You’ve just finished an insightful new article for your blog. You’re anxious to publish it and find out what your readers think.
Depending on the topic and type of article you’ve written, it might make sense to do a little research before publishing.
Researching after writing might seem backward but it has helped me many times. Here is why I often research after writing:
- To check that I haven’t missed something really important on the topic.
- To see what others’ opinions are and whether there are points of debate I haven’t addressed.
- To make sure my information, instructions or lists are complete.
- To develop a headline by seeing what shows up in Google searches.
Every time I research after writing, I’ve been glad I did. I often find ways to enhance my article and, even if I don’t, it gives me confidence that I’ve done a good job.