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Tips for writing your first article

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Today I will show you some simple tips for writing your first article, indispensable for a beginner.

Most people who create their first blog or website complain that they are not writers and already feel discouraged, thinking they have lost the battle from the start.

I assure you that this is not a big problem or an insurmountable obstacle, because you can be successful by writing an article with simple words, but which contains more information than competitors.

Now I will explain some steps that you will have to follow when creating your first content.

If you have a website or are planning to create one, you can see a video on it on how to write your first article.

Find it below:

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How to structure an article for a magazine

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  • Find inspiration to write. Without a clear idea in mind, it will be impossible to get started. Start with a topic you already know.
  • “Put on the plate” a valid solution or something that helps a particular segment of the population.
  • While working for a magazine, you can probably present your proposal to your supervisor in which you propose the topic on which to write your article. Once accepted, you can start writing.
  • Study the audience you are referring to. Use multiple resources to do this, such as websites, other magazines … For example, you can observe how a competitor with a similar audience to yours writes in his blog, you can understand how the writer manages to attract attention. Moreover, in the comments section, you understand what like most readers belonging to a certain social class, a market, etc.
  • Proceed with the drafting of the first paragraph, bearing in mind that your entertainment skills towards a reader stand out at this point. If you are good, you will push him to read the main text.
  • In this last point, the person will pass from the introductory part to the heart of the article, where the topic will be deepened in all its points.
  • Depending on the industry you have chosen or entrusted to you, you should find a way to interview emerging people in the field, while also managing to take some nice close-up photos so that you can insert them in the magazine.
  • In the conclusion, you can give more importance to facts or products that you think deserve more attention than others, perhaps by asking a question about it. Or you can give a summary of the text.

 

The first page to create on a website is information about yourself or your business

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For example, if you are the sole owner and your business consists of a blog where you write content, I recommend that you create a title for your first post like this:

  • About me
  • About (your name)

This can create a better relationship of trust with your reader.

Or if your business will be an online store or company, you can write:

  • Information about… (site or store name)

After that you just have to tell a little about your life:

  • What did you study
  • What kind of jobs have you done
  • All your experiences that might be relevant to your site.
  • Explain the reasons why you have decided to build your website.
  • Your Goals: In simple terms, you need to make your readers understand what your future articles will be oriented towards.
  • In the final part, enter your name and the URL of your website.

Well, these are just guidelines, but you can enter all the information you deem useful to make the user understand how close you are in that particular situation (for example with a fact that happened to you) and how you can help him in the future.

Don’t forget to describe the benefits it will get with your webspace.

Be as clear and transparent as possible!

 

Find your inspiration

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Find a topic you love.

This will give you a boost in writing because you will not be doing it just to fill a page and perhaps reluctantly, but your soul will write.

I see for myself that when I find a topic I like, I have a hard time taking my fingers off the PC keyboard.

It’s like a runaway train, writing following what you love most.

Or you can take a cue from some problems of society and write your opinion on them and the solutions that you think may be better or not….

In short, it’s just to give you some little ideas.

When you write, just write!

The time you spend writing a magazine, book, or blog …

It must be dedicated exclusively to that!

If you get too distracted while writing, your mind will not be fully focused; as a result, you risk not being creative at the right point and also take longer than expected.

Parts into which an article is divided

Now I want to go more specifically to make you understand, that each article is essentially composed of several parts in which different descriptions must be inserted in each.

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The first step is undoubtedly the choice of a good title, which must express in a few words the topic of your page.

It must grab the reader’s attention!

If you are writing for a site or a blog, do not limit yourself to entering only the words necessary to form a key phrase (which is fine) but also enter something more that convinces the user to click.

Or, if you’re writing a book, find a title that entices you to buy it; after all, nothing changes in what context you write, because it is always the intent that counts!

EXAMPLE:

THE BEST DIET OF 2020 – Lose 30 lbs in less than 2 months!

Keep in mind that you will have to respect 65 characters (according to the SEO, you must not go further) but as I said in a previous post if you install an additional Google Friendly program, it will count them for you.

If you want to find out other factors and more technical details visit the page dedicated to how to write SEO content.

However, I recommend that you read the tips on this page first because you will have a guideline that will be useful to you as you create your next articles.

Then, you will have to communicate in the best way also through the part that will come after the title, that is the introduction.

Here you have to describe a very short summary to give some indication of what your text is about and to make the reader understand that he will find all the answers he needs.

You can also put all subtitles related to your content.

The central part of an article must contain well-organized information.

This is the gist of the article, where all the information relating to the topic is present in a much more detailed and complete way.

So, if you’ve done a good job in the introduction, that is, push a reader this far, you’re already halfway through your mission.

If your article contains, for example, trendy jackets for the coming winter or services offered by you, the state, or other people, nothing changes.

I tell you this because, usually at the center of the subject matter, everything is explained more exhaustively and will be described:

  • The reasons that prompted you to create this content.
  • Features
  • The advantages
  • The cons, (side effects, defects, etc.)
  • References to other sources (newspapers, websites, etc., preferably known and authoritative sources)
  • Photos (or additional videos if it is a website, in this case, you will also create external links)

And to conclude …

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Don’t neglect this last part thinking that everything you wanted to communicate has already been done in the body of the article.

Let’s take a blog post for example:

it often happens that a user is interested in a certain product and only in the final part is he convinced to buy.

Why this?

Right here, you need to make it clear to the user that if he does not take a certain action, for example, he loses the opportunity to turn an unfavorable situation into something better, and therefore he will be left with his problem still unresolved.

Therefore, the end is a part to be considered essential for the success of a text.

In case, you need other tips for writing your first article, I suggest you visit the site or write to me in the comments.

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