Infusing humour in your blog: A good idea?

Posted by on Oct 25 2011 | Content Writing, Copywriting

Blog writing is often perceived to be synonymous with free flowing writing ornamented with a personal touch, vernacular lingo and with colours of humour as well. But, is it so? Writing is an activity that comes to full bloom when the reader is able to read, understand, relate, get astonished and even smile while glancing on the content, and of course, exactly in the same manner as what the writer actually meant! To accomplish this rather easier-said-than-done feat, writer hopelessly tries to incorporate things that invoke nothing else but boredom. Instead of relating, finding it astonishing and smiling, the writer gets a hollow stare, soporifically treated eyes and yawns.

It’s always good to read something that is infused with humour, however, ineffective humour is an impending doom waiting to engulf the writer and thrown behind the bars for the crime of spending the reader’s valuable minutes. The reader also on the other hand never forgives the writer for the rather heinous crime and might even leave presents containing words, which in a different sense are not appropriate for a public platform. Humorous writing is not everyone’s cup of tea and unnecessary inclusion of it kills the quintessence of the content.

Leaving apart light topics; issues and offbeat matters that demand utmost attention are also addressed by bloggers. Blog writing manages to reach a section of people that honour individuality and personal perspective that is tricky in today’s ‘imposed perception’ by the channels and media. Leaving behind gobbledygook language and giving readers an plain interesting read should be enough in any way.

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3 Responses to “Infusing humour in your blog: A good idea?”

  1. Sid

    Oh, you have just highlighted all the ‘annoying skills’ that i possess in my kitty!! :) :P Believe it or not, this is something which has always frustrated me, whenever i read a blog of mine!! This is truly very important and a dire necessity for blog writing. I don’t need to say how finely the blog has been written :)

    27 Oct 2011 at 1:51 am

  2. True, humour can either make or break your blog. it all depends on the writer, if his/her sense of humour is more akin to david dhawan than monty python. he/she should refrain from using it. :D

    27 Oct 2011 at 2:01 am

  3. sonam

    Humour definitely adds freshness to the content. People wish to read something that can make them feel happy and relaxed. No doubt life has very less moments to laugh and enjoy :D

    27 Oct 2011 at 3:23 am

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