Write for alternative media:
Never limit your domain of work to any specific topic or a particular website. To come out as a good content developer one should be able to write on vast range of topics. According to me, a content writer is he who can write on any topic based on thorough and extensive research. If you have a satisfactory level of I.Q. you can also become a good content writer.
I would strongly suggest maintaining personal blogs on single or multiple topics. Participating in collaborative projects like wiki is also important. It let you interact with knowledgeable person who enrich your understanding. It will be an additional help for you to write for Print Media to as well. Print Media helps you reach more people, especially in countries like India where Internet is not that much popular even.
Another reason behind suggesting to write for different media is to achieve a better understanding about readers’ psychology. Readers of news paper go through articles in a different way than the web surfers. Once you are acquainted with the reading style of your readers, half the battle is won. I would cover readers’ psychology in my coming posts. Stay tuned.