Want Someone to Keep Reading Your Blog Post? A Guide to Get Readers Glued to the Screen

Want Someone to Keep Reading Your Blog Post? A Guide to Get Readers Glued to the Screen

Reader Comments (11)

  1. I often start my blog post by engaging the reader immediately by asking a question. “Have you ever…. ?” “What would you do if…?” “What was the last time you….” A command works too: “Just imagine you are….” “Don’t ever do…” I try very hard to make my introductory sentence and paragraph ask something of the reader so he or she feels engaged. Then of course I hope the rest of the story doesn’t disappoint!

  2. Hi, Stefanie!

    First of all, I’d like to thank you for this exquisitely written article.

    Here are some thoughts that I like to share regarding this post:

    The very first thing I’d like to say is that this article is expressing itself from a different point of view, which is the biggest actionable example that this post is trying to say to its audience.

    Here are the two prominent elements of this Article that are quite captivating:

    #1 An unusual point of view: This is the most fascinating point I’ve come across while reading this article. The three bulleted points are the main ingredient to win or stand out in the extremely competitive Content Marketing game (depending on the niche someone is in).

    The word “unusual” really compelled me to read the whole point!

    #2 Reader participation: This point is directly linked to engagement and building an email list. Since the point is insisting us to write in a way so that a reader will want to read another article of that author in the future.

    Anyways, it’s a great article and helped me inspired to write more compelling articles in the future.

  3. I’ve never done too much of the ‘reader participation’ tip. I like using a contrarian point of view or even a juxtaposition to try to pull the reader in.

    I have to finish an article this afternoon. I think I’m going to try the reader participation tip.

    Thanks for the good read.

  4. Thank you so much for this great information. I am a new blogger and I try to educate myself with knowledge from the pros. I am definitely going to use these great tips.

  5. I loved the thought of the content being a good presentation. There are certainly different qualities of content: the ones we read for a few minutes and go back to the SERP to find a better article, blog or page. And the ones that you really enjoy and learn from. And I think that’s the real objective of writing great content to keep your reader permanently interested, that it is informative but above all that the reader can LEARN something from it.

    Some great point from your article that I really loved:
    – Your readers need to feel confident that you’re the resource that will help them achieve their goals.
    – Tell your ideal reader exactly what she wants and needs to hear in both your headline and introduction.
    – Compelling introductions are directly related to growing your audience.

  6. Stefanie – as a content writer, I find it most difficult to write in the voice of the brand of my clients.

    Is this a topic you’ve written about or would like to write about?

    TITLE: How to “sound” like your client when writing for them

  7. Thanks for the great tips! As someone who recently sat through a presentation that bored me to tears, I love the analogy of a blog post being like a presentation, and I’m always reminding people of the importance of defining your audience and writing for them.

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