Is it just me, or do some people on the net have no clue on just how to rant? I've went around to many blog sites where people vent and share something that grinds their gears, and some are ok; while others are kinda doing the ol "swing and a miss". For those of you who suck at ranting (you know who you are) here are a few pointers that can help you out.
1) Topic and the viewers- All rants need a topic to focus on. Make sure its a topic that your audience can relate to and can understand. Nothing makes a rant fall flat more than a topic that is hard for your viewers to grasp or relate to.
2)A person is not a topic- As much as some ranters want to, its NEVER a good idea to use a person as a topic for a rant. Even if you can't stand this person, you should never use them as a topic of discussion. There is only one word for people that do use a person as a point of interest in a rant- Trolls. If the person is doing something or is part of something you don't agree with, then use that as your topic and not the person themselves.
3)Too many @#$!& can spoil it- While cussing can show the viewers just how much something grinds your gears, cursing is best when used in moderation. If used too much, curse words can badly break up the topic and lose your viewers. Not to mention if its an audio bit and it gets censored by a lot of bleeps.
4)Everyone is entitled to an opinion- Just because it's your rant, that doesn't mean you should crowd out all other views on the topic of discussion. Your viewers have just as much opinion as you do. I've seen a few sites where the ranter makes commenting a "members only" ordeal just because of the simple fact that some viewers don't share their point of view on something, which basically shows that ranter is a baby who can't stand the opinions of others.
8 years, 2 months ago
15 Nov 2010 08:19 CET