Blog posts that actually work.
Blogging is more than just creating 400–2,000 words of text and posting them to your WordPress website. A far wider range of Blog posts types is available to you as a blogger (and content in general).
Depending on the objective and qualities of each content category, this list is separated into a few sections.
1.Article-style posts (aka standard blog posts).
Tutorials and Instruction Manuals: The easiest kind of blog post you can write is a tutorial or a how-to guide. They are simple since you are discussing something you are already familiar with, like your product or service. Breaking down your lesson into the smallest steps and the clearest language is crucial when it comes to how-to tutorials. Remember that this is a tutorial; don’t presume that your readers are experienced. You might certainly come up with some excellent ideas for a tutorial if you reflect on your most recent work.
News posts: larger blogs and experts on a certain topic with a constant pulse frequently adopt this format. They typically offer a crucial piece of news in a particular market and are brief (less than 500 words). There are a few drawbacks if you want to make news posts a significant part of your publishing schedule: you have to be quick (there’s nothing worse than yesterday’s news), news has a short shelf life (it’s challenging to turn a news post into an item of evergreen content), and you have to be publishing them at least once per day.
Post defining: aka Wikipedia-style post. To make a term understandable to someone unfamiliar with the subject, you just take one that is crucial to your profession and clarify it in straightforward terms.
Standard list posts: You are currently reading a list post, which is one of the most used post formats today. The fundamental concept is that you attempt to develop a lot of distinct answers to a problem or topic. List postings are so well-liked because they’re so simple to follow. Because the majority of the time, the points are unrelated to one another, even a mind that is preoccupied can learn a lot from the entire post. The reader-friendly design of list posts makes them excellent for bookmarking and sharing with friends.
2.Unconventional blog posts.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Posts: You understand this situation rather well, I’m sure. The word “often” poses the only obstacle to creating this type of post. You need an audience so that you may collect questions for your FAQ-style post. The greatest offense of them all is to create a false FAQ that only answers a few made-up “often” asked questions.
Infographics: in the modern Internet, infographics are quite popular. They have a high share-with-a-friend factor, are attractive to look at, provide information in an easy-to-digest way, and offer a lot of value. The only drawback is that they take a lot of time to make. And in the majority of situations, if you want the outcome to be extraordinary, you must assign this work to someone (or collaborate with someone). If you have the time and the resources, they are still worth thinking about. Here are a few outstanding infographic examples: Infographics for Web Designers: 12 Incredible SEO Infographics and Important Information.
Ebooks: You can put together a large collection of materials, posts, notes, etc. to create an ebook, which you can then publish along with a regular blog post announcing its release. Darren Rowse’s work in 31 Days to Build a Better Blog serves as one of the best examples of how to use your existing blog entries to produce an ebook. Once your ebook is complete, a PDF download is unquestionably the finest way to distribute it.
3.Audio blog posts.
Mp3 files (as a podcast): An episodically distributed collection of audio or video files is known as a podcast. You could also crack jokes, read poetry, or provide tutorials on other subjects. It is probably ideal to register your podcast in iTunes and gain some notoriety there.
Interviews: These are comparable to text interviews; however, you do them over the phone or via Skype and record the entire conversation. If you intend to distribute more than one interview, you can turn them into a podcast or upload them as an mp3 to your blog.
Once more, a few people you could talk to for an interview are professionals, famous people, regular people who have accomplished something noteworthy, people sharing their success stories, businesses, and other bloggers in your industry.
Teleseminars: An interested audience or effective marketing are required for this one. The basic concept is that you first let people know that you’ll be hosting a teleseminar on topic X and provide a link where they may sign up for it. After that, you present the seminar in front of a live audience. Of course, you can also capture it on tape and distribute the mp3 version later.
Focusing on a how-to topic is the most common format for teleseminars. You should be able to convey it to your audience. It should be something they find extremely vital but difficult to learn on their own.
4.Video blog posts.
Screencast: Another term for recording what is happening on your screen is screencasting. Giving a tutorial on some technical topics in this approach is very simple to understand. 3,000 words of text may typically be condensed into a five-minute screencast to convey the same amount of information.
Video presentation: Essentially, this is a screencast. But you make it by first generating a PowerPoint presentation (you can, of course, use other software too), then starting it up and capturing everything as you walk the audience through the presentation. Due to some of PowerPoint’s fancy capabilities, it’s incredibly simple to create and can produce excellent results.