Every morning when I sit down to write at my desk with a cup of coffee (yes, most writers need the caffeine jolt to get their minds started) and have a look at my task sheet, I realize that it’s really challenging to be a writer.
Earlier, writing was restricted to web content, articles and blogs. But now things have changed, and to be a modern web writer, you’ll need to be a jack of all trades. Infographics, docs, presentations, social media posts, press releases, picture blogs, phew! You may think the variety is thrilling, but have you ever thought of how does a writer come up with new ideas again and again and again?
Well, today I was being asked to write a blog and as I am not able to find a topic to write on, I thought to share with you guys how a web writer is grilled every day
Must read especially for those who think a web writer’s job is easy.
The above picture is actually very true for every writer. Write, write and write, and yet find something new to write about the very next day. Oh God! How can you expect one to be creative all the time?
The horror of the story is that you need to be creative all the time! If you miss out even once, your content loses its charm and the whole purpose of writing goes kaput!
A writer’s job is the easiest one is a big ‘white lie’! You need to look out for unique topics (even when there’s a whole lot that’s been written on it), original text (even if you have to write about the same thing again and again), and above all what you write has to be useful!
Exactly! You need to tell a story in a way that’s dramatic enough to make its presence felt on the World Wide Web.
Social Media Savvy
Social media is where you will need to hang out to promote your content. In the digital era of today, if you do not promote, you’ll get nowhere.
A writer should know how search engines work. In short, Search Engine Optimization is one thing a writer should master. Starting with a great headline, you’ll need to master the art of stuffing keywords as well.
And you thought it was easy to be web writer?