Are you a blogger? Do you often find yourself blank when it comes to start your new blog post? Well, you shouldn’t and to help you get started, here we have come up with 12 ideas. These ideas will not only give you direction to start, but will also help you hook your audience in no time. So, to start, you can write about:
1. The “How to…” and other tutorials
The “How to…” is the most efficient of all types of blog posts on the web. Same is the case with tutorials. These two types establish your credibility and enhance your expertise on the subject. Through your writing, even if one of your readers decides to make it what you show, he will keep coming back to your blog the next time.
The second most used and most read blog type is the list based. These posts provide a standard list of provided information in the form of numbered or bulleted lists that your readers can easily read, share, and implement. In addition to the readability convenience, these posts offer the promise to respond specifically to the need for everyone to find the right information in the shortest time.
Some bloggers hate this kind of product because they feel they are doing it since the dawn of the time. Perhaps, but it is impossible to deny the impact of such blog posts. Why not use it then?
3. The resources (or lists of links)
Very similar to the previous type, but the difference is that here you refer your readers to other blogs. This type of post applies to one of the largest Web principles: “Give to receive.” which means that you send traffic to other blogs through your writing piece and get mentions on social networks in return. There are chances that the audience of your mentioned blogs will turn to your post and leave a comment there. So, it’s like a cherry on the top; double benefit to you.
4. Checklists and to-do-lists
Often, your audience expects your input for a direction to follow. People have questions and they want to find someone who responds to them or, at least, one who tells them the way to go.
This type of ticket focuses on how to do something BETTER, ensuring that one never forgets. This is both a compendium of ideas 1 / and 2 / (The how and the list)
This produces the “organizational” list on a particular theme. Examples: prepare for Christmas, your suitcase when you go in the sun, the checklist of school, etc. You can certainly provide that kind of list in your business sphere.
5. Critical studies
There are two kinds of articles of this type: the complete review of a product or multi-product comparison.
Many blogs have made an industry of critical products or services. You can find reviews of books, software, restaurants… all done on the Web!
Be careful though: if you start to make regular coupons of this type, you will be quickly offered products precisely in order that you do to promote your blog. Be prepared for that!
As consumers, we rarely test products in a category, so we research on the web. So, adding a review or drawing comparative analysis can help you attract a lot of traffic to your blog.
6. Articles controversy
Want to build commitment? Take a clear position on a subject that fascinates your readership.
But I warn you: if you write a controversial article, know that you are exposing yourself to angry reactions and even insults or threats. To try this type of post, you must have the comically thick leather or excellent shrink; otherwise, this type of ticket is not you.
I cannot count the number of times a computer graphics saved me from the anguish of the blank page. Infographic based posts are easy to find and simple to compose. All you need to do is finding an interesting, information filled graphic from the web; the one you think will hook or challenge your readers, and adding a paragraph or two to explain the context of it.
8. Podcasts summaries
A podcast is an audio file (a show, conference or interview) posted on the internet that you can listen live or download for later listening. The good idea here is writing a blog post summarizing your podcast. It can be a complete transcript of what was said during the interview, or just an emphasis of highlights or summary. The added benefit of the post is that you can easily outsource the writing chore to a third party, assistant, or another colleague.
If you make your own videos and you put them on YouTube, it’s great! You then take the second World search engine in volume, thus ensuring:
- Potential access – in terms of SEO – to the billion people who watch videos on YouTube each month
- The possibility of establishing an exchange via the comments with people watching your video
But why stop there? Feel free to embed your video in an article on your own blog. The idea is to add an explanation of the context in which it is placed, or even a complete transcript to bring even more value. In all cases, you will gain the views and increase the time spent by your visitors on your blog (and that Google loves!)
The interviews are the perfect way to create interesting content without putting yourself in a pressure. You can interview industry leaders, satisfied customers, or even just a random guy on the street who will bring a fresh perspective to share with your audience. These interviews can then be published in the form of text, sound files or videos; depending upon what suits you and to your audience.
11. Series of articles
Sometimes an idea is too long to express through a single article. A good way to maximize the impact of a “big idea” is then to split into several parts. A series of articles can thus create a real expectation for the following note and also promote your SEO if you take care of each of your articles’ link to the next, naturally and organically.
There are so many other types of blog entries:
- Case studies
- Press reviews
- Definitions of technical terms
- Appointments weekly or daily
- News of the day
- Personal stories
For blogging, the list is endless, and each type of ticket can probably be divided into subcategories …
The important point here is that by mastering many good ideas of blog entries, you always come to escape the anxiety of the blank page, and you will be able to quickly create interesting content for your readers.
So next time you have a great idea to share with your audience, but without really knowing how to treat your subject, repeat this list of ideas and find the form that best suits to your content and your editorial objectives.