Everybody can write, but not all can write a good article. There are no binding rules for writing the status of Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere. However, to write an article, there are some things that must be considered.
1. Think of the Topic
Think of the topic you want to write your article about. Writing about topics that are relevant to your interests is always a good start, and makes the article more accurate. Write about something that inspires you, or that you like to do.
2. Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling
The mechanics are very important when it comes to writing an article that people want to read. Good may reflect a good article. Avoid using excessive punctuation (For example, What?????????????????). People won't read more your article when there are lots of misspells in your article. Please, write carefully.
3. Elevated Diction
"What's that?" you may ask. Elevated diction means, simply put, the "big words." Flaunting a wide vocabulary is acceptable in most articles and topics.
4. Describe it
Use descriptive terms and phrases to further explain what you're instructing them to do. Your audience can't read your mind, so when you say, "put the thingy in the metal hot box," they have no idea what you mean. Instead, say, "carefully place the bread in the toaster," or something to that effect.
5. Don't write what you don't know about it.
Writing articles about something you're totally unfamiliar with is pointless. Why would you tell someone how to solve a Rubik's cube if you don't even know what that is? Likewise, don't write an article on how to crochet a model of the Eiffel tower if you can't figure out how to tie your shoes.
6. Keep opinions personal.
Don't make the article about how much you hate cats, too judging something, or what kind of personalities you can't stand. Make it an honest instructional article about how to complete a task.
7. Keep the Introduction Short
"Less is more". Nobody will read the introduction if it's longer than the constitution, so keep it minimal. Inform the reader of what topics the article covers, and be done with it. Keep it down to about five sentences or less.
Our article may reflect our personality. So, write carefully