Being funny isn’t always a joke

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Have you ever known someone who tried to tell a joke, either out loud or on paper, but just couldn’t get it across where anyone laughed – or even smiled? And then, there’s the guy or gal who tells a story about something – anything – and everyone laughs. It’s all in the delivery and knowing what to say, but better still, what not to say. Being funny can definitely be an asset for a blogger or someone who writes online and it’s important to create original material on fresh topics and in ways that will surprise and entertain your readers.

I read a great article by Erik Deckers, “How to be funny online – without getting fired” where he explains how jokes work and gives a few time-tested formulas for writing and humor writing and telling a joke. Check it out and respond with any other great ways you’ve found to make people laugh.