The strange thing is, it’s not normally this easy to grab a reader’s attention. But there we are. I got you hooked. It’s lucky really because if you weren’t hooked and still reading these words I would look rather silly wouldn’t I? Still, here you are, still reading. And if you’re not still reading I’m still winning because if you weren’t you wouldn’t be able to read this to see just how presumptuous I am being. You see? Now, it is entirely possible that some of you will stop reading now to prove a point. Which is fine, go ahead and make your point, in fact feel free to comment and let me know just how disinterested you are. You were so unmoved be my post that you were moved to make a comment. There, you see, I win again. And now if you do comment I win, and if you don’t I also win. It’s win – win. Which is always a good thing. But somehow, and this may be a first, the wins are both mine. It’s actually win – win – lose. That’s 2 – 1 to me and all you’ve done is read a paragraph. And you didn’t even know you were playing a game. (If you’re wondering why it’s not 2 – 0, well, you get a point just for being here).
What is the point to all this? Who knows? All I know is there are an estimated 152,000,000 blogs currently active on the internet. That is a lot of competition. And where there is a competition there must be a winner, and so far (like I said) I am winning 2 – 1. Actually, since you’re still reading you can have an extra point. Now it’s a draw, 2 – 2.
It is remarkably difficult to write a blog post that immediately grabs someone’s attention and then keeps hold of it until the end. First of all you need something interesting to say. Unfortunately useful and interesting information is a key function of a blog that mine sadly lacks. People like to learn new things so what a really smart blogger would do is end the post either just before, or just as soon, as someone realises that they aren’t going to learn anything. I make that 3 – 2.