Let’s face it. If you’re going to be a blogger, then you need to learn to write. Your writing doesn’t have to be 100% perfect to have a successful blog (I’m proof of that), but you do need to write well enough to get your point across. No matter what writing level we’re at, we can all use some improvement. This is where a blog call Daily Writing Tips comes in.
Whether you are an attorney, manager, student or blogger, writing skills are essential for your success. Considering the rise of the information age, they are even more important, as people are surrounded by e-mails, wikis, social networks and so on.
It can be difficult to hone one’s writing skills within this fast paced environment. To solve this problem we decided to create Daily Writing Tips, a blog where you will find simple yet effective tips to improve your writing.
Daily Writing Tips is the creation of Daniel Scocco. He ordered this review to generate some buzz for his new venture. Daily Writing Tips is only 15 days old but Daniel has already amassed 30 posts on it. That’s an impressive two posts per day – a good start for a brand new blog. Daniel does have help however. Three other writers help produce content for Daily Writing Tips.
The blog is divided into nine categories; Business writing, fiction writing, general, grammar, misused words, punctuation, spelling, word of the day and writing basics. That pretty much covers every aspect of writing that I can think of. Some of the posts that I found really helpful include:
- Big Words Make You Sound Smart, Don’t They?
- Using â€œaâ€ and â€œanâ€ Before Words
- Passive Writing
- The Inverted Pyramid
- The Difference Between e.g. and i.e.
- Audience is Everything
- Show, Don’t Tell
- Eliminating Superfluous Phrases
- Compound Modifiers
- Let the Word Do the Work
Looks A Lot Like Daily Blog Tips
The fact that Daily Writing Tips looks a lot like Daily Blog Tips is not a coincidence – Daniel Scocco owns both blogs. If you are a Daily Blog Tips reader, then you will know where Daniel plans to go with Daily Writing Tips. You will also know how Daniel plans to monetize his new blog.
With the exception of two sponsor buttons, Daily Writing Tip is completely ad free. And I doubt Daniel will monetize the blog beyond six sponsor buttons and six text links (the current ad setup for daily Blog Tips). Yes, Daniel is leaving A LOT of money on the table by going with this monetization scheme. However, the almost ad free site does create a super clean look and a very good user experience. The blog makes supplemental income by maintaining a resources page with links to grammar and copywriting books using the Amazon.com affiliate problem.
It’s clear that Daniel knows how to make a successful blog – Daily Blog Tips has over 3,000+ RSS readers. With his marketing and writing skills, Daniel shouldn’t have any problems making Daily Writing Tips every bit as large as his other blog. Daily Writing Tips serves a huge market. There’s over 70 million blogs on the Net and most of them are very poorly written.
I’ve added Daily Writing Tips to my Google reader (they offer a full feed RSS) and I look forward to reading the daily tips. Daily Writing Tips should be on your must read list. Congrats to Daniel for seeing a need and offering a solution. I’m sure the blog will do great.