The first thing when I see the title in Google Reader, the first thing I thought about is Questions... but what I get is some tips on how to make a great viral contents. :)
Nice Post. Same as with strongblur, I was expecting to get something else, but this post was great to learn a little more on how to write good posts for your blog ;)
Great Content and a Catch headline does the trick most of the time.
Sorry I meant a Catchy headline.
Very good article, thanks!
But I must confess that I not quite agree (in most cases) with the "quantity" item. More is not always good, sometimes it´s just more. Not in all cases, of course, but to give an example of what I mean: There are several news webpages where you can suscribe to their newsletter, and they send you a "daily" email with their articles, with no option to receive them in a weekly or monthy basis... Their content can be good, or very good, but as a user, I definately won´t open each and every email if they are sent every single day. Give users a break.
Sorry for my unaccurate english :-)
Buenos Aires / Argentina
I agree to all the 7 Qs
You forgot the most important Q - Quick. If the content is too deep, it won't spread quickly. You only have a chance to make one quick point before the user decides whether or not your content was worth dealing with - and even if it succeeds in this, it has to be unique and notable to get passed on to others.
Headlines are the trick. I agree. Thanks for pointing on that.
Headlines, you say?
Shame I couldn't work in the importance of headlines with the letter Q, really!
Note to self: Pick an easier letter, like 'E' perhaps, next time.
"If it's written content, you'd better spell check it. A lack of professionalism can be endearing in some cases, but usually - quality is important."
Yet, later on, you wrote:
"If you've got quantity, than quantify your content so people know what to expect."
You should remember to spell-check your own material- you probably meant:
"If you've got quantity, THEN quantify your content so people know what to expect."
That is indeed a typo - missed by both spell check and a proof reading. Fixed!
Nah, stick with "Q" as that is what got my attention. When I stumbled upon this page, and saw the title I thought, "who could possibly even think of seven words beginning with "Q" to get their point across?"
Its all in the title! Good content too.
Thank you for even mentioning the OS of my teens: OS/2.