The core process of business social media is writing. Every aspect of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube requires writing. Clear, concise, compelling writing. I can’t teach you “how to write.” Or “how to write better.” I can share with you how I write, and you can take it from there.
Everyone needs to (learn to) write in a more compelling manner: clear, concise, compelling writing is a rarity in our world. Email and text messaging has helped with clear and concise, but it has taken “compelling” out of the formula.
Here are 5.5 things you can do to improve your writing skills:
1. Just sit down and write something. Every day.
2. Save your best thoughts and ideas the second they occur. Not on a pad of paper or a diary. ON A COMPUTER. Where you can reread it, expand it, and edit it.
3. Write it like you would say it.
4. Make sure your thoughts are simple, easy to understand, and complete.
5. Edit early and often
5.5. Remember that you’re writing for the reader AND yourself.
For more writing and business social media tips, read some of my books: