“Creating content for your website”
As a member of the large Wealthy Affiliate Community (over 200,000 members), I see many posts from new members about how hard and how much they dread creating the content for their websites.
Content is necessary to have a website and in my experience in creating websites, writing content is something that seems to throw a hitch into most people’s gait. However my thoughts on this fear of writing is
“I’ve chosen a topic or subject for my website that I enjoy and have a passion about”, why should I dread writing about that passion?”
Most people enjoy talking about the things they enjoy and that includes myself. If I can talk about something, then I should be able to write about it also.
Writing blog content is basically “talking on paper.” You should write like you talk (maybe paying a little more attention to proper grammar and punctuation and losing any bad language).
Most of your online readers will read at the 3rd or 4th grade level, so simple words and descriptions will be very readable for them.
“Start with the facts”
Conversational writing is not that difficult if you pretend you are talking to a well known friend while you type. I have an artist friend who I’m building a website for and she is another one who says “I can’t write”, but we have long phone conversations and never run out of things to talk about on the subject of art and painting.
So I just tell her to send me the facts and I’ll massage them into content for her. She has no problem writing down the facts about herself and her art and neither will you if you make up your mind to simply write down the facts you want to blog about, as you understand them and then massage those facts to be readable by pretending to “talk to your paper (or keyboard).”
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