About How to Blog in English
Helping you build a successful blog in English, one post at a time
Who are you?
You are a non-native English speaker who wants to blog better in English
English is currently the dominant language of the internet, and there are many people like you who need to write good online content in English for an international audience.
However, writing in a language that isn't your first language can be difficult.
Do any of these problems sound familiar to you?
- You want to blog in English but you have no idea how to start.
- Maybe you're already blogging in English but you're not reaching your goals?
- You don’t know how to improve your written English specifically for writing your blog posts.
- You feel your writing skills don't accurately reflect your level of expertise in your subject.
- You're worried your English writing isn’t good enough for your target audience...
- and you feel embarrassed when clients and potential clients notice mistakes in your writing.
I can show you how to easily fix these problems so you can start confidently building your blog in English, one blog post at a time.
Blogging well doesn't just happen. It's a craft we have to learn.
I will show you how to:
- Set up your blog so you can quickly get started blogging in English.
- Run a blog written in English following blogging best practices so you easily reach and engage your target audience.
- Improve your English writing skills specifically for blogging so you can...
- Confidently write blog posts in English that your target readers love, and which convert your readers into buyers.
Why did I start How to Blog in English?
I started this site because I want to help non-native users of English like you improve your writing skills for blogging.
The internet has given us many amazing opportunities. However, it can also be a judgemental environment, particularly, it seems, where writing errors are concerned!
I dislike very much seeing people's writing being unfairly, and often harshly, criticised - especially when those writers are working hard and being brave enough to put their work out there for all to see. And I hate how this can stop writers from reaching their goals.
I'm an English language (ESOL) teacher and I know how hard it can be to communicate clearly in another language. I’m also qualified in applied linguistics - the study of how people use language. I'm fascinated by the ways in which real people in real life situations use the the many language tools available to them.
When we have something important to say, that message shouldn't be lost because some of our readers see writing errors first, and our ideas and information second.
Your blog posts shouldn't be overlooked for the sake of a few improvements to your writing skills
What can you expect from this site?
The primary objective for running a blog is to reach and engage your target audience, and then turn those readers into fans and/or buyers.
The overall aim of this site is to help you achieve that primary objective by showing you how to write great blog posts in English.
You will get...
- The best English language and writing style tips so your blog posts accurately reflect your knowledge and expertise.
- Practical strategies for improving your English blog posts according to blogging best practice, so they help you achieve your goals.
- Courses and templates that will help you quickly put what you learn into action on your blog.
- Access to our supportive community of bloggers.
Who am I?
I am an English language teacher, instructional designer, and writer.
I know very well how it feels to be insecure or uncertain about your writing skills. It feels horrible, doesn't it?
My own blogging journey started way back in 2007.
I’d just finished studying for my Master's degrees and I found it difficult to adapt my writing style from a formal academic style, to the informal and friendly style of blogging. Fortunately, those early posts are lost to the internet forever - at least I sincerely hope they are 🙂
I was lucky. That same year I took part in Sarah Arrow's very first 30-day blogging challenge (it's still going strong today!). During the challenge a small group of us began blogging properly for the first time. The mutual support we shared helped us all improve, and we still support each other's writing efforts today.
I've written many blog posts since then, for myself and for clients. It does get easier 🙂 My writing isn't perfect (I don't believe there is such a thing) and I will always be learning how to make it better. Right now, I have a writing coach who is helping me write a book.
It doesn't matter how long you have been writing, having a critical eye, constructive feedback and moral support is vital to our success as writers. And you will find all those things here on How to Blog in English.
The formal bit...
- I'm a qualified teacher and qualified English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) specialist
- I have an MA in Online and Distance Education, plus an MEd in Applied Linguistics
- and I'm a certified Content Marketer
I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your blogging goals.