It would be very interesting to hear any tips on how to write articles for web hosting site. I understanв one has to know what he's going to write about, but apart from this knowledge are there any other rules specific of this genre?
Thanx in advance
I guess the most important thing is to know that you are not writing for yourself. You're not trying to show your skills or knowledge, but you are trying to write articles that others will appreciate and use.
There's a huge difference between using words that are easy to understand and using proper grammar. In print journalism, the standard has always been to write to a level understood with relative ease by an eighth grader, which is a perfectly acceptable standard for general Internet writing, in my opinion.
This is not to say you shouldn't write about complex topics someone with less education would not understand. It just means the writing style should be at that level. No matter what, the use of grammar should be pristine.
Take this very post for example. I read it over to ensure its quality, and I can say with some degree of confidence it is both understandable at the eighth grade level, yet does not contain a single grammar or spelling error.