.Sometimes the best writing lessons you can learn as both a freelance writer and a freelance blogger are the ones that you learn by accident. This was the case for a recent lesson I’ve learned, and one that even in a short time is paying off dividends. The writing lesson in this case is simple: don’t be afraid to blog with emotion.
Don’t Write Blog Posts That Ramble
Therefore, if you are always writing blog posts that ramble incoherently and jump from place to place or point to point then there won’t be much emotion. That being said, as writers many of us are used to having to write point by point. These articles can often be described as being very cookie cutter. Having some stability is a good thing. After all you want to be viewed as an expert. Although, once in a while if you become really passionate about something, don’t be afraid to speak out.
Emotions Can Jump Start Everything
Sometimes a blog can seem stale, and that bit of emotion can jump start everything. Maybe that’s not even a problem. A change of pace is always a good thing. Also, if you’re normal blogging voice is measured and calm, a little bit of fire to spice things up could not only gain the attention of your current readers, but also snag many new ones.
One successful blog post I wrote very recent was I “threw down the gauntlet.” This post led to more subscribers, more Twitter followers, a huge jump in reads. All that from letting a little emotion in.
There is a difference between letting in a little fire, and being crude. Furthermore, if you have a little bit of emotion and passion to a post, put it up, not expecting nothing. You might be surprised at the results. I have learned over the years that this is the best way to get a point over. Learn just be honest about it!