Blog Content – How to ignite the interest of your readers?

Content for Readers

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.

Celebrity Gossip

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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Article by Susan Smith

Susan has written 2 articles.

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  • Jasmine May 29, 2012, 10:47 pm

    These are simple but effective tips to make a blog more interesting to read. Good stuff!

  • Susan May 30, 2012, 12:50 am

    Thank you Jasmine for appreciating.

  • Jessica May 30, 2012, 1:45 am

    your points are very effective to engage the readers and to involve then in your conversation via comments.

    • Susan May 30, 2012, 2:14 am

      Jessica providing professional knowledge is my focus and if you think I have the ability to communicate my knowledge effectively, then it is your kindness.

      Best Regards,
      Susan

  • Arjun Rai May 30, 2012, 6:27 am

    I think Title plays an important role in blogging if the title is attractive them reader will automatically follow your posts and after that the whole responsibility goes to the writing and topic.

  • Jeane May 30, 2012, 7:42 am

    Everybody really loves a good info about controversial topics, me too. Glad to learn some points in writing here. philippines outsourcing

  • Nanvy @ CRM Software Solutions May 30, 2012, 7:58 am

    The last tip seems very useful and it should be used sometimes in order to grab attention of your readers and retain them towards your blog content.

  • Felicia @ PokerStars Leaderboard June 1, 2012, 12:20 pm

    Simple yet effective tips on how to grab the attention of your readers by your content. Although, it is actually quite hard to include celebrity gossip posts if your blog has a specific niche. But I must say that your post works well for those who have multi-topics on their blogs or those who have personal blog sites.