8 Editing Tips for Better Blogs

8 Editing Tips for Better Blogs

October 1st, 2012

Neglecting the editing aspect of blog-writing will deter your readers from your blog. Here are the reasons why writers need to edit and how to edit your blog articles.
Follow these 8 simple tips to when editing your work that promise great writing skills for future blogs:

  • Take a breather after writing.
  • Divide and Conquer. Divide your editing into three processes: content editing, structure editing, and grammar editing. 

    • -Edit content. Review your article keeping an eye out for sections that don't make sense.
-Edit structure. Structure your content using bullets or bold headers.

      -Edit grammar. This shouldn't take more than 10-15 minutes for a 800-900 word article.
  • Less is more. When it comes to words - less really is more. Adjectives and adverbs can confuse and distract readers. Keep overused words such as "definitely," certainly," "really," etc. out of your article.
  • Don't trust Spell-check.
  • Read at random. Choose a random paragraph from your article and edit it.
  • Don't overdo it. If you find yourself rewriting the same sentence over and over then you should call it a night.
  • Learn from your mistakes. Analyze what you've done wrong and practice to get to your goal writing style. This will help you remember your mistakes and hopefully not repeat them.