Thursday, February 14, 2008

How to write an interesting blog post ?

So people !! Here are 5 ways that you can use to write your Blog Post that will entice ( aah.. sounds great ) your reader's imagination and will make them peep inside the depth of your content.

1. Asking a Question :
Opening your blog post with a question creates curiosity and makes your reader thinking. Thinking leads to active engagement with your writing, thereby making your post interesting !!

2. Share some anecdote or cite a quote :
Anecdotes are quick stories that can make people laugh or immediately establish the main point of your post. A nice quote from a recognizable authority or famous person can also work wonders when holding attention in those crucial opening seconds.

3. Invoke the Mind’s Eye :
Producing a mental image in a reader’s mind is one of the most powerful things you can ever do as a writer, so expressly engaging the imagination is a powerful opening technique. Activate the mind’s eye of the reader by using words like “imagine,” “picture this,” “do you remember when,” etc.

4. Use an Analogy, Metaphor or Simile :
Analogies, metaphors and similes are some of the most powerful devices available when it comes to telling a story in a single sentence. This is a great way to capture a reader’s attention and also acts to provoke mental imagery that allows readers to tell a story to themselves.

5. Show a rocking, i mean Shocking Statistic :
Starting off with an interesting factoid is also a great technique. People love being provided with interesting data, but only if it is unique, startling, or even shocking. The statistic should also be directly relevant to the point of your post as well.

Oh ! Did i forgot to tell you the most important part of your blog post. Well its the closing. A great way to close is to tie back into your opening.

So, which of the 5 techniques did I NOT use in the opening to this post and What do you think you can do to make an interesting post ??