Sure some people might argue that writing interesting content relies heavily on thorough research, awesome sources, and an interesting gimmick. But I'm here to tell that thought is wrong. Having great research and interesting sources can help, but it's not necessary to write interesting content. All you need to do is ask the right questions and then answer them. Don't believe it's that easy?
Let's practice with a topic that can be considered boring: Door Knobs. At first glance it's seems like a completely mundane topic. That is until we come up with a few interesting questions surrounding the typical who, what, where, how and why.
Here's some I came up with in five minutes:
- What are some cool ways to decorate a doorknob?
- At what temperature is a door knob too hot to touch?
- Who invented the door knob?
- How can you fix a broken door knob?
- What is the world record for the biggest door knob?
- Do door knobs have to be made out of metal?
- Why do all door knobs generally appear to be the same size?
- Where can I get door knobs that match french doors.?
- What type of hardware is needed to install a door knob?
Ok, I know these questions may still seem extremely boring to you, but there are real people who are actually interested in this stuff. If you don't believe me just do a Google search, or visit sites such as Answer Bag, Quero, Profnet, Yahoo! Answers, or WikiAnswers. Millions of people find these questions interesting and are searching for the answers. You have the power to provide them with one. Suddenly, boring topic doesn't seem so boring anymore... at least it's not for the audience.