11 writing mistakes that can tank your online content

Skipping the proofreading phase, not providing data, being overly promotional and not thinking of your readers can make your copy fall flat. This infographic outlines missteps to avoid.

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Everyone makes mistakes, but some can quickly kill your writing efforts.

ProWritingPartner created an infographic that outlines common errors communicators can make when crafting content for online channels—and any foible can cause readers to click away or will severely diminish your reach.

Make sure you’re avoiding the following writing flubs:

1. You fail to overcome writer’s block.

Though what you might call “writer’s block” can be a cover for procrastination, don’t push through if no inspiration is coming. Doing so can create flat content that’s a chore to read.

Instead, consider one of these tips to give your mind a break and jumpstart your creativity.

2. You don’t edit your copy.

Everyone’s work requires editing—even veteran writers.

Step away from your writing before you edit to look at your copy with fresh eyes.

3. You skip proofreading.

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