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  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    The Headline, first sentence and first paragraph all important to get that vital click through

  • http://malharbarai.com/ Malhar Barai

    Agree about the Block Quote point. It does stand out from rest of the article and can get more attention than a bold face text.

    And engaging on the social platforms is not an option anymore, it’s a must do activity!

    • http://twitter.com/TaraHornor Tara Hornor

      Exactly…bloggers can’t do without social activity anymore!

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  • https://twitter.com/sanketpatel Sanket Patel

    I think most important thing is the Headline and content that fetch more readers, The blog should be more attractive and you need to be put effort for regular updation.

    • http://twitter.com/TaraHornor Tara Hornor

      An attractive blog, easy to read, is always important. Thanks for pointing this out. :)

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  • tianakai

    I’ve noticed that posts that relate to what’s going on at the moment get the highest shares and readers… i.g. events, politics… oh and of course pictures of coffee and sunset. :)

    Facts are great though, I need to incorporate that more. thanks.

    • http://twitter.com/TaraHornor Tara Hornor

      Lol…coffee and sunset…I like that. :)

      • tianakai

        :) coffee always seems to be everyone’s fave. funny, but true, from what i’ve seen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.richey630 Elizabeth Stevens Richey

    Thanks Jeff. I always enjoy reading your blog. I’m going to work the Quotable Quotes idea into my next blog post. I’m curious, though. Did I miss how the photo ties into this post?

    • http://twitter.com/TaraHornor Tara Hornor

      I hope the Quotable Quotes idea works for you! And the photo is a visual for making sure you write a colorful opening, hence the colored pencils. :)

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  • http://twitter.com/TaraHornor Tara Hornor

    Exactly! Thanks for sharing, Zach!

    • http://www.noggindigital.com/ Zach Kasperski

      Whoops. Sorry if I called you Jeff, Tara…

  • http://twitter.com/TaraHornor Tara Hornor

    Haha…I hear ya.

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  • http://exposureofthoughts.com/ Ashutosh

    Thanks for Sharing.

  • http://www.prosemedia.com/ Justin Belmont

    The intro is the most important, but so is the headline. If your headline does not grab the reader, the rest of the post is going to be unnoticed, no matter how amazing it is. These 11 tips on making catchy headlines from Prose Media’s blog can give you some good ideas: http://blog.prosemedia.com/clickworthy-11-ways-to-grab-readers-with-headlines/

  • amcordeau

    Even though I have been blogging for the past 6 years (annemariecordeau.com)
    I have just purchased your book: ¨Blogging the Smart Way¨ You have inspired me in the past and you continue to do so today. Thank-you!

  • http://fresheasyjobs.com/ Andy Enriquez

    Great post Jeff. Thanks for the wonderful insight.

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  • Renee Phillips

    Thank you Jeff! Great advice! After reading this article, I immediately made some changes to my blog posts.

  • yuli

    I like point this article, i tinks is true
    greetings, thanks u

  • http://www.speakersponsor.com julie

    I agree that you have to put the time and energy into your posts. Your readers will absolutely notice the difference. Those are the ones that get retweeted and passed around.