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Saturday, January 11, 2014

30 Ways To Get People Talking


Photo by Martin via Flickr
  1. Advice, especially "insider"
  2. Animals
  3. Babies 
  4. Before and after - e.g. a dramatic makeover of one's life or looks
  5. "Caught on tape"- video, audio - funny, unusual, extreme, tragic
  6. Celebrity-related, including business leaders, politicians, religious figures
  7. Connect disparate people around an issue or interest
  8. Controversy
  9. Craziness, how insane or disturbed people think
  10. Eternal love and/or doomed romance
  11. Etiquette 
  12. Extreme, unusual or unpopular culture or point of view
  13. Friendship
  14. Fun facts, statistics, etc.
  15. Gender-specific or debating issues related to gender 
  16. Grief
  17. Heroism
  18. Honesty, preferably unusually raw
  19. Imagination
  20. Inspiration, e.g. a quotable quote
  21. Moral dilemma
  22. Physical or emotional struggle
  23. Rebellion against dictatorship, breaking free from ordinary existence
  24. Safe topic for the watercooler
  25. Scandal
  26. Secrets - reveal something previously hidden
  27. Surprise -  tell us something we wouldn't have believed was true, or show us a photo of something unusual
  28. Timesaver
  29. Tragedy
  30. Travel-related - show us another part of the world
What would you add to the list?

* All opinions my own.