Do You How To Write Content On A Website – Get it Right Once & For All!

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Do you dream of having a blog of your own but think you will “fail” at it?
Do you know How to Write content on a website that will be attractive to the people you wish to reach?

Writing up a post, or an article can be like the big wall of China for some of us, and yet for others can be a breeze.

Knowing how to write content on a website is not just to tell your story, but also you need the mindset of how to appeal to your audience and make it easy for them to read – swallow – your words.

How To Write Your Message

How To Write Content On A Website

OK, so you have an idea you would like to bring across to your audience.

Should you write in the first person? Second person? Third person? Or like a report?

How is this post written in your opinion? Yep, you got it, I write in the second person – I am writing to YOU – and want to engage with you.

The kind of language that is the easiest for most of us is in the second person because it is more conversational.

It is friendlier and lets you relate to the writer and vice versa.

The other day, though, I read a blog written in the first person – and not from the actual author, but from the “object” of her post.

The author wrote about an Island, and it was as if the island was talking to me directly – it was captivating and hooked me into reading the whole thing, not just skimming like I usually do.

But writing in the first person can be challenging and also difficult if you are writing about an idea.

I mean how would I write to you in this post for example in the first person about writing? That would get me all tied up in a knot!

Taking Your Space

How To Write Content On A Website

When writing your post, you need to think of the end result, not just the storyline.

What do I mean by that?

Well, take note, where will your audience be most likely to see your post?

If you are writing to an elderly audience, chances are that they will do their “web surfing” time on a pc of some sort which has a large screen.

But if your audience is of the young crowd, the Millennials (as they are called now) then most likely they will be on their smartphones or tablets.

Those screens are much smaller and crunch up your sentences into long paragraphs.

So for example, one long sentence here would be crunched up to 9-10 rows on the cell phone screen.

Imagine having a whole paragraph “scrunched” up – and you end up with a page full of lines, that just by looking at it the eyes get tired and don’t want to read it.

So in order to retain your audience, it is best to S P A C E your lines.

One sentence one line – even if it is short.

I see many blogs written with really nice paragraphs, but they are several sentences long, and if the font is small, it is rather an effort to read it all – and that is on a PC!

Imagine what it would do to my eyes on a cellphone.

For this reason, I generally don’t use my cellphone for post-reading – too much effort for my eyes!

I will if I must…but….

Grammar & Language

How To Write Content On A Website

When writing an article you need to keep in mind your audience.

Are you writing to a young hip-hop group of people where “yo! Wassup man” is the kind of language they “dig”?

Or are you writing to the business-oriented person whose jargon includes a high definition of developmental strategies on communication variants…

You get my drift – right?

Being friendly bodes well for both. Always remember to try and smile through your words, it will make them smile back, even if they don’t notice it! (Check yourself now…you are smiling right now – right?)

Yes, writing can be fun when you think of how the other person will react to your written words.

But the one thing the majority of people won’t tolerate is grammar mistakes.

If you make too many of them, it will switch your audience off, no matter how sweet your message is or how important!

So use your Microsoft Spell checker, if you are using Microsoft Word, and use Grammarly – this is a great free tool.

I use it religiously – as I have a punctuation problem and also my “i” before “e” on receive or receipt etc…I get those confused ALL THE TIME, and yes I know the rule, but….I can’t seem to get my brain around that one.

So Grammarly is my life savior!

And no, this is not an ad for that program and I have no affiliate arrangements with them so I won’t make any money from you using it (they do have a paid version), it’s just a good program.

In conclusion

Short and sweet, get your point across passionately, lovingly and with a good sense of humor and you will conquer your audience.

Be polite, speak the language they understand and keep your grammar clean and concise.

Don’t get all flustered about British English and American English – they spell some words entirely different, which can get confusing.

If your audience is predominantly American then set your default spelling language to US English, it will make your life easier.

A Challenge For You!

A LNOG TMIE AGO I SAW A FUN PCIEE OF WIRTNIG AUBOT THE ELGSINH LGAUNGAE AND HOW OUR BIRAN CAN RAED IT MKIATSES AND ALL – SO LNOG AS THE FSRIT AND LSAT LETETR OF THE WDROS WREE IN TEHIR CRORCET PALCE, THE BIARN KENW HOW TO RAED AND CPENREDMHOD IT ELNTEIRY.

How did you go reading this sentence? =)

How To Write Content On A Website

Get Your Own

Would you like to learn how to post on a site like this one?

Well, you too can put your thoughts on paper …ummm screen, and learn how to build your own site. And when you have the right training it is not that difficult.

You can learn how to build your own site and get to choose the things that you want to write about. You can also use your site to make an additional income.

Here is where I learned how to build my own site and connect with people who helped me along the way.

Click Here and see what it is all about!

How to write content on a website

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Orion - Money Making Moms

Orion is a Work @ Home mom who loves blogging & helping others succeed online.  She truly believes and lives by the adage “do unto others as you would have done unto yourself”.

Loves living a Laptop lifestyle which enables her to work whenever and wherever she wishes, enjoying time with her family, long walks by the beach, reading, yoga, meditating and doing arts & crafts. 

To read more of Orion’s blogs visit her site at www.Money-Making-Moms.com

16 thoughts on “Do You How To Write Content On A Website – Get it Right Once & For All!

  1. Hi Orion,
    People are afraid to write for many reasons. Some fear they don’t have anything to say while others fear no one will care about what they write. Then there people who are worried that their facility with language is not good enough and others may criticize their efforts.

    Your post will help many see that they can overcome these feelings and rise to the challenge. This post does a good service to help people believe in themselves and move forward with their lives.

    1. Oh! That is great Steven, I am really glad that you have picked up on this from my words.

      Yes, writing can be a real challenge for some, and this post is here to help anyone struggling see that it is possible, you just need to practice a little and see how it becomes easier as time goes along.

      With tools like Grammarly, it certainly helps too!

      Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment.
      Wishing 4 Your $ucce$$ – Orion

  2. Definitely have me smiling lol. Great post Orion. That makes great sense about the longer paragraphs viewed on mobile. It doesn’t bother me when there are long lines to read, but it is good to know in general how it is perceived. I am thinking of giving it a go myself – if I can find the time.

    1. Hello Tara,
      Yes, some people don’t mind longer paragraph. Though I suspect that the younger generation with their shorter attention span doesn’t like it so much.
      And as they are becoming more and more out main stakeholders, we need to re-adjust to their demands!
      Glad I got you smiling =)
      Wishing 4 Your $ucce$$ – Orion

  3. Great tips, Orion.

    I also use Grammarly. It really is a lifesaver!

    Spacing is really important as people nowadays tend to get easily bothered by long texts. That’s why I also use relevant images and catchy headlines.

    They help break down the content and lead to a much smoother reading experience! 🙂

    1. You are totally right Elianne, our attention span has been reduced to almost zero since the advent of smartphones and tablets and the fast speed of the internet.

      I remember back in 1997 when I first started to use the internet, waiting for a whole 3 minutes for a site to come up was the norm!!!! Now if it doesn’t come up within 5 seconds (and actually less) we click away from it – unless we REALLY want or need that site!

      You are right to space your articles out with images and catchy headlines, we are very visual as human beings!

      Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment.
      Wishin 4 Your $ucce$$ – Orion

  4. I enjoyed this article very much, Orion. It’s so important to write as if you’re speaking directly to your target audience. Posts like this one with short, one or two sentence paragraphs, are much easier to read and lead the reader from the beginning of the post to the end.

    Thanks, Orion.

    1. Thank you Sue for dropping by and leaving a comment.
      Yes, I took my cue from several popular bloggers who actually specify to write in that style – I also found it easier to read and definitely on a smartphone it is a real reader retentioner (just made up a new word…retentioner?) hehe!
      Wishing 4 Your $ucce$$ – Orion

  5. Great article Orion. I will have to shorten my paragraphs now that I have read this post. It is very easy to read and will be great to read from a smartphone. I really haven’t considered that aspect before. Thanks!

    1. That is great Cynthia, I am glad this short post has given you inspiration =)
      Yes, we need to remember smartphones are really a big part of today’s life and take our “smart” readers into consideration =)
      Thanks for the comment Cynthia,
      Wishing 4 Your $ucce$$ – Orion

  6. All good points to remember! I rarely consider how a post might look on a phone. What am I thinking lol!
    This post will surely encourage a person who is interested but procrastinating a little. It’s a very good guide.

    1. I guess I can say now “mission accomplished” Dianne, this is exactly what I wished to impart in my post, to help others consider how they write so to make the reader’s experience easy and flowing.
      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.
      Wishing 4 your $ucce$$ – Orion

  7. Hey Orion, love your post. Easy read, right to the point and a lot of good information!
    Wonder if Grammerly does have an Affiliate program? They are great, use them all the time. Hope to talk soon!

    1. Thank for your comment Wayne, I don’t know if Grammarly has an affiliate program, but they are definitely the one program any blogger should use! Especially if you are a non-native speaker, which I am, however much I know English, and I know English, getting my punctuations and prepositions right is a challenge still!
      Wishing 4 Your $ucce$$ – Orion

  8. Hello Orion, loved these tips. You are so right. When we know we have these tools to make it all just was we need it, we are growing our business in the right direction. Up!
    Was really helpful.
    In peace and gratitude, ariel

  9. Nice article Orion!

    I never really understood how anyone would not love to write… I have been writing for as long as I can recall. I was that nerdy kid who sat at his desk writing stories while his friends were out playing sports, riding bikes, swimming…

    I generally stick with a conversational tone when I am writing, as I find that works best, but I am fairly adaptable.

    I have used Grammarly in the past, but haven’t really been using it for quite some time. I should probably go back to it.

    I think that, for me, one of the key takeaways from this post is to remember how things look on our phones. Even though many of us are in the habit of writing shorter sentences, we can forget how easily they can turn into a wall of text on a phone.

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