Popcorn Content: The craft of writing short-form content for social media.

popcorn content for social media

Popcorn Content is a short book about writing social media content.

Read it and learn how to write short-form content that hooks, compels and engages.

Whether you are writing a tweet, an update intro for Facebook, a post headline for Google+, a comment for Pinterest, or a title for a YouTube video…you need short content that pops.

Is writing this kind of short content really a separate “craft”? Absolutely it is. The social media environment is fast-moving, and whatever you say or share not only sinks into the flow really quickly, but is also in constant competition for attention.

Whether you are trying to hook readers, or engage in conversations, your social media content has to jump off the page.

That’s what Popcorn Content is all about.

Your social media text needs to be front-loaded with the most powerful words and ideas. It needs to hook readers quickly before you lose their attention. It needs to be intriguing and immediate, so readers click through to read more. It has to be worth sharing, and easy to share.

In short, it’s a whole different way of writing.

So what’s with the “popcorn” thing?

Well, it turns out that popcorn and social media have a lot in common.

Popcorn is social. It is generally shared within groups, in theaters, with family in front of the TV, with friends at a party. It’s about sharing within a group…just like social media.
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Popcorn is a snack, not a meal. Same with social media. Sharing someone’s Facebook update doesn’t mean you now have a relationship with them…you have just taken one small step. It’s the snack before the meal. And it had better be a tasty snack.

Popcorn is fleeting. The bowl is full one minute, and empty the next. Same with social media. Your latest tweet is there now, and below the fold a few minutes later. This means you need to write a LOT of Popcorn Content.

Using social media is like walking into a crowd of strangers with a bowl of popcorn. By offering these small kernels of value, you have the opportunity to introduce yourself to people and take that first step towards building a relationship.

To beat the competition – and it’s fierce – you need to master the craft of writing compelling short-form content.

“Love the ebook and I plan to buy a copy for everyone in my global marketing department for a retreat we are having in early July. “

Kerry Fehrenbach
Vice President, Global Marketing
Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I)

Popcorn Content is  just 39 pages long. Yes, it’s short. No fluff. No blah blah. And it costs just $6.25. (Less than a small bag of popcorn at the movie theater.)

Read it now and write short-form social media content that hooks readers, engages prospects and drives sales.

“Popcorn Content offers a very good foundational overview of how to maximize social media communication for greatest impact. Nick Usborne paints a very engaging and realistic overview of social media marketing copy writing best practices and how they apply to the ever changing social media landscape. The bottom line is that this guide will pay for itself almost immediately if you’re willing to take advantage of the knowledge being shared.”

Rob Graham

Get it now at Amazon.com for just $6.25

5 thoughts on “Popcorn Content: The craft of writing short-form content for social media.”

  1. Hey Nick,

    As a relative novice, I’ve learned that there are more social media experts than bed bugs (and rats) in NYC. But you have a friendly face, so I think I’ll read this book!

    • Lol…all that work trying to sell the book, and in the end it just comes down to having a friendly face. : )


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