As a blogger, one of your main worries is to write blog posts that get traffic. Here is one solution: Diversify! Your blog posts do not need to be monotonous. People should be able to get a variety of content from your blog. Readers are constantly in search of new things and for more. Here is a list of ten types of posts you can put up on your blog. They can work for any niche, are fun to create, and will be interesting for your audience. These will help to diversify and generate new content. And of course, they will help you get more traffic to your blog.
Listicles (list articles) are among the most shared articles on the internet. Believe it or not, people love reading lists almost as much as they love making them.
The fun part is that you can make a list of almost anything, whether it is your top hangout spots, date night ideas, favorite hotels, top trending movies, or whatever else there is. Even lists that can teach people facts and other things are great to make, as people are always looking to learn about several things. Writing your article, whether informational or fun-based, in a list format can make it easier to read and help your readers understand the points much better. This probably is a contributory factor to why they’re widely read.
How-to guides or tutorials are some of the best content for your blog and are quite easy to work on. Tutorial posts get some of the best traffic online. Posting tutorials are a great way to add value to your audience, so, you really should be looking to share knowledge.
You take a subject you are well-acquainted with and explain it to others in a step-by-step manner. Your tutorial must be easy to understand so it can be useful. You will only retain the traffic if they get what they are looking for. Be sure to add adequate images and maybe even videos for a better explanatory effect. You may not need to brainstorm hard on what tutorial to give. Even the things that come most naturally to you that you realize some people can’t quite grasp yet would be great content for you to share.
Most people like to make informed purchase decisions and online reviews play a key role in shaping their buying choices. It is, therefore, a good idea to write reviews of products and services related to your niche that you have used recently. This can bring you a lot of traffic.
When reviewing a product, describe the product, mention its price, praise it, examine its shortcomings, then give recommendations to your readers. This can also be a great way to make money. But be sure to make your reviews as objective and honest as possible. It will put off your audience if you give a positive review to a product that does not deserve one.
Infographics provide a visual representation of the information that you are trying to pass across. Infographics rank highly among strategies employed by bloggers today. I guess it is safe to say that everyone loves Infographics.
The visuals provided through the use of Infographics can capture the attention of your audience. They are also an avenue to easily break down information into understandable bits and points. What you’re looking to do is get more readers by providing a chart or graph that simplifies an explanation they are looking for.
Infographics are easy to share too. So, try to include your brand information in the Infographics you create. And when they get to be shared, your brand awareness improves.
Tools like Canva, Visage, Piktochart are the perfect graphic tools for creating beautiful and captivating Infographics.
People like to hear success stories. And stories are powerful in the way they move people. Case studies provide insight into a product, service, or strategy. If you are a marketer, then the use of case studies can not just increase your traffic but convert them to customers.
Go through your customers’ list and get one of your best customers to talk about how they used your product or service, how good it was and how well it helped them. Then share this story on your blog. You can also share the success of your product or service from your perspective. The case study will inspire more people to patronize your product or services.
Asides from its use for marketing purposes, case studies are great motivators generally and can still get people attracted to your blog. You can share either your own or another person’s success story, detailing how the success was achieved. You can also get vulnerable and share your failures or someone else’s to help people give your audience insight into why certain strategies you or others have employed, should be avoided.
Cheatsheets ordinarily refer to notes intended to aid one’s memory (especially in an exam), for quick references or guides to a task. People need Cheatsheets for guidance and to navigate seemingly difficult life scenarios. Everyone loves them because they make things easier.
Consider common tasks within your niche, then make cheatsheets for your audience on common easy ways to go about these tasks. Cheatsheets are not supposed to be exhaustive on the subject, they should just give the main points people need to note.
Guest blogging refers to when someone else publishes content on your blog. For the period when you feel exhausted from coming up with ideas, writing or you just want to take a break, you should consider opening up your blog to guest posts.
Guest blogging helps provide ready-made content for your blog. Reach out to bloggers within your niche that you like and invite them to guest blog for you.
You need to be careful with this though. Always read through your guest’s post to make sure that it is of high quality. It should match up with the standard your blog is known for. You may create a standard guideline for your guest bloggers to ensure this.
Comparison posts are like review posts, but in writing this, you are covering two or more products at a time. Just as people rely on reviews to make informed choices in their purchases, they also appreciate comparison articles in helping to weigh the benefits of one product over the other.
The details on each product may not be as comprehensive as a review post, so you do not create an excessively long post. You can explain the products while emphasizing the notable differences such as price, quality, aesthetics, and so on. Comparisons can also be combined with Infographics for an easier comparative explanation.
Comparison posts can follow review posts to present alternatives to the product you just recently reviewed.
People usually need help with various things and so, it is a great idea to compile a list of resources your readers will find useful. From books to websites and other online resources, your readers will be grateful for pointing them to helpful resources whatever they are. The idea is to make your blog post a go-to space for relevant helpful resources for your readers.
Posting resources is one great way to add value to your audience. They are not difficult to collate and put up in post. A Google search can reveal a great deal of online content your readers will find useful that you can post on your blog. You should not just post them though. You should remember to explain why you are recommending these resources to them as the most useful ones for them.
Myths and Facts
Myths vs facts blog posts are popular because people want to know what false information they have been holding on to.
All you need to do is put together a list of commonly believed myths, especially in your niche, and debunk them with corresponding accurate facts. It’s easy to find myths around most topics. You should not worry about running out of myths. Creating graphics can also help in passing across the messages.
Make sure the facts you are providing to debunk the myths are accurate. So, carry out your proper research. Inaccurate information could ruin your blog’s reputation and credibility.
This list is not in any way exhaustive and there are still other kinds of content you can come up with. Just remember that what you need is to diversify your blog content and give your readers some fun, informative, and engaging experience while reading your blog. So what are you waiting for? Get writing!