Why Stay To The End ?

Last Update: December 04, 2019

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.

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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Twack,

It is not always easy as you know. I try to see my reader sitting in front of me and then I tell my story. I really do not know if I succeed with that but hope for the best. As I write about things which catch my attention I hope there are people who are interested in reading about it too.

Greetings from the south of Spain,
Taetske
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Twack Premium
Having read a number of your posts I would say you have it down to a tee, or tea, or 'T' . Writing about what we love, have an interest or passion about, makes it easier. Then again we aren't always able to write about such things.
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laparra1 Premium
I just now learned something new. As I did not know this T expression I asked Google.
Thank you Twack, that is kind of you.

Hasta Pronto, Taetske
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Twack Premium
Very welcome and I have learned 'Hasta Pronto' also, so thank you.

Vale, Twack.
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LenkaSophie Premium
Twack, I've been thinking about this topic a lot recently. Haven't figured out any solution yet.
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Twack Premium
I have a growing pile of half finished posts Lenka, all needing a 'solution' to get them finished. I guess it all depends on what we're writing. The three 'F's.' Fact, fiction and frivolous. A story, an explanation, an idea or just an update, will all have a different format. I just keep writing and hope that I improve and people enjoy it.
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Joes946 Premium
Twack, don’t know how you keep on hitting it out of the park! Love it... often we become desensitized and lose our feeling.
Refreshing.
Joe
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Twack Premium
Thank you Joe. That's very true. Something triggered a thought in my swede the other day. I was reminded that we are engaged more when there is a resonance taking place, making it personal, to an extent. Writing and giving our own 'take' through our own experiences.
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Joes946 Premium
That's where it's at Twack.
Joe
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KathyAnne Premium
Thank you for sharing this. It certainly is an art form keeping your readers engaged with content. I think it's something you develop over time, and once mastered, makes a big difference to conversions :)
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Twack Premium
That sounds like a truth right there Kathy. Definitely something that with practice we can improve upon. Truth, honesty and integrity all help.
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timstime20 Premium
Thanks for the depth of that post
Tim
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Twack Premium
You're very welcome Tim, something a little different.
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