Creating content is both an easy job as well as a very taxing one. Content for a web site that is relevant or of interest to the content creator would be a very fast and simple job. For the same writer however, writing for a topic that is out of interest area, would turn into a nightmare. However, content creator needs to be versatile to remain relevant in the market. To illustrate the issue, Content to be written about affiliate marketing or about a carpet cleaning service would any day prove to be difficult for the writer to make it engrossing. The same person writing about a travel web site would be able to push out very engaging content in a fraction of time. It is therefore to create engaging content for a seemingly boring service or business site, that is to be discussed and learnt.
Some tips and ideas are listed along with the logic behind them. Keeping in mind these issues would help any budding content writer to work out intelligent ways to write fast and engaging content. The tips could also help already established content writers from checking out if they are missing out on some very obvious points.
Content needs to be helpful and practical oriented.
Packing the content with information that a reader is in search of, would always ensure that the final content is interesting. As an example if it is about a car washing service that content needs to be written about, in general it would be quite a boring write up.
However, if the content includes the exact ingredients that make up the cleaning liquid that would be used to wash the car can harm the car body. What should be the check off list of the owner post a car wash? What sort of polish the car washing service provider is to give? This kind of information would bring to attention factors that would save up the owner money and therefore be interesting content anytime. The content maker would best be standing in the reader’s shoes to be able to imagine the exact line of thinking of the reader.
Replying to queries posted by customers
Browsing through the mail box or blog comment box of the web site, by the content writer would provide lots of meat for writing the content on. Content writers having a social media presence would have been fired with queries by individuals on various issues that have occurred to them in the space of time. When taking on the writing work on a particular bland topic, looking up these queries and finding their relevant response would make up a total interesting content. Frequently asked questions or FAQ on the relevant topic at other business sites is another place where the content writer can find queries to base response on.
A picture says a thousand words
There are many cases where the content in text form alone would be very boring or not engaging at all. As an example, the case of a lawn mowing machine can be taken. Writing content for a web page selling lawn mowing machine would be a very difficult task if it is just in textual form. Including pictures depicting the lawn before using the mower and after, would however turn the content into an attention grabber immediately. A small video depicting the ease with which the lawn mower executes its task, would add to this attention grabbing factor. Using high resolution graphics, that is pictures and videos would compromise on page loading time. Therefore a judicious use of the visual graphics needs to be applied.
The audio content
As video and picture content adds interest to web page content, the same effect can be experienced in case of audio content included in the web page. Podcasts is a product that can be easily created, and is also equally easy for the visitor to download and listen to. Such an element helps in a big way to gain customer interest and trust. A good talker would add wonders to the content if used for recording the podcast. Using voice modulation is one aspect that content creator must bear in mind. A monotonous voice reading out text would never hold the listeners attention for any length of time.
Talking to experts
If possible, talking to experts in the field could provide meat for adding as rich content. Obtaining customer feedback and the response from the expert on the issue would generate interesting content for a reader. Gives hands on experience of both sides of the coin. In addition, this talk with experts would help in untangling seemingly complicated jargon that is used in the industry. Getting to know their relevance helps the reader to better understand the text they read.
Being short, concise and to the point
Instead of writing elaborately with lots of flowery language, readers would rather prefer to read, content that is writing to the point. Content maker must understand that it is not a novel that the visitor is reading. It is with a specific idea to find information on a specific issue that the visitor is on the web for. An editor to trim the content is a good idea to convert a boring content into an interesting one. This holds true whether it is for blog content or any other type of content that is posted on the World Wide Web.
To write content for many niches is a very difficult job. It is only by changing the line of thinking, including some non textual content and such out of the box ideas that the content can be made interesting. To read on the net on the subject available at other sources, is necessary to get ideas. Engaging the ultimate visitors interest has to be borne in mind while creating content. To get there however, it is necessary that the content maker also has interest in the subject matter. This can only be developed by indulging in reading on own.