What a great idea: explaining how you write your favorite post. I’m super torn between discussion writing and doing a tag, but since “how I do tags” can be answered in one sentence – I answer the questions/state my opinion -, let’s do the discussion post! So here’s my blogging 101: how I write my discussions! Let’s Talk Bookish is as always hosted by Dani @ Literary Lion and Rukky @ Eternity Books!
Step 1: pick a topic that inspires you!
The most important rule I follow is that if I don’t have a lot to say about a topic, if I don’t know much about it and would only say not-researched stuff – then I don’t write a discussion. Don’t write a discussion simply because you feel the need to also have an opinion on a controversial topic, pick one that inspires you, where you can write a lot and have something interesting to say – but that’s also fun for you to write and spend some time on!
Step 2: briskly explain what you’re about to do!
I usually include a short summary of my post in my introduction and highlight that. Something like I’ll list my favorite, disappointments and list pros and cons. That usually helps the reader because there are so many different versions of writing a discussion: simply stating your opinion, listing favorites & disappointments or lasting pro + con arguments. Also, it helps to have a little guide-line for yourself before simply starting to write!
Step 3: define your interpretation of the topic!
This step is super important because with just one or two sentences you can avoid so much confusion. I often interpret topics completely different than another blogger and then it can happen that you talk about different things. So, write what you mean when talking about a certain topic. For example, I talked about book fandoms and everyone had different definitions of a fandom – but when I defined my interpretation, other people with different definitions were still able to comment and say how they felt!
Step 4: choosing your type of discussion!
As I mentioned earlier, there are so many different types of discussions you can write, so just choose what you like best or which fits to what you want to say! Here are my three favorites!
- List of favorites and disappointments: because I love to talk about my favorite books and like to describe why some books disappointed me to see whether other people had the same experience! (Check out my favorite post here)
- Stating your own opinion: sometimes it’s great, but I often struggle when I don’t have to say A LOT about a certain topic – then I usually choose a different type! (Check out my favorite post here)
- PROS and CONS: reminds me a bit of essays, but still fun when you’re not 100% sure which side you agree with! Sheds light on the situation, and maybe after writing, you can sympathize with one side more! (Check out my favorite post here)
Step 5: simply start writing and enjoy!
That’s it: now you can start writing!
Tell me: how do you write your discussion and what’s your favorite type? Feel free to comment! And happy reading and have a great weekend!