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Analyzing the audience

Know how to capture and gain your audience

I’ve done an analysis on Paul Contor’s publication “17 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Sean “Diddy” Coombs”.

This story contains long paragraphs of accomplishments and work history Coombs completed before his experience with success. Also while reading Contor’s publication, I notice several abbreviations of words that are used which are prohibited when writing for Dr. Lucas’s class.

I’m fond of the numbering of paragraphs for easy to find topics which are used throughout the entire story. I also noticed how numbers aren’t spelled out, they are written as the actual number.

There aren’t as many pictures which I think makes the story not as inundated with pictures.

There are several aspects that are applied to Contor’s publication that Brian Carroll mentions in chapter 5, Writing For The Digital Media. I think they’re all great uniforms for great writing and can’t wait to apply them to my story for publication.

The audience this story is targeted is mainly the Hip Hop culture and people who are fans of Sean “Diddy” Coombs.

The story that Contor has written is informative and entertaining as well. I was enlighten by a few aspects myself that I did not know about the great mogul.

While I was reading Contor’s story, I thought to myself I’ve probably never would’ve seen this story if I hadn’t signed up for Medium. If I were to write on a Mogul such as “Diddy”, I would use another outlet that caters more toward the young generation. I would place stories like this in

  1. Source magazine
  2. Vibe magazine
  3. Complex magazine

Most magazines are produced on a monthly basis, so with that said, I would make my publication available once a month in a popular magazine as well.

The step I’d take to advertise my publication is, I would use social media outlets such as youtube.com and Facebook.com which is popular with the Hip Hop culture.

Entertainment will be my main priority. I love to entertain with what I do professionally, and hopefully I’ll be just as entertaining in writing.

The only Competition I see that Contor may have are the other stories that are published in Medium which most of the stories I’ve read are probably catered to a generation of 25–45 years of age.

Connor’s style, in my opinion, accommodates the younger to middle generation, so I think there is no need to go by a style that may be taught in an English class. Most people of the urban culture use abbreiviations or short hand writing for communication.

Contor’s delivery of his story was interesting and precise. He was detailed and didn't bore you with unecessary concepts and paragraphs of “Diddy’s” life history. He gave you details on how he got started and how he became successful.