There is no doubt, great quality content is something that you must have if you actually plan on succeeding online. For me, personally, I love to read and write. I love all of the processes that I go through to craft great content that is engaging and a pleasure for you to read. From the initial brainstorming of an idea to the research that I do to gain the knowledge, and the hunt for the right words to use in the text.
Of all those things I most enjoy putting the puzzle of words together so it sounds great, is fun to read, and makes sense. Nothing is more important than making sure that the content you produce follows these tips below so that it comes out flowing right with perfect English. Here are a few tips
1. Polish your English grammar skills
The fastest way to lose readers is the use of poor grammar skills. This will instantly remove all value you hoped to gain and render your time writing totally useless. Even the smallest of spelling and punctuation mistakes can turn someone away and distract them from your blog post’s point. You want to know a secret? I don’t always spell the best on the first draft because I’m moving fast. But, I have a secret weapon that I use called Grammarly. It can help you catch and correct these common mistakes and help you learn how to avoid them in the future.
2. Keep up your consistency
This maybe another distraction to your reader. The difference of a space or capitalization—like 4:20 pm vs. 4:20 p.m. vs. 4:20 PM—can make you look unprofessional and cause confusion. Other common consistency errors include inconsistency in punctuation, numbers, and tone. Grammarly catches these differences and helps you pick one and stick to it.
3. Grow your vocabulary
I mentioned before that I love to read. Reading opens up so many opportunities to learn new words and learn how to use them properly. Sometimes, the easiest way to make your writing more impactful is to find that one perfect word. The right word to describe something you’re writing about fits the tone of the blog post while helping to drive your point home. It can be frustrating when you’re so close to the right word, but just can’t find it!
Grammarly can help—simply double-click on any word in the Grammarly Editor to see possible synonyms for the word you don’t like as much. Grammarly can even help identify opportunities to vary your vocabulary that you may not notice, like overused words and weak phrases.
4. Brush up on your idioms
Still can’t quite find the right word to fit the tone of your written piece? Try an idiom. Unsure about what an idiom is? This list of 30 English idioms is a good starting point.
These colloquial phrases often capture a situation better than a single word can. They can be tricky to pick up, especially if you’re writing in a language that isn’t your first. If you’re not certain about the idioms you’re using, let Grammarly steer you straight. Not only will you be a better writer for it, but you’ll better understand English in general and better connect to English speakers and readers.
5. Master some phrasal verbs
Like idioms, the individual words that make up phrasal verbs do not make much sense unless you know the phrasal verb as a whole. To make things more confusing, the object of the verb may fit into more than one spot. Check out some common phrasal verbs to help you get a grasp on these strange but powerful tools.
Because of their colloquial nature, phrasal verbs can be used to strike a casual tone in your writing. English language learners who appropriately use phrasal verbs will have yet another method to help them be properly understood.
6. Beware of impostors
Impostors are words that appear to translate clearly from your primary language into English, but may actually cause readability issues. These little mistakes hang on writing like huge signs that point to a lack of fluency and they can undermine your point. Grammarly Premium’s writing suggestions catch these false friends in certain primary languages and help you write more fluently.
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7. Improve your blog post readability
Quite possibly one of the most difficult things to detect in your own writing is readability. You know what you’re trying to say, it obviously makes sense to you, but can the people who are reading your writing understand what you are trying to say?
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The FREE Grammarly Editor offers a readability score that helps you hone in on your written piece’s readability using several different factors. Like right now, my free Grammarly editor is telling me that this article is direct, joyful, and optimistic. If you find that your score is too low for your liking, Grammarly can help you implement suggestions to make your writing engaging and easy to understand.
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