Ask an Ambassador: But What If I’m Not a Good Writer?
Yesterday Jon Yturralde wrote “Sometimes While Writing I Feel So Damn Weak” and so I was inspired to write this post. The issue is that Jon felt that he wasn’t a good writer, due in part to all of those English classes he skipped (lol) by his own admission.
As much as I love writing and consider myself pretty good at expressing myself in writing, I experience the same feeling on occasion. But like anything else, with time and practice through writing blog posts regularly, we get better with time (I hope).
What If You Don’t Get Better?
Even if you don’t get better or writing simply just isn’t your thing, there are alternatives and here are just a few:
- Have someone write for you. I know that many of us, myself included, could “never” let anyone write for us and so be it. That’s our choice and no one should be made to feel like a fraud if they are not writing their own post. Think about speechwriters. Speechwriters know their clients so well, that they write like their client’s think. So much so that it’s as if the speechwriter can read their client’s minds.
- Should you decide to write your own posts, have someone proofread your copy before you make the post live. Lord knows I should follow that bit of advice to catch all of the errors that I make after the fact.
- Try using an online software editor such as Grammarly. Grammarly does a far better job at catching spelling and grammatical errors than programs such as MS Word and other word processing software.
- If you are part of a team and the team has someone on it that is a good writer, delegate this task to them.
5. Who says you have to share an experience or a story? In other words, how about those good old market reports? You don’t have to be an excellent writer to get the point across if you do a good job with your graphs and charts. Of course market reports are best when they come with an analysis, but an easy to read graph or chart can very easily convey simple data such as home sales in a particular area.
These are the only suggestions for those that don’t like to write, but it’s a good start.