- If you write about persons, try to find a good picture of him/her and put it into the article. Your readers like to put faces to names.
- When you write about a movie, include the movie-trailer as video in your post.
- When you write about a game, include a video of the gameplay or the official trailer.
- Try to set about 3 to 5 links on each article to useful and informative websites.
- When you write about times, include the year. example: “February marked the release of three classic Commodore 64 games to Wii” should be “February 2010″. So readers in the next years will as well understand which year was meant.
- If you write about a product that can be bought online, write about the average price and link to the direct url of the product in the shop of the creator (if possible). Apple hardware should be shown in the Apple Online Store, EA Games in the EA Shop and so on.
- Try to include in all articles about re-releases and sequels to classic games the old, original and the new version of the game, both shown in videos or pictures.
- Interview people that you know like webmasters of games websites, the shop owner of your favorite games store, game programmers and designers.
- Create a contest to promote yourself, your website or service. Almost everything that’s related to classic games is fine with us.
- Ask a good question. A well formulated, interesting question can create great discussions among your readers.
- Use Lists. Lists are great article-writing tools because people are automatically attracted to bulleted or numbered content which is easer to quick-read before the reader goes into details.
- Use 60-80-word paragraphs maximum. Use bold subheadings and bulleted lists for easy reading on screen.
- Separate writing and editing. Writing comes first, then editing. If you try to combine the two, you will block your fluent writing.
- Write in the same way that you talk. It is okay to use common expressions and to write conversationally.
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