Anyone who watches soap operas or prime time series, knows how each show ends with a “cliff hanger”.
It’s so compelling, you mark your calender, and watch the show the next time it airs.
Now, that’s not to say, I haven’t landed on a few blogs, that resemble a true life soap opera, but that’s not the lesson for today.
Having studied “how to get more repeat visits to your blog”, I have read many articles about “series posts”.
Writing a “series post”, is like creating a soap opera. You write a post, divide it into several parts, but only post one part at a time, preferably ending each segment, with a cliff hanger.
Some say, by writing a post in a series, you gain repeat visits, and page views.
It is assumed, visitors will come back to read, “the rest of the story”.
The theory makes sense, however, I wonder how well it works.
Would a visitor actually come back day after day?
Or would they come back after a week or so, and read the series all at once?
Getting visitors to subscribe in a reader would help, but……is your “series” compelling enough to get them to do so?
Although this is not a series post, I will try the “cliff hanger” technique.
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Is it working?
Have you ever tried writing a series post?
Did it work?
Do you go back to a site, day after day, to read a “series”?
Have your say, and share your thoughts on series posts.