Is content king? Only if it grabs you.

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Is content king? Only if it grabs you.

Everyone says “content is king” but what does it really mean?

Many people think it means writing as much as possible and targeting everyone.

Do a quick google search, open a few web pages, check out your latest twitter feed. It won’t be long before you’re impatiently looking for something pertinent.

content pencilThe problem is a lot of content is written by people who don’t understand what they are writing about or who they are targeting. And many “writers” forget that less is more. They lose sight of the reader.

So I’ll keep this short. When you want to write about your business, products, services or people, remember to ask yourself:

1. Who am I writing for?

2. What do I want the reader to do?

3. Do I understand the subject?

4. How do I make it clear and compelling?

5. What tone should I use to be consistent with my brand?

If you don’t have the time or resources to do it yourself, employ a proven content writer, or at the very least get a specialist to proofread what you’ve written. You may find it will not only save you money, it will help you engage your target audience and lift your brand.