Writing is an art. No doubt about it. But the art of writing needs to be supported by many other relevant issues which are equally important. To be able to write on any given topic needs the following skills:
- Knowledge of grammar & spellings
- Understanding of the subject chosen to write
- Well defined vocabulary
To be a successful writer one needs to be skillful not only in gathering the thoughts but also expressing it in the appropriate words.
Today when blogging has become a profession and every day thousands of bloggers keep posting millions of blogs, it is essential that each of us should keep enhancing our knowledge and keep improving our abilities. Most of the bloggers face one common problem while writing the blogs and it is the scant vocabulary. What most of the bloggers have to concentrate on is the vocabulary which makes the writing less complicated and more powerful.
After a lot of research, I have found some of the most effective techniques which can help in improving the vocabulary in a shorter span of time.
- TV shows and short films
Some people may laugh at this idea and may not consider it seriously. Watching some of the chosen TV shows, news programs, and even the documentaries surely help in enhancing the understanding of the language. Listen carefully and your mind gets trained in catching new words and unusual phrases. Note down the new words and add them to your list of vocabularies to be used in the next blog.
- Using synonyms
Make use of thesaurus as much as possible while constructing sentences and expressing your thoughts in proper languages. The use of synonyms should be done with a complete understanding of sentence, words and the meanings. Instead of using the same word repeatedly, different words with similar meaning are needed to be used. It makes the blog interesting and the reader will not get bored.
- Never stretch a topic
If you want to write about any particular topic then first understand the topic well, collect the information which is informative, interesting and relevant to the subject. Never stretch the topic unnecessarily, it sometimes exposes your limits of vocabulary.
Do not write in paragraphs for the information which you can give in one or two sentences. Also, avoid using empty words such as oh, umm etc which the reader won’t appreciate. Instead, make use of simple and meaningful words.
- Choose different topics
When you decide to write on different topics, it helps you in exploring yourself to a variety of subjects. You will read more and you will learn new words more. Writing about similar topic limits your abilities and learning skills. Every subject has its own fundamental words which are necessary to be learnt. When you acquire more knowledge, it helps you in writing more informative blogs which the reader will enjoy more.
- Learn while you enjoy
Today in the world where we are more dependent on the technology, even to grasp knowledge and to learn we can use new techniques. There are a number of games, puzzles, and riddles which can help us in gaining the informative facts, new words and phrases.
The games are related to many language-related activities. The games which you can play with friends or family are of spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary building. VoLT app– (Vocabulary Learning Techniques) is available free and which helps in enhancing your vocabulary.
To become a good blogger one has to be good not just in language skills but in understanding the topics, in expressing thoughts and converting them into proper sentence construction. Vocabulary is an important factor which surely help you in expressing yourself effortlessly.