There are millions of blog entries, and so many thoughtful opinions and advices worth reading. We are all writing blogs, but how many people appreciate and read out precious words? Today, I did some research to find out how to gain more readers and ultimately how to be a successful blogger.
According to PR in Your Pajamas, there are eight main steps we should take when trying to engage our audience to read about our ideas. The first step that is talked about in 8 Tips to Attract Your Readers with Engaging Blog Posts is to come up with an appealing first sentence.
Try to attract your reader and catch their attention at the beginning with something that will hook them and make them want to read more! You should be familiar with the hook idea and the importance of it after hearing multiple times your college teachers articulating about it.
PR in Your Pajamas suggest that you can use any of the following tactics to be more efficient with your first sentence, for example you should use:
- Ask a question
- Tell an appealing story
- Use a quote
- Start with captivating fact
KEEP IT CLEAN
After you will have a great start you should keep up with it and keep the reader engage as much as possible. Some of the things you should keep in mind are: to remember to not confuse your readers and stick to short and clear sentences. Keep your sentences clean and paragraphs short. Those will look more attractive for a human eye, so take advantage of unlimited white space and give your reader a nice breather.
ANALOGIES AND POP CULTURE
Everybody likes analogies because it’s easier for us to understand certain situation when we can personally relate to it. Therefore, try to tell a story in a familiar way to your audience. Find examples in pop culture, have fun and be creative with it. The more people can relate to your story, the more interested and involved they become.
8 Incredibly Simple Ways to Get More People to Read Your Content is another article that can help you become more successful blogger. The article talks about few ways to make your blog reader-friendly.
It encourages taking an advantage of the white space between paragraphs, use of multiple subheads and bullets lists. Those are only some of the ways that you can keep your post neat and tidy.
You should never skip this step! According to the 37 Visual Content Marketing Statistics You Should Know in 2016, the research showed that found that colored visuals increase people’s willingness to read a piece of content by 80%. I think that adding few nice visuals can only do well for your reader engagement, so don’t be afraid to add multiple photographs or infographics that will explain your point of view even more effectively.
By Paulina Pytlak
Mawhinney, J. (2016, January 13). 37 Visual Content Marketing Statistics You Should Know in 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2016, from http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/visual-content-marketing-strategy
Verlee, E. (2016, January 13). 8 Tips to Attract Your Readers with Engaging Blog Posts. Retrieved March 25, 2016, from http://prinyourpajamas.com/engaging-blog-posts/
Wilson, P. (2010, December 07). 8 Incredibly Simple Ways to Get More People to Read Your Content – Copyblogger. Retrieved March 25, 2016, from http://www.copyblogger.com/scannable-content/