Do you want to write fresh content or good content? Seems like a strange question, right?
As an aspiring writer you’re taught that fresh content is where it’s at, it’s where you’ll get your big break. But is that true? Not really.
Sure, fresh content is the way to go, but only if you can somehow uncover content that no one has written on yet, and a quick look around will tell you that just about every topic under the sun has been written.
So how do you write good content if it isn’t new content?
1. Find a New Angle
There are thousands of stories floating around the internet about how to keep weight off during the holidays. Nine out of 10 of them will all parrot back exactly the same thing. That means if you want your article to be the one to catch, you have to spin the information in a way that makes people pause and continue reading.
Spinning information in a unique way is the best tactic a successful journalist can employ.
2. Stay Up to Date
Staying up to date on currently trending topics is the best way to keep your content as fresh as possible and to continually improve on your writing skills. Becoming a fantastic writer is a continually evolving process that requires submerging yourself in the world of writing.
3. Find Your Voice
Just because your favorite author has a flare for using witty euphemisms when they write doesn’t mean that you do. You have to determine your own writing style and capitalize on it – being confident in your own writing is what engages people to keep reading. Just about anyone can tell when something comes fluidly and when something is forced, and no one wants to read writing that doesn’t flow.
4. Write Often to Write Well
Even if it’s only a few sentences a day, a paragraph here and there, or something no one ever reads, writing daily will help you continually improve your writing skills and take your content to the next level of awesome.
Sometimes people get so caught up in finding fresh content that they pass up content that can be written in such a way that it becomes great content simply because of how it’s written.
Writing fresh content doesn’t make you a great writer – writing well makes you a great writer.