6 Ways To Improve Your Blog Writing

I was looking through my old files on the computer the other day and stumbled across some articles I had written back in 2013. These were words I had put together on break ups, death and coping with a panic attack which were all published on the tinybuddha website. This was around the same sort of time I kept my first blog and finding these articles reminded me that I had always been passionate about sharing my stories. Writing, like anything, is a skill that improves with practice. I believe anyone can put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and come up with something worthwhile and meaningful. And if you are a blogger, you are continuously exercising this skill every single time you write a new post. Here are my tips on how to improve your blog writing:

Keep A Daily Journal

I have kept a diary on and off ever since I can remember. Writing down your thoughts and feelings is such a great way to express yourself creatively. You have the freedom to write whatever you want, without fear of judgement or criticism.  And putting your worries and anxieties on paper then closing the book is somewhat therapeutic. Pick up a pretty notebook and write a page every single day.  The more frequently you write, the more fluent and natural your writing style will become.

Read Everything

Like everything. Books, magazines, blogs, articles, everything. Reading others work can offer so much inspiration. Keep a notebook handy to jot down ideas and things you love. If I am out and about and read something thought provoking, I will e-mail it to myself so I don’t forget. Inspiration is everywhere, just keep your eyes open and you will find it.

A Beautiful Words Book

Another useful tip is to keep a notebook dedicated to beautiful words. By beautiful words, I mean new words you have discovered and love the sound or meaning. Unusual words which you want to remember forever. The English language is amazing; a few of my favourites right now are serendipity (happy accident or pleasant surprise), apricity (the warmth of the sun in winter), iridescent (luminous changing rainbow colours). Check out the Merriam-Webster Word Of The Day for a daily dose of wordy inspiration.

Use A Thesaurus

One of my tricks when writing essays is to replace overused words with alternatives found in the online thesaurus. It’s not cheating, it is just a way to expand your vocabulary and find new ways of expressing yourself. Sometimes, you know the word already but it just wasn’t at the tip of your fingers. And if you don’t know the word, it is just another one to add to your vocabulary or beautiful words book.

Powerful Sentences

Throughout my science degree, I was taught to write in short, concise and straight to the point sentences. Try and get your thoughts across without being overly wordy. Of course, this isn’t a science assignment, so you need to keep a good balance between being conversational and making yourself clear. So make each sentence meaningful so that it captures your readers attention. Don’t just write for the sake of filling up space.

Be Open And Honest

Good writers usually have something you can relate to.  The three articles I wrote back in 2013 were all accounts of difficult events I had recently gone through at that time. It was scary being so vulnerable on the internet and I did have second thoughts. However, I was surprised how many people contacted me because my story resonated with them. Share your experiences, stories, wisdom, good times, bad times and allow people to connect with and see the real you.

I hope you have enjoyed my tips on how to become a better blog writer. Do you have any ideas and suggestions to improve? I would love to hear your thoughts!

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  1. February 2, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    Hello! Bexa, Great suggestions. I will write them down. Thanks for sharing!

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 7:57 am

      Thank you! 💖 So glad you enjoyed them 😘 xx

  2. February 2, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    These are really good suggestions Bexa – I too sometimes email or message myself if I think of ideas! Sometimes at work I use a thesaurus if I’m after some different words! Very useful post again 😘💕

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 7:59 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Rebeccca 💖. He he, I’m pleased I’m not the only one who uses a thesaurus 😄 and emails themselves random messages! So glad you enjoyed the post ☺️💕 xx

  3. February 2, 2018 / 6:52 pm

    Hi Bexa, this is so useful as I’m still trying to learn to write blog posts as if I’m speaking as opposed to writing an essay. It’s such a tremendous difference between the two. Your suggestions are spot on and very much appreciated:)

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 8:02 am

      Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment Marie 💖. I know exactly what you mean. It’s hard to switch between study mode to essay mode. Just gotta remember not to add ‘follow me on social media’ at the end of my essay 🤣 xx

  4. Huda
    February 2, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    I have noticed that my writing skills are getting better with blogging, and I totally agree reading other people’s blog can also help! I get so inspired by some bloggers writing skills and wish I could right as effortlessly as them but it’s definitely about practice! 💕💕

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 8:04 am

      Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment Huda 💖. Blog writing definitely improves with time and practice. I agree, there are so many amazing bloggers out there to aspire to ☺️💕 xx

  5. February 2, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Great post! I use a thesaurus too, otherwise I’d sit there for hours trying to think of words haha! X

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 8:06 am

      Ha ha, glad I’m not the only one! Thank you so much for the lovely comment India 💖✨ xx

  6. February 2, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    Brilliant tips for new bloggers! I find myself writing much better when I’m sharing something very personal, kind of get lost in it x

    Soffy // themumaffairs.blogspot.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 8:09 am

      That’s so true Soffy! 💖 Its so much easier to write about personal experiences as you know yourself best ☺️. Thank you for your lovely supportive comment ☺️💕 xx

  7. February 2, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    I love the idea of a beautiful words book! Will definitely have to try this out, it sounds like an amazing thing to do x

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 8:11 am

      Aw thanks so much Rachel! 💖 It’s always nice to read back over the words you have collected, hope you enjoy! ☺️💕 xx

  8. February 2, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    A thesaurus is always so helpful when you’re bored of using the same word over and over again haha! Great tips lovely! <3 xxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 8:15 am

      He he yes, I’m pleased I’m not the only one who enjoys finding new words 😄. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Jenny ☺️💕 xx

  9. February 2, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    As always Bexa fabulous suggestions I for 1 have always loved reading and definitely know what I personally like the style of so can see how this would help

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 8:40 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Lisa 💖 We can get so much inspiration from reading and seeing others writing style 😘 xx

  10. February 2, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    These are such good tips! I go in and out of journalling but never even thought about looking back on it for inspiration for blog content. Also, I swear by number 6 – it was once I started writing more personal posts that my readers began to be more engaged; before I’d pretty much just written about fashion and beauty because I didn’t think anyone would care about my views and opinions. how wrong I was! love this post x

    whatevawears.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 8:43 am

      Thanks so much for your lovely thoughtful comment Eva 💖. That’s so great you have got such positive responses from sharing more personal posts ☺️ it’s always so lovely to connect with your blog readers 💕☺️ xx

  11. February 2, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    I love these suggestions, being new to blogging these are the sort of great posts I find helpful. I will be sure to start jotting down notes.

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 8:43 am

      Thanks so much Natasha 💖 So glad you found the post useful 😘 xx

  12. February 2, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    Hi, great suggestions a thesuarus is a great tool, being honest and open is also important.

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 8:44 am

      Thanks so much Chloe! 💖 So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 8:44 am

      Thanks so much Alys! 💖 So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  13. February 2, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    Great post! It’s pretty cool being able to see the difference from your writing from say a few years ago compared to now, and see how much you’ve grown and improved. I hadn’t heard of “a beautiful words book” before but this sounds like such a good idea! May have to do that in the future 🙂

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 8:46 am

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Amy 💖. It’s so encouraging to see progression and improvement over time ☺️. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  14. February 2, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    Great post! A thesaurus is always so useful for me! Thanks for the ideas!
    Ellie | elliekblog.blogspot.co.uk xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 8:46 am

      Thanks so much Ellie! 💖 A thesaurus always comes in so handy! I’m glad you enjoyed the post ☺️💕 xx

  15. February 2, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    Really good tips here for writing & things I will take on board. Reading more is certainly something I will aim to do. Thanks for sharing.

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 8:47 am

      Thanks so much for the lovely encouraging comment! 💖 So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  16. February 2, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    I found this really interesting. I have to admit I don’t think about my writing too much. I think more about how I’d like to improve my photography etc. With the words I usually let it flow and see what happens. I think that’s the best way I can sound like ‘me’. A thesaurus could probably come in handy every now and again though 😂 x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 8:49 am

      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts Sophie 💖. That’s so true, letting the words just flow is the best way to sound like yourself ☺️. I’m glad you found the post interesting 😘 xx

  17. February 2, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    Amazing tips for anyone wanting to improve up in their writing skills! I remember when I first started out I looked for posts like this and saw nothing so I can only imagine how amazingly helpful this is going to be for a lot of people!!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 9:05 am

      Thanks so much for your lovely encouraging comment Jordanne 💖. So glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  18. February 2, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    Love these tips Bexa, I need to read more! I always have plans to read books it just never happens.
    I also have a beautiful daily greatness journal that I’ve used 3 times!!

    Keeley http://www.vibeslifeus.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 9:21 am

      Thanks so much for the comment Keeley 💖. I know what you mean about reading, I have so many books I wanna read but never enough time! 🙈 I am glad you enjoyed the tips 😘 xx

  19. February 2, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    Fantastic suggestions as always! I’m forever emailing myself ideas as my brain is like a sieve! I agree too that reading more helps so much with your writing – I am trying to read more this year as the latter half of last year I hardly read a thing !
    Great post thanks for sharing 😃

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 9:22 am

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment Melanie 💖. Reading more books is one of my goals this year too! So pleased I’m not the only one that emails themselves he he! 😄 Glad you liked the suggestions 😘 xx

  20. Shaun
    February 2, 2018 / 10:04 pm

    A great post Bexa 😘. I keep a daily journal and I find it a great way of expressing myself 😄. I love the fact you keep a beautiful words book, serendipity is such a great word ☺️. I like your tip about being open and honest too, I think it’s inspiring when people share their experiences and stories. Well done Bexa 😄😍❤️😘 xxxx

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 9:24 am

      Thanks so much Shaun! 💖 I’m so glad you liked the post 😘. Keeping a journal is such a good way to express yourself! Being open & honest is really important too ☺️😍😘💖 xxxx

  21. February 2, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    I ALWAYS use a thesaurus when writing haha! I thought it was slightly cheating but I’m so glad someone else does it 🙂 also totally agree with the being open and honest point, my most viewed day was when I posted something about my illness on my blog and the messages seemed to flood in! It felt so good to let it out too, people on the internet can be so crap sometimes but they can also be the loveliest people you never knew existed!
    Alice Xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 9:30 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment Alice 💖. I’m so glad I’m not the only one that uses the thesaurus he he 😄. That’s so nice you got so much positivity from sharing a personal post 💕 the internet can be a such a friendly supportive place ☺️💕 xx

  22. February 2, 2018 / 10:46 pm

    Love these tips 😊 I’m a huge bookworm and I once actually read a dictionary because I was “bored”…J was 5 years old and autistic- don’t judge 😂 I also love doing content that is personal, open and honest- they’re the hardest for me to personally write but they’re definitely my favourites to read 😊

    • February 3, 2018 / 9:47 am

      That’s so impressive you read the dictionary when you were five Jade! 😄 Personal posts are always so interesting to read and helps to really connect with the blogger 😍. Thank you so much for your lovely encouraging comment 💖 xx

  23. February 2, 2018 / 11:41 pm

    Such good tips! Any form of reading is so good for your writing and if you enjoy the book/article etc it won’t feel like your studying. I do think that sharing experiences really helps people relate to the person behind the words.

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 9:40 am

      Thanks so much for your encouraging comment Evie 💖. That’s so true, sharing your experiences helps others relate to you. I’m so glad you enjoyed the tips 😘 xx

  24. February 3, 2018 / 12:21 am

    Fab suggestions especially the beautiful words book. Great idea!

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 9:40 am

      Thanks Faisal! 💖 So glad you enjoyed the suggestions 😘 xx

  25. Lena Dee
    February 3, 2018 / 3:47 am

    You’re great at giving advice, it’s always relatable and easy to follow. I agree keeping a journal helps, I use to jot down my thoughts especially if it’s an idea for something but now I just send myself a vn because I’m always going. You’re right that Therese inspo in everything and sometimes reading tons of stuff help you better articulate your work along with the trusty thesaurus of course. Thanks for sharing Bex!

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 3, 2018 / 9:42 am

      Thanks so much for your lovely thoughtful comment Lena! 💖 I’m glad I’m not the only one who messages themselves and uses the trusty thesaurus he he 😄. Definitely, the world is full inspiration! 💕. I’m glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  26. February 3, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    A thesaurus is so useful when it comes to blogging… I always find myself using the same words over and over again. it becomes so repetitive!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 8:26 am

      Thanks so much for the comment Aleeha 💖. The thesaurus is great for adding variety! 😘✨ xx

  27. February 4, 2018 / 3:28 am

    This is an amazing post, Bexa! YES, reading can be a great inspiration for writing, I couldn’t agree more. Reading about anything and everything can often give bouts of creativity to us bloggers and what can be better than that? Haha 😀 I love the beautiful words book idea. I hadn’t thought about that but it does seem like a great idea!

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 8:28 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely thoughtful comment Fanna 💖. Reading is such a great way to boost creativity and feel inspired too 😘✨ xx

  28. February 4, 2018 / 8:56 am

    This is so helpful, thank you for sharing

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 8:28 am

      Thank you Ashton! ☺️💕 xx

  29. February 4, 2018 / 8:57 am

    Great tips!
    I sometimes struggle to write a blog post because English isn’t my first language. I read a lot to learn new words and find the right sentence construction. I just hope my blog is good English ☺️
    Be a better writer (in English) is definitely one of my goals!
    Love the Sunday Blog Share 💕

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 8:30 am

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment Malorie 💖. Wow, your English is great, I wouldn’t have guessed it wasn’t your first language ☺️. And thank you, I am glad you like the blog share! 💕☺️✨ xx

  30. February 4, 2018 / 10:04 am

    I’ve started keeping a blogging journal, great ideas! 🙂

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 8:31 am

      A blogging journal sounds like a fab idea! Thank you for your comment Lainy ☺️💕 xx

  31. February 4, 2018 / 10:12 am

    Loved this post all these tips are so true! Xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 8:31 am

      Thanks so much Eden 💕☺️ xx

  32. February 4, 2018 / 10:22 am

    I LOVE the idea of a beautiful words book! What a fantastic idea! I honestly never would have thought of that. I always find these new words and then forget them as soon as I start doing something else haha!

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Thanks so much! 💕☺️ I’m so glad you liked the idea! It’s a great way to remember everything and good when you need some creativity and inspiration 😘✨ xx

  33. February 4, 2018 / 10:41 am

    Love these suggestions Bexa! I definitely need to take on board a few of these, especially reading more! I hardly read any magazines, but I bet that’d help a lot.
    jenny x | http://www.jennyrosee.com

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 8:33 am

      Thanks so much Jenny! 💖 Magazines are great to flick through when you don’t have much time but need some inspiration 😘✨ xx

  34. February 4, 2018 / 12:02 pm

    I had to smile at using the thesaurus section, as I was just writing an essay last night, and the amount of times I’ve had to look up synonyms of words 😅😂 I’m definitely guilty of that one! Love your blog! x

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 8:34 am

      He he, I’m glad I’m not the only one! 😄😂 Aw thank you so much for your kind words & lovely comment 😘✨💕 xx

  35. February 4, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    These are great tips! I’ve always loved reading which is why I think I enjoy writing so much now! I need to try journaling!- https://sophiehearts.net x

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 8:35 am

      Thanks so much Sophie! 💖 Reading & writing are definitely my favourite things too! 😘✨ xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 8:36 am

      That’s great! 💖 Thanks so much for your comment M 😘✨ xx

  36. February 4, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    Great post! Really helpful and interesting! Always so well written. Thanks for sharing lovely! Xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 8:37 am

      Aw thanks so much for your lovely comment and kind words Lauren 😘✨💕 xx

  37. February 4, 2018 / 6:37 pm

    Hey Bexa, great tips. I love the idea of a beautiful words book xx

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 8:37 am

      Thanks so much Kerry 💖. So glad you enjoyed the tips 😘✨ xx

  38. February 5, 2018 / 8:10 am

    As a small blogger, this is really useful! I’m always so scared that my content will be pushed under the pile of other posts. However, as long as I’m enjoying it.. that’s all that matters! Great post as usual darling. Have a wonderful day❤️💋

    http://www.beautynbrushes.co.uk

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 8:39 am

      Definitely! 💖 As long as you enjoy what you do, that’s all that matter 😘. Love your positivity and thank you so much for your lovely comment 💕. Have a fabulous day Emily! 😘✨ xx

  39. February 6, 2018 / 9:10 am

    Wow! That is a excellent post Bexa! First of all, a hearted thank you for following me on twitter. It became a reason for me to discover you.
    I practice using thesaurus myself, and it helps. Really it’s not cheating because I too, sometimes know the word but just can’t get it on paper, that’s when thesaurus comes handy.
    Also, the dictionary you’ve mentioned is great. I always favorite good words and keep going back to re-read them. This forces to remember and use the word.
    One thing I’ve learned so far and I mention in my random scripts on my blog is that take it slow. Even one word a day or one word learned in a few days helps in the long turn.
    Moreover, use the grammerly app. It’s fantastic and helps to generate mindful scripts.

    • Bexa
      Author
      February 7, 2018 / 4:57 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely thoughtful comment Areeba 💖. I’m so glad we are twitter friends! The thesaurus is so handy, it’s helped me countless times 😄. Taking it slow is fabulous advice, little steps add up to big results 😘✨ xx

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