Practice makes perfect


You finally think of a topic, but, you really don’t know what to do with it – to begin with?

Why it, that writing is so had to begin with in the first place? That’s why they call it “Writer’s Block” to begin with. When you think of a topic your going to pen, you eventually got some sort of idea where you want to go with the story to being – but, you stumble upon some blocks that lead to nowhere.

This is where the writer’s block comes in. Ouch. Yeah, very catchy isn’t it?

While trying to pen this blog post, I had written several paragraphs in the course of my work to find the right opening salvo to start with and provide, a “hook,” to entice the reader to keep reading what I had written. If you can’t entice the reader to read your blog or article in the first few paragraphs, that your writing doesn’t work – they’ll looks elsewhere. Trust me, I’ve seen it happen, even with the first ten minutes of a television series, if you can’t hook then with first 10 minutes of the show, the remote control takes over to find the ten minutes to keep the television viewer entertained and hooked on watching the rest of the show.

I published two blogs on Sunday, which took more than five hours to write, along with the editing and constant rewrite’s, before, I published them on WordPress.com and Blogger.com.

With a blog your not limited to the amount of words you can write. Most articles I write on blogger and wordpress can amount anywhere between 500 and 1000 words each per blog post. Some writer and bloggers limit their blog posts to 500 words or less – but, 500 to a 1000 seems to be more realistic as long as your not under contract from another publication with a word cap and grand royal contract.

Depending on your niche of writing, I would suggest keeping your word count between 250-500 words, if your just starting out. In some cases, you may feel it might not be enough to tell the story, so, feel free to open it up and grow the count higher until you feel its safe enough to stop the writing process and publish your work to your blog. Remember to edit the post and check your spelling for errors and grammar kinks before publishing.

It’s simple as a grain of salt. But, it take time to develop a good niche to what you want to cover and what you want to inspire and entice your readers to come back for more, day in, day out, week after week until you call it quits and hang your wide brim writers cap.

Don’t forget to become acquainted with editing tools of both blogger and wordpress or other blog service you plan to host your blog with. Most blog services are free and offer free hosting services for you blog.

Whatever you plan to write, it’s supposed to be fun, not a hardship. It’s all about the learning process of being a writer and blogger.

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