Success of a writer lies in the secret of holding and retaining readers by grabbing their attention with the help of your content. You may be an exceptional writer but you will never be able to build a substantial readership for your blog if you fail to grab the attention of the readers.
Internet is swarming with different types of content but not every blog has a readership. To build traffic for your blog, you need to fish more readers by using the content as bait.
With so many blogs out there on one simple subject, you hardly have a few seconds to grab the attention of your reader and leave an everlasting impression before losing him/her forever. Let’s discover a few easy and impressive ways to catch and retain the interest of your readers.
Give a humorous touch to your writing
Who wants to read a lengthy, boring essay type article on any given subject? We all want a good hearty laugh and prefer to read a blog post in a light mood. You must add a humorous touch to your blog posts.
The best way to do that is to keep a humorous and pleasant title of your post that can appeal to the readers. If you cannot find something funny that is relevant to your content, then you should try to put something catchy and appropriate.
Involve readers by addressing controversial topics
Who does not love a controversy? Write on controversial topics since it incites the readers to participate in the discussion, have their say by leaving a comment.
People love to gossip about the latest controversial happenings around them. Why don’t you address controversial topics and gather people on your blog, forcing people to leave their comments on?
There are several ‘good for all seasons’ topics that still have ‘charm’ for the readers. Pick any relatively recent issue and write about it. Make sure the topic is interesting and recent.
Do you think there are people who are not interested in what celebrities do, wear or eat even, right? Wrong! If we look at the stats, people love to know about their favourite celebs. Therefore, all the leading newspapers dedicate special space for showbiz and celebrity related news.
Celebrity news and gossips can light a spark in people from every walk of life. Give it a try! Start writing about celebrities and your blog will be flooded with their diehard fans and critics in no time.
Do not use all these techniques in one go. Pick the one that works for you and stick to that.
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