If you’ve been around the internet for any period of time then you’ve probably heard it repeated: Content is King. In fact, many of us have heard it so many times that it probably sounds redundant. Yet there are so many people who still don’t get it…or if they do they don’t put it into practice.
The adage has been around since the dawn of blogging: Content is King. And it’s true. Content is king.
Content is the foundation upon which the rest of a successful blog is built. It’s the information that consumers are searching for. It’s the meat and potatoes at a nice dinner. It’s the pavement on the internet superhighway. Content is the first step on our journey to the top of the blogosphere.
Not just content…but amazing content
Amazing content is all about creating articles that are easy to read, full of information, funny, engaging, and well-written. It’s about consistently creating value at your site day after day. It’s about pouring your personality into your writing and creating masterpieces in every post.
As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, it’s not the only point, but it is the first. Without great content, you have nothing on which to build your blog and you have nothing of value to provide to your readers.
Content is so incredibly important and yet so many people focus so little of their time working to improve the quality of their articles.
Let’s change that today. Let’s learn new writing styles. Let’s explore new ideas. Let’s grow as writers and authors and ultimately let’s build stronger, better blogs.
To get you started, let me share with you five blogs that I follow whose primary focus is better writing.
From Their About Page: Copyblogger was founded in January of 2006 by Brian Clark. Brian is a new media writer/producer, entrepreneur, and recovering attorney.
Content drives the Internet, and using the right words in the right way will determine not only how well your site converts visitors into sales, but also how well you rank in search engines and how many links you get.
From Their About Page: Words make the world go ‘round. Ok, there are lots of things that make the world go ‘round but we think writing should be at the top of the list somewhere around water, love and ice-cream. That is why Fuel Your Writing was created.
FYW is the inspirational “go to” site for writers of all flavors: business writers, novelists, short story, advertising, technical writers…the list goes on and on. Stop by to pick up ideas, the latest news in the writing world and knowledge about your fellow wordsmiths. Stay for the water, love and ice-cream. Just pick your flavor.
From Their About Page: Hi, my name is Leo Babauta, better known of the Zen Habits blog. I’ve created Write To Done as a way to share some of what I’ve learned as a writer, with new (and experienced) writers looking to improve their craft and their art.
That’s what Write To Done is about, at its core: the craft and the art of writing.
But from that core we’ll be covering many topics: journalism, blog writing, freelance writing, fiction, non-fiction, getting a book deal, the business of writing, the habit of writing. And so on.
The result? Resounding success.
Today, Men with Pens has five full-time team members, a rock-solid reputation and a worldwide customer base. Our blog is a leading resource for freelancers, writers and online entrepreneurs and listed in the top three of the Top Ten Blogs for Writers.
From Their About Page: Whether you are an attorney, manager, student or blogger, writing skills are essential for your success. Considering the rise of the information age, they are even more important, as people are surrounded by emails, wikis, social networks and so on.
It can be difficult to hone one’s writing skills within this fast-paced environment. To solve this problem we decided to create Daily Writing Tips, a blog where you will find simple yet effective tips to improve your writing.
What are you doing right now to improve your writing skills? Are you working to hone the most important asset of your website…the content?
Which of these blogs are have you already read? Which ones do you recommend?