How to Write a Viral Article

A 2-minute summary

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Today, we are all dreaming to generate the next viral content. Writers, filmmakers, and Youtubers, who can make unique viral content are in high demand. In this article, I’ll try to go through the process of how to write viral content. Not only that, but we will discuss how to do this well. And let us start with the most essential aspect of writing, being concise.

The most important thing about viral content is that it is concrete. What this means is that it is direct and to the point. If somebody reads your content, they should not have to worry about taking a side trip to get what you are trying to convey down. Your content should be equal in conveying its thought as well as being concise. Writers should be able to communicate ideas on a variety of topics, but without losing their audience. Your content should be about two or three main messages.

Virality also comes from being transparent, cut and concise. Also, you must follow the formula for good viral content. Just like good writing, the formula for viral content is different for everybody. With that said, there are a few things you should remember. You must be aware of your audience and how they will perceive your content.

If you are trying to be funny, you should not add in a serious writing piece. Make it playful, lighthearted and make sure that the purpose is clear. Your goal should be to lure people into engaging with your content and stop them from getting distracted by everything else around them. If your audience is not taking in all of the information that you shared, then they will see nothing but useless bullet points on a page.

Another thing you have to keep in mind is that your content must be accessible. You do not want people floating away from your page after reading the first sentence. If you are writing for a company blog, make sure that you include links to their website. It should be apparent what they stand for and why people should care about them.

If you are writing for a newspaper or magazine, make sure that they have all of the information they need to write their own articles. This will allow them to engage with the article and continue with their own research and writing when they are finished with yours.

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