Five Writing Tips to Connect With the Readers at a Deeper Level

You come up with a catchy headline and an awesome content.

You post great stuff with lots of information.

You share your articles over different social media profiles.

After doing all the hard work, you are still not able to connect with your readers.

You are feeling frustrated because you are not getting the right kind of attention in the form of shares and comments.

There is no urge to do more. Everything looks dull around you.

If you are going through this depressing phase, I can completely understand your feelings.

Do you know about this remarkable study?

A Microsoft study highlights the deteriorating attention span of humans, saying it has fallen from 12 seconds in 2000 to eight seconds in current time.

How does it connect with your writing skills?

Now, you have only 8 seconds to seduce your readers with the flow of your words. You have to compensate the drop in 4 seconds by engaging your readers at a deeper level.

Wait!!

I am not here to demotivate you. I want you to realize one thing. In spite of this study, you can easily grab the attention of your readers.

You don’t need any extra efforts to connect with your readers. There is no rocket science behind it. It is easier than you think.

Here is the reason:

Five Effective Ways to Connect With Your Readers at a Deeper Level

Discover your passion

This is the first and the most important step:

Develop a deep level of interest for your topic. If you do not love your topic, how can you expect to engage your reader. You reap what you sow, isn’t?

Do not run after any niche by thinking about the monetary part.

Always remember one thing:

If you really want to grow your blog, realize the pain and the struggle of the successful blogger. Your work must reflect your passion. Always aim for long term commitments. Don’t get fooled by the temporary traps.

Start looking out for the topics of your interest. Before spreading the information to your readers, brush up your skills by reading the articles of the top bloggers from your niche.

Understand the needs of your readers

After shaping your interest, gather the right kind of resources for shaping the life of your readers.

Before writing any post, ask yourself one question:

Why should a reader pay attention to me?

Keep in mind:

Without understanding your reader’s psyche, there is no use of stuffing your blog with informative articles. All your efforts will be in vain.

Pro Tip:

Apart from reading the blog post of your favorite bloggers, take out some time to read the comments of the readers. After going through different comments over different posts, you will understand the mindset of the readers.

Treat readers like your best friends

How do you interact with your best friend?

You say what you want to say. There is no feeling of dominance. You laugh together. You are very open to any suggestions. You feel comfortable in your friend’s company.

You have to do the same thing with your readers.

Be open. Ask questions from your readers. Give them ample space to share their opinions.  It doesn’t matter whether you are an authoritative figure in your field or not.

Never forget this thing:

Learning never stops.

Appreciate the suggestions of your readers. If you come up with any new blog post from those suggestions, mention the name of that reader in the new post. Make them feel special

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~ Maya Angelo

This simple act will create a stronger bond with your readers. Other readers will also feel comfortable in expressing their suggestions.

Show your Vulnerable side

By treating the readers like your best friends, you can easily show your vulnerable side. Do not always present your perfect side.

Don’t forget:

You are a human.

Indulge your readers by sharing your fears, weakness, and worries. Make them realize that they are not interacting with a robot.

Make them comfortable by using phrases like ‘You are not alone’, ‘I have gone through this phase also’, or ‘I completely understand your problem’.

By expressing your downfalls, you accomplish two important things:

  • You become a source of inspiration. By sharing your miserable route, you boost the confidence of your readers.
  • You connect with the readers at a deeper level. In happy times, everyone asks about the well-being of an individual. When you help someone in tough times, you generate a strong bond.

Share your Personal Story

Suppose you are thinking of writing on a particular topic. And, a lot of stuff has already been published on that topic.

The question arises:

Why should a reader go through your stuff?

People may steal your content ideas. But, nobody can steal your personal stories. It is these stories which make a post ‘Your’ post.

Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. ~ Neil Gaiman

Everyone has something to offer. When you start connecting your personal life stories with your post, nobody can stop you achieving the desired engagement rate.

Your story has a magical charm to seduce the readers. Never waste this treasure by thinking ‘What will people think about me’. Come above these baseless notions and craft the post with your personal touch.

Present a Visual Sketch

Have you ever read ‘Broken Wings’ by Khalil Gibran?

The author depicts the whole story of alienation and longing for connections with full emotions. While reading the book, I was able to visualize the whole scene in front of me.

This characteristic defines the mark of a successful writer.

In a similar fashion, you have to take your readers on a visual journey.

Sketch a happy outcome in the blog opening. Let your readers know what they will get after following your blog points.

Start your blog by sketching the actual scenario of the readers. You can also start with the real story of any person.

By installing a happy or a relatable sketch in the mind, you develop an emotional bond with your readers.

Some More Points to Keep in Mind:

  • Never leave your readers in a state of confusion. When you are using any technical terms, explain that term in advance. Don’t assume your reader knows everything.
  • There is no use of showing off your vocabulary skills. Nobody is interested in your vocabulary knowledge. Use common words. Don’t expect your reader to sit with a dictionary.
  • When you are talking about a particular topic, frame your points by connecting all the points. Don’t stuff any random stuff for increasing the length of the articles. You are writing for the readers, not for the google bots.
  • Come with innovative ideas for cheering up your readers. Present a free cheat sheet without any email signups, come up with a contest of providing free software to the top three readers, or provide your services at a cheaper cost for a limited period of time.

Do you know the perfect recipe for the long-term growth of a blog?

It requires a two-way conversation.

You can’t grow without the help of your readers. Make them happy, the rest will fall into place. Listen and understand the problems of your readers.

Make them realize their true path. Share great stuff with them. Treat them like your family members.

One question for you:

How do you connect with your readers?

I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

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Editorial Staff at ShoutMeLoud is a team of writers led by Harsh Agrawal.

19 thoughts on “Five Writing Tips to Connect With the Readers at a Deeper Level”

  1. VINAYAK BIJALWAN

    Hello yatin, your blog is great because it is very important to have a strong connection with you readers and your tips are just perfect, thanks for writing about this topic, it gives a lot of help to any new blogger

  2. @Yatin All Valid Points. Connecting with the Blog readers is necessary for every blog as your relationship with your blog readers is also one of the factors that are going to affect your blogging style and life. I am already trying to build up good relations with other bloggers and my blog readers using some of the tips you have given in the above blog post. But also come to know about some exclusive tips! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing such a great post.

  3. Yatin,

    Loved your post and you come with an amazing piece of writing. I agree with your viewpoints in connecting with our audience and yes, it would be good to understand their needs. If we give a personal touch in the posts, then it is more likely to engage well with our readers.

    I like the way you have crafted the post and the saying “No need to show your vocabulary” is simply superb. Your extra points are valid, I’ll keep them in mind. Thanks for contributing this nice post for the SML readers. Keep your good work.

  4. Adesanmi Adedotun

    Hi,
    Content and readers need to connect like you said and its only happens in the first few seconds. Neil paid siad and I quote, to connect with your readers, you need to study them and write what you think they love to read. Readers are not not, they know when bloggers put then first and they also know otherwise. You content covers the whole episode of connecting to the right readers if followed carefully.

    1. You are right Adesanmi. Connection happens in the first few seconds only. When we start thinking from the reader’s mindset, the content becomes valuable. At that time, the ‘Content is not the King’. But, the readers are the real king.

      1. Adesanmi Adedotun

        That is exactly my point. If all blogger can start reasoning in that direction, it is obvious that our writing skills and creating connection between our posts and readers will be effective and at the same time create value for our blog/website.

  5. Krishna Moorthy D

    Hey Yatin,

    Sharing our personal experience always works with me. As far as I know, it’s all about grabbing readers trust and maintaining that trust. Many of the newbie bloggers are getting into spamming stuff and forgetting what their readers really want. Your article is worth a read, keep writing.

    Krishna

  6. Hi.. Yatin…
    Thanks a lot for sharing your great experience. I am regular reader of ShoutMeLoud and glad here that many of very important posts share on this blog. Thanks again please keep posting and sharing…

  7. My personal way of doing it is write to the reader as a person on a beyond superficial level and write to the truth of yourself and what you honestly believe. You are not going to reach everyone. You may be so far out there you will reach no one. At the end of it, whether you got financial success out of it or not, if you found things out that are real and important and didn’t lose yourself in the process of trying to get what really isn’t, you were successful in the endeavor of it.

    One of my favorite, I would call her a real blogger because she is very real in what she does and writes about establishes herself as someone quite real and not a regurgitation machine looking for any kind of ranking or setting out to be popular by being something other then who she is. She connects with her readers and always gets back to them, but as she says herself, when she is sober up enough to do so. I find her rather fascinating to read because she breaks about every said blogging rule in the book doing it.

    Her post are massively long, little attention is paid at all to SEO, catchy titles or anything else like that. And yet because she connects very much on a human level with her readers, she is very popular. I look at her traffic statistics and it is almost all direct, repeat, picking up new readers by word of mouth it seems, because SEO is about the last thing she is thinking about or if that post is going to rank anywhere at all. I doubt she cares. She has half the keys to the Kingdom of blogging on just what she does naturally. I don’t know if she would pick up the other half of them if she cared about them, or lose some of what she has.

  8. Hi Yatin, nice post even I have notice myself changing the piece of content because it was giving me the green signal in SEO plugin which use to make a lot of re-drafting.
    The points which you have made are really good & worthwhile, will visit your blog for more interesting content marketing & content writing improvement tips.

  9. Deewakar Tyagi

    Hats Off! Shoutmeloud, you guess are just amazing. You guys are literally providing such a unique guide for all the newbies.
    Thanks A lot, Regards
    Deewakar 🙂

  10. Hi Yatin,
    This post will be very helpful for the bloggers like us. We are the starters and we need to be guided by people like you. We will defenitely remind your points while writing our blogs. I loved your point taking care of our readers. It is must. Thanks aagain!
    -Digvijay

    1. Digvijay, it always feels good to share the information with bloggers. As I have learned a lot from the blogging community, I am just doing my small bit. Best of luck for your blogging journey.

  11. Subhabrata Kasyapi

    First of all, I would like to thank you wholeheartedly for sharing such a complete and beautiful informative post with us. One common for all the bloggers. They want love and attention from their readers. Your article will surely help many to create a stronger reader base. Thanks again.

  12. So nice article about Writing Post
    @Yatin Really amazing post !!
    I don’t know i have just 8 second to seduce attention of readers.
    While I write a post, i try to behave like friend. ‘Because as we know everybody doesn’t hesitate to say anything to his / her friends. And Friends give space…

  13. Hi Yatin! it was really a helpful post. The most amazing point was that we don’t need to show off our vocabulary. Many bloggers do this but if we think practically it is an ultimate truth. Everyone wants to read simply written unknown stories.

    I have a question regarding the length of an article. Should we focus more on the long blogs or should we write small posts. Which is better for your readers engagement as well as ranks good in the Google searches. What is the ideal word limit for both?

  14. Rajesh karnavat

    Hello Yatin,
    This is the best post for newbie blogger thanks for this Great post, i am also new to blogging.
    i want to say, you missed one point that is EXAMPLE , giving Example related to blog post to readers is one of the best idea to connect them.

    Because, Example show Exactly what you have to say your readers and during this time readers like and engaged deeper level to your post.
    Keep it up.

  15. Hello Yatin, Very great Post and help a lot. I made a Hindi Blog related to Tech tips and Blogger tips etc. because as you see my English sucks. When I search for Hindi tech tips and Blogger tips in hindi, I found very few Blogs which serves in Hindi but all these Blogs are not much popular and these blogs have very less traffic so that’s why I am now unsure about my Blog.so I want to ask you a question that Can I continue with Hindi? or i can move on with English.
    What should I do ? Plz Tell.
    and Sorry for my English.

  16. Himanshu Kumar

    hey! Yatin

    I am new to blogging and still trying to get visitors and connect with them. Your article is really going to help me write great posts for my blog.

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