7 Tips for writing content like a human

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POSTED BY Daniel Doherty
ON Aug 13, 2014

It seems everyone is working on his or her content strategy these days Folks are writing content, sharing it, linking, testing, and measuring it But, some of them forget that traditional direct-response copy skills are still working in today's content boom. This popular advice is accepted as one of the best ways to get better conversions. Unfortunately many boil it down to one line of advice Just write like you talk. Its frustrating because in a way its true yet so many content creators take it out of context. Write like you talk doesn't mean to literally write the words you say.

Just Write Like You Talk.
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Instead, “write like you talk” means to write conversationally, connect with your reader, appeal to their emotions – basically be human!

1. Know Your Audience.
2. Make Goals For Your Content.
3. Avoid Being Clever.
4. Be Friendly.
5. Read It Out Loud.
6. Use Simple Words.
7. Practice.

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Daniel Doherty

Daniel Doherty is a web developer and content marketer since 2001. Specifically working with WordPress he loves to help others understand the magic of using tools to automate their learning, creating content and marketing their business - preferably on autopilot. That said, he's an avid reader and geeks out on the technology, thinking outside of the box. He's a bit of a foodie too and can cook when he manages to disconnect from the Matrix. Loves cupcakes. You can follow Daniel's content related posts on Twitter @ThriveContent, website related content @MerlinFX and cafe/restaurant content @BlendAll.