Types of Blog Posts
One of a blogger’s biggest challenge is coming up with great blog posts that will be interesting to their readers. Not only is content important, but the way that content is presented is also key. Below are a few types of blog posts you may want to include on your site to add a little kick to your blog.
The Embed Reactor
This is a method that I learned from Ryan Deiss of Digital Marketer. You find a popular YouTube video on your subject matter (one with over a million views). You embed the YouTube view into your post and you write a short “reaction” to it. You may agree or disagree with the content. It’s up to you. Make sure that you mention who it is in the video and link back to their site.
The Quote Post
You can compile a list of quotes about a particular topic. For instance, you can pull together “The Best Marketing Advice from Top Women CEOs.” Of course, make sure to accurately quote the statement and who first said it. If you add a “Tweet This” button, you will probably get more interaction.
The Round Up List Post
These posts are extremely popular because people love lists. The great thing about these posts is that you can curate content from others, as long as you link back to the source. For instance, you can make a list of “The Top 10 Business Coaches You Should Follow This Year.” Don’t forget to put yourself on the list.
Infographics are great to add to a blog post. Many times, infographics will include source code that you can easily embed into your site that will show the graphics and properly credit the source. Make sure that you add a pin on Pinterest for your post because Pinterest readers love infographics.
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