bottom of the page.
As a result, it’s important to break up your writing. Persuade your reader by keeping them guessing about the meaning of the words you use. Keep them at a comfortable distance from one another. Allow them time to think things through.
Empty spaces between words help maintain harmony, just like the breaths between sentences when speaking.
3. Short and sweet is the name of the game here.
This is a follow-up to the previous tip. Make your point as quickly as possible. Eliminate all superfluous words from a sentence. If finishing a sentence doesn’t help you make your point, don’t bother finishing it.
Even though it’s painful, the end result will be better writing.
4. Add substance
An article that says nothing is one of the worst things you can see in your news feed. Unbelievably, they occur frequently. So much of what is published online is filler.
Empty articles are frequently repackaged as something of value. It would take me an eternity to read through all of the “top five tips” and “productivity hacks” articles if I didn’t pass out from boredom first.
It’s rare that you’ll find anything useful in any of them. They’re nothing more than meaningless abstractions.
In a single day, I can’t keep track of all the surface-level blog posts that come across my phone.
They’re composed of letters and numbers, but there’s no rhyme or reason to them. The only purpose of the content is to satisfy the desire for more content.
More surface-level content about people going through the motions isn’t what the world needs right now. It requires content that is meant to instruct, communicate meaning, and aid comprehension.
5. Describe an event in narrative form.
Stories are extremely popular amongst the general public. It’s a universal truth: we’re always moved by a good story. Keep this information handy for when you need it.
When writing an article, one of the best ways to keep a reader interested is to inject human interest into it. Recount an event, set the stage, or reveal the plot to pique their interest.
Opening an article with a story is a brilliant idea. They both do a fantastic job of illustrating a point. Although your article is brief, simple, and straight to the point, it suddenly comes across as human.
6. First, demonstrate, and only then explain.
Begin by demonstrating your point in the action, and then go into detail about what it means and why it’s important to me.
Show and explain, your ideas in the following order. To help understand why and how something works, first, show it to me and then explain to me what the thing is.
Any other arrangement will bore your reader and be less logical.
Practice makes perfect, so practice as much as you can. The only way to become an expert at something is to keep practising it. Repeat the process of creating an excellent article in your head until it comes naturally to you.
In the world, everyone has something to say that’s worth listening to. The world is always in need of meaningful content that conveys knowledge and aids in understanding, and you have more to share than you realize. Make some quality content now!
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