What makes content go viral? Learn the 5 key traits shared by the Web's most popular content.
And it is all about stories and using storytelling elements.
If you create content for consumption and use the web for visibility, credibility, reach, and influence, then this is a must-read article.
Surely it contains the secrets of the business universe!
Of course I'm thrilled that stories are touted as essential for content to be effective and for it to go viral. But I also really like that the author lists story elements here too. Like "simplicity", "unexpectedness", and "emotions".
Even better, the author Chris Tynski, digs into what kinds of emotions go viral and puts it together for us in a nice chart.
There are other important tips here too that are not story related that you need to know about in order to be successful. So it is a very well-rounded and useful piece.
And I also like the examples he shares. In the end, your chances of success will be greater. As Chris shares with us in conclusion: "Crafting viral content is part formula, part intuition, and part luck, but by breaking down successes as you discover them, you will become increasingly more intuitive about what will and what won’t resonate with readers."
Read the full article here: http://www.blueglass.com/blog/secrets-of-viral-content/
This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it