Editing Blog Posts from 5 Years Previously:

When I review my blog posts to which I have written five years previously, I am shocked to see how many errors I should have corrected at that time. From the beginning, I was terrified that my writing style would be criticized because I used many run-on sentences along with the lack of using logical thinking to ensure that my headlines and stories would collaborate together. To any avail, they did not flow well at all.

My plan for now is to go back, re-write my blog post and post a link to my old post on there in order to help beginning bloggers that your writing style can change within the first five years or more. Errors are mistakes to which we make but it’s up to us to learn from them even if someone did not critique us for it. As bloggers, it’s our job to create headlines, write the story, edit and press the “publish” button. Not only those tasks but to understand that constructive criticism will help us along the way.

Writing Style:

As you age, many things begin to change. For example, your writing style. It changes from the time you pick up a pen, paper and write in elementary school to the rest of your life. In other words, you expand your vocabulary and go through many English courses throughout your educational career which helps you gain knowledge and a perspective on:

A.) Terminology-You don’t just expand your vocabulary by selecting a different word from the dictionary to identify whatever it is you’re trying to explain in your research paper, but you expand your vocabulary by reading books and gaining an idea of what the author is explaining to you. 

B.) Sentence Structuring-Sentence structuring is significant because it helps you organize what you’re writing about and where your main points belong in each paragraph. 

C.)  How to Differentiate between Proper & Improper Words-For example, using “their” instead of “they’re” when referring to a group of people who are going to the movies together. “Their” can be used to describe a university’s expensive book store (Their textbook prices are expensive). And “they’re” is used as “They are going to the movies together.”

And…

D.) Avoiding Run-On Sentences by cutting your entire sentence or paragraph short. Adding too many details in one sentence will make the reader bored or confused. That is the reason why you add and separate the extra details into different paragraphs.

How to Spot Run-On Sentences:

When writing an essay for English class, did your teacher let you know that there is a run-on sentence in a certain paragraph? And did they explain to you what a run-on sentence is? If not, here are two ways to identify a run-on sentence:

#1: Read your essay slowly and aloud:

#2: Remember, a run-on sentence is continuous and has multiple grammatical and punctuation errors. This is the reason why it is important to chop your sentences short.