Answer this question.
What’s the average span for online readers?
a) 10 seconds b) 30 seconds c) 3 seconds d) 1 minute
Your answer please??
Okay, no problem. The answer is..
1. 2.. 3…
It means, they decide whether or not read your blog post just under 3 seconds!
So, what should you need to do to grab their eyeballs?
But, the biggest mistake is: we make those mistakes that we don’t know we’re making.
I know that everyone makes mistakes. You’ll make more, if you’re completely new to blogging.
There’s lot more difference between offline writing and online writing.
Blogging is online writing.
You’re writing for those who’ve less attention spans.
Want to know what mistakes you’re making when writing and to correct them quickly?
Don’t Do These Mistakes When You’re Writing
1. Use contractions
A contraction is a shortened version of the written and spoken forms of a word, syllable, or word group, created by omission of internal letters – Wikipedia
Contractions should not confuse your readers. Make it a habit of writing the similar contractions.
For example, your readers won’t need a sentence like this..
You are not using contractions properly
Instead, use “You’re not using contractions properly”[alert]I’m using You’re instead of You are[/alert]
Few more ex: 1. I am not writing this for fun (don’t use)
I’m not writing this for fun (use)
2. They will applaud you if you have better writing skills – (wrong and don’t use)
They’ll applaud you if you have better writing skills – (use)
Likewise here’s a small list..
2. Use ‘I’ not ‘i’
This is the blunder mistake most new bloggers make.
They use ‘i’ (small i) instead of ‘I’ (capital I)
You should never (ever) use small ‘i’ (when you’re referring to yourself). Use small i only when you’re referring to letter ‘i’
3. Use short sentences
I’m not talking about short paragraphs. Short sentences like this. Understand?
Why should you use short sentences?
- They’re easy to understand
- Easy to read
- They draw your readers attention
- They create great impact etc..
4. Use white spaces after full stops ( . ) and commas ( , )
Just observe my writing. I’m giving a white space immediately after full stop. See!
In online writing, you shouldn’t clutter your writing. Use correct punctuation and give proper white spaces after using, commas and full stops. This single tip makes you a look like a pro! Believe me.
Quick tips for using . and , correctly
Give a white space right after finishing the phrase/sentence in between the paragraphs.
Like this. (no space before the sentence, I used it after the sentence).
(not like this . Got it?)
Okay, I’ll show you a screenshot to better understand what I’m saying.[alert]
Analyze any professional blogger blog post this time! You’ll better understand what I’m saying.[note]Small note: I also made few mistakes. Especially the 1st one. I’m trying to get rid of it.
If you’re really serious about blogging and writing killer content for your blog, you should download this free guide.[/note]