Over the past few years, I’ve blogged professionally at five different blogs (not including the one you’re reading, which I own). During that same period, I’ve literally written hundreds of blog posts.
As a professional blogger, I know that thinking of topics to write about can sometimes be a struggle. That’s why today I’ve decided to list four types of blog posts that nearly anyone can write.
Here are the four types of posts:
- A problem you are struggling with now, or have struggled with recently. Chances are if you are struggling with something, at least some of your readers are too. If you’ve solved the problem, of course you can include your solution in your post. However, it’s okay to post a problem without a solution. Most readers are happy to chip in with their own suggestions on how you can solve the problem.
- Something you’ve recently learned. Did you recently learn something new? Why not share it with your blog’s audience so that they can learn from your experience. You can either explain how to do what you just learned (especially if what you learned is relatively simple), or you can tell the audience how they can learn the same thing that you did.
- Great resources that you want to share. Resource lists are very popular posts. Many blog readers are looking for resources and tools to make their life easier. If you can provide a list of reliable resources for your readers, you’ve got the start of a very helpful post. Better yet, these posts tend to continue to draw traffic weeks, or even months, after they were first posted.
- Your opinion on a topic of interest to you. Have you got a cause that you’re passionate about? Do you have a strong opinion on something? Why not share your thoughts with your blog audience? Writing an opinion post will not only help your blog readers get to know you better, it will help you get the word out about something that you care deeply about.
There you have it. Four types of blog posts that nearly anyone could write about.
What is your favorite type of blog post?