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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.

    Before you do something stupid that might alienate some of your readers, you should reference this list as it outlines some of the more common types of posts that you can write on a blog. I put together this list as a reference and have it on my desktop for consideration when I run out of blogging ideas.

    Here is the list of post types that currently resides bioem 2017 on my desktop:

    Personalized posts.

    Discuss something you have experienced in your own life. This type of post allows your readers to empathize and feel like they are part of you. Don't overdo it as it can backfire - people can get tired of hearing about your pet 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.

    There is nothing better than expressing your opinion on a topic to spark a heated debate. Be careful to not get sued for libel though.


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

    Video Posts.

    Create a video about a topic that is useful.

    Discuss current events.

    Write about a currently popular 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 an example where you can get tips for latest issues you can discuss. (e.g. I posted a discussion about the American Idol winner on the eve. It got over 1000 hits in a single day and maintained steady traffic for several weeks.

    Get the latest news on something.

    It is important to be the first or one of the first to break a news story as people then link to you in their reference to the news item.

    Review blogging.

    Review other blogs, stating your honest opinion about them. Your review may be appreciated by the owners of the blogs you have reviewed and they might link back to it.

    Take a survey of your readers.

    Ask them questions. It is very important to involve your readers - blogs as a writing medium exist for the conversational nature of a blog post.

    Event blogging.

    Sharing thoughts and impressions from a conference, event or seminar. There is something really cool about bloggers that attend various events and blog about them. After you return, take pictures and make notes.

    Live blogging.

    You can blog at a rapid pace about events that are happening right now. 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. It is mutually beneficial as you get fresh content for your blog and the guest posters get traffic to their blog. It also helps build long-lasting working relationships with your fellow bloggers.

    List blogging.

    People love lists. Put together lists of things in your niche "Top 10 Best Goals Of All Time", "Top 10 Hottest Looking Actresses Of All Time", "Top 10 Easter Recipes Of All Time" 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 sorts of posts help keep steady traffic to posts that may otherwise not get that much attention as they get buried in the archives.