Many people have asked me how to be a pro blogger and how did I become one? Let me start off by saying, I have never had a way with words. I have also never attended any workshops on content writing or blogging. This always made me feel that I could not do justice in expressing my thoughts and opinions freely. This is one of the main reasons I wanted to try my hand at content writing. Since I have started writing blogs for Edu4sure, I have felt that it has become easier and easier for me to have a voice of my own.
Like many students I wished to utilize my summertime to the best use and the only way I could think of was to do an internship.
I searched Facebook for internships and this is when I first came to know about the company ‘Edu4Sure’. I applied for it, went for my interview and got selected for the internship. This is how I started my journey as a blogger.
My Journey as a Blogger
There were ten other interns with me on our first day, the orientation which was conducted by Deepak sir. It was nice to see more people with the same enthusiasm as me for the internship. We were asked to write a brief introduction and then speak about ourselves in three hundred words. This was done so that our different writing styles could be acknowledged. Deepak sir discussed many other things with us like SEO (Search Engine Optimization), the difference between digital and online marketing, the value of content writing, career growth possibility, etc.
I was very anxious when I received my first blog assignment. It was about why I wanted to join a startup. It made me think a lot and understand what exactly a startup is and how it functions.
As it was my very first blog, I tried to be as unique as possible. The best thing about a blog is that it gives you the freedom of speech to write however you want to write. This helps in improving your vocabulary as well as articulation.
Prerequisites to Write Blogs
It is necessary to have a good command over the English language if you wish to become a successful blogger. Thankfully, English was not much of a problem for me. More importantly, the way of writing should be simple and understandable for the reader.
It may look fancy to use long words but it is not always necessary. It becomes tiresome and sometimes a little boring to read long sentences and paragraphs. If you can make use of short and crisp sentences to convey your message, then there is nothing like it.
It is also advisable to use proper indenting and make use of bullets or points wherever possible.
Steps Along the way to a Pro-Blogger
My journey in learning how to be a pro blogger was a tough one. My speed was slow. And before I could start writing, I used to take a lot of time thinking about the topic.
Gradually after gaining some experience in writing blogs, my speed picked up. I was able to write for hours at a stretch. My confidence also improved when my work was appreciated. Edu4Sure helped me by giving me tips on how to make my blogs more interesting.
Every profession requires discipline and so does writing. If you wish to improve consistently and bring out the best in you, you need to be focused and disciplined.
Set up a particular time for writing and try and stick to it. This will help you to stay your course and also finish your work within the deadline.
Also, it is always good to be regular with your work and be loyal to it. This is exactly what I did when I started writing.
Learning is an important factor. I am an avid reader and this helps me a lot when I am writing my blog. So this habit has really helped me a lot in my blogging experience. By reading other’s blogs also I have gained knowledge.
A blog is an informal article and that is exactly how it should be written. A blog is a platform to share your experience and thoughts on any subject. It may range from beauty tips to travel guides.
In my case, all my blogs have been related to start-ups, corporate social responsibility, digital marketing, and my past experiences as a student.
My Tips on Writing Good Blogs
The act of writing blogs has tremendously increased my knowledge and improved my communication. For all the blogs that I have written, I have followed a few key points provided to me by the edu4sure team.
The first is research work. Before writing any blog it is vital to read about the topic as much as you can in order to get knowledge about the topic. After reading a few blogs and about the topic on the net, you start to form a frame in your mind, as to how you want to write your blog.
The headline is an important feature of your blog, it should be creative and compelling.
Using quotes by famous personalities is a good way to make your blogs more interesting. But it is always better to come up with your own one-liners or quotes. As a beginner, it is possible that one may make a few mistakes.
I made the same mistakes when I first started writing my blogs. The best way to move forward is to learn from your mistakes with a positive mindset.
My journey of being a blogger has just begun and I have a long way to go. With good support from my family and with guidance from my mentors at Edu4sure I hope to have a nice and enjoyable time writing blogs and helping my readers.
I thank Edu4Sure for providing me a good platform to enhance my skills and teach me how to be a pro blogger. Cheers!