Types of blog posts


Writing a blog can sometimes get tedious. We've all been there. No matter how much you love your blog and love blogging on your topics of choice, there comes a time when you simply get writer's block and can't put together a worthwhile post.

This list will help you avoid making a mistake that could alienate your readers. I put together this list as https://www.bioem2017.org a reference and have it on my desktop for consideration when I run out of blogging ideas.

Here is the list of post types that currently resides on my desktop:

Customized posts.

Discuss something you have experienced in your own life. This type of post allows your readers to empathize and feel like they are part of you. Don't overdo it as it can backfire - people can get tired of hearing about your pet turtle every week :).

Discuss a product you like or dislike.

Always fun to do. A post like this can even lead to a quick buck if you include affiliate links.

Talk about something or someone you don't like.

There is nothing better than expressing your opinion on a topic to spark a heated debate. Be careful to not get sued for libel though.


Collect a series of links and talk about them once per week.

Video Posts.

Make a video post talking about a useful topic.

Discuss current events.

Write about a currently popular news story. You can get traffic almost instantly by using long tail keywords, which are people searching for the topic in the moment you're writing. Google Trends is a good example of how you can find tips on the most recent issues that you could discuss. (e.g. On the eve of the American Idol final I made a post discussing the winner that got some 1000 uniques within a day, and continued to get steady traffic for another few weeks).

Get the latest news on something.

It is important to be the first or one of the first to break a news story as people then link to you in their reference to the news item.

Review blogging.

Review other blogs, stating your honest opinion about them. Your review may be appreciated by the owners of the blogs you have reviewed and they might link back to it.

Take a survey of your readers.

Ask them questions. Engage your readers. Blogs are a great writing medium.

Event blogging.

Sharing thoughts and impressions from a conference, event or seminar. Bloggers who attend events and write about them are a great thing. After you return, take pictures and make notes.

Live blogging.

You can blog at a rapid pace about events that are happening right now. Blog about live events, such as auctions, matches, and other live events, if you are able to take your laptop along.

Repost blogging.

Quality blog posts should be rewritten.

Guest posting.

Invite other bloggers in your niche to post guest posts on your blog. It is mutually beneficial as you get fresh content for your blog and the guest posters get traffic to their blog. It also helps build long-lasting working relationships with your fellow bloggers.

List blogging.

People love lists. Put together lists of things in your niche "Top 10 Best Goals Of All Time", "Top 10 Hottest Looking Actresses Of All Time", "Top 10 Easter Recipes Of All Time" etc. Social bookmarking sites can make lists very popular - we'll get to that later.

Time period overview blogging.

Keep a monthly or weekly recap of the posts you have made on your blog. These posts keep your blog's traffic steady and help you avoid burying posts in archives.