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Sunday, March 27, 2011

What da HECK are you talking about? PART 2

My close friend tells me that I have 'BLONDE Moments'
Well, let me tell ya something...Blonde moments are the greatest 
'learning opportunities' I've used as a secret weapon.
(that's another blog for later!)

Anyways back to the topic... 
So you say you Wanna Capture your Reader's ATTENTION?

Here's just a really simple exercise I'm demonstrating.

Now  look at the two examples and let me know if you see a difference.
pay attention to the different methods I used. I didn't put very much effort 
in the editing but it is still quite effective.

Take a look at the two examples below:

In an attempt to show you a simple exercise, I used one of the readers comments
as a content for this example. Just take a quick glance at the following.
 Example #1:
Example #2

At a glance, which one of these examples do you think would be easier to read?

In my attempt to follow many blogs, I've looked at many different style of writing. 
As a 'reader', I tend to steer away from the cluttered or cramped style of writing.  
That's just me! 
Perhaps it's the same for everyone. You may have the best contents but IF you make it DIFFICULT for your visitor to read, you may  just lose your audience. 
On the other hand you can have the lousiest contents and yet your style of writing 
is pleasing to the eye, you may just have a better chance!

Now just imagine if you put a bit of work to your wonderful hobby!
You might as well! 

So the rule:
I used to write and write and realized that I've written a whole book. When I was done and it came to editing, I didn't even want to go back to it. LOL!
SO no matter what content you may have, even if it's a 'blah blah blog' every little bit of 'approach' to your writing will help.  
"Write as if you are the Reader and if you are writing for yourself, write so you will want to go back and read it!"

Go ahead and read it closely! You might just find more hidden LUV tips in the content.
 This second example is just slightly edited showing you that the importance of just
'simple editing' to play to your reader's eyes.

This is just my first example. There are many ways to attract your reader's attention. If You LIKE my TIPS please comment below and I will keep it coming for now , while I'm still trying to finish up my site's content.
LUV ya!!! 

I Dare to Share 
because I CARE!
-The Dare Diva

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  1. The 2nd example is easier to read but if the writer add blink blinks at the text, I would steer away. Too much for the eyes

  2. The second example does look better....thanks for taking the time to show the difference. Thanks for stopping by the Yankee Texan and for the follow. I am now following you too!

  3. Thanks for the tips. I will definitely keep those in mind when writing my blogs. Any tips on staying on top of more than one blog at the same time? Thanks for the MBC love at www.townandrivers.blogspot.com and www.sunflowerdoula.blogspot.com

  4. I'm glad to share.
    I will definitely give tips on multiple-blogging as soon as i reach that point which is going to be very soon....yikes!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Can't wait to see what you are up to. Leigh

  6. Thanks for the tips!
    I followed you so please follow me back.
    Thanks, http://mimilovesall8.blogspot.com

  7. Excellent post. I love the tips. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Lioness


  8. Great tips! Thanks for the heads up!

  9. Thanks for the tip, Rose! Will keep that in mind. Am already following you. Love the 'look' of your blog, too. Does April do freelance blog design work, too?

  10. That's a great tipa nd one I will remember in writing my next post. Thanks for all the work you put in to share your tips! trust me, I need all the help I can get!

  11. Good tip. Very good tip. Something I had to learn early on was to give readers more breaks, more paragraphs, in a blog than I would in my normal writing. Although this has now spilled over into my normal writing as well.
    Anyhoo. Keep them coming.

  12. New follower here. I saw your comment on MBC and decided to come check out your site. I seriously love your blog! I even subscribed via RSS, I love love love blogging tips. Thank you for following Random Deals.

  13. Excellent tips! I'd love to do this as a featured post on The Blog Entourage! email me at christina.anne.lucas@gmail.com if you're interested. http://theblogentourage.blogspot.com

  14. Good pointers! There's nothing like trying to read something that's all crammed together like the first example.

    Following from MBC.

  15. I could not agree more! I really try to keep this in mind while writing my posts. I always try to include at least one photo and to not get too wordy. I have a BIG habit of that!

    Thanks for the reminder! I'm sure there are many great blogs that aren't getting the traffic their content deserves simply because of the way their posts are set up. ;)