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Do you check if your article is nice to read?



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Do you check if your article is nice to read?

When I started writing articles, the first rule that I always follow is checking if my article is nice to read. We should be writing for our readers and not for ourselves nor for the money. What is the use of the article if no one enjoyed reading it? What I do is to have 2 people read my article before I make it final. When one of them says it is boring then I have to rewrite until they both say that the article is good. At least that is a gauge for the reading quality of my articles. 

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jaymish3

This is a good strategy to adopt to ensure that you have interesting content. I always say that you can't edit your own work. You can write but sometimes you can't really tell how good or bad your content is. It is advisable to check if your content is legible and interesting to read and even if it is grammatically correct. Good plan, I think most people should do the same. Its a good editing process.



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jeffreyjose48

Thanks for your advice. I no longer check my articles. Its good to check and recheck our articles.



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amelia88

If I’m submitting an important publication I usually have my husband read over it to ensure it sounds okay. There’s something about a fresh set of eyes that often picks up mistakes you may have missed or things that just don’t sound good to someone else reading it. He’s always happy to proof read for me, which is really helpful!



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superlicca

Asking other people to read your article is a good idea. You will be able to know if that article is interesting for them. I am also the type of person who wants to make sure that my content is good for the readers. I let others check my work and check if there are words that need to be replaced or if the topic is great to read. I believe that their feedback can add a great value to your work.



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ElectorAlexande

Yea its a good idea because what others can see can be blind to you, it is only when i reread and also ask my siblings for support on my article that i get to know that i have made a little mistake on my article, so giving people your publication is good so you can be corrected.



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superlicca

I can relate to you. I ask my sibling too to check my work. My sister is a teacher and she is really smart. And when it comes to communication skills, I can only say one work for her, excellent. She is a great proofreader. She even corrects me when we are just having a casual conversation.



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ElectorAlexande

That is if your are writing a general article, imagine your give a medicine student an article on politics which has a different terminology from medicine, the medical student may just read it and finalize that the article is good but when a political scientist sees the article, he will find fault that the medical student couldn't.



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esteban123

Yes of course I am doing that way because it adds interest on my part if I would be reading a particular article. As much as possible we should make our writings more interesting so that many people would be attracted by it, I thinking providing a good content for the article is the key to earn more viewers.



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Barida

Proofreading of our articles is something that we should not always joke with. I take a look at certain things and don't actually understand the need for us to not always invest time on reading the articles that we are written before final publication. This is the only way to discover mistakes and correct some errors on it.



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ElectorAlexande

Sometimes when you go through your article on your own, you may not be able to notices all your mistake at once that is why asking for a extra hand from other people is necessary.



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iambeth

I agree. I find having someone else read it is the best way to go. There are some words that I sometimes miss when I'm the one editing my work. The usual words I miss are the, is, and a. I don't know why. It's like my eyes are seeing the word in my brain and assume that it's on paper as well.



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theresajane

I always re-read my articles before submitting them. Sometimes, after reading them, I let the people around me read it and ask for their corrections and comments. After the process, if I already feel good about it, that's the time that I submit it to sites or post it on my blog.



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stbrians

Oh, you wake me from deep sleep. I just write and let go. Surely what you write does not belong to you but to your readers. Money comes and goes just the way it came. Writing lives forever. It must therefore be a good read



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NerdIndeed

Yes, of course. Every writer has to. I cannot forget who said it, but one said that writing an article is like having a conversation with someone as if you're speaking to him/her and trying to tell a story. It must create rapport and be interesting on his/her end.

Though it's tough and challenging when you're writing about tech stuff. Usually, a lot of people will see it boring and dull unless they are somehow familiar with the tech you're talking about to better relate to it, so good luck to that.



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emiaj55

It is really a must to have your article reviewed before publishing. That is why we have editors in a publication. But in instances that you don't have an editor, I find it really helpful to run by my articles to a friend, someone I trust and my number one critic. Her comments would always keep my footing on ground while seeing the flaws of my write up.

But I disagree on one thing. Though we shouldn't really write for the money (even when we are paid writers), we should never forget to write for ourselves. Writers are a creative bunch. It is our way of artistically communicating with others. Writing is our passion. It is where we put our efforts. If you lose your passion on writing, if we forget to write for ourselves we may end up being a stranger to our own creations.

Love our passion.



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Jeane

I always read articles that I write out loud, slowly.

It's a relatively easy way to find mistakes that may escape you when you are editing your final draft. But that's just the first reason. The other is to "get a feel of the flow of whatever it is I've written." If I don't like how it sounds then I'll have to re-write because I'll know readers won't like it either.

I also care much about transitions and getting them right. Smooth transitions not only draw readers in but also lead them whatever direction you want them to head. So yeah, I always try to ensure that an article I have written will be interesting and enjoyable to read.



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nrnlss

I do the same thing as you do. I let other people read and proofread it first before sending it to my boss, if they think that it is not catchy then I rewrite or revise it. It is important that we write to impress our readers so they will stick and want ti read more of your works.



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rlpzbeermoney

Just make sure you're not pandering too much to the readers. Sure, you are making articles for the sake of having other people read them. But that sometimes lead to you not really enjoying writing your content because it's not what you want. There's no feeling of satisfaction that way.



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jayjaydimson

Yes, I do, especially if the article is about the technology, I really love to read an article that is related to technology because I feel like more excited when I am reading those kinds of stuff.



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Kakashi2020

That's good advice, having someone read your article first before posting to get their comments and opinions is a good quality control procedure that writers should really do. As they say 2 heads are better than one.



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jaybee19

This is a very interesting question and an eye opener as well. I, as a writer sometimes write for myself without realizing because whenever I proof-read my articles and feel like it's already good for publishing, I publish it without consulting others to ask for their opinions about what I've written. Maybe I have to do it from now on. Thanks for the indirect sharing of strategy.



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jpk0007

Yes writing an article with the readers perspective is one of the most important things that must be kept in mind while doing our work. I think that reading the article yourself and taking the views of our friends before submitting your work is really necessary. sometimes your friends or colleagues can point out the mistakes that you are not able to realize, therefore it's very necessary to let others read your work beforehand to make it better.



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MomoStarr16

Is there any writer who don't do this things? Checking your work if it is nice or not is a common or maybe I can say natural to the writer. Of course you will never publish a story you won't check its overall look. Even if we are on a rush we do check if it is okay.



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jayjaydimson

I don't actually check my article if it's nice or not, I just posted it on any forums or blogs around the internet, tho I can still share some good information about it.



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Kakashi2020

I do check my draft articles if it's good to read or it needs more editing. But I seldom get the opinion of other people because I write my articles at night and I finish it past midnight when everyone's already asleep. And this makes it hard for me to find someone to read it.



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mdayrit

I check my articles before submitting, I do not have any one available to read and check it for me. Apart from that, most of my articles are rush jobs so I do not have the time to find someone to see it before I submit. I just try my best to be a good critic of my own work.



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Martinsx1

I have this good friend of mine who happens to offer me assistance to the best of his knowledge and experience especially when it comes to my articles before publishing it.

Most of the times before I publish some of the articles I have written, I would make sure to send it to him to proof read and give me his reviews on it. He's been very helpful so far.



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esteban123

Sometimes I am having a glimpse when reading to particular article so that I can have an insight in a certain article if it is interesting to read or not depending. This is a simple strategy that I am using to maximize my time since I easily feel bired when I am reading especially if the topic are not suitable with my interest.



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kaka135

It is a good way to make sure our article is interesting and able to catch readers' attention. Moreover, we can always get feedback from the readers, or they might even help to proofread the article before it is published. I have seen some bloggers get the subscribers to help them pre-read any eBook or book before they publish it, in this way, they will get feedback from the subscribers or test group. But I think it's also important to get the suitable people to read the article, as an article about parenting might not interest a student.



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jeffreyjose48

I intentionally check what I write, be it brief or long. As much as possible I see to see to it that it is grammatically correct. I make it a point that I convey my message in a manner that is clear, concise and understandable.



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cks003

I have to send my articles to peers for review before the article can be accepted for publication. Before sending out for peer review, my colleagues will help me read, review and edit if necessary. Writing articles for the consumption of the public is not an easy task, as it requires research, constructing sentences to a cohesive and interesting story, send out for review and finally publication. If the reviewer finds that the article is of low quality, usually it will not be sent out and kept in the hard disk although many hours have been spent on producing that piece.



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jayjaydimson

I do because I don't want to post something that is hard to understand that even me can't understand it. So I double check my article before I submit it online.



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mirodge

Before clicking the submit button I made sure to check my content many times. Your content is a reflection of how good you are. I maybe not perfectly correct when it comes to grammar but I make it simple and understandable.



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Einalem

Yes, I do check if my article or even any other composition is nice to read. I reread it a lot of times before publishing to check for grammatical errors, as well as punctuation errors. Also, I'm able to determine whenever I went overboard on a specific section in this way. I agree that checking your composition may help you provide an intact flow of information that's nice to read.



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focusedwriter10

Yes, I do, In fact, every writer should proofread his or her article before submission. Apart from re-reading the article either before submission or publishing, I do assign someone to do the same. Submitting or publishing any article before proofreading is dangerous. Thus, it is nice to read your work to improve on readability and correct all grammatical, typos and punctuation errors.



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vivalavanda

I do last check my article and I act as the target audience. It will help me to develop my content if I would do that. Are my content interests people to read it? Does my use of words understand by my target audience? Or are there grammatical errors to check. It will improve your writing if you will do this more because it will separate you as a writer and being a reader of your work.



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macatangay

Yes, I always re-read things I wrote just to make sure that everything is fine and in place plus I let few of my friends to critic my writings before I post or publish it online.



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hstinscdln

Yes, I do. I have my friends, my sister, and my cousin to read my work before I say it's the final. It's a good thing if people, especially if you know someone who is a critique, to check your work for mistakes, cliches and any other error you can fix or improve before you say that you finally made the best out of your work.



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YoloBoy

Yes I would always read my article once again from time to time especially if I have already made at least around 3 paragraphs. I need to make sure what I am writing is good content for me and my viewers. It's really important to do so for people to understand and for people to enjoy the content you are creating. One thins is for sure, you must make sure your article is enjoyed, understandable and clear to the point for everyone to have a good time and receive great feedback.



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angie828

Yes, I do. I think that it is very important to proofread your work. I actually proofread it a few times. And I also run it through a checker. I just think that when your client is expecting good work, this is what needs to be done!



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