Put a Stop to Unread Blog Posts With These Simple Tricks







As the passionate blogger that I know you are I am sure that you put lots of time and thought into every single post, unfortunately your readers probably can’t say the same. Although you’d like to think they are taking the time to read every single sentence the reality is that they are probably skimming through it until they find an interesting place to jump in. Here are some easy ways to help them jump in sooner:

Fun or attention grabbing visuals

Simply by adding an interesting or informative visual you can give readers some insight about the post or pique their curiosity enough to read and find out more. You don’t need to be a photographer or graphic designer to create great visuals, sometimes a photo snapped with a camera app, or a simple screenshot of the perfect example is enough to pull a reader in.

Break it up

There is almost nothing more daunting then clicking on a great headline to be presented with a big dense blog of never ending text. No matter how interesting that post might be it still is just visually boring. When you have topics to cover that require a more lengthy post try breaking up your post into different complete thoughts. People do better with headlines, main ideas, lists, and short descriptions.

Bold

You can also bring attention to main ideas in your paragraphs by putting words and sentences in bold. Simply by changing the weight of the font you can stop someone that may just be skimming over the post, draw them in for a closer look, and maybe even a comment.

Do you use any of these methods on your blog? Do you have more ways to make a blog post more readable?

 

8 Comments on Put a Stop to Unread Blog Posts With These Simple Tricks

  1. @Poised4Power
    January 13, 2012 at 11:06 am (6 years ago)

    Great post. Thanks for the tips!

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  2. Dre Davis
    January 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm (6 years ago)

    This was very helpful! I must use these tips! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Rachel
    January 20, 2012 at 6:43 am (6 years ago)

    I go in and out with the images — got to do more there.
    I def use bold type to draw readers in….

    may get new camera — suggestions?

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    • Kaitlyn
      January 20, 2012 at 8:28 am (6 years ago)

      What are you currently using? If you currently using a point and shoot and are serious about better photos I would advise saving a bit for a DSLR.

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  4. Level37
    April 3, 2012 at 2:37 am (6 years ago)

    I try to keep my posts short, simple and informative. My blog serves as a guide for men’s style and I know they wont read it unless the title is catchy. I usually try to start with a statement to break the ice and draw the audience into the rest of the text. I bring the post to a quick finish with photos. This tends to work if your audience just wants a tid-bit. If they like the short posts and they visit regularly, when you do a longer post, they’ll be sure to read it.

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  5. Barbara
    April 7, 2012 at 9:57 am (6 years ago)

    I usually do ti with loads of pictures and a little wit. Iv been able to hone my writing style that makes it a bit personal and also a bit laidback without been totally informal. lol, does that even make sense?

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  6. Bug
    May 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm (6 years ago)

    Nice tips. Like how you practises what you preach!

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  7. Oluwseun Sodunke
    January 4, 2013 at 7:11 am (5 years ago)

    Great tips. When writing a wordy post, I break it up, so my readers don’t get bored. I akdo bold certain words and sentences to emphasize how important it is.

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