I found this blog post called, The 7Cs of Communication for Writing Brilliant Blog Posts. Key areas that this blog addressed were: Completeness, Conciseness, Consideration, Clarity, Courtesy, Concreteness, and Correctness. This was a really useful and helpful blog in that it gives you seven key points to watch for when writing blog posts. However I have found that these tips work for many different forms of writing. This can work for speeches you need to write, a conference call you would like to rehearse and go over before jumping on the phone with your boss, or a dreaded class presentation. 😉
It cuts out a lot of nonsense, essentially making your writing experience foolproof. Sometimes when you are reading a book about writing effectively there are so many unnecessary fillers that it can leave you feeling lost to the actual message. On top of that, many books can become quite complicated and that too can leave you feeling like you’re just not up to par with your writing skills, or worse, can leave you feeling that you are, or have done an unsatisfactory job when all that was really needed was a simple, easy to follow outline.
The blogger Marya points out that keeping it simple really is the best form of blogging. Blogs should be short and to the point without boring the reader into oblivion. Luckily with this course there are so many different personalities and people from different walks of life, that I don’t think I’ve read a boring blog yet! They are all so unique!
I for one intend to use this a my guide for all future blog posts and for more formal writing. I think this is a good way to not only keep my writing skills up but to really make me focus on my message and how it appears to the reader. Is it clear, to the point, and am I being thoughtful and using correct form?
I think this blog post would be really helpful to newbies of the blogging world and to students in general as it is uncomplicated and easy to understand. I find, and I am sure I am not the only one, that no matter what a professor asks for you may still be unclear about how to go about writing something or perhaps your focus may be too scattered or too vague.
A blog such as this I believe, can really be quite helpful in a course such as this one, as it is takes away a lot of uncertainty and gives you simple key steps on how to write effective blogs.
Now… about that presentation…
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