How to Make Your Knoji Articles Pull More Readers
Writing a Knoji Article is one thing, writing one that pulls readers to it is another matter altogether. Even the best subject need not pull readers if you do not present it properly. Think of the same story or joke narrated by an unimaginative person and a creative one. The second one is able to galvanize people. It is the same in the world of Factoidz.
An Inviting Title: Knoji Article are meant to attract readers. A Knoji Articl on the most important topic in the world is useless if it does not have readers. Thus you need to make each of your Factoid so interesting that they simply force people to to read them. There are a number of insights that you can use make them so. The first is that your title should promise to offer a solution for a problem or answer to question which many of your potential readers might have. Take for example my recent Knoji Article, "Cough: Ginger and Honey Home Remedy". The final draft was revised to read "How to Cure Your Cough: Ginger and Honey Home Remedy"
Look at them:
Cough: Ginger and Honey Home Remedy
How to Cure Your Cough: Ginger and Honey Home Remedy
Obviously, the second title mentions a problem and offers a solution and attracts readers to it, whereas the first title looks more like the title of a school-essay.
An Inviting Opening: Once you have a good title, work on the first three to four sentences. Study the most widely published Factoids. Check their opening paragraphs. You will notice that they use the same formula -- a problem is presented and a solution is hinted at. This time it is more detailed than what is given in the inviting title. What is more, catchy phrases, perplexing questions, humorous statements, etc, are used to captivate potential readers. Try to to do the same. Work on it, as it does not come naturally. Not even to the best writers! They simply work at it. Rarely only do published writers settle for the first draft of the opening paragraph.
Absorbing Presentation: The same thing can be said in a hundred ways. Ninety nine may not invoke any response, but one will simply captivate the readers. That is what you need. Study some of the more popular writers. Or better, pick up Factoids on one and the same subject by several writers. Read them all and rate which one of them was most absorbing. Then analyze what was different in it.
Most people write as though they are producing another school-essay. A few write as though they are trying to galvanize an audience, as though they are conversing with their readers. Obviously, the second group will succeed in presenting the subject in a more absorbing way.
Read, Practice, Implement: Writing is both a science as well an art. Knowing all the rules is science. Knowing how to use the rules and how to make your text speak to people is art. That comes through knowledge, observation, practice. You must read the most popular Factoids for the "observation" part. You should also read some of the most popular writers. Observe how they take a simple subject and breathe life into it through their carefully crafted sentences. Reflect at how you might be able to do the same. Then work on it.
Remember, good writers keep revising their text till it becomes perfect. That is why their Factoids pull readers. You need to do the same!
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