Suck Your Readers In: 4 Types of Openings for “Sticky” Content

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The headline is the most important part of your content.

That’s a fact.

What’s the second most important part?

That would be your introduction.

Think of it this way: Your headline compels people to click on your post, but your intro draws them in to actually read the post.

And if you’re sick of not getting a high level of engagement on your posts, this is likely one of the main causes.

Here’s the simplest way to illustrate the effect of introductions on your content’s performance:

  • Bad headline – Low traffic
  • Good headline, bad intro – High traffic, high bounce rate, low time on page
  • Good headline, good intro – High traffic, low bounce rate, high time on page

Always aim for that third scenario.

The sad fact is that most bloggers put very little effort into their introductions. They either quickly say what they’re writing about, or they end up going on about things that don’t entice the reader to read on.

It doesn’t matter whether or not you fall into that category. What matters is that just about all bloggers could benefit from improving their introductions.

To help you do that, I’m going to show you 4 of the best types of openings that you can use in your content. You can always use at least one of these for any post you create. 

1. Embrace the fear of failure

A great introduction needs to connect with the reader emotionally.

As any copywriter knows, emotions drive action. In this case, the action we want is for the reader to continue down the page.

Fear is one of the strongest motivating emotions, and people are willing to go to great lengths to prevent that fear from coming true.

Let’s look at a few examples, and then I’ll show you how to come up with your own.

Example #1 – Use a common fear: Here’s one of my own introductions:

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The first 4 paragraphs focus on a common scenario: putting in a lot of work on a project (like a product or piece of content) and then finally releasing it.

If you’re an entrepreneur, you know how terrifying this can be. Entrepreneurs have sleepless nights worrying about failing.

What if they hear “crickets” when they release their project? What if no one cares?

Anyone in, or nearing, this sort of situation is going to read the rest of the introduction at the very least.

Quickly look at that final line in the screenshot: “there is a solution…”

You use fear to grab your readers’ attention, but then you need to transition that into a solution that they will achieve by taking action.

Example #2 – Does your reader feel like a failure? This one is going to sound kind of mean, but it’s effective.

If your reader already feels like a failure, all you need to do is describe their biggest problem, evoking their fear of failure.

Here’s an example from a Smart Blogger post:

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Here, Carol Tice starts by calling out bloggers with low traffic and loyal subscribers.

If you’re a reader of that post in that situation, it hurts to read it.

You start thinking about your low number of readers and get a sinking feeling that you will never get many more.

But you feel that only until Tice offers a solution, which is the whole point of her post.

How to write your own fear-inspired introduction: This type of opening is not only effective but also fairly simple to write.

Create it in three steps:

  1. State the fear of failure (or cause of fear) – Do this in a straightforward manner. In my example, the fear was not knowing what would happen when a product was launched.
  2. Illustrate the fear – If you can describe the fear and make the reader picture it, do it. Sometimes it’s simple. The image of “crickets” is all I needed to do to make readers picture no customers, signups, or attention after the release of their product.
  3. Transition to a solution – The whole point of hooking in a reader with fear is to give them the incentive to read your content. Your content needs to offer a solution to their fear. Write about how your content will help them.

That’s all there is to it. You can start with a few notes for each part and then combine them together.

2. No one wants to be left behind

There are many ways to incorporate fear into your openings.

Fear of failure is a big one, but there’s another big fear you should be aware of: the fear of missing out.

It’s why many people buy lottery tickets, especially as a group. They don’t want to be the one who misses out if the group miraculously wins.

When it comes to most content, the fear of missing out can be applied in a few ways:

  • Fear of being left behind – In niches like SEO, if you don’t keep up with the latest information, you can become obsolete.
  • Fear of missing out on fun – No one wants to miss out on a fun event or product.
  • Fear of missing out on an opportunity – If something is only available or useful for a limited time (like content on certain topics), people will be more interested than they would be if it was always useful.

Here’s an example (note the two parts boxed in red):

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Just like in type #1, we use a similar 3-step process.

The first step is prompting the fear, which the first box begins to do. It mentions that some types of content are better than others.

In this case, marketers don’t want to miss out on the best tactics because it means they won’t get great results.

In the following two paragraphs, I amplify that fear. I explain that the content that most marketers produce isn’t as great as they think it is and that they might be closer to an average marketer.

The second box alludes to the solution—certain types of content that are guaranteed to outperform what average marketers are making. I go on to expand on my solution before starting the post.

Again, it’s the same 3-step process:

  1. State the fear (or cause of fear)
  2. Illustrate the fear
  3. Transition to your solution

3. Use AIDA to captivate visitors

You may have heard of AIDA before.

It’s one of the most famous copywriting formulas there is because it just plain works. It’s incredibly versatile, and we can apply it to our openings as well.

First, what does AIDA stand for?

  • Attention
  • Interest
  • Desire
  • Action

Typically, you’ll address each point in that order.

To start off, you need to grab the attention of your readers. How do you do that? Typically with a bold or surprising claim.

For example, in a post on Backlinko, Brian Dean said that he analyzed over 1 million search results. That’s a lot and pretty intriguing to most SEOs reading the post.

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If you can use numbers—great, but they’re not required. The only goal here is to catch the attention of your reader. It may be a sentence or two that seem unrelated at first to your topic.

Check out this intro from one of Jon Morrow’s best posts:

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The post is about being a better blogger, but you wouldn’t know it from that opening.

However, he grabs your attention by doing something out of the ordinary: telling you (in great detail) that he’s going to tell you something you’re not going to like.

Even though I know what’s coming (since I’ve read it before), I still have that feeling of needing to know what comes next.

Then, we move on to interest.

Interest is similar to attention, and you certainly need to maintain attention, but this is where you tie your attention-grabbing introduction to the subject of the post.

In Brian’s article about SEO ranking factors, he included two parts to accomplish this:

Which factors correlate with first page search engine rankings?

And…

With the help of Eric Van Buskirk and our data partners, we uncovered some interesting findings.

Brian knows that his readers want to know which ranking factors are most important. However, he doesn’t give away all the answers quite yet, saying instead they uncovered some “interesting findings.”

Next, it’s time to move on to desire.

This is where you make it really clear why your reader should care about your content, if they didn’t already know that.

Here’s an example from one of my posts:

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Here, I make it clear that if a reader follows my advice in the post, they could double their writing speed.

Remember that your reader is already interested at this point. To induce desire, all you need to do is make the benefits of your content clear.

Now, what about actionthe last part of the formula?

You can interpret and use it in two ways.

First, you could get a reader to take an action right at the end of your introduction. Maybe you want them to get a pen and paper or open a spreadsheet. Or maybe you want them to answer a question and come back to it at the end.

If this applies, go for it.

The action in this formula typically refers to the end of the content, though. So, in your conclusion, you should make it clear how a reader is supposed to apply what you just taught them.

4. Show me the money (benefit first)

Some readers just absolutely hate stories of any kind.

They want you to get to the point and do it fast.

If your audience has a lot of readers like that, consider starting off with the benefit of your content. But not just any benefit—the biggest one.

This is how you will attract attention, and if the benefit you promise is big enough, they will invest their time to read through your content.

For example, you could start an article about SEO basics by saying:

If you learn the basics of SEO, you could be making $ 3,000+ per month within 6 months.

Assuming you’ve got your audience right, they’ll be glad to dig a bit deeper to find out if your claim is true.

After that opening claim, you then want to expand on and back up your claim. To continue the example:

I know this because I’ve taught multiple students to do so. I myself am an SEO who makes over $ XXX,000 per month.

Now you have some credibility behind your solution.

Finally, you should close off your introduction by explaining how the reader will get to the solution.

In this case, something like this would work:

I’m going to show you the X SEO basics you need to know and then a step-by-step process to follow to start generating revenue.

At that point, most readers will be hooked.

To recap, the 3-step process for this type of opening is:

  1. Start with your strongest benefit.
  2. Show why your claim is credible (since the claim needs to be impressive/slightly unbelievable).
  3. Explain how you’ll help the reader achieve the benefit.

Keep in mind that it doesn’t necessarily have to look exactly like that as long as all the elements are covered.

Here’s an example of this type of opening from one of my posts:

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The sentence in the first box only implies the benefit (ranking as well as Quick Sprout). I’m counting on the reader to be familiar with my site.

Shortly after, I say that I’ll show the reader what they need to do if they want to rank like Quick Sprout. This is actually the 2nd and 3rd step all in one.

The claim is credible because I state that I’ll personally show them the solution. Of course, I’m credible in this situation since I’m the one who built the site up.

At the same time, I’ve explained that I’m going to show them what they need to do. I explain a bit more right after that part.

Don’t get hung up having a clear distinction between all parts of the opening—just make sure they are all covered in the right order.

Conclusion

Don’t put tons of hours into writing an amazing post and then just slap on a weak introduction.

If you do that, too many of your readers will never make it down to the content that has the value.

Use these 4 types of openings to craft introductions that basically force readers to give your content a chance.

From there, I hope your content delivers.

Now, I have a question for you. Have you seen any great introductions lately? If so, do you mind sharing them in a comment below?


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I also like that it’s reversible to solid black&#44 as I sometimes feel that people will wonder what kind of nerd I am walking around with this guardian mask on since I mainly walk my dog wearing it 😉 I did notice that when it’s super windy&#44 some cold air comes in through the small holes in the mouth area. Although I do feel some coolness when VERY windy&#44 it seems like my breath under the mask keeps it from getting uncomfortably cold. [I’ve noticed on similar masks that some people complain about how small it is if they have larger heads. On the packaging&#44 it’s mentioned that you can buy an extender piece to get the mask to fit on larger heads. I must be average or smaller on head size 😉 Also&#44 I do not wear glasses&#44 so don’t know if it causes fogging issues.]~5|smithb^This is a decent face mask that does a good job of blocking the wind. The picture is not a good representation; coverage stops at the jaw line&#44 not at the neck line. Look at some of the customer pictures to get a better idea of how it looks. You really can’t wear glasses or sunglasses without modifying it. Goggles might work&#44 but I haven’t tried them. I wear a 7 5/8 hat and this mask fits pretty tight. If your head is much bigger it probably wouldn’t fit comfortably. The breathing holes are nearly useless and the nose hole is too small. I plan to cut the forehead part off so that I can wear some decent eye protection and open up the mouth and nose holes a bit so that my breath isn’t forced up through my eyes. Despite all this&#44 I still give it 4 stars because it’s cheap enough that I can modify it to my liking without losing much if it doesn’t work out.~4|T. C. Andrews^It arrived a month earlier than expected&#44 so that was an absolute bonus (especially with the bitter cold moving back in to my area–I got to make use of it before I even got on the bike)Lower priced than the ones at Wally’s&#44 my only complaints are as follows:(1) Yes&#44 it is a bit snug on a fat head like mine. But it’s nothing impairing&#44 and I can move and hear just fine in it.(2) The breathing holes aren’t quite as functional as they seem in the photos. In fact&#44 every time I exhale&#44 it blasts right into my eyes. But that’s nothing a nice office hole-punch can’t fix. (same for if you want to wear glasses instead of goggles–you may want to punch a couple holes next to the eye slot to fit the arms of your favorite shades)(3) The photos make it look as though the mask goes under the chin. It doesn’t. Either my jaw/chin is too big&#44 or the designer has a tiny retracted jaw. But again&#44 no big deal for me.All in all&#44 a worthwhile purchase.~5|Thomas W.^I like this mask. Not sure about how waterproof it is&#44 as I have not yet had the ‘opportunity’ to find that out. As far as it being windproof&#44 when I ride my bicycle&#44 I can hear the wind&#44 but not feel it (In other words&#44 it’s EXCELLENT at blocking wind). You should get a skull cap (if you’re wearing a helmet of any kind) or a knit cap of some kind if your just wearing the mask alone&#44 as it has no coverage of the top of your head. Also&#44 it only goes from your forehead to just under your chin&#44 so it won’t cover your neck&#44 either. However&#44 it does a great job of covering your ears and keeping you warm&#44 and you can adjust the fit with the Velcro at the back&#44 so it’s not too tight or loose. It only comes in one size&#44 and as I’m not certain of the size of my head (though I’ve been told it’s larger than normal&#44 and I need an XL with hats) it fits me fine. I think it could fit anybody from a 10-year old on.~4|Shaw Nuff^I have a few of these. They REALLY work well&#44 almost too good. I hate the cold&#44 and these just block all of it. Great for anything. I use mine for bike riding on cold days or when I’ve just had it with cold weather.. I bought TWO of the Bandanna style because when I would wear my “Camo” one&#44&#44&#44 people would look at me really strange… lol…. (Black bike helmet&#44 Camo face mask&#44 dark goggles etc…) you get the picture. But these look like just a bandanna.REMOVE before entering banks&#44 7-11 etc !! : )~5|Serafinnapekala^I loved the look and it fits just perfect! Reason i gave it 1 star is the smell. Because of it i can not use the product. It is sooo horrible that i can not tolerate it. Washed it several times&#44 tried to put some parfume on it&#44 hanged out in a windy weather (still keep it outside 5th day) but smell is not going anywhere:(Its not that strong like it was at the beginning&#44 but still strong enough to keep me using it.~3|Hillery^I don’t like it AT ALL. Does not work if you wear glasses…fogs up glasses. This is because the breath holes are very small. This also means you will suffocate in this thing. Its designed like that for warmth..and it is warm. But when I get huffin and puffin…no way I can get enough air in. Have to take it off. If you don’t suffocate from the lack of air&#44 you will choke on the fumes. This thing smells like plastic melting in your nose. Horrible. Needless to say&#44 its going back but the shipping cost will only net me around 5 bucks…but still. My last problem withit is that the eye holes do not line up with my eyes…but that’s just my misshapen head. I will look for another and not a neoprene one..cant take the stink.~4|Jerry James^It’s a snug fit. The mask just wraps around your head and a Velcro strip holds it in place in the back. I got it to protect my face from the cold wind and rain when I’m on my motorcycle&#44 and there’s no doubt that it will do the warming job just fine; it has plenty of holes for ventilation and breathing through the nose and mouth. Exhaling through the nose could fog up your face shield or glasses if you don’t have the kind made specifically for motorcycle riding that feature foam around the goggles to keep air from blowing underneath them. The only drawback to it is that the mask is prominent in your field of view&#44 especially when you turn your head to the left or right and it could be distracting when you’re looking over obstacles. It isn’t so bad that I’m not willing to test it on the road&#44 but it is going to take some getting used to.~4|

  19. bahfafah^Eww. WAY TOO BIG! This definitely NOT an XS. Finding a fitted hat in XS is very hard&#44 so I was happy to find one&#44 only to receive one that’s easily two sizes too big. Don’t buy this hat if you’ve a small head.~3|Gianni A Pinello^I always buy these hats from this company bc they’re consistent w size and it’s hard for me to find hats that fit well and look good. Don’t buy an xs if you don’t have a small head~5|Scott A.^Awesome Product.~4|Melinda Cole^Good hat!~4|

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  21. MissLou2425^My head is very large… 24inches around…maybe 24 and 1/4. I have very thick hair as well ( that just adds to my big head). Sooo i bought this hat in size 8 and it fits my head! The sun protection is great…actually feel cooler under my hat. It casts a great shade onto my 10mth old baby while i am wearing her in her carrier on me as well!Sun protection is important and this hat keeps the sun off my face. ( I am black&#44 Jamaican but am very strict with sun protection as I am trying to prevent further hyperpigmentation which has plagued me after pregnancy)~5|Jcrews^The hat is cute but there is absolutely no structure in the brim of the hat so it flops down over my chin. I’ve bought similar hats on Amazon that had a wire that would help shape the brim. No wire. The hat flops down below my chin and is impossible to shape. Not happy with this purchase.~3|Gummysquee^I have a large head for a lady&#44 and I bought the largest size. It’s almost too big! I have never had that problem. If you’ve got a big head or braids&#44 this actually fits. Just remember it’s super floppy&#44 so it wouldn’t work if you have to drive.~5|sara o martin^Rim is too floppy. Can’t see with it on. Worthless.~3|

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  26. Amy M. Jensen^Small is very tight on daughter who can usually wear an extra small. Parts of image that are supposed to be white show as pink because of the poor quality of transfer used.~4|Jenna^I bought this for my daughter for Christmas and she loves it. I am always really leery of buying teen t-shirts online because there are so many different sizes of ‘mediums’. I decided to chance it and glad I did. This has a very nice fit to it. Four stars because it is quite a bit more than I really wanted to spend.~4|Cal^Flashy&#44 har har&#44 but sizes run really small~4|Sioux Jennett^We bought this for a 12-year-old girl for her birthday and she wouldn’t take it off! She absolutely loved it. Fit as expected and had a cool vintage feel.~5|Bridgette^We got this and it had to be washed 3 times. It smelled like rotten eggs and mustard. Weird but true. I would like to give it a better review because it’s so cute but it smelled sooooo terrible.~3|James B. Fleming^The shirt was timely delivered and in great condition. My daughter has received many compliments about what a coll shirt.~5|Lisa Pizza^I absolutely love it! It fits perfectly!~5|Elcee^Shirt was much larger than website stated. Fits more like a women’s XL than a juniors XL. Seller is making me pay for shipping back the shirt. Not very happy!~3|Dawn Anderson^I knew this would be a slim fit so I ordered a large instead of a medium and it fits perfectly.~5|Jess^I love this shirt. I bought a medium after reading the reviews. I usually wear a small or medium in mens tees depending on the fit. The material of the shirt is very soft and the screen print is not thick and stiff so I really like that aspect too. I’d definitely buy this again for myself or as a gift.~5|Amazon Customer^I really like this shirt! The only “complaint” I’d have is it is a little big on me. I think the shirt is more in the men’s shirts catagory and I’m female and got a size medium&#44 it’s long but I do think it will shrink if it’s washed in warm water. Other than that I love it!~4|M. Noland^Medium? Is this a women’s medium or is this what goes for a medium in Nicaragua where this shirt is made? The shirt is a nice material but the sizing is ridiculous. Granted I exercise and take care of myself and don’t have little stick arms but I think this shirt is too small for most people.~3|Denys C.^Wow… bought a Medium and it was way to small. Returned it and got a Large after and now its way to big! These people dont know how to size a shirt seriously…~3|Renee^I could not have asked for a better shirt! Quality is fantastic and fit is great! I wear a large in woman so I ordered an medium and I love this fit! Don’t pass this one up!~5|LEIGH COSTELLO^My son(11) lioved since he saw the movie . And my husband smiles when he saw it. It was a hit.~5|Mariah^This is a great shirt!! It’s so comfortable to wear and I got a lot of complements! Love it~5|ANNE M JOHNSTON^The shirt fit perfectly!! My grandson loves it!~5|Kristen^love this shirt&#44 its soft and everyone gets a kick out of it~5|buster^My friend really loves this movie and this was the perfect gift. She loves it..~5|

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