Last time, I talked about how to improve your writing, but I didn’t talk much about why it’s important. Writing is my passion, and I’m a huge advocate for stretching that writing muscle as often as possible. But since not everyone eats, sleeps, and breathes words as I do, I can’t expect everyone to jump into writing improvements without understanding why. So, let’s go!
The importance of improving your writing
Whether you are a professional writer or enjoy writing as a hobby, these reasons will help you see why improving your writing is so important and relevant. The reality is that these aren’t just practical skills but facets of who you are as a person!
- It keeps your mind sharp: We all tend to fall into the trap of watching TV, playing video games, and engaging with other “passive” forms of media. These are all great and I, myself, am a huge Farming Simulator fan. However, I try to control how much access I give myself to these things. As much fun as I have with them, they don’t engage and sharpen my mind the way writing does. Focusing on writing as much as possible helps keep my brain sharp and focused rather than lethargic!
- It keeps you humble: After getting a few orders and bringing in some money as a freelance writer, I started thinking I was the cream of the crop. While self-confidence is a great asset, I also had to learn that I’m just a tiny fish in a large pond. Once I started practicing, comparing, and improving my writing, I learned there is always something for you to learn.
- It gives you an edge on the competition: Some well-intentioned writers keep working and earning money and don’t focus on actively improving their writing. After a while, specific techniques get outdated, and customers aren’t as impressed as they once were. It’s just the way the world works when writing business content. Active learners perceive how to stay with the times as they change and constantly deliver accurate, engaging, and high-quality content for your customers.
- It gives you a creative and social outlet: Whether you write for work or fun, improving your writing and learning how to engage more readers with your words is a wonderful creative outlet. It’s also a social outlet that allows writers to communicate naturally with other writers and readers (such as your lovely selves) rather than talking and communicating in other ways.
The written word is a powerful thing
I’m a decent writer, but I’m not a great speaker. Engaging with writing and learning how to constantly improve the clarity and engagement of that writing has helped me overcome many barriers in how I communicate with people. My story is not unique. Many find strength in writing that they lack elsewhere. Doesn’t it make sense to always find a way onward and upward by constantly improving that skill? Exactly.
What do you think? Are there other reasons why you should improve your writing? Do you disagree with any of mine? Please let me know!
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Kelterss is an experienced freelance business writer and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Creating Writing. Having served over 3 ,200 customers while maintaining a 4.9/5 star rating, Kelterss is looking to focus her professional services in writing product descriptions and blog posts.