Each month, a few crazy videos, gifs or blog posts go viral on the internet and the people who created them gain international praise for them. Some of the people who go viral even make deals with particular companies like Belle Du Jour or Bryanboy.
The reality is that nobody will tell if they will go viral or not. We all know that every ‘digital analyst’ has their opinion. But here are a few tips that might help your blog go viral.
Capture the zeitgeist
When Steve Jobs died, a ‘Mumsnet blogger’ Eliza Gray wrote a poem about him. Her poem had all the making of a viral one and got displayed on the screens in the Apple stores across the world. That is one way to go viral. Therefore, advertise your blog extensively, praise it, and let everyone know that your blog exists.
A small ask goes a long way
If you want your idea to trend, then you need to make sure that it’s easy to join in. For example a small activity that everyone can add to and that will go a long way. The Gallery at Sticky Fingers’ blog does just this – anyone can post a picture according to the weekly theme.
Get the giggles
People love to share funny and silly stuff. So try to share something that everyone can laugh at. Like the ‘Mumsnet blogger’ Cass Parkin’s spoof of 50 Shades of Grey.
Say it straight (from the heart)
Many blogs that go viral are silly, but they are intelligent and witty. If you can’t think of anything that matches this criterion, then use your personal story. This can bring in a lot of views if people find it interesting enough.
If you have a fresh take on your own life, and you blog it with honesty and wit, then you have the chance to go viral.
Network, network, network
If you have something to say, then share across the social media networks. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc. The chances are that it will be widespread across the internet because your video was shared again and again. It is easy to do so; all you have to do is just post on the social platforms because it is in an easily sharable format. Just take the examples of the ‘Fenton video’ and ‘Gangnam Style’.
Making your blog go viral isn’t hard as most people think. However, if you don’t know what you are supposed to do, then, it can be an uphill battle for you. The tips revealed in this article will help you to make your blog go viral.
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All the best,