A couple of weeks ago, I decided I wanted to learn how to write for Web. Now, I write frequently at work and those articles are on websites, but is it the same as writing for Web? What is it that writers do differently for print and Web? Does it expand further than SEO-friendly terms and funny videos?
I did a quick Amazon search and found a book entitled, Writing for Web: Creating Compelling Web Content Using Words, Pictures, and Sounds. Honestly, I picked this book because it was cheaper than similar books and had good reviews for being easy to use, interesting and entertaining, and effective.
My book arrived, and I immediately began thumbing through the pages. That’s when I noticed the Try This and Challenges sections. I thought, “this book is not only going to teach me how to write for Web, it’s going to MAKE me do it and interact with me.” I was sold.
While I was reading the intro the author suggested taking breaks to do the exercises. She emphasized taking these breaks to get the most out of the book and asked that I keep an open mind.
Here, I had this idea: I should blog my progress and treat it like an interactive book review. So, here we are. I’m going to review this book, and include my Try This and Challenges sections, as an experiment to see how I like blogging regularly, try to build an audience for our creative projects, and truly learn how to write compelling content for Web. As an added bonus, we’ll see how much others can learn too.
So, let the journey begin, and let this quote motivate you to do something different today:
“Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” — Doug Firebaugh