Three years ago, I met my current girlfriend through a karaoke app on the iOS app store. At first, I didn’t think much about our future because we lived far away from each other.
Three years later, we decided it’s a possibility since I am now mobile. I can travel more often with my online business compared to how I was years ago.
After meeting her for the first time, I couldn’t believe how quickly we clicked. We were comfortable with each other from the start.
There was no awkwardness between us and I have to admit. Spending time with her is one of the happiest moments of my life. (Check out my Beijing Blog Posts Here)
What’s crazy is I never thought I would actually pursue in a long-distance relationship… I don’t know if we’ll end up working out. But we’ll see what the future has in store for us.
What I do know is nothing is impossible. If you love that person, you’ll make the effort to make adjustments to your life.
What I learned: If you love the person enough, you’ll make it happen.
I hope you enjoyed this short story about my current love life. Did it catch your attention? Did it keep you interested? Can you relate to it?
Storytelling is an important part of blogging. It can help your readers connect with you at a more personal level.
When you read a book, it does the same thing. If you can relate to the story or connect with the author. You’ll likely finish the book and search for other books by the same author.
In this short article, I will go over Why Your Blog Needs To Tell A Story. Without further ado, let’s get started!
#1. People Remember Stories
Do you remember an old story told to you by your elders? I do. In fact, I will never forget these stories as long as I don’t have dementia.
A good story creates an image in your readers head. As if they are a part of your story. By doing so, you’ll create a memorable experience for your audience.
That’s why marketers use storytelling as part of their marketing strategy.
With a story, comes a great lesson. For example, the Three Little Pigs. Do you know what they are?
Well, here are 2 lessons that I’ve learned from the story, The Three Little Pigs:
- Hard work pays off in the end: The first 2 pigs were lazy and didn’t want to work hard to build a solid home. Hence why they were eaten by the big bad wolf. Whereas the last pig took the time to build a solid home out of bricks and that’s why he was not eaten in the end.
- Don’t take shortcuts: The first 2 pigs were able to quickly construct their homes, so they can spend more time relaxing. But by taking shortcuts, their homes were not structurally capable of withstanding the powerful puffs from the big bad wolf.
Even a children’s story like the Three Little Pig comes with many life lessons. That’s what your blog posts should focus on as well.
Tell an intriguing story that teaches a lesson and provide a solution through call-to-action.
For example, let’s say you’re telling a story about your weight loss journey. You can include a call-to-action such as a weight loss product that you recommend.
#2. Stories Keep People Interested
Text-based content is very powerful if people actually read it. Now you can’t hold your readers to ransom and force them to read your articles.
By telling a good story, it will naturally hook onto the attention of your readers. It will make your audience willingly stay and finish reading your text-based content.
The longer you can keep your audience interested in your articles, the higher the chance of someone converting into a lead and a potential customer.
#3. Stories Can Be Motivating
After learning the valuable lessons from the story, The Three Little Pigs. I realized that I can’t be lazy. I have to take action and build a solid foundation for Smart Affiliate Hub.
If I were to follow the same path as the first 2 pigs, my website could go down easily. I can’t believe I’m saying this… but the third pig, a fictional character has motivated me to plan and build a solid foundation for my online business.
Have you ever been motivated by a story?
#4. Telling A Story Can Make Your Article Unique
According to internetlivestats.com, there are currently over 1.7 billion websites on the internet.
Most information found on the internet is regurgitated information. In fact, anything you find here on Smart Affiliate Hub can be found elsewhere.
What could make your blog unique is your storytelling? By incorporating storytelling to your blog, you can spice things up and make it more unique and personal.
#5. Telling A Story Can Build Relationships
Before hearing my story, I’m probably just another blogger behind a computer screen. But after reading my short story about my current love life. You now know a little more about me.
You know that I’m a long-distance relationship and that making money online has allowed me to pursue it.
It’s all about building a relationship similar to email marketing. If your audience doesn’t know you, they won’t trust you. If they don’t trust you, then they won’t buy from you.
As a blogger, there’s nothing better than seeing your readers engage and come back for more.
Building a long-term relationship with your audience will really help motivate you to continue on with your blogging journey.
A little storytelling might just be what it takes to push your blog to the next level. All it takes is some creative thinking as well as lessons within.
Have you tried telling stories with your blog? If not, do you plan on starting?
I hope this was helpful, if you have questions or need help with anything, please leave a comment down below and I’ll try my best to help you out.