How to Integrate Humor in Writing, Part 2

As you can see from this earlier post, I am very funny. But it’s also my goal to teach you, dear reader, how to be funny yourself, so that you can write articles in a way that causes many ha has and laugh out louds on your website.

We discussed the most important aspects of humor. These include:

  • Randomness
  • Implied Inflection
  • Originality

Today, we’re going to look at other methods of delivering funnies into your writing, with the hopes that you’ll be terrible at it and hire us to do the work for you.

Developing Hilariousness

  • Keep it Light Hearted

Before you can make your writing humorous in any way, you need to keep it light hearted. If you start your article with a serious, informative tone, then adding a joke is useless. It’s hard enough to convey humor on the Internet. It’s very hard to add surprise humor, and if the entirety of your writing is written in the same tone as this paragraph, chances are no one is going to roll on the floor and laugh their ascots off.

  • Second Bullet Point

I don’t have anything to say here but I wanted to make the article longer. Fun fact! Over a thousand pet ferrets are injured every year by children that mistake their mouths for sock holes. This is an entirely true fact that you should tell everyone.

  • The Double You Tee Eff Method of Writing

While it can be risky business for a business, any company that wants to portray a laid back attitude can benefit from the “Um… what?” component to writing. For example, let’s say you decided to write an article with a bulleted list, and you realized you only have two bullet points and you need something to round it out to an even three. You can add a second bullet point that makes no sense in context and really annoy your audience.

The idea is that you write something that causes the person to pause, and wonder how in the world your “mind went there” when you decided to write your article. As long as the reference isn’t lost, the humor is sound, and you don’t say something offensive, chances are you’ll be able to cause a chortle or two.

Obligatory Final Subtitle to Avoid Awkward Transitions

As usual, the best thing you can do is hire Great Leap Studios to write funny things for you. But in the absence of funding, you can still create humor if you recognize that humor isn’t about trying too hard. It’s about originality, and the ability to surprise your readers with words and reference they didn’t and couldn’t anticipate.