Philosophers and social analysts have always wondered how we would react if we weren’t directly facing the consequences of our actions, if we could all hide behind a curtain of anonymity. Their curiosity was satisfied by the technological phenomenon called the internet. Hidden behind proxies and firewalls, people you thought were affable became miserable and thus a creature was born that was so vile that people gave it a name straight from mythology, a Troll.
As a content writer, it’s imperative that you be a good citizen of the internet. It is quite easy to forget etiquettes and become a troll by accident. A word or a sentence off and you could be lynched by a mob of pitchfork wielding villagers. Keep in mind that homographs exist, so words can have different meanings. Keep that in mind before you decide to describe a famous tailor as a fine sewer.
When content writing, be careful not to get carried away and start using socially unacceptable forms of words, or words which may be racist, homophobic and so forth. Tread carefully if you wish to remain a good citizen of the internet.
Remember that when you are content writing, you are providing a service for the people. Try to make your content fluid so as to avoid frustrations. Your content should be easy to understand and relevant to most of the people on the internet or at least your targeted audience. Nobody visiting a funeral website will want to know about the joys of life.
Your best bet is to stay informative and to the point. Just do your research and stick to the facts, after all, truth is what is common among all cultures. Bear in mind that being a good citizen on the internet is the same as being a good citizen in the real world. Just realise that all your actions will have consequences, so tiptoe carefully around the minefield that is language. You never know how big that explosion may be.