How can you write popular articles? How can you make your popular article go viral??
Writing Popular Articles
Sometimes, as writers, we write about a great many topics. There is an abundance of information and opinions to share. However, sometimes our minds draw a blank. Often times we may search for the ideal topic about which to write. Who doesn't want to earn the most money possible on their writing topic(s)? There are many resources available to generate ideas. One popular resource is Google Trends, but what if there is nothing interesting there?
Late Shows, meaning late night shows such as those with hosts David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien, and others, often feature topics of national and international interest as well as hot actors and other celebrities (such as musicians, comics, writers, etc).
If you are searching for a popular topic but are hitting dead ends (or personal disinterest) with Google Trends, try watching the news or some of the late shows. This might be your ticket to a very popular article. What does that mean? More money (and probably more fans, which equals even MORE money) for your traffic generated by such articles.
Write an article while barely even focusing on the television. Tons of topics will spring to mind. Focus on commercials that seem to run every few minutes, topics on the news that get more than a few seconds, jokes featured on the "late shows," and so forth...
Some Popular Topics
At the time this article is being written, some popular topics include: Congressional and Presidential candidates, celebrities in the spotlight (Tebow and other athletes, Tracy Morgan, Drew Carey, Beyonce Knowles, Wayne Brady, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Ashton Kutcher, the Kardashians, and others), the "end of the world" and other prophecies (such as related to Nostradamus, the Mayan calendar, etc), popular movies or the ending of some popular television shows (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Paranormal Activity, Mission Impossible, One Life to Live, Planet of the Apes, etc), popular products (such as the Cloud, Mio, Reese's products, vehicles in the spotlight, a new restaurant, etc), and more. Local news is also a good topic, but not an evergreen article topic. Evergreen topics are those which remain popular year after year despite the latest trends, such as great graduation or Christmas presents, healthy recipes, money-saving tips, great resources (for DIY/home improvement, coupon sites/resources or tips and experiences, health information, and generally useful or beneficial information), and so on.
The Next Step
What's the next step? I want to conduct an experiment whereby I will try to make a simple article go viral by spreading to my fans/favorites, friends, and online colleagues by asking them simply to view my newest article and send to 2 contacts, who should, in turn, spread the word by posting the link and/or sending to 2 more colleagues, and so on... Can we try to make each other's articles go viral?? Stay tuned for the results!
How exciting would that be, by the way: to have an article that goes viral? : D
Of course, use your SEO training and techniques and common sense, as well as determination and widespread exposure (meaning SHARE your links with everyone and spread the word on popular websites such as Twitter, Digg, Facebook, and others!
PLEASE SHARE THIS ARTICLE AND SPREAD THE WORD! I will share your article and vote it as well!