- 1 Blog Post Ideas that are Proven to Work
- 1.1 Create a Listicle
- 1.2 Tutorials and How-to Guides
- 1.3 Interview Someone
- 1.4 Reviews
- 1.5 Checklist
- 1.6 Guest Post
- 1.7 Latest Industry News
- 1.8 Advice from Experts
- 1.9 Beginner’s Guides
- 1.10 Link Round Up
- 1.11 Recycle Old Posts
- 1.12 Monthly Updates and Stats
- 1.13 Post on Interesting Customer Question
- 1.14 Quizzes, Surveys and Polls
- 1.15 Series of blog posts
Are you struggling to write new blog posts everyday? Looking for some unique and interesting blog post ideas?
To come up with interesting blog post which will capture your readers’ attention needs consistent thinking and brain storming. It is really challenging to write blog posts on a daily basis that gives your blog the needed life and verve.
So in this article, I have listed 15 different types of blog posts ideas that are proven to work and will make your blog posts more interesting.
Blog Post Ideas that are Proven to Work
Create a Listicle
List articles or listicles are very popular among people and are easy to generate buzz. You can create a list of Top 10, or better a Top 100 list of anything and everything in the world. Listicles are always among the most shared topics in the social media.
Your listicle may contain a list of your favorite movies, books, places to eat, influential people or your favorite gadgets and apps. With endless possibilities, you can create a list of just about anything. Here is an example of a listicle about best selling StudioPress themes.
Tutorials and How-to Guides
Tutorials and how to guides help to drive traffic and convert them into followers. As you are familiar with that topic, so it becomes one of the easiest type of blog post you can work on. If you are skilled in some topics, you can try to help the ones who have less experience in that particular topic.
You can turn any task you are skilled in carrying out or want to learn into a step by step tutorial using smallest steps. Try to include simplest terms with video, photos or screen casts to make it more effective.
Interviews are extremely popular and are also less time consuming. You can interview an individual who is an important person in your area and you believe will be of interest of your readers.
You may ask them to share useful and practical tips or their insights on what’s coming next in your industry. Your readers would love to read their experience and expertise. Checkout our Blogger’s Interview Series to get an idea.
People are always looking for honest reviews before purchasing any product or service. You can write a review for the latest gadget or service you have bought. Your experience on a particular restaurant, hotel, new website, e-book, cosmetic, new film or TV show can be handy to someone else.
Documenting the pros and cons of a product and recommendations can bring in lot of traffic to your blog. Here’s an example of a good review article.
Checklists are very simple to create. Everyday we make a list of many things like a to-do list, grocery list and many more. You can take a common task and break it down into short, actionable items.
For example you can read this checklist of things before publishing a blog post where all that needed for the perfect blog post publishing is listed down. Your checklist can help others to get started.
Guest post is a great alternative when you are going for a vacation or out of blog post ideas. A good guest blogger can serve your purpose with some great content. But make sure to make it invitation basis only.
You can reach out to bloggers in your niche and ask them whether they would like to guest post for your blog. In this way you can save your time while getting an opportunity to network with others and receive traffic from their blogs.
Latest Industry News
Writing about the latest news is an awesome way to generate some new subscribers for your blog. People always look for latest and trending topics to keep them updated. You can search for some of the most recent topics in your industry and write blog posts about them.
For example if you are a tech blogger, you can write about the latest apps and gadgets. If you wish, you can also add your views opinions about that topic.
Advice from Experts
Experts’ advices are easier to compile and are more likely to go viral. You can reach out to few influential people in your niche and capture their responses for a single topic or question.
As there is only one question to answer, so it is easier for these busy people to make time for it. Then compile the answers/ advices from all of them to a single blog post. You can checkout one such good post here.
Beginner’s guides are very popular as everyday many newbies are hitting this blogosphere and want to start their journey smoothly. By creating a beginner’s guide with some easy actionable steps you can attract huge traffic while building an authority.
This type of post will also help you in SEO, as you will be explaining new terms and can cover a lot of keywords to make the post informative and understandable. Here’s one such example of a beginner’s guide to web hosting.
Link Round Up
If you are facing a writer’s block or are running out of time then a link round up can truly save your day. You can compile and share any list of links which you think can of use to your readers.
Make the title interesting such as 10 Handy Tutorials of this Week, 7 Learnings from the Bloggers of your Niche or 5 Most Interesting Trends of this Month and many such. For Example, Kikolani is publishing link round ups on a regular basis.
Recycle Old Posts
Recycling older posts is a very good practice from the search engine point of view. It gives your old posts the required exposure they are supposed to get. Time to time make your posts updated with latest stats, trends and better images to make them more useful to your readers.
You can also take the help of Google analytics and check out which posts have performed better. In this way you can enrich your better performing articles and help them to keep in the top in the SERPs. Recently I have recycled one of my post on 5 Micro Blogging Secrets and got a good response from the visitors.
Monthly Updates and Stats
Your readers would love to know more about your progress and the happenings in your blog. So feel free to share any recent updates and numbers.
Numbers and stats like your expenditure and income reports, increase in your subscriber’s list or any new addition to your resource box can arouse the interest of your readers. These numbers can actually give a strong boost to whatever you are doing and make a mark in the minds of your visitors.
Post on Interesting Customer Question
This is one such blog post idea which I came to know about when Cent M made a complete new article out of my one comment in his blog post. Make a blog post answering a customer question and share with your readers how this post can help them. You can also include the customer comment and your response to that.
Quizzes, Surveys and Polls
Everyone enjoys quizzes. So you can try to create an interesting quiz for your readers where they can also compare their results with others. This gives them the sense of smartness. Also make sure to include the social sharing buttons at the bottom of your quiz, so that people can share and invite their friends to take part.
Surveys and polls are also somewhat similar to quizzes. But here the benefits are yours as you can check the responses of your readers and find out what is performing well for them. It also helps to get new ideas and if any improvement is needed for your blog.
Series of blog posts
Start a blog post series to keep your readers engaged. It is also a great way to interlink all the articles of that series and give your readers a complete reading experience. You can check out a series of posts which I have started on how to make money online.
All these 15 ideas of blog posts are proven to work. If you find these blog post ideas useful, please feel free to share these article with your friends. I am sure you also have some more killer blog post ideas which might have worked for you. Please share your ideas to further enrich this article.