6 Simply Awesome Tips to Get Your Articles Read

I know from experience as a Ghostwriter, there are quite a few people out there who really dread writing articles, blogs, or any online content for that matter.  Most people who are not professional writers feel that writing an article would involve too much work, or that its wasted time spent on something people won’t read.  Even readers can develop these feelings, especially if the article seems bland, boring or uncreative. The sole purpose of an article is to have it read, but also to share your important information, or something you are passionate about. In the end, if you don’t put forth the effort, it won’t be read and it will be wasted time.

Of course, for an article to be read, it must be written first! The focus should be put on making the article great and it doesn’t have to be hard or straining. You just need to pay attention to a couple of key parts and follow a few guidelines. Once you’ve incorporated these keys, and make a habit out of them, your writing can be fun and your articles can turn into profitable means for business.

Simply stated, your articles must be about something related to your interests or something that you have knowledge about. Whether it’s your business, hobby or something new you are learning if you know about it and/or are interested in it, this will make the writing much easier.

The bottom line is to create interesting content with creativity.

Here are 6 simply awesome tips that will make your articles enjoyable to read.  

1.       Create short paragraphs. When you write a paragraph that is lengthy, the words get all cluttered in the reader’s mind. Sometimes it can cause confusion, and worse, they might quit reading it. So, when you write a paragraph, go back through it and chop the excess off. Make it short, sweet and simple, and don’t forget to get to the point, that’s what readers are after anyways. Also, having 10 paragraphs that are a sentence or two long, is also an acceptable format.

2.       Use some bullets. And I don’t mean those from a gun! (Being from Texas you have to watch what you say when you are talking about bullets).  Definitely try to compose your main points into a bulleted or numbered list. Overall, the reader will be able to grasp and remember all the main points, tips, or keys you’re addressing. When readers see those bullets, they know that is where the tips start and they know they can get answers fast. Remember to indent them, so they are spaced separately from the paragraphs.

3.       Sub-Headings = Sub-divided paragraphs.  See here, how I have each tip in bold letters? This really helps to break up the paragraphs, or in this case, tips, so that it flows quite nicely. It also makes it easier for the reader to navigate through the article, from one point to another. This creates a smooth and efficient transition which will keep the reader’s attention.

4.       Create an AWESOME title or header. If a reader is interested in your article just by the title alone, you are off to a great start, my friend. Titles are what inspire people to read. Think about all those trash mags you see at the grocery line counter, its trash, but you’re still interested aren’t you? Your titles should remain short, but enticing! They should describe your article, but again, in a simple yet creative way.

Examples: Reach out to your reader’s emotions or provide something interesting, such as, “Tips to make her want you now,” “How to give her goose-pimples,” or more commanding titles like, “Get her to say “I’m yours” in 6 easy steps.”

5.       Keep the “Interesting” rolling. From start to finish, your article should contain things that are very interesting.  You want the reader step back and say, “Oh, now that’s interesting.” Of course, you don’t want to overdo it and throw facts left and right, but you know, let the “interesting” flow. Real life situations are always great to engage readers because people can relate. Descriptions, details, metaphors can guide the reader’s imagination through your article. Remember, making their reading experience exciting, fun and pleasurable will bring them back for more.

6.       Use facts and figures. Throwing in a few statistical facts, some numbers, or a graph or two can really drive your article. This is because it presents an authoritative presence.  By no means do you want to make it too formal, but something light and easy will be engaging and it can help to back up whatever you are writing about.

Taking the time to really use these few steps will do wonders for your articles. Just give all of them or some of them a try and see which ones may work best for your article marketing efforts.

What are some of your tips that you have found work for you?

Deb Lamb

Deb Lamb is an enthusiastic Ghostwriter and Article Expert who provides dazzling Ghostwriting and Article Marketing services. Her superb research abilities produce the highest quality of content created just for you and your content desires! Deb has authored hundreds of articles on many topics and subjects. She has worked with many Authors providing ghostwriting, proofreading, and editing to books they have published in print. She has provided content for online and small business owners, entrepreneurs, internet marketers, job seekers, religious professionals, coaches, relationship therapists, virtual assistants, bail agents, sports sites, aviation and engineering companies, career and educational sites. Find out how she can give you that one thing that is priceless…Time! Follow me: http://www.twitter.com/urevrythngsvcs Website: http://www.youreverythingservices.com 

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  6 comments for “6 Simply Awesome Tips to Get Your Articles Read

  1. October 6, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    I’d add to be sure and include your key words and use H1, H2 and H3 headline tags for SEO.

  2. October 7, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Hi Jeannette,
    Great advice and yes, that certainly needs to be added! Thanks so much for the comment. Make it an awesome day.

    Deb :)

  3. October 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Thanks for the pointers, Deb.

    I think you might have missed the most important factor, and that’s an ability to build rapport. If you can’t relate to your readers through your copy, no amount of logistical technique is going to build a sustained following. This goes for the sideline conversations you have too – in responding to comments, connecting with readers who approach you on other matters, in forums and groups, etc. Being interesting and likeable (some have made an art of being controvertial and obnxious to gain a following – they’re consistent, though), in a way that let’s readers know you’re listening can do a lot more to build buzz than formatting decisions.

  4. October 8, 2010 at 5:34 am

    Good morning Nanette,
    I certainly agree with you that building rapport with your clients is one of the most important issues, if not THE most important. And you’ve certainly made a great point about doing so even when leaving comments on blogs, groups, and forums. Very, very important! Thanks so much for pointing that out and I greatly appreciate your insight. Very good advice! Thanks for commenting too. Make it a fabulous Friday.

    Deb :)

  5. October 8, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Deb – Nicely done. Sometimes when I’m passionate, I forget to provide the structure, and I can lose people during the process. You can’t stress the importance of bringing your whole self to the article enough, though. That seems to follow with building the relationship. The articles that I write that get read the most, or commented on the most are those I write more from my heart than my head.

    This is helpful. The comments you have received have been valuable as well – keep up the good work.

    Warmly,

    Georgia

  6. October 8, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Hi Georgia,
    I’m so glad you found it helpful…:) That is always so nice to hear.

    I know for a fact too, that my most viewed articles, and most commented on, was something I wrote from my heart. It was an article I wrote called, “Are You in an Abusive Relationship? Read This Crucial Checklist – Help Prevent Violence Against Women.” And, my second highest one would have to one I wrote about motivation, and then, “From the Heart – Important Reminder For 2009.” This was about my brother passing away in 2007, and really how important family and the little things are, and to make the most out of life.

    Sorry, didn’t mean to get off on my entire writing thing, but I wanted to mention those to show you just how right you are! Thanks for bringing that to my attention, I needed that.

    Thanks for the nice compliment and taking the time to add your valuable input, it is much appreciated!

    Deb :)

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