Have you noted that the Science Fiction channel on cable has been inadvertently hijacked by a couple of new series having to do with the paranormal? Why do you suppose that is? Could it be the JK Rawlins affect and syndrome of Harry Potter only for adults? Could it be a replacement for religion, trying to explain the unknown? Have people lost their marbles? Did it start with the History and Discovery Channels doing features on UFOs, aliens, and conspiracy theories?
Some would say that TV is a mirror of society, but then again so is radio, look at Coast-to-Coast AM for instance, consider all the crazy midnight hour callers who call in – are they for real or, is it a gimmick? No, these are real callers, and get this there are 13 million listeners to that show! Now then, what I am saying is this; there are a lot of internet readers searching around for article about the paranormal, so there is an audience with a thirst for such content, one you’d be wise to tap into if your goal is to reach the masses.
Who knows maybe you can write contrarian articles as a skeptic, as that might help people’s paranoid mental state? Debunking articles are fun. I’ve done quite a few of those myself. Some of the most powerful and successful online article writers, as well as those who write for major magazines and get good gigs and are paid very well for each word they write specialize in giving the reader and people what they want. Generally myself, I usually write about the things that I would like to write about, rather than what the public is currently reading or interested in.
Nevertheless, if you are trying to reach a mass audience you might consider writing more paranormal articles. The only word of advice and my recommendation to you is to not appear to be a lunatic or go off on a fringe and appear to be schizophrenic, paranoid, or delusional. Providing a healthy sense of skepticism with a little bit of debunking, but always leaving that question mark hanging is probably the proper way to play it. This way you don’t alienate the real fringe which loves this type of article, nor will you appear to be crazy yourself.
If you do that while you are writing these types of articles you will be amazed at the number of article views you get, and how often these articles are picked up and replayed or re-tweeted to others. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this as an online article author and I wish you the utmost success.
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