The Perfect Platform

Last Update: December 22, 2016

Over the past week or so, I've seen a number of people ask - through question posts and Live Chat - what their chances of success would be, given that they don't really write so well.

Some have indicated that English is not their first language. Others have declared that their spelling and grammar is atrocious. Others, still, have said that they always seem to struggle with writing something of sufficient length.

Well, here's a solution for you. It's nothing new; it's probably all been said already, but I'm going to reiterate it, if that's the case.

WA is a perfect platform for honing your blogging skills!

Here's why:

  1. In terms of formatting, you're able to create headers. Sure, you might not have the full array of header tags (h1 - h6), but you can create headers nonetheless.
  2. You can practice adding long-tailed keywords into your headings and appropriate paragraphs.
  3. You can add images into your blogs. You won't have quite the versatility within a WA blog, as you would in a website blog, but at least you can make your blog look pretty.
  4. You can improve on your grammar and spelling.
  5. You can practice writing content which is both flowing and interesting. Your topics won't necessarily be niche-related, but that doesn't mean that they can't be captivating to your readers (us).
  6. You can even ask members to critique your WA blogs. Don't worry, you're not asking for site comments or feedback! Let's face it, though, you'll undoubtedly receive great comments from your followers (and others who are lurking), when you do write a great post.
  7. The more blogs you write here, the better your WA ranking will be.

Now, at this point, some of may be saying, "But stepchook, isn't that just going to detract from my blogging time within my site?" Ok, let me ask you this: how often do you write a new article on your website? Once a week? Three times, maybe?

Even as a new member here, you can still write a daily blog. That can be habit-forming. That can get you into the mindset of writing new content on your website every day!

Need an analogy?

Ok, think golf. Aw, come on! I know that at least some of you play! Think of WA blogging as the driving range and your websites as the full game. You can do exactly the same at a decent driving range: driving, chipping, bunker work, putting. The only difference is course management. Think of that as your niche-specific content.

So it is with blogging here and on your own sites. The point is that the more you practice, the better you will become.

Or, as Gary Player used to say:

"The more I practice, the luckier I get."
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Ultimateless Premium
I saw that comment (lurking) Stephen, what are you implying exactly? :)
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StepChook Premium
Ooh! Hit a nerve, have I? :P
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Ultimateless Premium
That'll cost you a double scotch and not the cheap stuff either.
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StepChook Premium
Blue Label?
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Ultimateless Premium
I'll settle for the Double Black thanks.
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MPollock Premium
Great way to explain. thanks, buddy
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StepChook Premium
You're welcome, Mike.
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reanna1 Premium
Good point! Thanks for sharing, Stephen!
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StepChook Premium
You're welcome, Rebecca.
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RandallW2 Premium
Thanks! I need to get in the habit of writing something every day. Something to work on.
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StepChook Premium
We could all do with more writing, Randall.
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MKearns Premium
It works well for me and can for anyone Stephen!
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StepChook Premium
Absolutely, Mike!
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