Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Three Simple Tips for Writing Engaging Content Your Readers Will Love

Are you having trouble increasing the amount of reads your content gets? If your answer is yes, don’t worry too much about it. It takes time to build a large and loyal readership, so there is now better time to start taking the necessary steps to build your readership than now. Here are three tips to help you start:

Make it about your readers

Try to learn more about your readership. What are their interests? What are their concerns about your industry? Afterward, cater your content to what your readers want to see. Don’t forget that the content you write is for the benefit of the people who read it. Writing content that caters to the needs of your readers helps you build a loyal readership. At the same time, people are more likely to share content that they find useful.



Keep it easy on the eyes

Do you remember rolling your eyes when your college professor handed you your readings and seeing page after page of never-ending text? Yeah, that’s exactly how readers feel when they see too much text in one go.

Keep your content easy on the eyes by limiting your paragraphs to about 3-5 lines of text. If you are talking about a highly technical subject, try using infographics to help you explain. Adding pictures and/or videos also help increase the visual appeal of your content.



Get the conversation rolling

End your piece by asking your readers a question(s). This helps you gauge how well your readers understood you. It also allows you to pick their brain, helping you identify the topic of your next piece.

Do you find these tips helpful? How do you go about writing your content? Feel free to share your own tips in the comments section below. Happy writing!