5 ways to launch your web-based reader to the moon

Tips for creating a web article that will wow your reader

1. Grab their attention – and hold it.space-travel-154020_640

As the writer it is your job to reach out and grab the reader by the collar, strapping them in for a rocket-powered ride. Your headline should be fuel for an explosive lead, wowing the reader with the massive thrust of your engines.

However, once you have reached outer space continue to wow your reader with the intricacies of your writing. Take them on a journey they will never forget, instead of letting them opt for the ejection seat.

2. Get help – when you need it

Yes, your writing should do the heavy work and carry the reader to the end, but every rocket needs an extra boost. Enhance your article with photos, video or graphics.

A little goes a long way; too many and you’ll blow up your whole rocket, killing any hope of returning your reader safely to earth.

3. Don’t make it too complicated

While you may have convinced your reader to take a risk and fly around the moon with you, don’t think that it will be so easy to hold their attention. Instead of overpowering the reader with multiple ideas and theories, limit yourself to one idea per paragraph.

Be concise and only say what you have to: your readers want simple information about the moon – not a history lecture.

4. Don’t trash the instruction manual

Imagine this: Your rocket is traveling faster than the speed of light, your passengers are completely enthralled and then suddenly your turbo thruster breaks leaving the rocket stranded seconds away from the moon. Your passengers are angry and punch their ejection seats, leaving you far behind.

This is what happens when you have grammatical errors in your writing. Your readers will never forgive you.

5. Tell your readers how to fly to mars

If your trip to the moon was a success, your passengers will surely want to fly to mars. Insert links to other articles on the subject so your readers can take another ride into outer space. 

Sources: http://www.ilexcontent.com/top-10-tips-for-writing-for-the-web/

http://webdesign.about.com/od/writing/a/aa031405.htm

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