5 Advice I Want to Give a Newbie Writer

Telling you from my 2.5 years of experience.

Poonam Sharma
2 min readMay 18, 2024
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I’ve been writing on the Internet for the past 2.5 years. Over the years, I've tried different platforms, and to my surprise, I've gotten people's attention on every platform.

Today, I will tell you 5 things you should know if you're a newbie writer.

1. Start posting

You want to start writing on Medium or Twitter, and after a month, you're in the same situation where you want to start writing. It's not about thinking and dreaming. It's about taking your first step.

You have to post your first draft. It's going to take you courage to put yourself out there, but once you start posting, you'll feel more confident. I highly recommend posting your first tweet or blog without thinking much about the outcome.

2. Build consistency

Now that you've posted your first tweet, half of the battle is done. The rest of the battle is about consistency. You've built your consistency on the platform, and I've written many blogs about how to be consistent here.

In the beginning, it is a must that you don't ghost your audience.

3. Don't chase perfection

I always say this perfection doesn't exist. The more you chase perfection, the more anxious you get.

Instead, write, post, engage, and repeat. Your first tweet will not be perfect, and even your 255th tweet will not be perfect, but your 255th tweet will certainly be better than your first one.

That all matters.

4. Use tools

If you're a newbie, I suggest you use writing tools. Most writers use tools such as Grammarly and Hemingway Editor. These tools make your writing sharper and error-free.

People don't like to see a paragraph full of errors, so edit your draft well and use tools to refine your writing.

5. Engage

This one is important. Most people complain that nobody notices their posts and engages with them. So here's the trick if you want people to see you engage with them: Most people notice when you engage with them.

This way, you build a professional relationship with the person, and you develop a mutual feeling of helping each other and growing together.

So this is my advice if you are thinking of pursuing writing on the Internet.



Poonam Sharma

Your go-to writer on the internet to learn about the side hustle, writing, and audience building | Building online biz and helping others to do the same.