You are an expert in pterodactyl fossils, and have written articles for scholarly journals. But now, with the advent of movies like “Jurassic Park,” you have decided to write articles for popular magazines as well. This calls for a sharp pivot in your approach. Your use of language must change. Read on for this and other tips.
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Choose your topic based on your audience. Remembering your target market is the best thing to do when choosing what it is you want to write about. Make sure the topic you choose is not only of interest to you, but also to those you are trying to appeal to the most: your readers.
If your target audience has their own technical lingo or slang terms, use them freely throughout your articles. This will not only appeal to them because they understand what you are saying, but also because it makes them feel as if you are a more a part of their unique group.
Tell a personal story. Readers love learning more about the writer of an article, so if you can slip a personal story with relevancy into your article, do it! It makes your readers feel as if you are more trustworthy, since you are open to sharing your own stories with them.
Publish articles in as many of the free top 10 article directories as possible. Make sure your articles are unique and well written. Familiarize yourself with the submission requirements of each directory, as well as its terms and conditions. Some directories have minimum word counts, and one, Buzzle, will not accept an article that has been published anywhere else on the web prior to their publication of it.
Be sure your articles read like articles and not ad copy. If your articles read like a sales pitch, article directories will reject them. You should not mention your product or brand multiple times. Some article directories require that you only mention a brand or product once. Sometimes it’s best just to mention it in the resource box and not in the article.
Now you are ready to write those articles for the general reader, who will be younger and less informed than your scholarly readers. You have taken note of the kind of language used in the magazine to which you are going to submit your article–language that will interest the reader but not overwhelm them with specialized terminology.