14 Types of Blog Posts

Hey everybody, i’m back with another post, so let get into it:

I have discussed 14 different types of blog posts below; this is not an exhaustive list but just to give you some ideas for blog posts, if you are struggling for content then why not just take some blog type and just creates some content around this topic.

So anyway here they are:

  • Instructional – Instructional posts tell/show people how to do something one of the main reasons people search the web is to find out how to do things ( I have done this myself) and if you can rank highly with your Instructional posts you can have traffic for quite some time.

 

  • Informational – This is one of the more common blog post types where you just simply give some information on a topic. It could be a definition post or a longer explanation of some aspect of the niche/product that you’re writing on.

 

  • Reviews – Another very highly searched for term on the web is ‘review’ – I know every time I’m considering buying a new product that I head straight to Google and search for a review on it first. Reviews are done on virtually every product or service you can think of.

 

  • Lists – One of the easiest ways to write a post is to make a list. Posts with content like:
  1.  “The Top Ten ways to….”,
  2. “7 Reasons why….”,
  3. “Top 5 Favorite ….’,
  4. “Top 20 mistakes that bloggers make when….”

These are not only easy to write but are usually very popular with readers and with getting links from other bloggers.

  • Interviews – If you find a time when you’ve run out of insightful things to say it might be a good idea to let someone else do the talking in an interview or a guest post if you don’t do podcast. This is a great way to not only give your readers a relevant expert’s opinion but perhaps even learn something yourself about the topic you’re writing yourself.

 

  • Link Posts – The “link post” is a favourite of many bloggers and is simply a matter of finding a quality post on another site or blog and linking up to it either with an explanation of why you’re linking up, a comment on your take on the topic and/or a quote from the post. Of course adding your own comments makes these posts more original and useful to your readers.

 

  • Difference between two options – Life is full of decisions between two or more options. So why not write a post reviewing two products, services or approaches and outline the positives and negatives of each choice. So these are review posts but are a little wider in focus.

 

  • Rant – Get passionate, whip yourself up, say what’s on your mind and tell it like it is and don’t be afraid to either. Rants are great for starting discussion and causing a little controversy. Just be aware not say something in the heat of the moment because we can say things that we later regret and that can impact our reputation which is not good, so proceed carefully.

 

  • Inspirational – On the flip side to the rant are inspirational and motivational posts. Tell a story of success or describe “what could be”. You see people like to hear good news stories as it motivates them to persist with what they are doing.

 

  • Research –Research posts can take a lot of time but they can also be well worth it if you come up with interesting conclusions that inspire people to link up to you. Such as looking at different aspects of blogging or any new developments.

 

  • Collation Posts –In them you pick a topic that you think your readers will find helpful and then research what others have said about it. Once you’ve found their opinion you gather together everyone’s ideas and finish them with a few of your own thoughts and comments to draw out the common themes that you saw.

 

  • Prediction and Review Posts – You will see a lot of these at the end and start of the year where people do their “Review of the year” posts and also look at the “year ahead” and predict what developments might happen or what plans they have coming up in the year.

 

  • Critique Posts – These have always been a part of blogging. Perhaps it’s a fine line but I don’t really see the point in attacking others for the sake of it, some people make a name for themselves very well by attacking others.

 

  • Hypothetical Posts – This type of post is a “what if” or theoretical post. So pick a something that “could” happen in the future in your niche and begin to lay out what the implications of it would be. “What if….?”

So I hope you found this helpful today if you have any ideas why share below in the comments section.

So that’s all for now. Catch you all later.

Sean.

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