Hello, I am Riya. Today I am going to speak with you about my journey till now as a content writer. It was back in 2016 a fresher and a university passout with Journalism, and mass communication as my M.A specialization, I was looking for a job.
So the concept of Content Writer was new to the industry and also something that I can relate my academics with. It was from Times job and Naukri I started searching for a job. A complete fresher I know nothing about what content writing is all about. So, I just gave an interview and then gave us to write 300 words on a topic. The interview went well, but still, I was not so much clear about content writing. On the first day of my job, the senior content writer explained to me about the job role, and that I have top form contents for websites, and write blogs for SEO.
Another term that was completely new to me, but I really thank my first company, I am lucky to understand all about SEO, from my initial days. Because now I meet content writer and I become so surprised o see that they do not understand SEO but still they are writing SEO content.
Mistakes can only make you pefect
Well, so the journey started and I learned, made mistakes, got insulted by my boss, and then again the next I pledge to make a fresh start. One thing that I learned as a SEO content Writer is “to write really well, you must keep growing your knowledge, you must follow what others are writing and how they are forming contents.”
Based on Kolkata, I was not at all paid well, and this is something I always oppose, that the IT marketers do not want to pay their employees well. Making my start with a meager amount and earning less than my friends is something that I was really disappointed. But surely I kept working on my goals and kept the salary matter secondary. I was always wishing to learn during my initial day and make my pillars strong.
After and a half years I changed my second company and get to know a few sets of amazing employees and a really supporting seniors. So, working on a few good projects, and leaning perfection and grew a year older in my profession. And the journey continued like that.
All these years I had pleasant memories and lot of unpleasant ones which I believe everyone has. People keep asking me why did I join content writing after completing Journalism, I should have been in the newspapers or the news channels?
I believe Journalism and mass communication is a very wide subject it is all about creativity, current affairs, and creating content. It is not necessary that I will need to work as a journalist. Though I really wanted to be a newsreader! Fantasies!
How content writing help me? Did I make the right decision?
I became a content writing without knowing the subject matter, and what I am doing. Basically, when you join a job you know that I want to be an engineer, doctor, and this is what I am working for! But I know my situation was different. But the fact remained the same. I am good at research work and love to write! So, curating contents and articles really interested me.
Back in 2016, the concept of digital marketing was new, and not many (keeping aside my seniors, and experts) know about SEO, Digital marketing. Or maybe I was one of a kind who knew nothing about Digital marketing. Extremely sorry for that!
It took years for me to learn and finesse my skills, you see nothing happens instantly. Content Writing is all about making readable contents, which is surely informative pieces others are marketing contents, that pleasing to the eyes.
- As a Content Writer my job helped me too in many ways, I keep on learning about different marketers and their products
- I learn new ways to form an article, which not only informs visitors but also does the promotion
- I learned about keywords, the integral part of SEO and placing them at the right place
- I learned about WordPress posting articles and customizing the page for SEO (WordPress is a Content Management System. )
- I learned to make my content more readable and attractive using bullet points
- You see lengthy content is useful in bringing in rank. Skyscraper content, but on the other side of the coin says, that people have no time to read, they love to go through the important points. So the only way to maintain both sides is to write short sentences and with a lot of short paragraphs and bullets.
- With search engine optimization, SMO Social media optimization is also very important. These short snipets with Tips and tricks are surely interesting.
- I take interest in forming videos with the help of poster my wall and biteable.
How do I grow my Knowledge?
Growing Knowledge is very simple, you need to be patient and follow others. You must learn new things since the world has a lot to offer. The motivational speakers help me, a lot. I keep reading articles and check out bloggers, and their writing style.
To all those who even do not understand what content Writing Means?
A Content Writer is a creative writer who forms articles, blogs, web pages, landing pages, and much more, for websites, and other mediums.
Content Writing plays an integral part in digital marketing as it helps in generating leads. When you check out a video and stop by reading it, or you want information related to a topic and your search the web, you get an article, which is curated by a content writer, or a copywriter.
Its only 3 years, I am working as a content writer, I look forward to learning the newest topics, and learn more, for better to best content, the evergreen ones.
I Believe Gratitude is the powerful catalyst for happiness
I owe thanks to many who have encouraged me a few to name, my parents who are my pillars, my colleague and dear friend from my first company Rudra. There is something really brave that this guy always supported me encouraged me to learn more and more.
I really owe thanks to Chayana ma’am for being such a supportive team, and looking at me as her sister. I must mention Sayan Sir, who always forced me to proofread my content and write contents to the point. I believe because of him, I became more patient and always go through my piece for at least twice. This is why I can create error-free contents.
Most importantly Sudesh Da, the motivator. He always pushes me to learn, to follow the famous content creators, to become more patient, to hear, what others say, and of course, he says do not work because you have work, work to create something new, that will become evergreen.
He is the one who could drive me into writing personal blogs, and surely I owe a lot of thanks.
This is my journey as a content writer or a content creator till now! Hoping for more love and support, so that I can keep writing more informative and satisfying blogs and keep myself growing. Thanks, everyone!