Differentiating between the different types content writing seen on the internet…
Content writing, in the simplest of terms, can be defined as the creation of written text in different forms such as articles, website content, press releases, reviews, news and even comments on blogs and forums. Content writing is a generic term that tends to include all types of writing on the internet. However, as most online entrepreneurs and professionals are well aware, everything in the world has multiple facets.
What this means is that a 500 word article on a single subject can be written in a million different ways. This simply means that there are different ways of content writing and, for you to make proper use of them; you need to learn about content writing versions and variants. Here is a list.
An SEO content writer writes an SEO article or basic article and turns over all rights to it to his clients. The result is that the client can post this article under his name or modify it in any way he wants. SEO article marketing is a concept that depends on ghost writing heavily.
Web Content Writing:
This type of content writing is aimed at creating content that becomes a crucial part of the web pages in question. A good example of this type of content writing would be the ‘About Us’ pages that most websites possess.
Technical content writing, as the name suggests, is usually used in the technical sectors. This type of content writing aims at simplifying highly technical concepts and products into terms that the common man may be able to understand. There are also some situations where technical content is aimed directly at a technical target audience.
Journalistic Content Writing:
Journalistic content writing primarily refers to news type writing. News type articles are written with the intent to inform rather than convince which is why they follow the inverted pyramid structure, are neutral in nature and follow the reporting formats.
Academic Content Writing:
Academic content writing is all about research and in depth analysis of a subject. This type of content writing is often also called report writing, even though this term encompasses more variants. Academic content writing can include content in the form of essays, presentations and analyses.
Press Release Writing:
Press release writing, typically, involves writing about the recent exploits of a company or an organization. The two primary objectives of press releases are to inform the world about recent developments and create a positive impression of the organization in question.
Review writing is a type of content writing that can be biased and unbiased, depending upon the assignment. The writing is typified by an analysis of a product or a service that potential buyers can read to make up their minds about the purchase.
Travel writing is simply content writing that focuses on locations or trips. This type of writing can be wordy, elaborate or descriptive. The purpose is to help people plan their trips through relevant businesses.
Each Variant Requires a Different Approach
If you consider each and every variant mentioned above in terms of actually sitting down and writing then you will note one of the most important things about content writing. This is the fact that each variant or version mentioned above will need to be approached differently. What this means is that generic tips do not work for content writing and specific knowhow and skill set is required.
This is the main reason why we, at the WordsManShip, will focus on listing the best ways that content writing can be approached in the article that will be posted on May 12, 2012 and will be titled ‘About Content Writing II: Ideal Methods Of Going About The Process’.