2014 marks the 5th year of my blogging career.
I originally started blogging as a way of developing my writing skills while studying for my NCTJ journalism exams.
To begin with I felt a bit apprehensive putting my thoughts out there for the world to see. However, I quickly got over this and realised that if you want to improve your writing you need to be writing all the time. Having a blog gave me the reason and platform to write regularly.
I like to look back at some of my old blog posts, particularly those from 2009 and 2010. I read them and I don’t always like what I’ve written.
I feel I could have expressed my ideas and thoughts better. Some of my posts are too wordy and long. But I always resist the urge to edit my old posts.
When I look back I can see how my writing has evolved and developed over the last few years – I think this is important.
Writing should be a process whereby we’re always learning and developing as writers. I don’t think we should ever be satisfied or get complacent with our writing.
This is why I’ve included the infographic below, courtesy of the good folks at Copyblogger. It’s a great reminder of the sort of things we should be focusing on when it comes to writing blog posts.