Writing on controversial topics such as gay marriage, violence, etc. are always topics that will generate a considerable amount of controversy. On the other hand, they are topics that will likely generate a lot of traffic for your article and, possibly, your website. But it is important that you write these articles in a way that will not harm your professional and personal image. This article will present some suggestions as to how you can curtail the negativity associated with controversial articles. Keep in mind that these suggestions can curtail but cannot guarantee the complete elimination of the negativity.

#1: If You Take A Side, Make Sure To Present Evidence To Support It

Taking sides in a controversial topic means you will often have to defend your position. For example, if you’ve been reading about the recent police attacks in different parts of the country and you run a news or press business, you might write an article about that particular topic. But often times, you will end up facing several critics who may denounce your position or may decide to attack your professional and personal image.

The best thing you can do is present evidence and support your position. You might look to previous examples in history relating to your topic or look for quotes from certain people who might help support your position. Whatever method you use for support, it’s important for you to back up your position so you can address those who do not support your position.

Another very important point is to always be professional in your writing. This is not the time for sarcasm or spelling errors. Be professional in both your writing tone and your use of words and grammar.

#2: Always Be Sure To Give Credit To The Other Side

A one-sided article will always receive a lot of criticism and could very well be the demise of the writer, both professional and personally. A good article is the kind that will acknowledge the other side’s points and arguments. Doing this helps the readers understand that you have done your research on both sides adequately and that you can fully comprehend where the advocates of the other side are coming from. Never ever write an article on a controversial topic without giving credit to the other side.