7 Simple Tips To Make Your Blog Go Viral!!!

Nobody starts a blog and thinks to themselves, “I hope that no one reads this blog EVER.” We’ve all got ideas and thoughts that we want to share with the world and we want people to read and relate to our blogs. How can we expect people to read and relate to our work if they don’t know we exist? We’ve got to go viral!!!

Here are 7 simple tips to shoot your views through the roof! Image

1. It’s got to be easy to scan!

If your blog isn’t already buzzing with views, you want your readers to get a quick idea and feel for what you have to say! Lists tend to be one of the easier ways to do this but structure your blog to be scannable. In a quick 30 second scan, your reader should know what to expect and if they want to read further!

2. Write clearly and directly!

Rabbit trails are bad! Stay on track with your writing and make certain your ideas are concise and clear! Don’t explain an idea in 1500 words if you could’ve done so in 200!!

3. Avoid using Jargon!

“I mean it gets a little too “froshy” up in Philler for us to be knackered enough to rest our zonkered peepers on the fairytale scribblings of a less than savvy web-surfing pirate. You know what I mean?”

No. No we don’t. Don’t write like that. Universal terms are your friend. I promise.

4. D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-DROP THE NAMES!

It seems like a cheap little trick, however many bloggers went viral simple by adding names like Justin Bieber, Lady GaGa, Taylor Swift, Robert Downey Jr., and Kate Upton to their blogs. People are constantly searching for the latest dirt on what our favorite front-cover faces are up to. Throwing these names in your tags  will help your blog become more SEO (search engine optimization) friendly. For more on making your blog more SEO, check out this article by Google.

5. Add links and media!

Articles without pictures and links to other sites or posts are dreadfully boring. Add a few pictures to your blog! Not only does it make your blog look more welcoming and interesting to read, but it spruces up the scenery of your ideas! Also if you cite articles or sources to make points in your articles, adding those sources as links to your blog are great ways to keep your readers coming back to you! Huffington Post, TMZ, and BuzzFeed owe their success largely to this little tip!

6. When in doubt, chunk it out.

Always write in chunks! When your ideas are clear and compartmentalized, your reader will have NO problem following your train of thought and tracking with your goal!

7. You’re writing to a reader, not to an anomaly!

Use second-person language when you’re writing! Writing this way makes blog-viewing seem much more personable and conversational! You’re writing to people, so write like you’re writing to a specific person! Don’t say “users” when you can just can “YOU!” Rutgers University did a study on writing for the web, and they state that “You” is the most powerful word on the Internet! For more tips from Rutgers click here!

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Bonus tip: Add cats. Cats mean views. Always add cats.

If you follow these few simple tips, every social media site with be infected with your blogs, I assure you!

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The Dos and Don’ts of Content Writing for Web

Writing for the web is now easier than ever. It is readily available, full of new information and easy to understand. But how do you create content that is captivating and done right? This short list when help you prepare great content for the web that will teach and engage your readers.

Know Your Audience

Before you begin writing, know the kind of audience you are writing for. What kind of lives do they lead? Are they active, parents, educated or minorities? Understand the lifestyles, needs and interests of the people you are writing for and select topics and styles of writing based on those findings.

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Know the Topic

After you know your audience, you can find out what topics to cover. Discuss things that not only inform, but entertain your reader as well. Do your research. Learn the lingo for what you’re writing about. Your audience can tell if you’re simply winging it.

Have a Purpose

Each article should have a specific goal outlined. If you are freelancing your work, or writing something for your own brand, each article should be a small version—a small piece of the puzzle—that links to the website’s greater goal. Keep the message relevant and contributing to the larger picture.

Have a Grabbing Headline

Keep your headline a sentence longer and simple. Use something that captivates a reader’s interest, but make sure it compliments your article and doesn’t leave room for misinterpretation. Use active verbs and interesting nouns.

Tell Great Stories

Have the information you share tell a story. Allow the reader to begin and one place, travel along, and learn something new or exciting by the end. Examples and scenarios are great aids to help the audience’s imagination along.

Teach

Make sure your readers have a few new things to take away from your article. What have they learned and how easily can they implement it into their lives? Make sure it’s practical, engaging and simple to understand. Most of all, have fun!

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6 simple tips to get more views on your blog (And JUSTIN BIEBER!!!!)

So Justin Beiber has probably never read your blog. BUT, maybe by following these quick tips, you can get celebrities to read your blog.

1. Name-drop. This is the key to getting more views on your blog. People will search for people like Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and Miley Cyrus. In all seriousness, if you can put commonly searched terms in your blog, you will become more SEO (search engine optimization) friendly and get some clicks simply because people stumble upon your post. To find out more read this article by Google.

2. Write interesting, relevant content. People don’t want to read stuff that is boring, poorly written, or can’t help their lives in some way.

3. Put links and media into posts. Readers want to be stimulated by posts. Sites such as BuzzFeed and Huffington Post have taken off simply by following this simple rule.

4. Write lists. This one is pretty self-explanatory, but according to studies done by researchers at Rutgers University, most readers don’t read webpages word for word. Instead, they scan pages for useful information. This leads into the next tip, which is…

5. Write in chunks. The Rutgers University study also says to break content into chunk that are easily understood and scanned by the reader. As a writer, you want to be an advocate for the reader.

6. Follow the ABC’s of news writing. While you might not be writing news, the ABC’s will greatly improve any writer’s work. The ABC’s are:

  • Accuracy
  • Brevity
  • Clarity

If you follow these simple tips, you might just get more views and become a world-wide sensation. It can be as easy as this.

While you might not want him driving your car, you absolutely want Justin Bieber reading your blog.

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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

Web-savvy Writing

Your assignment is to demonstrate your knowledge of web-savvy writing. Compose a 300-word description of how to successfully write for the Web. You can include best practices and worst practices. Check the resources listed on the Moodle page and do some of your own research—but do not plagiarize! Cite your sources.

In this assignment, you should include:

  • an image,
  • a creative and SEO-friendly headline,
  • a one paragraph summary sub-headline,
  • chunked paragraphs, each starting with a topic sentence,
  • headings,
  • links,
  • tags, and
  • lists.