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if you trip over a catchy title will you find Nirvana?

Did you ever wonder? Building on the last two days now, its time to consider what to do after your first step. So now you’ve got pithy titles down. (perhaps you’ve mastered the ability like famous authors of the past). You have considered (and no pressure if you do fantastic, if you don’t know still impressive it is wholly your choice). But honestly, a zippy title and a writing group with 300 people don’t generate an audience. Audiences are built over time.  Many of us have an audience on this site (good for you building one)! What I have found over time is that my audience is bifurcated. Bifurcated in the sense that my audience is focused on two distinctly different things.

My first grouping I’ve mentioned before, and they read the Waner project. They read it on my WordPress blog, and many of them have done so for quite a few years. How do you pull it all together? You have a great picture or a great picture. You have a snappy title, you have joined a group on Facebook, or have a lot of friends on Instagram or other social platforms, but nobody is reading your posts? Well, let’s take a hard look at your job. One of the problems I often have in my technical blog is the vast amount of industry-specific terms, sometimes called Jargon. Yes, I realize my blogs are often filled with words, and people ask what does it mean in the comments.

Jargon can be a blog killer. TLA and FLA’s or even MLA’s are also risky. Oh, wait, what is TLA’s? Three letters acronym. I was reminded that the TLA ANC used in headsets, also refers to the African National Congress in South Africa. In the tech world, it stands for automated noise canceling. So be careful with Jargon. It is tough to recover from. I try, but I do not always succeed.

*Bifurcated is a legal term meaning split into two functional systems.

Links to others in this series

https://virily.com/virily_poll/will-a-catchy-title-land-the-social-media-fish/

https://virily.com/virily_poll/how-to-grow-your-reader-base-using-social-media/

  • Question of

    Did you know the acronym TLA?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you use jargon at times?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you know what an FLA is?

    • Yes
    • No
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    How about an MLA?

    • Yes

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  1. It’s even worse when you click on a catchy photo. Sometimes the picture really has nothing to do with the body of the post. I thought there were a lot of rules to follow with photography. These I have never even considered. I tend to write like I speak, and I am sure I break all the rules.

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  2. Q: DID YOU KNOW THE ACRONYM TLA?
    Yes (1 votes) – 20%
    No (4 votes) – 80%
    Q: DO YOU USE JARGON AT TIMES?
    Yes (5 votes) – 83%
    No (1 votes) – 17%
    Q: DO YOU KNOW WHAT AN FLA IS?
    Yes (1 votes) – 20%
    No (4 votes) – 80%
    Q: HOW ABOUT AN MLA?
    Yes (2 votes) – 100%

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