Stories as a communication tool for your blog
Over the past five years, story posts have become the mot popular kind of blog posts. They may not be the only ones that perform well but they are the favourite for most bloggers. Everybody appreciates a good story and to use it to pass a message to your readers will certainly make your readers appreciate you as a good blogger. There are many reasons as to why story posts are a successful tool for communication in blogs. The following are the major reasons.
They engage the imagination of your readers
Stories make your readers open up their minds to the idea of what the story is all about. The story will capture their imagination making it easier to pass whatever information you want to.
Stories stretch beyond facts
Telling a story is better than just having a mere fact. Your readers will appreciate your content more when they read about real life stories. A good story post might influence the reader to do something for example donate to charity, change their behaviour and so on.
A reflection of the blogger
How you express yourself in a story post is a direct reflection of what kind of blogger you are. The readers are more likely to connect with you if you know how to express yourself well in your story post. The tone with which you write your stories also reflect your character for example using a bitter and vengeful tone will most likely repel potential readers as most people like to associate with people who have positive energy around them.
Illustrates your points
Telling a story illustrates in a convincing and convicting manner your argument than other forms of communication.
They are memorable
Even though people don’t usually remember facts and figures, a good story can linger in their memories for years. So the readers will remember you and appreciate you as a blogger.
They are conversational
Reading a story can stimulate a reader to open up and give an account of a similar experience. Reader will therefore comment on your story blog post.
The key to writing story posts is to make sure that they fit into the entire theme of your blog. They should be relevant to the topic and should have a good point to them that is useful to your readers. Make sure that after reading the story the reader will appreciate your topic not only the good story. Choose the story well and make sure that the ideas flow otherwise the entire post might backfire.