Hypnotic Beginnings - A method to attract your readers like magnets
Living in a metro city has its advantages and disadvantages. The major advantage is that you get plenty of choices on each and every product. You, as a customer have an upper hand i.e. you have the power to choose. As there is intense competition in the market, each competitor is trying their best to grab the consumer’s attention. You see billboards everywhere around you. Some are good, some are bad and some are really out of the world.
You don’t give attention to each and every advertisement. There are some ads that really stand out and make an impact on you. This impact converts you into a potential customer.
Magnetic Headlines along with Hypnotic beginnings, if combined together, work the same way and they act as an advertisement for your articles. Visitors are busy people and they might be following many blogs. They are not interested in reading each and every article (they don’t have that much time). They are actually flicking through all the articles. What they read is the first paragraph. If they like the idea, they will read further. If not, then they will move to another blog.
Whether you are able to make it or break it – It all depends on how well you are able to send the message across. If you are able to make an impact from the Title and the Beginning Paragraph, then you have a chance of converting many visitors into loyal readers.
Hypnotic Beginnings are an opening to your articles. Bloggers can use it as a tool to generate interest in the reader.
Have you seen an opening ceremony in a global level competition like Olympics? Isn’t it grand. A big celebrity line-up and many fantastic performances. You should keep that in mind when you are constructing an introduction to an article. Don’t think of good, think of Grand.
Questions are really intriguing and they can manage to generate lots of traffic. Questions are trying to cater to the inquisitive side of a human’s brain. If the reader is able to relate to the issue, then he will surely read the rest of the article. Questions are basically intended to enquire whether the reader has experienced the same thing. Whether it is a burning issue or a major problem. Questions can help establish the connect between the reader and the content.
If I had to start this article with a question, it would have been something like this:
Have you skipped an article just because the beginning was not convincing?
Starting with a quote or saying is a good way to give weight to what you are trying to say. If a famous person has said anything relevant about the same issue – that you are trying to write, then it can help you prove that your article is about an important issue.
Alternatively, quotes are there to inspire readers so that they are set in the right direction when they are reading the rest of the article and they actually follow what is actually been said on those articles.
Yes, summaries are usually at the end of the article. Here, i am trying to say that articles can start with brief points and ideas which will be described in the later stages. It is basically used to familiarise readers with the concept, so that they are able to understand the rest of the article and they don’t end up confused.
Also, readers can make a decision on whether they want to read it or not, based on the summary provided in the beginning paragraph.
These three techniques can be used by the blogger according to his choice. But, bloggers should ensure that whatever technique they use, they should make it a point of using it appropriately and make an impression which is Grand