Last week’s post in this two part series detailed the steps in order for your Blog to become a mediocre waste of web space and bandwidth. It’ll become a shell of it’s former self making readers disatisified and ultimately leading them to leave. I’m sure you wouldn’t to bring this upon yourself especially when it’s easily avoidable right?
Becoming a well known, high trafficked site is every Blogger’s site bringing upon link backs, ad revenue and immortality… against the Digg effect. But there will be a point where the beast that is your reader base will never be satisfied — always craving the next posting, and sooner or later you start to slag off…
… Right down to Blog Purgatory. Your readers complain about the lack of content and miss the old you, the young hip you that clawed your way in the Blog-o-sphere. It’s a sad scenario isn’t it? I sure don’t want to be in this position but no one is invulnerable to the feeling of being so great that the Blog writes itself, but there is many ways to prevent this from occurring to you.
Reader involvement, uniqueness and an appropriate amount of information are all essential to writing up a captivating post. We have many tools to observe how these elements are conveyed in different types of media and whether or not we are using the right structure for writing.
The tool I’ll be analyzing is visual media, specifically, Television. The show I will base this article on may be familiar to you: Lost. In all it’s a great show but that’s not why I am focusing on it. The relation between Lost and Heroes which Valeria mentioned last week is surprisingly similar but how the plot is conveyed between the two couldn’t be anymore farther apart.
And it serves as an interesting series of lessons to bloggers.