10 Modern Editing Tips for Meticulous Bloggers

10 Modern Editing Tips for Meticulous Bloggers

Reader Comments (12)

  1. Hey Stefanie,

    Most of the bloggers try to craft a readable content whereas some are just writing. I like the idea of having an umbrella and the water concept.

    Understanding your audience is what you should do. Jumping directly into the editing phase is not a good idea.

    Before the final edit, it’s important to go through the drafts. Check each and every detail of the article.

    Writing isn’t just about words, it’s about how you represent your thoughts via words.

    Thanks for this informative article.
    ~Ravi

  2. Hi Stefanie,
    I am extremely meticulous, so these tips served me well! For me editing is the most time consuming, so thank you! 🙂

  3. Hey Stefanie,
    Awesome post! These are very practical methods that all bloggers can follow. Thanks for breaking down each segment and explaining it. In my opinion, one of the most important parts is paying attention to other topics and trends.

  4. Hi Stefanie,

    I’ve been doing the revision triangle for years not knowing I was doing the revision triangle. Thanks for giving it a name.

    Great post,

    Beth 🙂

  5. I’m taking away two editing action items: use a better (more word-proof) umbrella, and ask myself those 3 helpful questions in #5 more often. Thanks for making these important concepts so accessible and compelling, Stefanie.

  6. Thanks, Stefanie, for your very practical tips. Editing is one of the most time consuming aspects of blogging and we can all learn something here. Thanks for explaining it in such detail. For me, the most important part was the Revision Triangle.

  7. I find that blog writing and blog editing seem to require two different parts of my brain. When I write, I need to NOT STOP to edit. And when I edit, I need to NOT STOP to start adding paragraphs. I try to manage this by leaving sufficient time between the writing and editing so that I can focus more strongly on the editing techniques.

    Great article.

  8. Wow, THANK YOU!

    As an ELA teacher with a degree in journalism, I find most blogs insufferable. So many are poorly written, riddled with errors, and seriously lacking insight that I often glance over them and quickly move on. It has occurred to me that a majority of the people who are out there blogging have no real love of the craft of writing or appreciation for the intricacies of our language. They’re often self-absorbed narcissists (yes, I know that’s redundant 🤔) who want to grab their “fifteen minutes of fame” but have nothing substantial or interesting to say. They don’t know how to effectively edit their blogs and, generally, don’t even realize that their writing needs editing.

    In an effort to change that trend, I have been working recently to restructure my lesson plans, attempting to bring tried-and-true concepts into the 21st century classroom. My most recent lesson involved choosing a technological product (phone, gaming system, tablet, or streaming device), identifying legitimate technology review sites, researching product information, and writing brief, information-packed synopses of those products. This particular lesson focused on identifying, reading, and writing informational text. Future lessons will include effectively infusing significant opinions into these synopses, essentially laying the groundwork for successful blogging.

    I try to have my kids work on their laptops as often as possible, and, as you know, editing a typed document is very different from editing a hand-written piece. One of the “old-school” techniques we use is peer editing. I’ve never been a fan of that technique for obvious reasons: why would I want someone who has no grasp on grammar telling me how to improve my work? My students learn to use the editing skills I’ve taught them to edit their own work. In the “real world”, bloggers don’t have editors; as you’ve so succinctly stated, they must be their own editors. (However, I do like the idea of teaching my kids how to effectively comment on another’s written piece, but that’s a blog for another day, right?)

    From the book of ‘Things I Rarely Say’: I can’t wait to share your blog with my peers and my students! Thank you, again ☺️

    (And I find myself hesitating to hit “Post Comment” for fear I’ve missed a typo or omitted word or comma fault or something else… agh!!!! Oh well, here goes… 😬)

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