3 Considerations When Writing an Opinion Article

Writing about opinionated topics or blogging as we all know is something a lot of us like to do for fun. But how can you write about opinionated topics professionally? Well, this leaves us the question as to what differentiates amateur bloggers from professional ones. Getting you opinion valued is something that we would all like to do. Besides, who doesn’t want to be heard right?

Here’s the thing, opinions can be good but they can also be very destructive depending on how you construct your opinion and your opinion itself. We can most definitely differentiate constructive opinion and destructive opinions once they are expressed at an extreme but what if they intertwined together? What if the difference isn’t that far from each other? How would we differentiate it then?

Here’s a couple of ways to write about constructive opinion:

1. Audience
Knowing what type of audiences you are trying to reach is very important as you might want to reach a specific audience but the content and the construction of your writing may be for another. For example, you want to give your opinion on foods that are safe for kids and your target audience is the mothers, if you as if you were talking directly to the kids, the mothers wouldn’t really be able to fully digest it and vice versa. If your target audiences are young but you are writing as if you are writing to older people, the youth won’t be able to appreciate it. Know your target audience.

2. Structure
Be very careful in structuring your writing. Your opinion may be there but if your structure is not correct, it may be misunderstood. This is definitely something you don’t want to happen. Give importance to the structure of your writing and you’ll be able to communicate your opinion better towards your audience. The scariest part of putting your opinion out there is it might be taken out of context or even used against you. This is something you should definitely avoid. Keep this in mind when you are writing.

3. Authenticity
The authenticity of your writing is very important. Make sure that even if you are sharing your opinion, it is still backed up by sufficient facts and research. Be careful with what you put out there. Make sure your opinion is well structured and that you are ready to back yourself up in case there are those critics who disagree with what you say. Depending on the subject at hand, people will handle it differently. If your subject is too complicated, then expect a greater level of criticism compared to that subject which is simple and easy to digest.

Give importance to your opinion and treat yourself like a professional, others will start to do the same.

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