Last Update: March 19, 2019
"Please let me out, I'm scared"
The voice was no more than a whisper, in fact, unless you had your ear, firmly pressed against the thick, aged oak door, then you probably wouldn't have heard it.
"I don't like the dark, please let me out"
This time the voice was louder, more despairing. Nevertheless, the words were whipped away as the wind howled through the narrow corridors. No one was coming to open the door. The boy sat with his back against a cold, damp wall. His face set in a permanent grimace. Tear stains streaked from under his dark hazel eyes and left a dirt smeared trail down his cheeks to his jawline and beyond.
You've done everything you possibly can to drive, or lure, people to your site. I know we call it 'traffic' but it really is people, just like you and me. You have your 'niche' and titles and keywords. They're smashing down your digital door to get to your site. Your bell is besieged with calloused fingertips, pressing to gain admittance.
"Hi welcome to my page... I'm really pleased you're here, I've got some great stuff to show you"
PUFF...Just like that, they're gone.
If you meet someone for the first time, do you know how long it takes for us to make that "First impression" Well studies vary but I'd go for about 7 seconds...some say more, some less. How long do you have with your post ?
At the start of this post I opened with a few lines which you might think are the beginnings of a story... Does it engage you. ? Do you want to know who the boy is, where he is, why he is where he is.? Why does no one hear his cries, what has happened to him. Where are his parents ? Does he have any.?
Does it keep you reading ? Are you intrigued enough to continue reading ? Maybe, maybe not.
I don't pretend to know the answers to all the technicalities of how to create great content and you might. I'm not 'Au fait' with all the terminology but I do know what I like and that is to be rapt by what I'm reading even if the subject is not something I am either familiar with or overly like.
Boom...make them have it. You are always only a 'click' away from losing the one person you have worked so hard to bring to your creation.
As always, just my thoughts, rightly or wrongly.
T. W., Wealthy Affiliate Premium Member