How do you use words?
Writers and bloggers need to be mindful of the words they use. It is so easy to slip into the usual ways of expressing oneself and not really thinking about the words chosen. Those who write for printed publication have learned to craft out every word carefully, editing out superfluous parts of their prose. Writers learn how to edit their writing until it shines like a new bike on Christmas morning.
Bloggers are a different breed. Often there is little thought given to the words used, there is little in the way of spell checking and editing. Coming straight from very muddled minds it results in muddled writing. This should not be so.
Words can be used so carelessly that they can become almost meaningless. They can become overused, misused or just plainly abused.
Think before using words too frequently – and edit your writing several times – as many times as it is necessary to get it right. It doesn’t matter whether you are a casual blogger or a professional writer. You owe it to your readers. You owe to yourself.
Liz Strauss has more to say on this topic on her Successful Blog. Click on the link below.
- Words in a Safety Box – by Liz Strauss