5 reasons your content gets ignored

Maybe it’s covering a well-worn topic, or the text is bland or incomprehensible. Perhaps your timing doesn’t take a national holiday into consideration. Here’s how to fix it.

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It might be the most insightful blog post, but it doesn’t spark interaction or engagement with the intended audience.

So, what went wrong?

For some insight into why content gets ignored, let’s look into a hypothesis called “Warnock’s Dilemma,” proposed by a man named Bryan Warnock.

He offers five scenarios for why your posts might not gain traction:

1. Nothing more needs to be said

In some cases, you might have crafted a terrific post offering correct and reasonable information. Maybe there isn’t controversy in the content, for example, or there’s nothing more to be said, so readers aren’t compelled to comment.

Consider announcements about new product features. These are typically short and dry posts about bug fixes or enhancements, with a mention of the new version number and what it means for the product.

To generate engagement and strike up conversation, such posts should be more customer-centric. Use simple language to plainly state what was changed, the reason, and the implications: What are the problems that customers face that are corrected by the new version?

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