How to Not Suck at Writing More than 280 Characters
Tweets are fine, but really what people want is long-form content. By that I mean, well-written and interesting articles, essays and blog posts that really dig down into issues and content. But how are YOU going to get started writing great long-form content?
Long-form. There are just three things you need to know if you want to write long-from content. And this is true for writing blogs and articles on online or in an academic context.
Long-form writing is a craft… and you need a mini-apprenticeship. You also need a system. I can show you how to create your own DIY mini-apprenticeship using my system
Writing makes me anxious… What should I do? If writing essays or long-form content terrifies you then you need to know that this is normal and that there is a way to address and even harness this fear
The thing about long-form written content is that there’s a demand for it. People want to read beyond the 280 characters of twitter and messaging *if it’s good quality*
So you can write 280 characters. So can a lot of people. That’s the size of a big tweet or message on social media. But what happens beyond that?
In my work in tertiary education in Aotearoa New Zealand, I spend a lot of time thinking about this question and what the possible answers are.
One of my jobs is to help develop professional standards for kaiako (teachers and tutors) and others, including support staff, working with foundation level learners in Aotearoa New Zealand.