Finding Typos and bad writing mistakes every day in news articles is as horrible as everyone makes it out to be. I have learned to enjoy the process of writing even simple emails from start to finish. Call me crazy if you will, but I guarantee that the future of your career can be much more enjoyable if you learn now to enjoy delivering clean documents, articles, and social posts if necessary. 94% of businesses recently surveyed in October noted they are looking for help with social networking. For me, enjoying writing started with choosing the right topics and keeping my work free of typos and other simple mistakes has made a big difference.
Whether you are in high school, college, graduate school or are writing I think having a great topic is key to writing a great article.
Writing for the web does not actually have to be as horrible as everyone makes it out to be. I have learned to enjoy the process of checking my articles for typos and mistakes once or even twice before handing it off. Which is why uncovering so many typos from places like The New York Times and other large publications really gets to me. Research is an inevitable part of education. For me, it wasn’t until I was nearly finished with my undergraduate college degree that I had a revelation about research that changed my whole perspective. But the simple and somewhat obvious things like getting your content ready for the web or social media stops many of us. First, I had to do research projects and papers to make it through school. There was no way around it. Second, I knew from experience that everything in life is harder when you do not enjoy what you’re doing. I determined to find an enjoyable occupation for myself. Third, I made writing enjoyable by deciding to only research about things that I really cared about. The transformation came when I decided that no matter what, I was only going to choose topics that I really cared writing about, even if it made my projects harder or longer.
As soon as I started choosing great topics I found that the entire process of creating a paper or covering a story with an article was easier, more enjoyable, and less stressful for me. No longer did I spend hours learning about the ancient history of tribes I read about. After turning to topics of importance to me like the history of soccer or the development of Istanbul writing for me took off. Of course, the things that excite me will likely be things that bore other people to sleep. That is the beauty of it. If everyone destined to write commits to choosing only write about content that they love, and pay attention to typos in books and articles, everyone will learn from each other and enjoy the process of contributing.
So, with my to never start the process of writing with a topic that you could care less about. Commit in advance to finding a topic that excites you and begin from there. You will be so glad you did, and your projects and papers will probably be better off as well.