Hi Fellow Fans,
It has been a long time since I joined Xiaomi forum and there will be a day when I will have to say goodbye to this forum and my close friends here. But that day is not today. Today I'm going to write about what I appreciate the most about Xiaomi forum (and the community now).
One of the things that I have learned here during my long tenure as a moderator and super moderator is that how to write well. When I look back upon the time when I joined the forum and compare it to today, I feel that I am a very improved writer now. These improved skills have not only helped me under forum but also it has helped me communicate well in my personal and professional life.
So, I thought it would be better if I could share my experience and my skills and methodology which I use when writing threads on this community. I hope this will help special team members and other users to shorten their own learning process and fulfil their desire of having their threads featured on the home page I even pushed via the app to the community uses worldwide.
Before I start, I would like to quote Frederick Nietzsche:
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it doesn't exist.
Everything that I'm going to mention in this thread is my personal opinion and based on my experience. This doesn't constitute any official procedure at all. These are merely a guideline for you to follow should you choose to and are completely optional.
So, let's start with the major logical steps in writing a thread
The very first step to creating a thread is to find a suitable topic. You should be very careful in choosing the topic for a thread.
Once you have a clear topic in your mind, the next major step is to find a suitable title.
A good banner that should be placed on the top of the thread adds to a good presentation of the thread and creates user interest to read further. You may check with your team leaders for the preferred size and font for the thread banner. Ideal software to create such banner will be Adobe Photoshop or Adobe illustrator, However, you can even use Spark or Snapseed or any other simple image editor of your choice. you can always reach out to your team members for help with the banner if there's somebody in your team who is good at image editing software.
I usually prefer to start the thread with a greeting or a simple hello to fellow fans. After that first paragraph of your thread shall be able to provide background about why you're writing this thread or what are you going to write in this thread. You should be careful to keep the introduction short enough to retain the readers' interest. Too long and the reader might get bored. The main aim of the introduction is to create the rapport with the reader and arouse his interest in reading the complete thread.
Once you're done with the introduction you can proceed to write the remaining contents of your thread.
It is recommended to have a proper closing summary/statement or paragraph. It could be a simple acknowledgement or thanks to people who have inspired you or helped you to write the article.
A good article shall have a good mix of text and pictures relevant to the thread. It helps to maintain reader interest as well as improves the overall presentation of the thread. Apart from using pictures, you can even add YouTube content into your thread.
Other General Guidelines are:
I think that's all from my side for today. please do feel free to reach out to me for any questions queries or clarifications you might have And I will be happy to assist.
I would like to thank all the fellow moderators, super moderators, admins and ex-admins who have played a huge role in the improvement of my writing skills hitherto.
Always believe something wonderful is about to happen!
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