There is one thing common with writers – they always love to read. Most writers gain more inspiration to write when they get responses from readers. Yeah! Anything to show people are reading what they write brings a kind of ooh-la-la satisfaction that makes them stay glued to your blog and always want to come back for me.
As much as digital marketing influencers advocate for using kind responses to contents, writers really desire for people to read, discuss, debate, and ask questions. They just need the contributions of readers, as long as they incite more and more conversations. This might be why controversial contents drive huge traffic.
As a writer, you need to constantly put up posts that will not only attract readers, but will retains them. Let your contents brings readers coming back repeatedly to read both new and old posts – I call that brand loyalty.
When you are a constant Internet wall breaker, it gets to a point where people just want to read whatever you have to write. Even if it is mere jargons contained in as little as three lines. People just believe you always make sense and then become glued to your blog that they begin to quote you word for word.
Most Internet users think that celebrity gossip drive huger traffic compared to probably issues that relate to technological innovations or maybe more boring topics on what is happening in the construction industry.
Do you know your content does not necessarily need to be sexy or all about gossips before they look or sound juicy. Many at times, it is all about how well you can package your story.
Remember, in one of my post I talked about story telling. Whatever be the theme of your content, it should tell a story. So, you need to know factors that make your blog the most sought for. Here are five (5) factors that keep your readers glued to your blog.
People get bored when they have to read chunk of words without any appealing visual to relate to the contents. Writing with just plain words will make your blog less interesting. You can actually do better when you use visual presentations like video, pictures, or infographics.
Images usually stick longer in reader’s minds. Think of how many times you watched a movie that you really liked, you never got tired of watching it. For each time you watch again, you discover some story lines you never took notice of initially.
According to researched complied by 3M, the corporation behind Post-it Notes, visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than text, which means you can paint a picture for your audience much faster with an actual picture. It’s no surprise then that HubSpot’s social-media scientist Dan Zarrella found tweets with images are 94% more likely to be retweeted than tweets without images.
Some people might get tired of reading a whole long piece but they never get tired of watching videos and looking at images that explains in a brief way what the writer is trying to transcend.
Images generally spur conversations easily. The more they watch your videos or pictures, the more they find reasons to make comments or ask questions.
Visual contentss capture the readers’ senses so easily. Better still, you can keep people glued to your site when your visual contents are brief and captivating, get addicted, and then invite more people to watch and share their views.
Most Internet users come there to learn. No matter what you write on, make efforts to do in-depth research so that your content can be rich. Write more educative contents that will expose readers to something new.
Your target market is made up of enlightened people who would not waste their data reading something that makes no sense and will not add any value to their knowledge.
This factor cannot be over emphasized that no matter the content you put up, you need to offer value to your readers. Even if you put up a comic content, it should teach something that your readers can appreciate and likely share to their friends.
When your content teaches some mind blowing lessons, you’ll find out that your readers will keep coming back to read your posts, they will keep sharing, keep tweeting, re-tweeting, and keep inviting more friends to read something interesting they found.
You should not try to make an impression by putting up stories that cannot be verified and lack depth. Literally most pepole have the time to certify your facts by doing extra research. Once they find out they cannot trust your facts they do not return to read anything from you.
Keep your content alive with facts. Yes, facts!
Generate millions of views and get your Internet users loyal to your blog by writing more posts that propel people to action. Let your contents drive people’s enthusiasm to try out something that they hope to give them good results.
Actionable words are not command words. Rather they are words that encourage people to take certain steps to get the result they desire.
Blog titles like “Get started now. Learn 5 tricks to growing your online networking business and make multiple bucks”, will definitely be a huge traffic driver.
Write contents that motivate every businessperson that knows the power of online networking will like to find out how successful network marketers made it and how they too can make more money and less losses.
Why do you think motivational speakers make so much money simply by talking? You think it is just about mounting a podium and saying many words? No. It’s much more than that!
Here’s the trick, many people are easily demoralized, demotivated, and give up after a few tries.By speaking words that address their needs and helping them understand where they might have been getting it wrong, steps they can take to get better results, and how they can maintain the results they get, will definitely spur them to action.
Who does not want to be motivated? Everyone want to be motivated so leverage on the fact that people always want to stay motivated and write your posts with the purpose of pushing your readers out of their comfort zones so that they become better.
Action words like “get up”, “Do this and get better results”, “build yourself now” etc usually drive people to act beyond their ability. It is not necessary that you should use command tone to move them to action.
First is to discover what issues they have. Second, find out what you think they might have been getting wrong. Third is to enlighten them on better ways of doing things and results they tend to get when they employ the better way. Fourth is to push them to giving your suggestions a trial.
Do you know that you can actually write on a very serious topic of discussion in a comic way and still arouse wild responses from readers? Comic writers always get massive traffic, shares and attract loyal readers.
Entertain your readers with intriguing stories. You might be narrating an old story but you can get the attention of readers when you make it sound amazing. Funny and entertaining contents add life to your blogs and will always get Internet visitors stick to your blog because people are not always serious and tight.
When your contents look friendly, people will read to ease themselves of stress and still learn. Just because you write an entertaining content does not mean it should be vague and lack quality. It should still contain informational bits.
After making people laugh and feel light after reading, you must make them know the bottom line of message your trying to pass across in your post.
A look at Seth Godin’s writing style will give you a clue on how you can actually pass on very important and serious information but on a light mood.
Beauty never repels. It always attracts! By boosting your website’s outlook with beautiful designs you need to customize your designs. Create designs that are captivating and continue to put up new and interesting designs.
You will be surprised at how many people will be fascinated by the design of your website. They will always be drawn to come visiting your page.
Top-notch digital marketing blogger and one of the major social media influencers, Bryan Dean writes a lot about Search Engine Optimization. He makes SEO very interesting. He uses texts, images, and videos, all in a single post will not only attract readers but will boost their enthusiasm to come back for more to read whatever you post.
They want to watch those interesting videos that enlighten them more on the message in your posts.
Basically, what you want is to have an active site with engaged visitors. Keep your readers glued to you and your blog with the way you construct your contents.
Another thing you can do is this: keep tweaking to know what your audience want.
There you have it. Once you can take hold of this, you can keep driving around your readers tastes and desires, you’ll achieve your goal of keeping them stuck on you. The above are 5 factors that you can employ to keep your readers interested and glued to your blog all the time. As a writer, you need to be imaginative. You can train yourself on how to use these techniques by simply reading many great works of fiction or comics. Eventually, you’ll be able to grasp these methods and make your writing as interesting as possible.
Are there any other techniques that you know of that we might have left out? Feel free to mention them in the comments.
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