Who needs to learn to read? After all, we all learned to read pretty early in life, usually inelementary school, right? But do you really know how to read? More importantly, are you really reading? Reading can make you a better writer, provided you pay attention and have the time to write. What we’re talking about here is what you say, rather than how you say it. If you haven’t noticed, the competition in the world of online content is fierce. Anyone who plays to win searches high and low for information that others don’t, which for many means subscribing to a ridiculous number of sites.
While It’s Admirableto Seek Out
New information from a wide variety of sources, it doesn’t necessarily give you an edge. The ancient Greeks had a label for those who were widely read but not well read – they called them sophomores. Like a sophomore …not a sophomore . (I guess there isn’t really a distinction.)Scanners and pleasure seekers We know people don’t read well online. They ruthlessly seek out interesting bits of information. Rather than digesting it all, and they want to be entertained in the process. This is the reality that online editors deal with, so we disguise our. Nuggets of wisdom with friendly formatting and. Clever analogies.Learning compared to insightful understanding.We’ve all come across bloggers who are passionate about regurgitation. These cut-and-paste creations add value to the world through a mix of sources, don’t they?
But That Doesn’t MeanYou Should Read It That Way.
If you’ve been posting online for even a short time, you’ve seen someone leave a comment that clearly demonstrates they haven’t read or understood yourcontent. It’s even more painful when someone writes a reactive article that clearly lacks all the interest of the original article. Although it happens to all of us from time to time, you don’t always want to be one of those people. Credibility is hard enough to establish without consistently demonstrating that you are failing to grasp a topic you have chosen to write about, whether in an article or a commentary.Maybe. But without the ability to understand and communicate what it all means to the reader.