Have you ever wondered why only certain books become the best sellers? Why do only some articles stand out on the internet and get unimaginable engagement? What secret sauce do the successful writers put in their content recipe? The secret sauce is their consistent efforts in improving the writing skills supported by certain personality traits that make them masters of content creation. Content writing is an art that anyone can learn and develop with practice. However, certain habits can help you become a good content writer in no time.
Here are 6 Personality Traits of a Good Content Writer.
Avid Readers: All successful writers are avid readers by default. It is the requirement of content creation. Good content writers invest in good reading material and ensure they have every relevant book in their collection. They read on different subjects to develop 360-degree views and balanced opinions.
Passionate Writers: Good content writers are passionate about blogging. They write regularly on a variety of topics. Regular writing practice helps them expand the horizon of their thinking and improve their writing quality and speed. Those who do regular blogging can deliver good content within tight deadlines. They invite feedback on their blogs/articles. They like to listen to experts and make necessary improvements in their writing process. They also extend their assistance to other budding writers and provide them with expert tips.
Good Listeners: Good content writers are good at observing and analyzing people and situations. They like to listen to a variety of opinions without being judgmental. Listening also help them to find ideas for their upcoming book/blog. They gather take-way from different perspectives and integrate relevant points in their writing. This habit helps them constantly evolve their writing skills.
Social Animals: Good content writers are good at networking. They are comfortable mingling with different sets of people. They are good at impressing people with their general knowledge and communication skills. They know how to market their content. They make effective use of social media to promote their content. They make sure that they are always accessible to their readers.
Curious: They are curious and like to deep dive into the subjects of their interest. They question everything. This quality helps them discover new things and explore untapped territories to produce unique content. They are also creative and like to experiment with radical ideas.
Patient: Good writers go easy with writing and believe in incremental improvements. They are not pushy with their content. They take rejections with ease. They focus on consistency and quality and wait for the right time and opportunity to make the best out of their passion.
– Priyanka Pugaokar
Priyanka Pugaokar is an Alumna at the School of Communications and Reputation (SCoRe) Fall Batch of 2022 of the PG Programme in PR and Corporate Communications.
She is a communications specialist with 10 years of experience in Journalism and Corporate Communications. Her core competencies include content creation, media relations, internal and external communications, strategic planning, and event management. Currently, as Marketing Manager at Rashi Peripherals Pvt Ltd, she drives PR campaigns, brand communication, internal communication, and special projects.
Priyanka is a blogger and writes for Passion to Explore (blog) and Reputation Today. She is an avid traveler and likes to explore less known places and cuisines. She also has a special interest in Psychology, Yoga, Healing, and Naturopathy.