3 Weak Words You Must Avoid While Blogging
Content is everywhere. To survive the floods of internet content, professional writers need to create appealing and engaging content. Is this enough to grab the attention of millions of users worldwide?
No; as our attention spans are getting shorter – 8 second, which is less than a goldfish, writers cannot create loose sentences that appear to be no connection with the central idea of the topic.
These sentences or even words diverge the attention of the readers, making your content irrelevant.
In this article, we call your attention to some of the common weak words that could be found abundantly in blogs, which decreases the charisma of your writing.
Really and Very
Adjectives are here to impress the audience more. But in the case of Really/ Very, take off the clarity of the writing, making it vague for the readers. When you fine-tune your writings, try to omit these words and replace it with other sensational words like Damn as in the example - ‘Blogging is a damn powerful tool for increasing the sales of a business’, instead of ‘Blogging is a very powerful tool for increasing the sales of a business’!
Another example – ‘Patt was really hungry that he stole food from the neighbour’s house’.
Replace the words really hungry with starving and re-write the sentence as ‘Patt was starving that he stole food from the neighbour’s house’.
Think/ believe/ feel
An author writes about various issues that he was thinking or feeling or believes in. Using the words think/ believe/ feel in between the article or blog to stress your feelings on the topic will portray your work as a less reliable piece.
First and foremost, don’t start any sentence with these three words as it makes an impression that questions the consistency of your arguments.
Always try to support your arguments with facts and figures rather than mere assumptions. Including authorized information will automatically eliminate the use of such week words.
If you don’t have any significant data to display in your writings, avoid using timid words to create more impact for your arguments among the audience.
Is/ Am/ Are/ Was
Writers can be of any age and experience. Writers, who are beginners and new into the literature field find it difficult to deal with the grammatical usage of the words and sentences. Only well-experienced writers understand the usage and rules of the English language.
The most common issue that a beginner faces is regarding the usage of active and passive voice. First, we need to understand that we must be knowledgeable enough to determine which type of voice is to be used in academic writing and non-academic writing.
For academic writing, always go for an active voice. When you want the audience to give a special focus on the object of the sentence, prefer using passive voice.
Note: Try these words to avoid the use of ‘very’ in your sentence.
Afraid = Terrified, Angry = Furious, Clever = Brilliant, Tasty = Delicious, Cold = Freezing, Loved = Adored, Etc.