Know your whys and hows?
If your blog posts take any amount of thinking to complete, you must do the thinking before you write. This brief ensures that you don’t miss any important points, and that you actually know your subject matter before you can explain it to your readers.
By putting some time aside to answer some basic questions about your articles (very briefly), you’ll create a winner every time you write.
Try answering these questions for your next post idea:
Or simply memorize the following gem from Rudyard Kipling:
â€œI keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who.â€
If you think your time would be better spent on writing the actual thing than fussing over some silly questions, put yourself in your readers pajamas and think again.
You mind will be overflowing with ideas, and your fingers springing into action after you know what you really want to say. The writing will come much more easily because you’ll be clear about the direction you’ll take. And you’ll save more time than if you write unprepared.
Above all, you’ll be in more control and, hence, more motivated to explore the subject.
Take the test yourself. Reflect on the subject next time you write something, and see if it makes the writing a more rewarding experience!