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What are your favorite kind of blog posts?

Talk about some great ideas for new and experienced bloggers alike! Even long term bloggers can get writer's block. My question I ask myself is "What did I learn today? " Then I am generally off to the races. This is a great Plan B when Plan A is for blogging ideas is just not working.

How many types of blog posts are there?

Which blog posts have you NOT done yet?

1. How to/tutorial posts

These kind of posts are pretty popular and readers usually love them. Pick one specific and fairly small issue or problem that you can solve for your readers. Describe it in written language or even better make a video clip. Maybe you want to use a screencast software such as screen-o-matic.

2. News

Report about latest news in your  industry. Maybe you want to add your own opinion or keep it neutral?

3. Standard list post

A post that lists various kinds of solutions to an issue or problem - just like this.

4. Resource post

It's a blog post that collects and displays resource links. I prefer them because I love 'data mining' and not being a 'writer' isn't a big deal. These posts are great to get folks to your blog website but they are usually not very 'sticky' as they lead readers away from your post . Nevertheless, they will bookmark your site and keep coming back as a reference.

5. Profile Post

Introducing another person or another blog/website. Introduce a website that could be useful for your readers. This could also be a great way to get a backlink from the website you introduced to you. Links to your blog are important!!

6. FAQ Posts

These could be fairly easy - explain FAQ's in particular transaction.

7. SAQ Posts

Who's heard about THAT?  Well, those are QUESTIONS that SHOULD be ASKED. This is where you can shine with your expertise! Tell people what they DON'T know yet.

8. Reviews

Review services, local shops, local places, products that could be useful for your readers.

9. Checklists

People love checklists. Checklists are a quick way to get things done and keep track of it. Come up with your own checklists or even cheat sheets to help your customers.

10. Start a survey or a poll

Raise a point, talk about an issue then ask your readers to voice their opinion via poll. Great way to be interactive and involve your readers.

11. Give something!

Have you ever had a give away? Make it easy to participate! i.e. have readers follow you on Twitter or like you on FB -

12. Use various media

Have you ever thought of posting an MP3 file (podcast) ? You might have already posted a video?Have you considered a slideshow (upload them to slide share) and post from there?

13. Recycle past posts

Look through your past posts and collect similar posts into a new posts. This will encourage your readers to 'explore' your blog posts to see whatelse you've got.

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Comment balloon 1 commentCheryl Ritchie • February 06 2012 05:09AM

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Cheryl -Thank you so much for the re-blog. I am always so honored when it happens. Thank YOU!

Posted by Susanna Haynie, Colorado Springs Realtor GRI CNE MCNE ePro MRP (CO-RE Group, LLC -Real estate sales and services) about 7 years ago

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