Reading other blogs online has inspired me to write a review on my top three writing blogs. Here is a list blogs that have helped me over the years of various penmen, and I am reviewing them with the intention to study them rather than to study from them. Why did these blogs stand out to me? I will elaborate on that;
Goins, a skilled penman who has a very cut-to-the-chase approach. I have always had trouble loosening up while writing and tend to structure my writings to the point where they become boring. Goins blogs have helped me with that. He dives right into the topic and elaborates once he has captivated the reader. The direct and simple use of words makes his pieces easy to follow.
Jordan Peterson’s essay style blogs are good for reference and academic research purposes. He is by far my favorite public personality; he teaches psychology and also works as a clinician. His understanding of the human psychology coupled with his experience in the academic and clinical fields gives his writings a very interesting yet controversial flare. Although his works are for public, the writing style is more academic and his pieces are not so easy to read.
While browsing for professional writing blogs, I came across The Write Life, the name of the blog sounded appealing so I went straight to the founder, Alexis Grant. The blog has a very corporate feel to it and there is an urgency in the tone of her writing. While her content is helpful, I felt that the layout of the website was very cluttered, and it kept interfering with my focus and took much longer to read the articles; I had to stop after two.
After reading for a while on the internet I began to understand patterns; what worked, what didn’t as a penman. Nothing is perfect, every blog has its positives and negatives yet some stand out because they cater to the needs of the reader more than others.