With millions and millions of blogs scattered throughout the web on every topic imaginable, it can be really difficult to make your mark as a new blogger. Even more so, with so many different blogs to choose from, it can be extremely challenging to maintain your audience's interest after you've initially hooked them. While it isn't a particularly novel concept, being interesting is essential to creating a popular blog. Of course, being interesting isn't necessarily the easiest task to accomplish.

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When we discuss being interesting in our writing, we talk about abstractions useful concepts, value, and variation. But what do these terms really mean? Rather than talking in abstractions, use these three techniques to actually produce interesting content.

Be Wrong
Everyone is always trying to be right about things. Constantly providing tips and tricks and advice on how to do things, there is no end to the amount of "right" that goes on in the web. So, to be different and spark some interest in your readers try being wrong. Controversy is one of the easiest and most effective ways to get people interested and involved in your blog. With everyone always trying to do things right, the right thing can become pretty boring. Many people (especially people on the internet) are enticed by someone willing and able to do something wrong, to say the wrong thing, and to be in the wrong. This is a new and exciting point of view that many people really react to. Yes, it is riskier to take this route, but it's effective.

Be Funny
All too often, bloggers take the serious route for their prose. Because many blogging niches are goal or industry oriented, there are a lot of blog posts out there that aim to help out there readers, but don't really display any personality or spunk. Humor is one of the best ways to get people interested and engaged in something. Many bloggers get far too caught up with teaching that they forget they are also there to entertain. Be funny and informative. That's the trick. Not only will humor keep your audience entertained with your work, but it can also revitalize some of your own interest in your blog and writing.

Be Brutally Honest
Sometimes the best policy is to just be frank and honest about things. There are plenty of bloggers and articles out there on the web that skim around the truth and try to put things lightly. While this policy is certainly easier and less controversial at times, it can be much more interesting to just be up front and honest about a topic. Every once in awhile, just tell the truth and hit publish. Opinion pieces can be great additions to a blog. Write something that is so honest and so up front that people don't know how to respond. These are the kind of pieces that are truly interesting. These are the kinds of pieces that get people talking, which is exactly what you need to really make your mark last as a blogger.

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2 comments

  1. Blog writer // October 15, 2011 at 10:32 AM  

    I completely agree with brutal honesty and wit, just unsure about being controversial. But i think it will be effective anyway, people love a scandal right?

  2. Content Writing Service // December 20, 2011 at 3:46 PM  

    Excellent post. The attractive blog always have above tips out of millions blog. Thanks!

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