Let me give you a brief and formal definition of content writing..
Content writing is a form of online writing which is closely linked to web marketing campaigns. This means creating the writing which appears on websites that are designed to sell or promote a specific product.
This brings out an important question to my mind..
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King Jr.
-Asked by one of the most influential and courageous leaders of the World. If I were asked this question, I would tell you I’am making a difference in the World through the content that I create. Now, that may sound too silly to some of you, but every bit of content that you add to the vast databases that holds huge amounts of data across the globe depends on you. The content created by you is out there making a difference in someone’s life.
Let’s not forget here, that content on the web can take several forms. It could be a blog post, a thread on a forum, an answer on Quora, a comment on a Youtube video, a feedback submitted on a products, a Google form filled and so many more!. You see in how many way you can cause an impact on a variety of number of issues. All you need to do is create the content that catches the reader’s eye.
Here’s what I do to improve my content writing skills..
Write, write, write, WRITE some more everyday and read what everyone else writes!.
That’s RIGHT!, the best way to improve on your skills in creating content is solely by creating more content!. In today’s World, we are blessed with tools like Google Analytics and a whole set of other plugins that aids us in keeping track of our progress as a skilled content creator. Getting your hands dirty with these wonderful tools will guide you on the path to becoming a successful content writer.
In these days, the market value of content writers have sky rocketed and so has the sophistication of tools available to reap maximum profits with minimal spending. And many careers have emerged that is centered around content writing. SEO is a perfect example of using content to tweak the searches back to your website.
“Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.” – Ray Bradbury
You can work wonders and touch so many lives through inculcating this skill. So get to work and lets write some more!.
Another article I have written to keep you motivated to keep creating content: