Here are a Few Reasons Why You Suck at Writing
I think it was Gandhi who said, “To suck at writing is human; but to admit it, divine.” Or maybe it was Hemingway. Or was it Aristotle? Regardless of who said these words, I think they make sense. And if you’re reading this article, there’s at least a part of you that thinks you suck at writing. That you could do better. And that’s admirable. So, before we begin, here’s a tip of the hat to your self-awareness:
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Now, while I may not be the best writer out there (‘one of the best’ would be more like it), working at an agency that specializes in content writing services has taught me a thing or two about writing. I’ve learned that there can be numerous reasons why people may not be very good at writing. So, if you want to know why you suck at writing, here are three of the most probable reasons:
You haven’t read enough
It is said that to be a good writer, you also need to be a good reader. It makes sense, as the more words, pages, and books you read in a language, the more you’ll know how the language works. You’ll learn how good writing looks like. And, if you read enough content that is written by good writers, the more likely you’ll be to emulate their quality in your work. If you think you already read a lot, then you probably don’t read a lot of different stuff. The more variety you add to what you read, the more you’ll have to draw from, in terms of vocabulary, styles, and perspectives, while writing. And most importantly, read what you’ve written. Reading your own work may give you better insights as to why your writing sucks. You may stumble upon consistent negative patterns that you may have been ignorant of while writing, which you can avoid while writing in the future.
You haven’t written enough
It may be as simple as that. The best way to get good at, or not suck at something is to do it repeatedly. Needless to say, the same applies to writing. If you want to get better at writing, then write a lot. Just like working out at the gym daily makes you stronger, writing daily makes you a better writer. That’s probably why it’s more likely that a writer working for a professional content marketing services firm will write better than a freelancer — by virtue of the sheer volume of writing they do day after day (along with the repeated cycle of feedback and review by editors). When you write a lot and deliberately try to improve your work you can’t help but get better. So if you don’t want to suck at writing, write every day.
Writing is just not your thing
Given enough time, I think any normal person can learn to do almost anything. If you had infinite time, you can write and read and then write some more until you became a master at writing. But you don’t have infinite time. Nobody does. And if you think you’ve spent as much time reading and writing you could, and still suck at writing, then writing may just not be your thing. Maybe there are other things you can excel at and invest time in more productively.
A big reason you may suck at writing could be that you have other important things to do. These may be things that are more important to you than writing. Like running your business. And I get it, that as a proud business owner, you may want to do everything by yourself, including writing content to promote your offerings. But you should realize that unless you enjoy writing, it is not the best use of your limited time. In such cases, it would be best to contact a content writing services company and let them write for you. But if you are someone who enjoys writing and wants to suck less at it, then read more, write more, and find a better article to help you.