Has My Writing Skills Improved?

By Ian Fernando

I will admit that I am not very well at English - especially writing. I started this blog 5 months ago and it has grown tremendously. Is it because of my content? My consistency? My trust I made with readers? I really do not know. But looking back I know I have improved with my writing.

I was the kind of kid/student when it came to reading and writing I was "ARGH, BAH!" I never wanted to read in Reading class or English class. My speech was very poor (you will see this once I create a promo video for this blog). I also did not want to read just the mere fact I was not interested in the topic.

Growing up my dad always says to read, read more, read more than that. I argued, how can I read something that does not interest me? Same thing when I went to college, it bored me because I had to read things that never appealed to me. I only did well with my computer classes and science.

Anyways, I just did not like to read and write. Well things have changed ever since I started internet marketing and my entrepreneurship! I read all the time and I obviously write all the time. Has my train of thought changed, I can say yes. Have my writing skills increased, I can say yes. Writing everyday and even 2-3 times a day improves my skills as a writer and author of my blog.

I seem to think and see the grammatical errors when typing and thinking freely. Do I catch all the errors? Probably not, if I showed my blog to a copywriter or an English teacher they may faint. Honestly. I do not really know I am just saying.

I know when I read my post it sounds fine to me, I have had no complaints on my English and how I am presenting my content to the readers. Since they understand what I am writing they can relate to what I am saying.

In English class they teach you to read what you wrote several times. Does it make sense? Is all your punctuations in its proper place? Do not read out loud! I never understood that because I want to hear how it sounds, did I have to pause and if I did, do I have a proper punctuation in place? But in any case did my article/post sound proper?

Everyday I write I try to make my post sound professional, I am trying to establish a specific brand on the internet. So I write everyday and I write all the time, I write my own ebooks, my own reviews, I participate in forums. I just write all the time. Again, can I say it has improved my writing?

I usually read CopyBlogger for writing skill help. They have a great video on the 10 steps to Better Writing.


It is a very basic video that shows you how to become a better writer. This video shows me that writing everyday is a great tutorial in helping me become a better writer. I also just do not just write short excerpts; they are pretty long but not as long as Steve Pavlina. But I think I write good articles and post on my blogs. I know they are at least 2 pages when I import on Microsoft Word. I do not like the blogs that post two 5 sentences paragraphs. It provides information that is straight to the point but nothing else. I at least try to expand my discussion and topic.

One more thing about English class, they teach you to write outlines on what you are going to write, brainstorm. I do not do this, I write what is interesting to me at the moment and I write it. I also usually type what I think. Meaning I am writing what is flowing through my mind. For example this post is written specifically at this specific moment because a topic hit my mind that I would like to write about and I am freely flowing on what I want to type. I did not brain storm I just types what came to mind.

Is that safe writing? Probably not, but I tend to look at my grammar and correct it after. But for me I know I will continue to write everyday even 2 times to continue my writing skills and I didn't even take writing classes in college. By the way watch the video numerous times!

Ian Fernando
Involved in the internet space since 2002 and have been through the ups and downs of this online industry. I am a traveling digital nomad, media buyer, online strategist, and many more online titles.

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