Just as you decide to write your first article, you start to ask yourself: how do I pull this off? I mean, writing a compelling content is a piece of cake, but it’s not like one blog post is going to do. If there’s something we do know, it’s that...Secret Sauce
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There’s a secret to writing tons of compelling content, and all successful content writers know the secret. Every single blogger hero you’ve ever laid eyes on the internet knows this secret, and now it’s time you do too.
Know your audience and angle
You’re probably a pretty good writer, but that won’t get you far if you don’t know who you want to write for. That being said, this is the first thing that you have to figure out. You can’t just say that you’re going to write for the public. If there’s one thing all writers know, it’s that vagueness always lead to lousy writing. Well, I guess that’s also the case when it comes to choosing the people you want to write for.
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I know you don’t feel like deciding on your audience at this time when your main problem is how to write content, but once you’ve figured out who you’re going to write for deciding for the topic is easy. So, to answer the question who do I want to write for? you have to first ask yourself some other question: what is my site about?
Once you get that out of the way and then choosing the audience to write for will be a piece of cake. For example, if your website is about web development, and then your audience is web developers. If your site is about writing, and then your audience are writers.
Well, now that you’ve decided who to write for it’s time to choose an angle for your article. Why am I asking you to look for a different angle instead of thinking of a topic? Well, the thing is if you try to think of a topic, you’ll just end up writing about the same things as everything else on the internet. One of the factors that make up a good content is uniqueness. The best way to do it is to it is to look for the most popular content on the internet and look for a different angle.
Use prove headline templates
One of the biggest mistakes bloggers usually make is making up the headline or title. They often reinvent the wheel when it comes to the headline. They think that the idea within the content is what’s important. Even though that could be true to some extent, you still have to consider the fact that people are always busy. With all the paper works piled up on their desk, they won’t have the time to read every article they lay eyes on. So, getting their attention will really be a piece of work. You have to stir their emotions right at the headline. Why does your headline have to be stirring? Well, it’s the only way to get them to click the link and read your content.
Here are some examples of proven headline formulas:
- [Number] of [Something] about [Something]
- What [Something] can teach you about [Something]
These patterns were proven to have worked on Copy Blogger, as well as on other sites, and I’m pretty sure that they’re going to work for you too.
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