I’ve been able to distinguish 3 main categories that people fall into, regarding subject on writing articles. Allow me to share them with you.
Here we go!
Category #1: The absolute hard way of writing articles.
Let me pick a topic for an article: “Brest Cancer.” This subject is a very serious matter and one that will make many people read and even publish.
But I have absolutely no knowledge about it or experience in any shape or form. Actually, only information that I have is from my friend’s mother who has gone through this horrible experience.
I’m going to take *lazy-way-approach* and I’m going to write an article about it without doing any research. My article is going to be based on little bits and pieces of information on this subject available in my brain. But mostly, it would be my thoughts expressed through my opinion.
So I start writing article.
Shortly after, I stumble across a big problem. I can’t finish it. My brain is working extra hard but I can’t even form a single sentence. I struggle day and night to make it sound intelligent, but what else can I do when there’s a very little information available in my brain.
Finally, I somehow finish article on Breast Cancer, which consist mostly of my thoughts and my opinion about it with very little or no facts at all.
What would quality and acceptance level of my article be?
People, such as myself, who have no knowledge about it will read it and will take it as granted. But what’s going to happen when I offer it to ezine publishers to include it in their newsletters or offer it to webmasters as content for their websites?
The most probable ezines and websites to publish my article would be ones directly related to subject. But, what’s going to happen when their publishers read my article?
Since they have an abundance of knowledge on subject or they can quickly check their resources and compare them to my article, they would immediately recognize my level of knowledge on subject – or lack of it.
Conclusion: why struggle writing about something that we know very little or nothing about?
Category #2: The intermediate way of writing articles.
Let me pick a topic for another article: “Internet Law.” A topic that would definitely get attention of many Internet marketers. But I don’t have much knowledge about it!
So, instead of falling into Category #1 and throwing down my opinion about it, I’ll do an intensive research and I’ll gather as much as useful information as possible supported by facts.
I’ll even contact some sources directly affected by it or involved with it to gather some original information, instead of depending entirely on reports published by others.
Then, I’ll process all that info in my brain and I’ll start putting article together. I’ll quote some sources for added integrity and to let people know that I’m not just sharing my opinion.