Comments on: How to Write Engaging Content About “Boring” Subject Matter https://problogger.com/write-engaging-content-boring-subject-matter/ Blog Tips to Help You Make Money Blogging Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:44:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.3 By: Daniel Trim https://problogger.com/write-engaging-content-boring-subject-matter/comment-page-1/#comment-5566276 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:44:00 +0000 https://problogger.com/?p=61340#comment-5566276 This is great for me as it’s been a struggle in the past and I’m always trying to find more information for my clients to succeed online. One question though – in section 5, both the climax and resolution say that we should present our solutions. Why is it in both parts?

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By: Dara Lin https://problogger.com/write-engaging-content-boring-subject-matter/comment-page-1/#comment-5475561 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 04:56:30 +0000 https://problogger.com/?p=61340#comment-5475561 Fabulous article. The challenge to produce engaging content is a *huge* one, but you reveal some important principles to focus on when creating content. I love this and the tips you provided. Note to self, try and make anything interesting. I’ll definitely be trying to adopt these tips in my future blog posts.

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By: FAHIM.ALI https://problogger.com/write-engaging-content-boring-subject-matter/comment-page-1/#comment-5471334 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 15:54:44 +0000 https://problogger.com/?p=61340#comment-5471334 I find that some simply write in an “in-person” speaking text, instead of a “read text”. It makes a difference when considering the point of view and overall context of the text being read. It make the reader think, ok this person is addressing “all of us”, not just me.

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By: Kathy Murray https://problogger.com/write-engaging-content-boring-subject-matter/comment-page-1/#comment-5468189 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:07:07 +0000 https://problogger.com/?p=61340#comment-5468189 Love this post, Anna! As someone who’s made a living finding the fun in boring topics (accounting, insurance and pensions, anyone?), I couldn’t agree more with your advice! Part of the fun for me is actually finding what’s interesting in the dry and conveying this to an audience. It also helps to remember, as you noted, that someone really, truly cares about the topic and you are providing them a service.

I also love your reminder about the importance of story. I’ve never broken down some of what I would consider “service” pieces in terms of the old fiction pyramid (rising action, climax, resolution), but what a great way to structure them. I’m definitely going to keep that in mind on my next assignment. :)

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By: Bobby J. https://problogger.com/write-engaging-content-boring-subject-matter/comment-page-1/#comment-5466784 Sat, 28 May 2016 20:51:59 +0000 https://problogger.com/?p=61340#comment-5466784 Good stuff here. I also think the “tone” of the entry is just as important. As someone who hires writers myself, I find that some simply write in an “in-person” speaking text, instead of a “read text”. It makes a difference when considering the point of view and overall context of the text being read. It make the reader think, ok this person is addressing “all of us”, not just me.

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By: Kevin Grames https://problogger.com/write-engaging-content-boring-subject-matter/comment-page-1/#comment-5466426 Sat, 28 May 2016 00:53:30 +0000 https://problogger.com/?p=61340#comment-5466426 Thank you for a wonderful article. I can really relate to writing on boring topics from time to time. Just trying to keep my focus can be a challenge. I just keep telling myself to put my own personality into my writing. I find that I will read an article from end to end when I am interested and most importantly entertained. I want to learn and even laugh as I read an article and at the end say to myself WOW that was great, but I learned a ton. Again thank you for the tips and a great article.

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By: Kyle https://problogger.com/write-engaging-content-boring-subject-matter/comment-page-1/#comment-5466359 Fri, 27 May 2016 19:40:54 +0000 https://problogger.com/?p=61340#comment-5466359 Great post Anna. I would add that if you’re in a really boring niche for text based content, Youtube is normally a savior.

If you own a construction company for example, you can post videos on how to maintain the most common types of work you do. You could film entire projects from start to finish to prove to leads/prospects how you really perform in the field.

The ideas are endless, no matter how boring the niche.

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By: Elena Knicely https://problogger.com/write-engaging-content-boring-subject-matter/comment-page-1/#comment-5463858 Mon, 23 May 2016 20:02:23 +0000 https://problogger.com/?p=61340#comment-5463858 As someone who has written over 100 articles about metal roofing, I can vouch that the nature of the topic has challenged me to be creative without sounding too silly. Storytelling, integrating inspirational quotes, and even employing literary devices (like metaphors & personification) have all been extremely helpful. I have also found that writing from the first person makes a seemingly dry topic appear more personable.

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By: Robbins Hood https://problogger.com/write-engaging-content-boring-subject-matter/comment-page-1/#comment-5463846 Mon, 23 May 2016 17:37:46 +0000 https://problogger.com/?p=61340#comment-5463846 Hi Robert !
Thanks for sharing this resourceful and inspirational post to motivate for blogger. I’m really glad to read this post and got some quick tips to write unique posts. I would like to setup new strategies to write quality contents.

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By: Kevin https://problogger.com/write-engaging-content-boring-subject-matter/comment-page-1/#comment-5463783 Mon, 23 May 2016 15:07:15 +0000 https://problogger.com/?p=61340#comment-5463783 Great read. I’ve noticed myself that great blogs I read tend to have a story telling element, including details such as the history of a certain subject. It’s interesting because this goes against common business logic (no fluff, get to the point). But sometimes the fluff is the sugar that helps the medicine go down.

Another method for spicing up boring subjects is to use an analogy. For example, turning the ins and outs of accounting into an extreme sports adrenaline rush can engage frat guys on a blog much better than in their accounting 101 classes.

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