I had this ailment but I kept it to myself, I didn’t tell anyone about it. It got to the first stage, the symptoms became so obvious, I didn’t bother about it, it got to the second stage then I decided to perform a surgery before it finally gets to the last stage. I know you are wondering what illness I had, I’ll tell you. It is called enslaving your thoughts in your mind.
I know sometimes it is quite depressing when you finally published a very motivational post and your expectations of the post are cut short. What I mean by “expectations” is when you finally expect a lot of re blogs, stat, likes, re tweets etc and all you get is just a few likes or none at all. It actually kills the motivation to keep writing great contents right?
Well, I think I just figured out how to go about that. Below are ten things most readers look out for while reading.
1. The post title.
Do you write your post titles in a way that attracts readers to your blog and holds their attention? If you don’t you should start this now.
Think about your post title and don’t just write anything. Post title is a very essential key to readers. When you just write something simple, an average reader will scan how the post will look like before contemplating on whether to read or not.
2. The length of the post.
A post shouldn’t be extraordinarily long. It should be snappy. If it is a complex topic, break the content into various posts. If it can’t be broken, make it interesting and well arranged.This will even make readers look forward to reading your posts.
3. Captions used.
Do you post pictures in your posts. If no, you should start. If yes, you should learn to start using deep captions with them. Just as we read people’s captions on Instagram, readers also want to read your own captions on your blog. Captioning your photos is a necessity.
4. Strategic emphasis.
Stop writing all of your post boldly. Bold only important concepts, this way your reader will be able to pick out important keywords but highlighting all of your post will not emphasise anything at all. It is just like writing your post with the default heading.
5. Points numbered.
Using ordered lists while writing will keep your readers more oriented. It is better than using unordered lists. Number your main points, it will make your post more inviting to your readers. Give this a try.
6. Ambiguous writing.
Make your posts easy to read, do not use a lot of grammar in them. Make your posts clear, this way, readers wouldn’t get bored and necessary communication will take place. If you think your posts have to be sophisticated by using these words, after each post, write the dictionary meaning of the words you know some of your viewers won’t understand. You don’t have to spend hours perfecting your writing skills, a great content is what matters.
7. Helpful links.
Add similar and helpful links to that of your post.This will give your readers more understanding. They will have more information about the topic and this will increase your horizon too. It adds value and shows you’ve researched the topic too, don’t be dogmatic when it comes to blogging.
8. Tags used.
Don’t tag your posts anyhow. Using appropriate tags give your readers a hint about what your content is all about. Do not use a lot of tags and make sure your posts are categorized.
9. Connection between readers and bloggers.
Sounds crazy but true. Viewers go to the comment section to see what people have to say about the post and what the reply of the blogger is. Don’t just like the comment of your reader, reply too, sensibly though.
10. Quality of the pictures.
Post pictures with quality, make sure they are clear in sight and meaningful too.
Lastly, Relax! Good things take time, once you have done all of these, your stats will increase, slowly but surely.
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