Depending on the type of online articles you write, writing offline can be very beneficial and productive. Writing offline increases your productivity. It keeps your head clear. It banishes negative thinking. Of course, some articles are more suited to offline writing than others. There are also some that can be written mostly, but not entirely offline. So, what benefits are there to writing offline? What type of article works best when written offline?
Writing offline boosts productivity
Let’s face it, being online provides a multitude of distractions for the online writer. It’s so easy to get lost in social networking, games and general web surfing on writing breaks. Before you know it, your work day is over. You’ve written virtually nothing. All you have is a first paragraph and a few scribbled notes. That’s no way to pay your bills. If you had been writing offline, you might have written several articles by now.
Writing offline clears your head
It’s not just being distracted that presents an online issue for writers. It’s information overload. It’s difficult to concentrate on the subject you’re writing about with so much else going on in your head. You have a million trains of thought running down the lines, while the one you need is still sitting at the station.
Writing offline nixes the negativity.
Social networking is awesome most of the time. Still, every once in a while, one of your friends gets under your skin. It happens to the best of us. Even the most amiable people blow their tops sometimes. There’s something about a bad mood that really takes over your brain. You need your mind to write. It’s pretty much an essential tool for writers. Writing offline leaves you at peace, which allows your thoughts to flow freely.
Bonus Tip: Writing offline means you don’t need to be near a WIFI connection in order to write.
What type of online article writes easier when offline?
In my opinion, personal experience and tip articles write like a breeze offline. In fact, they’re the easiest articles to write under any circumstance. You don’t need to link to sources when you are the source. So, there’s no reason to go online while writing them. I’ve written many personal experience articles in less than ten minutes while offline. Of course, you do have other assignments.
How can factual articles be written offline?
What if your article is more fact based? Do you know the facts already? If your factual article is on a subject you know well, it’s possible to write it mostly offline. Insert the facts you know are accurate. Link to the evidence later on. Even if you’re not absolutely sure of the facts, write them in anyway. If you’re partially wrong, you can easily change that paragraph and replace it with a more accurate statement later. For now, though, your article is finished. It just needs a bit of polish once you do your back up research.
Tip: There’s more than one reason to write what you know. By choosing assignments on familiar subjects, you give yourself the option of writing quickly and easily while offline.
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