Monday, April 4, 2011

Why Online Writers Should Aim for Their Best

Some of you may beware of the bloggers A to Z Challenge for the month of April. Quite simply, by joining the challenge you commit to posting with a topic or image from A to Z on everyday except Sunday through the month of April. Even though its already 4 days into the month, I decided to join today. If you are interested you can check it out on Tossing It Out or click on the Graphic to the right.

A is for Aim for Your Best

As an online writer its easy to get lulled into thinking that producing your best work really isn't necessary. Throwing a quick article together might seem like a harmless act, particularly if you are pressed for time. After all, we all know that what sells on the Internet isn't always quality. We've all met the wildly successful writer who writes pure drivel, but somehow manages to bring in readers. There are a number of reasons for that, but I won't go into it, now. The focus of today's post is you and aiming for your personal best.

Let's take a look at the benefits when you always Aim for Your Best.

  • Builds pride in your work. When you aim for your best, you produce work that you can be proud of.
  • Builds your portfolio. Aiming for your best adds quality pieces to your portfolio.
  • No worries. When you always aim for best, you don't need to worry that something will come back to haunt you someday when you apply for that dream position.
  • Keeps you honest. Aiming for your best in everything you write keeps you honest. It's at lot like handing in the shoddy piece of homework. If you get away with it once, it just gets easier from there and before you know it, you've lost your edge.
  • Builds your writing skills. Your work may not always be perfect, but when you aim for your best with every piece, you are continually building your writing skills.

1 comment:

Li said...

True! Fortunately, knowing that strangers will read it makes me more inclined to work hard. Plus, you never know when an agent or webmaster will see it and maybe want to use it or talk to you further. It's happened!