When writing articles you want to be respectful of your readers’ time. Like yourself they also have ‘things to do’ and usually not enough time to do them. Reading articles does however take time therefore authors must be more appreciative and respectful of this fact. The last thing any author needs to do when they write an article is to make it challenging to understand or longer than it needs to be.
Here are 3 things every article author should strive to achieve in order to make their body of work easy to read for viewers online,
Explain Why Point Needs to Be Made
At the outset of the article state the point to be made and why it is necessary to even make it. This gives people a ‘preview’ of what the article is about and allows them to decide if they want to read further.
Keep Sentences Short and to the Point
When you write an article make an effort to break up long sentences into shorter ones whenever possible. It is easier on the eyes and also makes it easier to understand the point being made. If a sentence carries multiple ‘points’ it makes it difficult for readers to understand all of them when jammed together in this manner.
Along these same lines it is also helpful to keep paragraphs short. Large blocks of text can intimidate or dissuade people from reading articles.
Avoid Comparisons/Stories If Not Necessary
Many times people will use comparisons or short stories to simply add ‘volume’ to their articles: Do not do this if it is not necessary! If something adds little or no value to the content than leave it out. There is no reason to use 500 words to say something that can be said in 300 words. By being concise it is less work for the article author and also makes the content easy to read.
When you are writing articles it is important to remember that others are taking time out of their own busy schedules to read what you wrote. Since reading articles does take time authors need to be more appreciative and respectful of this fact. Every effort should be made when you write an article to make it as concise and understandable as possible. The three things any article author wants to target to make their body of work easy to read are mentioned above. By paying closer attention to these areas of anything you compose readers will better enjoy your efforts. This will most likely result in you attracting a much larger audience to view the articles you write.