Many people, perhaps most of us, hate having to write papers or articles. Many folks simply feel as though it is too much work and in any case it all just goes to waste when no one reads the article. To some people even reading articles seems like work too, especially if the article is bland and boring. Of course articles are written to be read, that’s their purpose – to pass on your message and information. If your articles are not read then you have wasted all your time and effort.

All the same, articles have to be written in order for them to be read, it is just a matter of making them good enough to be read. Writing a good article doesn’t have to be strenuous or difficult there are just some points that writers need to be reminded of and some simple guidelines to follow. Once you get the hang of it, writing articles can be fun, as well as profitable for you and your article marketing business.

Of course, writing articles is easier when writing about a subject about which you are familiar, of course, for many of us our sites are already based upon a topic about which we know at least a little. When you write about a familiar topic you won’t have a hard job writing because you already know your subject. Knowledge of the topic enables us to concentrate on making your articles creative and interesting.

To make sure that your articles get read and enjoyed by more people I have prepared a list of six top tips to get your articles read. These tips will make your articles readable and interesting.

1) Use short paragraphs. When paragraph are very long the words get mixed up in the mind of the reader, just looking at long paragraphs can get quite confusing and appear too much like hard work to read. Your readers will quickly disregard the paragraph and move on to easier reading articles that are good to look at as well being good to read. Paragraphs can be as short as a single sentence, sometimes even a single word can be enough!

2) Use Sub-headings to sub-divide your paragraphs within the article. Doing this will break each point into sections, making for easier reading, but still would be incorporated into one complete article. Subheadings make it easy for the reader to move on from one point to the next, the transition becomes smooth and easy. You will not lose the attention of your readers and they will more easily be able to understand the pints you are trying to make and understand the purpose of the article – making it easier for readers to take desired actions such as clicking through to your own web pages or perhaps an affiliate offer that pays you a commission for sales.

3) Keep your readers interested from start to finish. Starting with your opening paragraph try to use real life situations that your readers can identify with. Use good, clear descriptions and metaphors to drive home your point, just don’t over do it, write in a natural, perhaps conversational tone. Driving your examples with graphic metaphors and similes makes it easy for your readers to imagine what you are talking about; making the experience both pleasurable and enlightening for them.

4) Use numbers, when necessary, to make a point and not just ordinary, insipid statements. Using specific facts and figures can improve the appeal of your article because it makes it appear authoritative; at the same time do not make your writing too formal, it should be light and easy and flow naturally; like a friendly teacher having a little chat with a keen student.

5) Make use of numbers or bullets or bullet points to highlight the sections of your article. As each point is stressed out, numbers and bullets can quickly make the point easy to remember and digest. As each point, tip, guide or method is started with a bullet or point, readers will know that this is where the tips start and getting stressed. Format your bullets and numbers with indentations so that your article will not look like a single block of square paragraphs. Add a little bit of flair and pizzazz to the shape of your articles as they appear on the page.

6) Provide an attention-grabbing title or header. If your title can entice a reader’s curiosity you’re already halfway toward getting a person to read your article. Use statements and questions in your titles that utilize keywords which people are using in their searches. Provide titles or headers that describe your article’s content but keep your article titles short and concise.

Use titles like, “Tips on getting your ex back”, or “How to make her love you for ever”. You could use titles that can command people, for example, “Make him love you in six easy Ways”. These types of titles reach out to a person’s emotions and make them more interested, particularly if the title offers an answer to the reader’s problems.

These tips are just a start, there are others, I am sure. If you have suggestions please add them as comments to this article!

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