Blogging has multiple definitions. It can be described as a way to practice freedom of speech. It can be described as a platform to speak out and reach the real people out there. It can be a teaching platform, a platform to share news, a platform to share someone’s very own life story, or someone’s adventure diary to share it with the world. Blog can also be described as a modern and popular way of earning money online. Over the past few years, blogging has been extremely popular among those who want to make money through various types of advertising and affiliate marketing. As a result, blogging can be described as a form of business as well.
However, no matter what the purpose of a blog is, they all have a common goal: to reach out a wide range of audience and attract readers to turn themselves into subscribers or followers. Many newbie bloggers find themselves in confusion what a post should be like. For newbie bloggers, this post is dedicated to inspire them to keep up blogging as it discussed the 4 types of posts that attract readers and turn them into subscribers. Let’s go into details.
1. Pillar Post
Pillar post is also known as the pillar of your blog. This is extremely exclusive to your blog and should not be available anywhere else. These type of posts are usually lengthy and takes you a lot of time to write. These posts are usually research-specific. You take up a subject and do some research on it. Then you combine all your information, come up with a catchy title, present the result of your research in an attractive and compelling way, add resources in the end if necessary, and then you publish the post. These types of posts add the highest value to your blog. You might want to write pillar posts twice a month or so.
2. List Post
List posts are extremely useful and takes comparably less time to write. You just take a topic and write up a list of anything. For example, take this post as a list post. In this post, I’ve compiled a list of 4 blog post types. Usually these posts have a similar headline that starts with a number and goes on tempting readers to read the rest.
Lists posts are also popular among readers as it takes less time to read. When writing a blog post, you should always remember that everyone is busy. So, they won’t spend much time in your blog. That’s why you need to be extra careful when writing a post by omitting the unnecessary words.
3. Resource Sharing Post
These types of post needs a little bit of searching on the web. On a specific topic, you search for some really useful resources and compile a list of articles/resources to write a blog. Resource sharing posts usually look same like List posts. However, these types of posts are also known as ‘inspirations’. You can check out Flakes Fusion’s Inspiration category to see examples of such posts.
4. News Post
Often it’s a good idea to write news that matters to the topic you’re writing about. For example, if you’re writing about web-based applications, you might want to cover occasional stories regarding them such as Google Buzz and Google Wave to be shut down soon. These posts are inside your niche and you can post them on your blog to keep y0ur readers updated about the sector you cover.
So, that’s all! These are mainly meant for newbie bloggers. If you go and look into any famous blogger’s archive, you’ll see most of them have written List Post, Resource-Sharing post and Pillar Posts. But don’t be shy to come up with your own idea because everything that is valuable to readers is good enough for your blog’s reputation. So, let your creativity do the rest for you!