Top Writing Secret: Why You Must Always Use (YOU) Instead of (I) When Writing!
Yes, you read that title very correctly and, I meant every bit of it. Do you want to be seeing as an expert through your blog posts? Do you want to become a prolific writer? If you answered yes to the above questions then, you will have to read this post from start to finish because, I’m about to tell you what you might have not heard before.
Whenever you’re writing a blog post, do you usually write for your readers or for yourself? You need to answer that question to enable you know if you will agree with the points I’m trying to make on this post or not.
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The goal of any writer is for his audience to find his articles quite engaging and interesting and for you to achieve that, you have to make your readers feel that you’re referring to them personally whenever they’re reading your posts. Don’t just write for writing sake, you must try and pass the information you’re trying to convey the way your audience will understand it and even feel as if you both are just having a one-on-one conversation.
It will be a waste of time and efforts if after writing that long post, your readers didn’t grab the message you want to pass or, they just felt as if you weren’t talking to them in the first place.
You see, writing is not a do or die affair. You must not be a writer before you can become a blogger because, you can also purchase articles from those that understands the act but, acquiring a good writing skill will be an addition to you which is why you must try and master how to do it well.
It’s not all about opening a word document and start writing, just like there are rules and formats governing anything in life, there are also some formats to writing a quality blog posts and, you must learn it if you intend to become an awesome writer.
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One of the best things that can happen to you as a writer is for your readers to feel as if you’re just sitting beside them and talking to them personally whenever they are reading your posts. Let them feel as if you had them in mind while writing that post.
How can you achieve this? Good question……
Always Personalize Your Articles
How can you personalize your articles? This is a very simple thing to do. I’ve noticed that most people while writing always use the word “I”. This might not be wrong somehow but, talking from your readers perspective, it is absolutely wrong.
Whenever you’re using that word “I” on your articles, it means you are addressing yourself and not your readers. Therefore, if you must grab their attention through your writing, you must always ensure that you replace that “I” with “YOU” in your posts.
Using “YOU” instead of “I” will make the people you’re talking to know and feel that you’re really talking to them directly and not being general or talking to an anonymous individual.
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I don’t know if what I’m saying here is understandable but, the point I’m trying to make is that, it is very necessary and of utmost importance to always personalize your posts if you’re not doing so yet because, if your readers didn’t see your posts as if it were meant for them, there will be no need for them to read it because after all, it’s not for them.
Finally, I will like to know your own take on this topic. Do you agree with me or not? Why and why not? Please, let’s share your own view on the comment section.
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Thanks and, happy weekend in advance:).
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