Ideas on Goodpoint should be supported. Writers can do that in either of two ways:
1. With a layer of support. One way to justify an idea is to add supporting ideas to it. We call this adding a layer of support. No matter where you are in an outline, you can do this. When you do, readers will be able to "rabbit hole" deeper into your post. Goodpoint will simply indent the outline whenever you add a layer of support.
This also results in your support being separated into individual ideas, which helps the reader appreciate the weight of each one. Goodpoint research has found that this separation makes arguments more persuasive, because readers can clearly identify the ideas you're presenting.
Supporting ideas can be added to a point:
Supporting ideas can also be added anywhere in an outline:
2. With paragraphs. Instead of adding more ideas, you can simply include your support in the idea you're already working on. This will give the reader a traditional "block of text" with nowhere further to drill down. It is perfect for when you don't want to invest the time to build out a new layer of support or you don't think the subject matter warrants a lot of additional detail.
Support can be added to any idea:
Once an idea has been opened, just write your paragraphs in the description:
Pro tip: you can change an idea from one with supporting paragraphs to
one with supporting ideas. When you think it would be clearer to have
support broken out, and you have enough to say about each new idea for
the reader to have a sufficient "payoff" when they click it, then simply
copy the existing description into a notepad, delete it from the idea and
start adding supporting ideas instead.
Another pro tip: the reverse is true too. You can change supporting ideas
into written paragraphs instead. If you think the ideas are not giving
readers enough of a payoff when clicked, simply disconnect each one, open
the idea they were supporting and write paragraphs instead. You might
want to forget those disconnected ideas from your digital mind if you no
longer think they're valid, too.