In your title mostly, grab your readers attention, fast.
In your post, not as much, throw in some humor, some weird but true facts.
People come on-line primarily to find information, but they also want to be entertained.
It doesn’t matter what your post is about, it could be about your cat stalking a chipmunk in the backyard or your discovery of the newest, most profound and ingenious lead generation method ever devised by Man or Woman.
You can bet your bottom dollar that there are dozens if not hundreds of bloggers that are writing or have already published a similar post.
What to do? First off, make sure you have your facts straight. then let your mind wander, just a little bit. Go slightly off-topic, but go in a logical direction.
Speaking of off-topic, a couple of weeks ago I was dead tired and couldn’t get to sleep. Sometimes it works out well, an idea will hit me, I’ll jump up and scribble a few sentences on the notebook I keep on my desk, seeds of a post that germinate in my sleep.
Not this night, no inspiration just a growing hatred for the ‘I’ word. Insomnia.
I don’t believe in sleeping pills, ok I know they work I just don’t use them, and I couldn’t find my rubber mallet, time for drastic measures, I needed to numb my brain.
I turned on the idiot box, fooled you, bet you thought I had a stiff drink.
I figured there would be something on to lull me to sleep.
Clicking the remote I got a glimpse of “100 ways to” something.
A LIST! As an Internet marketer and a blogger my curiosity was aroused.
I went back, VH1 was running a program. I don’t recall the actual title but it was something like, “1oo ways guys make themselves undateable”
Good for a laugh. I thought I would see things like:
- Bringing your mom on the first date.
- Wearing a PeeWee Herman bowtie.
- Obsessing over your last date.
Things of that nature. Boy, was I wrong.
Guys, did you know that if you wear a bandanna on your head women won’t go out with you?
Too bad no one told all those women chasing after Bret Michaels. Funny thing, he was one of the commentators but his opinion wasn’t given.
Wouldn’t you think their “experts” should be people that date men? You know, women?
The two ways I found the funniest were:
1). Don’t wear ‘tighty whiteys’ girls won’t go out with you. How would they know? Unless you wear them on the outside of your clothes, in which case you’re lucky to be allowed in public at all.
2.) Don’t have “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” sheets on your bed. Come on now, by the time your lady can see your sheets, she won’t be looking at them. And if by chance you just met at a bar and she runs out, screaming in terror at your sheets, count yourself really lucky. You might have gotten a little something extra, something you need a shot for.
Tell you something, considering the two loud, lewd, and large women giving out that advice it almost made me run out, get some ‘supermans’ wear them on the outside, then get a turtle bandanna to be very sure they never looked my way.
But, I don’t live in Hollywood so no worries.
See what I mean about being ridiculous? Not so much the name of the show, but the content. Kind of like a childless couple writing a book on parenting.
Where is this fool going with this?
Everywhere and nowhere, It’s Monday morning and my mind’s a blank. Since I don’t have a newest, bestest, yeah I know it’s not a real word, lead generating tip for you I thought I would do the next best thing.
Make you laugh. Did it work? Are your sides hurting or are you scratching your head thinking, What?
Do Not Be Denied,
If you’ve read this far and can stop laughing, leave a comment.