Tips for Blog Posting
Coming up with ideas for new blog
posts on a regular basis can be a challenge, even
for the most prolific writers. Experience shows
that readers tend to favor certain types of posts
more than others. Here are some popular types
of blog posts that you might want to use for those
times when inspiration simply does not strike.
Lists are loved by readers. Top
10 lists, lists of top resources, lists of tools,
lists of important dates, etc. Really, just about
any type of list will tend to be very popular
with blog readers. And you can easily craft lists
from popular posts and other resources.
Interview top professionals in
your market or niche. Blog posts that contain
interviews will frequently generate interest and
attention. Additionally, interviews will often
be cross-promoted on a related website by the
person you interview, which often results in additional
backlinks to your site.
Invite others in your niche or industry
to provide a "featured" guest post on your blog.
This type of cross-promotion between blogs will
often draw followers from the guest poster's blog
to yours, and vice versa.
Educational posts and tutorials
can also be very popular with blog readers. A
"How To..." blog post or a step-by-step tutorial
that educates readers will often be well received
by your blog followers.
Product or service reviews can also
make good fodder for a blog post. Be candid and
honest with your assessment in order to retain
the trust of your readers.
Informative posts that provide valuable
information, or information that is not widely
known, can often become quite popular.
Studies that detail exactly how
a specific product or technology can resolve a
real world problem can also be quite popular.
Especially interesting are studies of how someone
has discovered a new, creative, and/or unusual
way to use a product or service.
Everyone can appreciate a pointer
to good resources.
Well-researched blog posts containing
industry research or analysis can be enlightening
and enjoyable to readers.
Statistical blog posts can be very
enlightening. Gather and analyze relevant industry
data, and then blog about it.
Blog posts that are comparative
in nature can also be quite popular. Compare different
software tools, fabric softeners, chocolate chip
cookie recipes, or just about anything else under
the sun, and share the results with your blog
It is hard to come up with innovative
ideas for blog posts day after day. Use the list
of post ideas above to help add flavor and interest
to your blog.
About the Author:
Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll
software for creating, editing, publishing RSS
feeds and podcasts. In addition Sharon manages
marketing for RecordForAll http://www.recordforall.com
audio recording and editing software.