There are no limits to the type of blog posts you may write for your WordPress blog but not every blog well works. When writing a blog post think of the reader and what structure might work best for them when they are reading the post. When we read online we often skim through the post, so making sure the blog post is easy to follow and read is something to keep in mind. In this two-part series here are the first of 10 blog post ideas that will likely work for you and your site.
#1: Write a Product Review
Product reviews are a great way to generate money with your blog and to educate your audience about the products or services they can purchase that will aid them within your niche. A product review should be ethical; it’s important to fully understand the product which is why it’s recommended that you own the product rather than doing a summary about it using online information. Share your experiences and get people to imagine what their life would be like owning the product and you will increase your chances of earning a sale with the review.
#2: Create a Top List
People love to read list style posts because they’re easy to digest and there is a small underlying ‘competitive’ factor to the list (people are itching to see the #1 spot). A list can be created around any top from the top 10 people within your niche to the top 10 products. Top lists are easy to create and can be great to summarize a lot of information without digging too specific into each of the items within the list. Additionally, list posts are great for reference at later times.
#3: Share an Interview
There are dozens of experts within each niche that people love to hear from; there are even more people who are worthy of an interview that can lend great insights about information related to your niche. An interview style blog post are easy to create because you only need to hand over questions through email and you’ll get a full, detail post in return; of course, you could do audio or video interviews as well. In all, people love to hear and learn from others with makes this type of blog post highly engaging and fool-proof to create.
#4: Shoot a Video
Ever wonder why YouTube has over a billion video views each day? Video is highly engaging because people can sit back, learn or be entertained without needing to read through an expansive blog post. You can begin to create video blog posts by purchasing an inexpensive video camera online or use screen capture tools to create Screencasts. Once published, you can embed and share your video on your blog, social media networks and link to it within other blog posts.
#5: Develop a Series
People love to read novels because there is a story arch in which they may follow and become engaged; they fall in love with the characters and the journey. A blog post series follows the same mindset as a story because it leads the reader through a process where they are the main character and their ‘quest’ is to complete the task and gain the reward. A blog post series should be three or more posts but can be any length depending on how many posts you need to cover your topic. Next post I’m going to cover the remaining five ideas I have for blog posts so be sure to come back and check for those.
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Thank you! That’s a great thing to hear, I’m thrilled that you are finding what I share useful.