Unless you proofread your blog posts, your painstakingly well written articles fail to attract your readers.
Concentrated proofreading of your blog posts is the topmost way to make your readers realize that you are an expert in your niche.
You do not your readers to feel that way about your blog posts, do you?
Proofread your blog posts again and again to make it free from grammatical faults, factual mistakes and logical blunders. Attract the interest of your readers by your excellent content and style of writing.
When you start writing an article your thoughts flow fast into your mind. You type your thoughts fast. When you read your article after finishing it, your will find lots of factual mistakes, incorrect sentence formation and rambling details about the same point.
If you posted your article with these errors, it makes your viewers irritable and annoyed. You are thrust aside as a superficial writer.
So proofread your blog posts to perfection.
It more like a writing surgery – chopping off unwanted sentences, tying up loose ends to make your article a readable content.
Proofread your blog posts accurately and perfectly
1. Rule out spelling mistakes
Initially spell check your blog post for minor spelling mistakes and wrong punctuation marks.
Your articles should be checked for wrong sentence formation also.
Do not depend too much on the grammar correction software as I have found it to be not so accurate.
2. Flow of the post should be easy
See whether you have conveyed your thoughts properly so that it is easily understood by your readers. Your readers must understand what your post is about from your first paragraph itself.
The first paragraph is an introduction to the content of your blog post.
Your reader does not have the patience to read through your blog post to see what you are trying to imply. He skips you blog post to look elsewhere for what he needs.
Your last paragraph should be a conclusion to your article. It is of utmost importance. So never skip it.
3. Proofread your blog post a day after you have written the post
Do not proofread immediately after you have written the article.
Your mind is filled with the thoughts that went into your blog post. It has nothing more to add to it. But when you proofread your blog post the next day you have many new thoughts springing up about the same topic.
When you add those to your blog post you have much more to give to your readers.
4. Research a lot
Are you writing about a historical event?
Double check whether you have the names correct. The date, year, the country are of primary importance. You should never go wrong in it.
Research again and again to see whether you have got all the facts correct. You wouldn’t want to lose your credibility by giving wrong facts.
5. Proofread your blog post loudly
Read your blog post loudly. It is a small trick which enables you find even the tiniest mistakes you might have made.
I always prefer to proofread loudly as I find many mistakes which eluded me when I went through the article silently.
6. Ruthless editing
Never meander about before coming to the crux of your topic.
It makes your readers bored to continue.
If you feel that certain sentences or paragraphs do not add value to the content of the article, edit it ruthlessly.
7. Make your post easy to the eye
Never write long and lengthy paragraphs. Long sentences with no white space makes your readers bored to continue.
Split the long paragraphs into smaller ones so that it makes easy reading.
8. Your readers need not be a linguist
Never use bombastic words. Not all your readers are expert in language.
Your success as a good writer lies in making even the uneducated understand what you want to convey.
So replace elaborate words with simpler ones so that it is very easily understood by everyone.
9. Have a third person view
Ask some other person to read your blog post.
It will help you a lot in having a third person’s view about of your article.
10. Check your thought flow
Finally see whether your thoughts are conveyed in an orderly manner.
Have you conveyed your message properly?
Or is your blog post full of erratic details written in a disorderly manner?
One thought should lead to another in an orderly manner so that the viewers enjoy reading your article.
Your readers want you to be an expert in your topic. Give them the value for the time they spend in reading your blog posts. Proofread your blog posts perfectly as this is the only way can establish yourself as a good writer.