5 Tips for Writing and Revising Blog Posts

When I was writing about revision earlier this week, I found myself thinking about how different writing pieces require different forms of revision. Rather than just a generic “don’t forget to proofread” message, I began reviewing what kinds of questions I ask myself when I write and post blog articles. Since many of you are bloggers as well, I’m hoping this can be a helpful checklist for you:

1. Does the title sum up and draw in the reader?

Because everyone hates click bait. Like the subject line of an email, you should always make sure your title gives the reader a fair preview of what they’re about to read.

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The Value of Revision

It’s easy to start having a high opinion of your writing, especially when people are contacting you for help or when you’re the only “writer” in your work group.

One of my creative writing classes this semester is called Autobiographical Writing. While memoir writing is not required in the business world, this class has helped me focus in on the meaning behind small details as well as reminding me of the value of revision. Recently, my classmates and I met in groups of three and spent a few days critiquing each other’s drafts, looking at voice, theme, coherency, diction, detail, and syntax. These peer critiques usually don’t enhance ego; while I figured out some of my strengths, I also discovered more weaknesses.

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School & Internships: They Come in Pairs

Summer skyHappy Monday! It’s the last summer before my graduation from college, and I’m taking two summer classes as well as juggling two part-time internships. It’s going to be crazy, but I’m so excited as well.

With all this learning in mind, I’m shifting the focus of this blog a bit to focus on tips learned from these internships as well as fun facts that I’m learning in my classes. I plan on blogging about twice a week. So, here’s a small run-down of what I’ll be doing this summer:

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