If you’re not aware of all the different types of content you can add into your blog, you may be in for a nice surprise. You see, you don’t always have to write a story or about a certain topic. Did you know you can create lists, add videos and more to add to your blog website?
Here 11 types of Blog Posts
#1 “How To” Posts
Create “How Tos” articles. It could be something about a topic in your niche. Make sure to create something that’s basic or easy to understand for the beginner. Don’t over complicate it with tech jargon.
#2 Create Lists
It could be a list of tools you use for WordPress. Or a list of the top ten websites every blogger should know about. Your readers will be interested in any relevant lists that you create.
#3 Write Long Blogs
Most blog posts that you write will be around 300 words or less. Occasionally, it’s good to write an in-depth topic that has about 1200 words or more. Add a couple of images to break up the texts to make it more appealing to look at too.
#4 Teach with Tutorials
You can demonstrate how to do something with webinars or show step-by-step instruction. Make sure it’s something your audience wants to learn to do. So, for example, if you have a cooking-related website, you can teach your audience how to chop veggies properly and safely. If you build WordPress sites, you can teach your audience how to add a blog post.
#5 Add Videos
You can create a two or three minute video blog instead or writing something. In fact, you can just embed videos as a blog, better known as “vlogging”. Additionally, you will embed it into your blog with appropriate title descriptions.
#6 Images and Infographics
Using data from studies relating to your niche, is a great way to provide interesting content for your blog. Create images using stock photos or you can make them yourself using a quote in attractive text. It’s a good idea to include some commentary since search engines don’t always understand images. Use both the “alt” tags as well as some text to describe the image.
#7 Short Focused Posts
If you have a short update, it’s okay to write a short blog post on your website. They don’t all have to be profound. Sometimes, creating a very short post, 250 words or less, is another good way to include content on your blog.
#8 Blog Post Round-Ups
You can collect blog posts from other people who write about your niche, or you can do a round-up of blogs that were on your site during the week such as “most viewed” or important bits of information that you don’t want your audience to miss. However, be sure to only add a short blurb, a caption or a link to the blog posts that you didn’t write, because you don’t want to steal someone else’s work.
#9 Write Reviews
If you get paid or get a product free in exchange for doing a review, you should disclose it. Use affiliate links to earn some money for products you reviewed and recommended. Reviewing books within your niche on Amazon.com is also a great way to get traffic to your blog.
#10 Critiques and Commentaries
Read something that you want to comment about on the web? You can give a short synopsis of the blog post, and then link to the actual blog post or article, and then you can comment on it on your blog. Be careful if your commentary is negative or critical, though (unless that is your niche), because people can get quite upset.
#11 Create Surveys and Polls
Make a survey or poll right on your blog and ask your readers what they like to read about. Ask for their opinions about a topic. You can create surveys by using a service such as SurveyMonkey.com to create simple (free) survey. There are other surveys that are more complicated with statics but they are usually not free.
Hope this helps get your creative blogging juices going and start writing your articles! The more you write, the better you will become at finding your voice and or your style.