Creating Captivating Article Content
Posted by Terry Detty on: 2007-06-21 00:24:06
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Are you an article writer? If so, what type of articles do you write? When this question is asked, the subject matter isn’t really being sought after, rather they way that you write. Do you write interesting articles; articles that your readers can’t wait to finish reading? Or do you write traditional, boring articles; articles that your readers may not even finish reading? If you answered traditional boring articles or even a collection of them both, you may want to reexamine the way that you write. After all, it isn’t a secret that readers actually like to enjoy what they read. That is why it is extremely important that you write captivating content.
As it was mentioned above, the subject of your articles, although important, is not as important as the way that your articles are written. For that reason, you will want to write articles that interest you, but also ones that will draw in readers from all walks of life. The best way to come up with these article subjects is to use the internet to your advantage. After all, the internet is likely where your articles will be published. To find “hot topics,” to write about, you will want to use keyword research tools, search engines, news websites, and shopping websites. When it comes to finding “hot topics,” these are your best sources of information. Once you have found an interesting and popular topic to write about, you can then focus on the way that your article is written.
The goal of any article writer is to have their article read and loved by readers; however, there are some cases where this is more important than others. Many internet users, namely webmasters use articles to create back-links to their websites. These back-links are used increase website traffic. The only problem is that many article directories only allow links at the end of an article. This means for you to benefit from article distribution and back-linking, your readers must make it to the end of your article. If you are a webmaster who is using this technique, it is extremely important that you go the extra mile to ensure that your articles are interesting and easy to read.
Speaking of interesting, the best way to determine whether or not your article is interesting is if you like it. After you have created your article, you will need to proofread it. After you have thoroughly proofread your article, you are urged to review it one more time. This time, you will want to examine it as a reader, not the article writer. If you find your content dry, dull, or boring, there is a good chance that your readers will as well.
An article that is easy to read is also important. You can write a captivating article, but if it difficult to read, it won’t do you any good. When it comes to easy to read articles, grammar is an important component. Whether you are planning on selling your articles, using them for your own personal use, or submitting them to article directories, you need to take the time to proofread your articles. Many internet users claim that the number one turn off is articles that are poorly written. There is no quicker way to lose a reader than to have an article that is poorly proofread.
In conjunction with readable articles, grammar wise, it is also important that you examine the words that you use. To sound professional, many article writers use big, technical sounding words. This is okay to do is some cases, but it is typically advised against. The only time that you should use big, technical words is when you are writing an article that will be read by experts in the same field. The second biggest turn off for readers is content that regularly contains words they do not know or understand. In a way, this is similar to creating dry, boring content. If your readers cannot understand exactly what you mean, they may find reading your article to be useless or a waste of their time.
The best way to write captivating articles is to write from your heart. When it comes to article writing, even just a little bit of creativity can go a long way. Creativity is what can turn an otherwise boring article into one that your readers will not only enjoy reading, but one that they may also recommend to others.
Terry Detty, 42 years old, finds internet marketing his passion. In addition to marketing he enjoys reading, and occasionally goes out for a short walk. Boost web traffic with advertising and marketing companies
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