10 Types of Blog Posts You Can Write Today or Any Day

by Linda Stacy August 30th, 2011 

There's no doubt that when writing blog posts quality is more important than ever. But sometimes you just need to get a post out today.

You might feel like you need to spend days researching and writing high-quality posts. Sometimes you may want to spend that time, but you don't have to for every post.

You can write a post that will satisfy your readers and the search engines, and finish it in less than a day. You can even get it done in an hour or two.

Finish Line

Here are ten types of blog posts that can be written fairly quickly and be high-quality, popular posts.

  1. List – Whether it's a list of tips, tools, or resources, lists are popular with both blog readers and authors. No matter what your topic, it's fairly easy to come up with a "top ten," "5 worst," "best of," or "favorite" list. Lists make well-organized, easy to scan blog posts.
  2. How-to – Do you have a clever way of organizing your desk or computer files? Can you do a week's worth of grocery shopping in less than 30 minutes? Are you particularly good at finding just the right theme for a new blog? From simple everyday tasks to more complicated technical ones, if you can break it down step-by-step, you can turn it into a quick blog post.
  3. Checklist – Write a printable list of tasks or steps to take to complete a project. For example, "what to pack for a weekend camping trip" or "an inventory of computer and Internet security."
  4. Review – Honest product reviews are popular with readers and if you choose a product that you are very familiar with, it is not difficult or time consuming to write about its pros and cons.
  5. News – Report any news about your industry or niche such as company openings and closings, management changes, new products, controversy, or special events.
  6. React – Was there a blog post, comment, Tweet, or Facebook status update that provoked a strong reaction from you? Blog about it.
  7. Re-purpose or Update – If you've been blogging for some time or have other older content, you can update it with new information or a fresh perspective to make a new blog post.
  8. Answer – Write a post that answers a frequently asked question you get from your readers or that you often see on social media or message boards.
  9. Ask – Ask your readers a thought provoking or practical question. Provide a little background about the question and invite them to answer via the comments section. Be sure to reply to commenters and add your own answer later on.
  10. Inspire – Share an inspirational quote, story, video, or image and describe how it affected you, or tell your own personal, inspirational story.

Write one each day over the next week and a half and you will have ten great new blog posts.

Linda Stacy

Since 2002, Linda Stacy has been helping direct sales consultants market their opportunities online. She also writes about PLR sources.

LindaStacy.com

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