When one writes a blog on a regular basis, one of the main challenges is to produce relevant content, unique and interesting to the readers, all this on a regular basis. The information of the day before is essential in the search for topics to cover in your articles but can also be interesting to vary the types of items you offer to your audience. Also it bring some freshness to your blog. Today, we will discuss on some very specific types of articles.
Writing a news article on a more or less recent news is often the type of article as published by a non-personal and informative blog. Although the subjects easier to find – just to follow the news – and unfortunately they are also subjects which are least original. Your readers will probably already read your news on other blogs and will only rediscover the news to you. What is interesting? There is none unless you systematically give your opinion on the news in question. By offering an analysis, reflection or even simple notice that your argument, you pass in the eyes of your readers rather than for a mere reporter of news but as a blog in which “we will go for a check it out think “. So always think the value added! Another idea is to make summaries of news important over time as to the monetizing this summer .
This article type requires more time and often searches. You pick a general topic for your post which does not focus on one news and detail then your analysis by comparing different points. These items allow you to take a step back on the topic of your choice, push your thinking further than usual and to show your readers another side of your posts. The time investment is usually far outweighed by the benefits in terms of visibility in your community. As these items are usually quite long, it might be interesting to split into several parts and thus be able to publish them several times to increase visits and retain visitors. Planning for publication will even make the task easier.
Have not you ever read an article like “The 10 types of …” or “8 tips to …? These articles do not appear to be in fact a list of items on the same topic is the advantage of being written in an easy and quick to read to your readers. This “bullet point mode” lets go to the basics while providing a set of additional information or on the same subject. It is also a bit of that type of item you are about to read now! Clean cut, these articles are generally well bookmarked by your visitors who put aside to come back later.
Items known as “sccop” are closer to news stories with the difference that this time you have a news exclusive (or you think it is). Whether it is because you have your well-placed sources or that you have read about it on Twitter about a hot news of another country’s twitter while all people in your target audience country are still sleeping, this kind of item can be particularly profitable! In general this info will be referenced several times on one side so you are the first to publish what is good for your readers but also for your SEO (Google takes into account the date of the articles) but the other part who will take over the headlines on their own blog can give you a source which is always good to take. But be careful not to overdo it and check its sources as well.
Why not take some time to offer some tutorials to your readers? Whatever the subject, the tutorials can highlight your experience and expertise, offering original content with a generally well-defined goal (a tutorial aims to show how to do something). This type of article has the advantage of being read with interest by a niche reader concerned and will not hesitate to subscribe to your blog if they liked the tutorial. We have around 200 Windows 7 tutorials and about 100 such how to articles on WordPress, SEO etc. on this website. This is among what experienced peoples says “evergreen articles”. One post will last for 5 years, if not more.
Surveys or polls
Leaving a survey or poll can be two way sword. Indeed, if nobody responds to your inquiry or your survey collects only a few votes, so your blog does appear more empty and your “reputation” take a hit in the sense that you will not be so influential that it in the end. With little response, you will not dare publish the results (you will lose more professionalism) or you publish poor results (you will lose credibility). In contrast, a survey or investigation can be picked up by other blogs.
When you have the chance to attend an event (conference, party, training, press conferences, etc..), It is important to always make a report on your blog, you show that you are active and take them to events where they may not have had the chance to go. Then, the organizer of the event (whatever it) will always be glad that you did not come to power anything and you think about the next edition. Feel free to then post your photos to illustrate your story.
Podcasts or videocasts
Another interesting format is the podcast or videocast. Add video to one’s blog can occasionally give a little more life to his/her writing by making them interactive. It is also an opportunity to present your reader’s a little more. Although podcasts are losing a little notoriety for some months, we see more and more post videos on blogs. Although cumbersome to implement (shooting, editing, uploading the movie … it’s long!), This format is an excellent solution for your readers a little out of the habit of your articles from your blog.
You read an article on another blog that you stopped and instead of writing a simple comment you want to specify a little review: write an article on your blog in response to the first blog. You give the blog readers and the ability to source by providing your value to the discussion. It is also a great way to discover the source of the blog readers to discover your blog.
Vague or rumor articles
Writing about something that is not still present or about to launch in future about which a good percentage of readers are interested about. These sometime gains huge traffic. But that is momentary, it pases away within month to years soon after launch of the real product. This is typical of high end gadgets and particularly future version of Windows. Unless you are an experienced player, do not try these. The domains are often one of his/her domains of the webmaster. That means, he / she has other running blogs side by side. Except for Windows (Microsoft does not care these), these can be potentially dangerous for the writer as the webmaster can be sued for publishing falsified news or spreading rumors for own benefit.