This is important: You want your blog posts to educate, entertain, engage, and enrich readers of your business blog. Aim for all four of these goals when blog writing, and you can’t go wrong.
- Imaginative learners
- Analytic learners
- Common sense learners
- Dynamic learners
How does this translate into blog writing for your business? Think in terms of the questions each type of learner would be asking as they read your blog post:
- What if?
1. Imaginative learners: Why is this post important? If readers ask “what’s in it for me?” – will they know right away from reading the first paragraph of your post? Appeal to their pain, needs, wants, and desires.What’s the problem? Start with the pain and the problem.
2. Analytic learners: Next, in your blog post, address the “What.” After you grab attention with the Why, you state what you’re writing about. This is where you present your solution, the facts, the data to back up your answers. It is also where you would say why they should believe you. You’ll need to mention you work with clients on such matters and have experience, maybe include some data that shows this.
3. Common Sense learners: Once readers understand why and what, explain to them how to do it. How would they apply your solution to their work or to their lives? Get them to do it for themselves.
4. Dynamic learners: This type of reader asks the question What if? You can ask readers to imagine results, or imagine one part being different, and ask them for their ideas and input. This is where you really engage with them through telling stories and asking them for participation.
I hope you find this helpful. In my studies in psychology, I realize how important this stuff actually is for every day life. When you think about it, we’re all taking in information all the time, but not everybody looks at the same information in the same way.
So… what are your thoughts? Do you agree or disagree? What if we all learned the same way? How does this impact your blog writing?