Social Media: The New Learning Hub For Writers and Non- Writers

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the write thing project 3652 day 12 300x279 Social Media: The New Learning Hub For Writers and Non  WritersDuring my elementary, high school and college days, every student fears the duty of writing the every week journal required by English teachers; the endless paper work, research paper and essays that professors required us to submit day after day.

Although I love writing and the first career that I wanted to pursue is Journalism, I admit I almost give up on it. Why? It is hard to write, very hard.

Even professionals whether they are businessmen, photojournalists or columnists in a daily broad sheet experienced facing the computer screen groping for words in order for them to start an article.

The Art of Writing for me is forever an everyday process, meaning, even how good or great one is in writing he can in fact improve his style better. Despite my high grades in communication subjects in college, I consider myself a novice; I keep on reminding myself to practice and practice.

 

Revolutionizing Communication

With the power of Social Media that is fast becoming a tool in revolutionizing the both oral and written communications both writers and aspiring writers can use this tool in practicing their writing abilities.

A large percentage of teenagers today spend their time in creating articles or daily entry to their blogs; millions of people hourly update their Facebook status and Tweets.

Many aren’t aware of this but making an update in social media sites a habit is well, a good training for those who hate writing. Admit or not, most of us love to write anything under the sun than writing about something that makes us exhausted and stressed.

We can mention how we feel, what we do, how other people do affects our daily life or share our opinions on the latest political issue buzzing the government.

Non experienced SEO and content writers can also join different sites hiring people around the world to write for them. Thus, this serves as a ground for them to have experience in writing; the topics assigned to them could be a challenge based on its difficulty level.

 

Learning New Things

In my case I try to choose a task or an assignment which I am totally unfamiliar with because not only I could learn more about that topic but it pushes me to my limits. But people not only earn through it, social media sites also pay its users by posting Tweets and status updates in their Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts.

 

Finding Voice In Writing

Writing blogs help the blogger find his “voice in writing”; which style that best suits him reveals the natural writer inside him. Writing tweets on the other hand keep one from formulating too long sentences. It forces the user to be concise and exercise his vocabulary skills in 140 characters. Believe it or not Twitter helps one to become a better writer.

A person is not born with the innate ability to write perfectly and flawlessly, he is made, like steel honed under fire.

Unlike before where writing seems to be a curse for most college students who don’t enjoy it, social media serves as the best tool for us to express ourselves in different positive way. We all not only enjoy it but are beginning to love writing.

I cry when my write ups are rejected but instead of pitying myself I continue to practice. This may be the most difficult thing for many; nevertheless we must remember that we all have the potential to become a writer.

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 Social Media: The New Learning Hub For Writers and Non  Writers

About kelly Marsh

Kelly is a writer/blogger. She loves writing, travelling and blogging. She contributes in Regal Cigs

9 Responses

  1. Theresa Torres from Credit Donkey says:

    Hi Kelly,
    You’ve echoed my sentiments exactly. I sometimes find it hard to think of an interesting topic and write about it. There are days when I’m at a “loss for words” and will just sit staring at the computer screen. I like those days when inspiration comes and writing is a breeze.
    Other bloggers also say that Twitter helps them to be creative thinking of ways to fit their message into that 140 character limit.
    Practice, practice is also the best solution I can think of to get better at writing.
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  2. Elena Anne says:

    What I have learned about writing is that practice makes perfect. The more you write the better you get. I find that I feel the same way that you do. I stress and worry about writing good posts or when I do a job for someone else, I worry it won’t be good enough.
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  3. Kelly Marsh says:

    Thanks Theresa & Elena! I am glad to know you liked my post so much…….

  4. Jack Keenan says:

    I can see how Twitter can actually make you a better writer by teaching you to eliminate unnecessary words from your content. This is especially true of anyone who has ever worked for a content mill as a freelance writer; after all, what freelance writer hasn’t used a little flowery text here and there to buoy their word counts?

    • Robert says:

      haha me LOL…most of the time my post are only 200 words but then I have to pad it out a little more with some intresting fluff or my post will be too short

  5. used tires says:

    Yea, just getting an article going can be a challenge sometimes. I have to agree that social media has helped me open up my writing skills due to the informal and casual environment and I think the same is true for many people that have gotten into social media. I still struggle to write sometimes but the inspiration seems to come more easily the more I write.

    -Jean
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  6. Melissa says:

    Writing can also help us to develop our way of thinking and bring us new ideas while writing
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