Om Malik is comfortably one of my favourite writers and he has published advice on writing good blog posts which he used to send to new writers at GigaOm. His post is titled “How to write a good blog post”:
How to write a good blog post
When I think about bloggers/writers who I admire, Om Malik is in my top 5 or 6 writers and I love his article. I highlighted so much of his article for my own reference purposes but two of the sentences that really stand out for me are these two:
So the trick is to write posts that are more informed, more insightful, and more respectful of the readers. In my opinion, you are informed not just by talking to people but by being able to take the time to learn about things you like to write about.
These aren’t the only gems, of course. Orli Yakuel pointed out another wonderful quote on Facebook:
If you are a blogger/writer and you are passionate about your writing, read Malik’s post. Better yet, subscribe to his blog or follow him on Twitter.
Update (2016-03-29): I may have referred to this before but this January 2016 piece by Malik is also worth reading:
How to keep writing when nobody gives a shit?
Photo credit: Om Malik by Christopher Michel, licensed CC BY 2.0