Why Stay To The End ?
It is a question I try to ask myself again and again when it comes to content. Why stay till the end ? With the general populous having the attention span of a gnat, then we have to make sure we're doing all we can to engage the reader all the way to the end.
I want the wind in my hair, the sun on my face and the cold in my bones, I want to feel.
When I cry, weep and sob it is because I mourn, I am bereaved and I have lost, that's how I feel.
Yet, tomorrow I will awake and be joyous, expectant in anticipation of a new day and all it will bring.
But, it might bring dispute or heartache that will make me anxious, tense, vexed and I will not have the means to excise the tempest that rages inside me. Then, I will step out of the door and into the dawn mist.
My senses are alive as the damp, cold air claws it way, begrudgingly into my body. Already my hair is damp and my face tight from the chill.
It is good to be alive, here, now, anytime really. What is the alternative ? Think not the morbid thought but the lesser ones, of a different time and circumstance. Here I am, free to do as I please, caught not in the trappings of societies rules.
Be alive or work ? Why not both ? Would that be unthinkable ? To have your cake and eat it.
Why not ? I'm hungry, let us feast.
There are so many cogs in the big machine that we're part of. They all work together. If one isn't spinning then another won't turn or might have to work harder. Content creation is not easy for all of us and yet it is the cornerstone of what we do. Getting readers to open up our work and start reading is a big part of what we do, once they are there, it is even more important to keep them engaged.
The above passage is in two parts. The first is just descriptive and although interesting enough, too much more and you'd be bored. It's not Dylan Thomas, just some post you've happened across. As you move into the second part, there's an element of personal and a few points of interaction. Now the reader has more of a picture building in their mind and they've had to think because there are some questions.
A 'Call to Action' at the end is all well and good but only if your reader has managed to get that far.