I would feel safe to say that if you took the time to browse through 5 separate websites on the Internet, you would be able to locate at least one error in most, if not every single one of the sites you visited. It is literally unbelievable how many writer’s websites I have ran across over the years that claim to offer potential clients professional, knowledgeable, and unique content for a client’s business website, yet the content that was published on their own site had an endless amount of typos, grammatical and spelling errors. It can often make a person stop and wonder if the correct usage of words, question marks, and commas was completely changed during the night, and they were simply not aware of the fact.
It is not that I am picking on Freelance Writers, this just happens to be one example of Unprofessional material that I have seen, day in and day out, on an endless number of websites that I have landed on. I realize that this may sound like a petty issue to some people, but when you stop and think about the fact that I am talking about website masters that claim to offer high quality and professional work, the problem runs much deeper than mere pettiness.
Why Are Errors Found On Websites So Upsetting?
There are countless times that various individuals will end up spending a large amount of their time and effort in trying to locate a professional firm that can provide them with a specific type of service or product. However, when a slew of errors are found in the heading and in the content of the specific website they are viewing, more often than not, the person will generally begin to question just how much quality really will be provided in their services after all. If a business does not have the commitment, the time, or the consideration to make sure that their company website is published before the public in a professional manner, then why in the world would a person believe that they would take the time to provide commitment in the services they are offering?
Do Not Bother With Excuses
Ok, so not everyone on the Internet is an error proof expert with grammar or spelling, and I will be the first to tell you that I am certainly not. This is simply not a good excuse! There are a ton of people that would be more than happy to help website owners by proofreading the content they plan to place on their site. A family member or one of your buddies can be a good place to start. If this is not an option, then you could hire one of the numerous Freelance Writers that can easily be found online. There are a wide variety of sites that offer high quality content and other writing services, at very reasonable prices.
The business site that you end up publishing on the Internet has the chance of being viewed by millions of people. This is why it is very important to make a good first impression, especially if a successful site is your main goal!
If you have browsed through a countless amount of websites for several years, then you have probably noticed that there have been big changes in the way that a majority of individuals write the content that they place on their blog.
In the past, most of the blogs generally contained information about special events that occurred in their family life, and there were also review posts that bloggers would write, containing their own personal views on specific products they recently purchased. It was very rare to run across a blog where they were trying to sell the readers on a specific service or product. There were more than likely some people who, in fact, did end up purchasing the products that were written about, when all the writer was trying to do, was simply state their own opinion about the product.
Numerous blog posts found in today’s fast paced and high tech society are written in a completely different style than in those that are mentioned above. Chances are, when you are viewing a blogger’s post, there is an alternative reason behind the act of providing their readers with an informative and well-written post. In one form or another, their ultimate goal is usually to try to sell you something. This can range from different types of products, specific services, ad space, or they may have even set out to sell themselves, such as in the case of a freelance writer.
If you are starting a blog, an important factor to remember, is to write in such a way that it persuades the reader. You want to avoid making them feel as if they were hit head on with a bothersome sales pitch. As far as the world of blogging is concerned, the writers who choose to use the sales pitch approach, instead of one that offers a persuasive touch, is an individual that rarely grows into a successful blogger.
When you use a persuasive writing, it can be helpful to include key points, as evidence that may be needed for any arguments of logic. There is nothing wrong with adding your point of view on matters that pertain to personal issues. However, when writing persuasive material, it is important to only include factual comments. Statistics and examples can be to your advantage when your information has been obtained from a reliable source. Another tactic to consider, would be to include testimonies from experts that are involved in some way with the topic you are writing about.
Conceding any opinions that may be opposing, before they occur, is a great way to give the reader every piece of information they could possibly need. Answering questions that are likely to be asked can go a long way when you are using persuasive tactics.
One key factor that should never be forgotten when writing a blog post, is that you are interacting with ‘real people’. It is much more beneficial to write in friendly tones, as if you were writing to a family member or one of your buddies. At all cost, you should avoid getting caught up writing in what will feel like a mechanical or robotic tone to your readers.