Types of blog posts

Sometimes blogging can be tedious. We have all been there. It doesn't matter how much your blog is loved and what topics you choose, sometimes you just get writer's block. You can't create a meaningful post.

This list will help you avoid making a mistake that could alienate your readers. This list was created as a guide and is always on my desk for reference.

Here's a list of post types currently found on my desktop.

Personalized posts.

Discuss something you have experienced in your own life. This type of post helps your readers empathize with you and feel like you are one of them. It's not a good idea to overdo it. People can become bored of hearing about your turtle every week.

Discuss a product you like or dislike.

Always fun to do. A post like this can even lead to a quick buck if you include affiliate links.

Talk about something or someone you don't like.

Nothing better to start a heated discussion then by expressing your honest opinion on a subject. Be careful to not get sued for libel though.

Link Love.

You can collect a number of links and discuss them once a week.

Video Posts.

Make a video post talking about a useful topic.

Discuss current events.

Write about a current news story. You can get traffic almost instantly by using long tail keywords, which are people searching for the topic in the moment you're writing. Google Trends is a good example of how you can find tips on the most recent issues that you could discuss. (e.g. On the eve of the American Idol final I made a post discussing the winner that got some 1000 uniques within a day, and continued to get steady traffic for another few weeks).

Get the latest news on something.

It is important that you are the first or the only one to report a news story. People will then link to you when they refer to the news item.

Review blogging.

Review other blogs, stating your honest opinion about them. Owners of the blogs you review might like your review and link back to you.

Survey your readerships.

Ask them questions. Engage your readers. Blogs are a great writing medium.

Event blogging.

Sharing thoughts and impressions from a conference, event or seminar. Bloggers who attend events and write about them are a great thing. Take pictures and notes, discuss it all on your blog after you get back.

Live blogging.

Blog at a fast pace about an event happening in real time. Blog about live events, such as auctions, matches, and other live events, if you are able to take your laptop along.

Repost blogging.

Regurgitate quality blog posts from before - no use letting quality content sit in an archive, bring it back for another run :).

Guest posting.

Encourage other bloggers from your niche to guest post on your blog. This is mutually beneficial because you get new content for your blog, bioem 2017 and the guest poster gets traffic to their blog. It also helps build long-lasting working relationships with your fellow bloggers.

List blogging.

People love lists. You can make lists of items in your niche such as "Top 10 Best Goals", "Top 10 Hottest Actresses", "Top 10 Easter Recipes", etc. List posts often become very popular on social bookmarking sites too - more on that later in this text.

Time period overview blogging.

Do a weekly / monthly recap of what you posted about on your blog. These posts keep your blog's traffic steady and help you avoid burying posts in archives.

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