Do you want save precious time blogging but don’t want to skimp on the quality of your posts? We hear you!
Below are 10 nifty blog post ideas that can be applied to any topic that both you and your audience will love.
A crowdsourced post is a piece that is made up of information supplied by others (the crowd).
Once you have a topic, instead of researching and writing it all yourself, reach out to people who know a lot about it (ideally experts in the field) and ask them for their opinion.
You then only have to write the introduction and the padding of the article.
Decide on a topic with a lot of scope – list posts are the most common type of fishbone post. Write a bit of information about each point and then find the best article on the web which explains each point in depth.
For example, in an article about decluttering I might say: ‘Tip 1: Fold your shirts vertically to save cupboard space”, and then link to a YouTube video showing people how to do this. You would then do this for every item in your post.
In the future I could then make my own video about how to fold shirts vertically (and the other tips I link to) and replace the link I had with my own content.
As the name suggests, you interview someone (usually a respected member of your field) on a specific topic. This can be done as a video, podcast or text post.
Find and expert. Get them to agree to an interview. Interview them. Simple as that.
You take a news story, talked about social media post, or popular video and you embed it in your post – along with your own commentary or reaction.
Find a trending post or video, embed or link to it from your own post and share your reaction or commentary in that same post.
You find and compile quotes, statistics or facts from various sources all in one place. This works very well if it’s surrounding a certain topical event.
For example: The best Donald Trump quotes.
Crime statistics of countries around the world
101 little known facts about Beyonce
Research quotes/stats/facts and compile them all in one place, using some killer design to make it look attractive and appealing.
A blog post where you compile groups of ‘the best’ related things, such as ‘best SEO tools’ or ‘best DIY websites’
Do your research and compile, rank and review a list of the best items in your particular category, along with a bit of information about each one.
A compilation of various posts on different websites around a specific theme.
For example, a compilation of techniques from 10 different dog grooming websites on the best way to clip a poodle. You can either take the best parts of each article, or play them up against one another. You mention the sources, of course.
Find various articles or advice around a common theme and compile different parts of each, or pit them against one another and offer your commentary.
A post that you’re able to update at timeous intervals, such as: weekly, monthly or annually.
Find a topic that can be updated at regular intervals.
For example: ‘the best 10 people to follow on Instagram this week’, ‘20 best Christmas gift ideas’ or ‘Flowers to plant in your garden this month.
A successful post that you continue to update with extra information. For example ‘Best of downhill skiing compilation- now with 10 extra clips’ or ‘The New and Updated Fisherman’s guide’.
Don’t abandon old successful posts, keep updating them with new information and advertise the ‘updated’ version to readers.
A piece of long copy or a guide that you publish in small installments rather than in one go.
If you have or are writing a long post or a guide, don’t publish it all at once. Rather break it up into sections and publish part 1, 2 and 3 on their own.
I hope these 10 new blog post types have given you a few ideas of your own and got your creative juices flowing! Good luck and happy posting.