One universal truth about blog readers is that fresh content will keep them coming back and reading your blog again and again. But there are so many kinds of blog posts that attract readers that it’s hard to choose. Too many choices lead to blog blocks. Here are six types of blog posts you can write easily and quickly.
- Your take on a news story – Your readers would like to read your take on what’s going on in the news. You certainly don’t have to cover every story, and it doesn’t have to be “big” news. Sharing new stories that are off the wall or humorous can be fun as well.
- Photo essays – Blogging doesn’t have to be all about writing. Dedicating a day each week or even just occasionally posting blogs that are focused on photos can bring in more readers. People love visuals.
- Lists – I think this is definitely my favorite kind of blog post. Sometimes posts can turn into a wall of text. But lists are clear and concise and can convey information in an easily digestible format. You can turn almost any topic into a list.
- Q & A – Readers love to have their questions answered. Host a Q & A post and answer reader questions. This will draw in a bigger audience because readers will want to come back and see if their question was answered. Odds are good that if one person poses a question, others might have the same question as well.
- Write a sequel to an old post – Did you tell a funny story in a blog post? Pose a question? Consider writing a follow-up post in order to give a conclusion to the story or question. This is an easy way to generate content that is likely to interest readers.
- Write a post series – Many bloggers utilize this tactic. Come up with a topic that has a wealth of information or different perspectives and capitalize by writing a series of posts that discuss the topic.
In addition to these post ideas, the Internet is a wealth of resources for ideas. Writing blog posts that people actually want to read is the goal of every blogger. Consider writing about something that isn’t the norm for you and you might be surprised at how many readers you can draw.
Megan Totka is the Chief Editor for ChamberofCommerce.com. She specializes on the topic of small business tips and resources. ChamberofCommerce.com helps small businesses grow their business on the web and facilitates connectivity between local businesses and more than 7,000 Chambers of Commerce worldwide.