Traditions are an essential part of any common culture.
Long-lasting traditions from some cultures span generations. Perhaps others are shorter lived, but either way there is value to staying connected with the past through rituals, traditions and events.
Whether you’re celebrating a holiday with traditional activities or cooking a traditional dish from your country of origin, the traditions that exist in your niche can make a great new set of articles for your account.
First, identify a tradition that’s been adopted in your article niche. Whatever tradition you choose should have some personal or cultural significance with which you can identify. That connection will ensure your familiarity with the tradition and why it’s important to you and others in your niche.
Components of the Traditions Article Template
- Keyword-Rich Title – Choose commonly-used keywords to describe the tradition in the title. Your article will be more easily found by web surfers if you stay away from obscure references in the title. Also, consider the type of audience you hope to draw with the article. Choose keywords further down the long tail of the keyword distribution curve to appeal to an audience looking for very detailed content.
- Introduce the Tradition – Describe it. The structure may be in list format or just in paragraphs depending on the complexity of the topic you’ve chosen. Again, consider your audience as you introduce the tradition. You can choose to provide very basic information or go more in-depth.
- Explain the Benefits – This is your chance to share exactly why the tradition is near and dear to your heart. Share why the tradition has become a part of the culture of your niche. For example, does it honor something? What are its origins? Who else is practicing the tradition and why?
- Counter the Shortfalls – Weigh the validity of the traditions, and explain why the tradition should be continued.
- Concluding the Article – Now that you’ve walked through the tradition, explained its benefits and thought about any shortfalls of the tradition, you have a chance to evaluate the tradition one more time and explain why it should be continued in the future … or discontinued altogether.
This basic process should help you lay out your own observations on the various cultural traditions in your niche. Plus, an article about traditions is one of the best ways to be sure they live on.
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