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Tips on writing a good article

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    Tips on writing a good article

    Finally we have a contest on our forum. The contest which we currently have is the article writing. We also have good cash prizes for the articles which gets the most replies & views. Everyone wants to win the contest. There will be many things going through your mind: On what shall I write an article, will my article get the most replies & views, etc.

    If the article is not written in a proper way then you may not attract the audience even though the article is good. Here are few tips which you can keep in mind while writing an article.Here in the article the audience means the viewers who view the article.

    Purpose
    The main purpose of an article is to get your message across the audience. Be clear in your purpose. Be specific in what you to say.

    Selecting a topic
    The first thing is to select the right topic. If you see the “Most Viewed Threads*” & “Hottest Threads*” in the stats of this forum, you will get an idea of what kind of threads are getting the most views & replies. For example, threads from BSNL Broadband, General off topic, Relationship & New Discussion sections are the most viewed threads. So you can start a thread in either of the sections. And the important thing is that you must have some knowledge on the topic you are going to write.

    Also select a topic that you think will make the audience to respond. Think from the audience point of view. For that you need to know the audience first. I don’t have the exact demographics details about the audiences. The audiences are mainly school/college going people & working professional. We have hardly people above 30.

    Main Idea
    Once you have decided about the topic. Next is writing the article. The article may consist of the main idea, the body & the conclusion. The main idea should give a brief idea about the topic & it should also give the audience a hint of what’s going to come next in the article. It should be in such a way that it should make the audiences to proceed further. It’s very important to have a good start to your article otherwise the audience will just read the first few lines & then will proceed to some other article.

    The Body
    Write in you’re your views in the body of the article. If you have any supporting evidence, mention those. You must know which details are necessary & which are not. If you give unnecessary details then it may confuse the audience. Write the article in short paragraphs of 5 to 6 lines. It will help the audience to read the article in a better way. Don’t write paragraphs of 10 lines or more.

    Conclusion
    Conclude the article in such a way that it should make the audience to respond to your article.
    The conclusion is very important.

    Review & Formatting
    Once you have drafted your article, review the article to check for any grammatical or spelling mistakes. Edit the article if required. Use proper punctuation where ever required. Don’t use any color other than black. Use Arial font. You can write your article in MS Word or in similar software & then you can cut & paste it in the thread. By doing this you will have a grammatical/spelling check.

    Title
    The most important thing is the title of the article. Have a catchy title. If you have a good title then half the work in done in attracting your audience.

    Additional tip
    You can also put the link of your article in your signature to promote your article. There’s no wrong in promoting your article.

    Hope these tips were of some use to you.
    You are welcome to provide more tips & to add to the tips that are already provided.
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    Nice work jee... it seems contest has spurred you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmemad View Post
    Nice work jee... it seems contest has spurred you...
    Yes..it has stimulated me.I was thing y'day night what article shall i write. Then it struck me....what about giving tips to others, as even others will be thinking of what to write.I really dunno how poeple will take thread.While giving tips you got to be carefull.Iam a bit nervous.I just hope that it will be of some use ot the viewers.
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    Nice article, about writing nice article ....

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    Nice article!!

    what contest??

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportscrazy View Post
    Nice article!!

    what contest??
    Check out this for more details on the contest.
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    Wow Ramesh, you are really into this aren't you! Thanks for the information provided, it will help people like me to at least get started somewhere!

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    Hope the contest brings out the best in everyone....Looking forward to your article,preeti...
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    Nice article thanks for taking the time to write it down for all of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Nice article thanks for taking the time to write it down for all of us.
    Thank you Admin...I was looking for your feedback on Contest: Poll along with the article (thread). I also PM you.
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    great idea.i do join the contest.thank you for the tips

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    Though I m very bad at writing..still its really helpful..I used some net in writing my previous articles but the last one is really my own..thanks

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    Good Article. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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    If the article is not written in a proper way then you may not attract the audience

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