For each type of blog post that we write there is a particular name for it.
When writing on a particular topic then choosing a blog post type has to be considered other than the presentation of the blog post.
Some of these type of blog posts gets more rating than others and our blog readers gravitate more to these type of blog posts.
Well lets dive right into it and talk about these type of blog post that your blog readers will love to read.
The “How To…” Blog Posts
This is one of the most popular type of blog post in the blogosphere.
On almost every blog and in any niche, you can find a blog post about how to….
This is because people are searching for information on things that they want to do and the “how to” blog post is the best way to get readers to your blog post.
In a “how to” blog post, readers can expect to get information on a certain subject.
On many blogs, including mine, the “how to” blog posts always seems to get more comments and views than others.
Take for example some of my popular articles on this blog (to the date of writing this article):
How To Increase Your Google AdSense Revenue (116 comments)
How To Make Your First $100 From Your Blog (92 comments)
You see the number of comments these articles have about “how to” do something?
This just goes to show that people are searching for information on how to do certain things. You just have to know what your audience wants and then give it to them
Writing “how to” posts can make your blog popular. This is what I did! Try and you will see the difference.
Just remember when writing about how to do something, be sure that your information has some solid information to quench your readers needs.
Lists Blog Posts
Along side the “How To” blog posts, I think another popular type of blog post is the list type of blog post.
List blog posts are posts that has information on a list of things.
This post that you are reading can be considered as a list post, because I am listing 8 types of blog posts.
What makes this type of post popular because it is easy for your to write and easy for your readers to read.
In a list post if you were to write on a particular topic about that has to do with 3 SEO tips while writing. You would want to list 3 things pertaining to SEO while writing.
For example you would write in a list on this SEO topic.
- Keyword Research
- Meta Tags
- SEO Friendly URL
Some of my popular lists posts are:
5 Important Things You Should Never Ignore As A Blogger! (92 comments)
5 Great Ways You Can Promote New Blog Posts (80 comments)
10 Cool Ways To Get Blog Post Ideas (78 comments)
5 Common Mistakes New Bloggers Make (76 comments)
5 Reasons To Be Active On Forums If You Own A Blog (76 comments)
List post will continue to be popular because it makes blogging more easier and also informative for readers.
Follow Up Posts
Lets say that you have written the part one of an article that your blog readers loved.
They have asked you via email to write on that particular topic.
You have done lots of research. You have written the article. You have now published this article for your blog readers to read.
A few hours after publishing, your article has gone viral because your blog readers loved what they have read and they are now sharing your article with others.
The other people that has come to read your article that was shared by your blog readers are still getting more shares.
If you do a part two to this article, which can be classed as a follow up post, then this is a great way to keep your blog readers happy. Your blog readers will love your blog even more if do a follow up blot post on the same topic.
Do a follow up post for your most recent popular post, your blog readers will love it.
Tutorial Blog Posts
Tutorial type of blog posts are often similar to the “how to” type of blog post.
But in the tutorial sometimes you can get information which includes a video showing you how to do something.
Most times in a tutorial blog post you have to get physical in doing something on your blog, or whatever the case may be.
Your blog readers may gravitate towards your tutorial blog posts if they are well written with information that is very beneficial.
We all know that content is the key to a great blog and in order to have contents on our blog then writing is what is needed to make it work.
Sometimes our blog readers want to see our faces and getting in front of the camera and doing a video post can really work wonders.
Not all the time our blog readers want to read. So making a video and posting it so that your blog readers can get information straight from you can make them really appreciate your blog.
Some persons, including me, are shy to do a video post because we wonder about our personal appearance.
We shouldn’t be shy of our blog readers.
We want to become friendly with them and let them know who you really are.
Doing videos shines new light to your blog and also helps to breathe life into your blog.
So if you plan on doing a video, this is the time to pick up the camera and start posting videos for your blog readers.
Infographic Blog Posts
Infographic is information given in a visual format with the use of words and pictures.
Infographic is shortened for information graphics.
Hence this is self-explanatory, information in a graphical format.
Infographics are a fun and quick way to learn about a topic without a ton of heavy reading.
Just like the point made above with the video post that people would love to take a break at times from reading and listen to you in a video, they would also do the same with an infographic and look at the pictures.
Infographics does well when the pictures are funny and the information is something that is worth reading.
Review Blog Posts
People are always searching for reviews on a particular movie, on an eBook, on a product, on a program or whatever it is that can be reviewed.
This is because normally people want information on something before they purchase it, so getting a review is a great way to go.
If your blog has reviews with information for products that people want then you can use this as a money making opportunity.
If you do affiliate marketing on your blog and there is a hot product on the web that can make blogging much easier, having a great review with your affiliate links can help you to make a few bucks marketing this product.
It is great when the review is genuine as well. Try to be honest and write about the pros or cons of this product if there is any.
You can also make money writing reviews for products, companies or businesses.
If you haven’t done any reviews as yet, you need to try because you can get traffic to these type of blog posts and also make money at the same time.
Another type of post which blog readers always gravitate towards is contest posts.
Launching a contest on your blog can help to make your blog popular and also help yo increase your subscribers list.
If you launch a contest on your blog then make sure that the prize is worth it to enter the contest. Most people go for contest with cash prizes.
Whenever you write blog posts and you want to get the approval of your readers, be sure to write using one of these formats of blog post.
Always remember quality as well when writing or doing video posts.
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