Viral magic (sarcasm)?
Following a thread on Twitter:
problogger Reading: How to Write a Viral-ready Article in 2 Hours Flat
Hmm, what Darren got now? Off to read: rt @problogger How to Write a Viral-ready Article in 2 Hours Flat
Step 1. Spend 10 minutes studying what has worked before.
Hmm, nothing really. That’s saved 10 minutes. What’s next I wonder?
Step 2. Write down the three core wants of your target reader, only as they relate to your niche.
Hmmm ‘rich old lady’ worth a shot?
Step 3. Pick the /core/ you’d like to focus on. You’re most passionate about it, which will lead to better writing.
Fresh apples it is then!
(Core, get it? Sigh, everyone’s a critic!)
Step 4. How to…
Ye, makes sense. Articles looking good.
How to get core rich old Granny Smith’s
Woot, gonna be in Digg heaven with this!
Step 5. Jazz it up.
Hmm. K, we can work with this.
How to core rich old Granny Smith’s with a rusty spoon!
Hmmm. steps 6. and 7. Hours of planning, research and editing and more editing.
Sod that. Got a catchy title, I’m good.
Step 8. Spam it via twitter, email, Stumble.
Now we talking:
How to core rich old Granny Smith’s with a rusty spoon! (click here)
Now to waiting for the dollars to roll in from all the traffic. :)
Strange that some as gifted as @problogger needed to read How to Write a Viral-ready Article. Still it’s all sound advice.
The article in question, of the same name as my (stolen) title (could once) be found here on (Skelliewag). Noticed this site before (the name appealed to me). Some good stuff on there. Need to spend an hour or two on it I reckon.
(Update Nov 2013. Article’s gone and the site has lost the catchy look I seen to recall it having, but it’s still live so I’ll leave in a link to his home page.)
(Update 2021, Skelliewag’s site is gone and redirects traffic to another site. Ah well).