Arrogant much? Not at all, but it does prove my point. Or my first tip of many: Use a catchy title.
It’s the most important component of a perfect post. A few words that has the potential of making a reader go “Oh my, this looks absolutely fabulous. If I don’t read this, well darlings, I think my head will explode.” Effectively turning them into a very camp follower. Other reactions may include “WTF? Is this guy crazy or what?”, “No shit, this can’t be true!” or the more sophisticated reader might think “This individual has really put in a lot of effort in establishing a title that would capture my attention. Let me read it.”
My second tip relates to the opening paragraph, a very important component of a perfect post. This first paragraph should be a continuation of what you’ve achieved in the title. Now that the reader bothered to click the link, the writer cannot disappoint. The bait is out there and now you need to hook them with carefully crafted sentences that will not only engage the reader but prevent head injuries when they hit their head on the keyboard because of boredom. Other might just scroll through the post to see if there is a funny gif. And don’t bother, I didn’t include one.
If you’re still reading this, I’ve had success with my second tip. And will continue sharing my wisdom in the original post that you can all read here.
I’m cruel, I know, but the trip is worth it. I promise.