At the end of every year, all the radio stations do their top 100 countdowns. Don’t you just love them? Well, in this article, I’m going to do my top 10 countdown of the 10 most important things when it comes to writing an article. We’re going to start with number 10 and work our way up to number 1.
At number 10 is flow. You want your article to have a steady flow from start to finish. For example, in this article, we’ve introduced the fact that we’re going to do a top 10 countdown and then we went and actually counted down from 10 to 1. Everything flowed naturally as it should.
Number 9 in our countdown is research. Now, in the case of this article, the actual research was from my own experience from writing articles. But what if you’re not too sure about a subject? Well, in that case, you want to make sure you research it completely so you don’t end up sounding like an idiot.
Moving on to number 8, we have variety. You don’t want your paragraphs to all start with the same word. That gets monotonous after a while. Notice how, for the first three things in this countdown, I found a different way to start each paragraph. This is very important to keep from boring your readers.
Lucky number 7 is grammar and spelling. I don’t believe I even have to mention this, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t check their grammar and spelling when they write an article. This gives the impression that you’re unprofessional.
Our sixth most important thing, when writing an article, is credibility. I don’t care what it is that you’re writing about. You MUST have some credibility. Mine? I’ve written thousands of articles and have made a good amount of money from doing so. Therefore, I must have some idea of what I’m talking about.
We’re halfway through our countdown at number 5…resource box. If you’re going to write articles for the purpose of making money, you want a solid resource box at the end of it in order to get people to go to your site. If the resource box is weak, all the writing in the world, no matter how good it is, is wasted.
Taking the number 4 position is syndication. Look, I don’t care how good your article is. If nobody sees it, it doesn’t do anybody any good. So you MUST concentrate on syndication…getting your article circulated around the Internet. Submitting to article directories is a great way to do this.
Just two notches from the top spot, at number three, is the summary. People have short memories. So at the very end of the article, you want to summarize the main points so that they don’t forget what they are.
It was a real hard decision, but coming in at number 2 is the title. I was going to make this number 1 for a long time but have decided against it for a very good reason. When you see number one, you’ll understand. Your title has GOT to be captivating or people are not going to want to read the article…no matter HOW good it is.
Finally, we have number 1…subject matter. Folks, this is the ball game. I don’t care how good the article is or how good you think your title is. If you’re writing about something that few people care about (such as underwater pole vaulting) you are NOT going to get readers…period.
There you have it folks…the top 10 things you MUST know about how to write an article that people will read, enjoy and respond to. Hopefully, this article fit the bill nicely.
If you Â have an extra tip I’d love to hear about it.