How do you write your introduction? Do you share anecdotes and metaphors? Or you start with odd phrases to make your readers curious?
In addition to what you know, introduction serves as a door that welcomes your readers in a content realm where they would feel deeply interested and fulfilled.
Few writers struggle in this crucial part. The introduction should lead the readers in further reading rather than losing them along the way. Your introduction should hold their attention until they finally come out from their confusions and get enlightened by the justified existence of your content.
And that’s a writer’s sound of success.
Now, do you feel reluctantly anxious every time you deal with the introduction of your article?
If you do, here are some significant tips to develop a more striking introduction and hook more readers:
Share a snippet from the whole article.
As early as introduction, give your readers a hint as to where will your river of words be heading. While reading the first few sentences, don’t allow a knit of their brows in cluelessness. Firstly, broaden your reader’s understanding to the whole nine yards of your potential blog post.
Ask a universal question.
Ask an unanswered question. Ask a question that your readers have been longing to find an answer. Ask a question that the world asks and still rumbling for the right answer. And along with the questions, excite your readers to the answers that are alive somewhere in your content.
And finally don’t forget to justify answers in the latter part.
Reveal some facts.
Factual introductory sentences help construct the credibility in your work. Share some statistical surveys, polls, trivia, etc. This is a numeric strategy to inform the subscribers and build up trust in the process. Take note, your readers are greatly confident with numbers.
Share a quote.
Although this might be a cliché, but this helps. A relevant quote to the topic is like a GPS to your readers – it will show them the way. Well-loved quotes from various clever authors allows you to share a point of view that has an authority, too.
Quotes are present to help your content run smooth and deep.
The art of simplicity.
Make your introductory sentences as simple as possible. So user-friendly that your readers read along without second thoughts. So elementary that they understand everything without some unknown vocabulary hanging in their head. Walk away from highfalutin words, stick to the basics.
Make the flow of your words so easy and clear that it ends up enlightening the fog in your reader’s mind.
Answer the readers “WHY” question.
“WHY am I reading this?” Your readers definitely ask themselves. Don’t proceed without addressing this question. Don’t start enumerating things without clearing some hesitations in your audience mind.
The introduction can either make or break your whole content and you as the author. Learn to experiment strategies and techniques that rarely fail. Try to mix and match writing styles to give an improvement in your piece of information.
However, don’t bother stressing out yourself too much that you end up as a desperate writer. A writing job is partly about playing with words. And as the author, you possess an ace that nobody can ever replicate.Google+