Every blogger has encountered it: the famous writer’s block. You’ve just made yourself comfortable, the fifth cup of coffee (for my British readers: tea) is already waiting, you enthusiastically start your computer, only to find that your brain has given up the ghost as soon as you’re about to start writing the first word. It doesn’t take long before frustration sets in. But don’t worry: you’re not alone in this. The good news is that there are plenty of post ideas waiting to be discovered. In this article, I’m going to look at seven different blog posts types that will not only rescue you from the clutches of writer’s block but also add variety to your blogging journey. So let’s get started.

1) Write about great advice someone has given you

I’m sure you’ve received plenty of good advice that has helped you solve a problem. So how about transforming that invaluable wisdom into a compelling blog post? To help you get started, here’s a  suggested outline:

You could begin by introducing the person who gave you the advice. This could be a mentor, a family member, a friend, or even a stranger. Explain their relationship to you.

Why it resonates:
Tell your readers why the advice resonated with you. What made this piece of advice stand out, why did you choose to follow it?

How it helped:
Describe how following the advice helped you. Explore how others can also apply it to their lives or situations, and offer practical tips for effective implementation.

Lessons and insights:
Reflect on any lessons or insights you gained from the experience.

Engage your readers:
You could then encourage your readers to share their own stories or insights in the comment section.

2) List Post

In the ever-evolving world of blogging, there’s a post format that never goes out of style: the list post. It can help you engage your readers with easy-to-digest and valuable content, and drive traffic to your site (List posts tend to perform well in search engine rankings due to their clear structure and readability.). So think of list posts as the Swiss Army knife of the blogging universe – versatile, effective, and something every blogger should have in their toolkit.
Just to give complete newbies an example: A list post could be something like “5 Product Launch Tips” or “10 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog”. And why not use a random number (so instead of 5/10/15 etc. something like 8/12/17). This can make it more intriguing.

3) How to do xyz Post

Picture this: you’re stuck with a task, trying to figure out what to do, and you turn to Google for help. What’s the first thing you search for? Yep, you guessed it, “How to Do xyz.” We’ve all been there, right?

Well, that’s where the magic of “How to do xyz” blog posts comes into play. These are like your trusty guides in the vast blogosphere. They break down complex tasks into simple, actionable steps, making your life a whole lot easier.

4) Fear Post

Imagine this scenario in the world of internet marketing: You’ve just launched your website, and you’re excited to fill it with captivating images. So, you naturally turn to stock photos, a popular choice for many marketers. But here’s the catch – what if those innocent-looking stock photos come with hidden risks? What if I told you they could potentially get you in hot water with costly legal battles?

That’s where the concept of a “Fear Post”  can come into play. These posts are all about raising awareness, such as – in my example – highlighting the potential pitfalls of copyright infringement when using stock photos. Now, of course you don’t want to cause your readers sleepless nights, but you do want to educate and empower them with knowledge.

Fear posts offer an opportunity to inform, guide, and yes, maybe even give readers a little nudge to consider safer alternatives, such as product xyz (and you could of course add your affiliate link, hehe).

5) Mistakes People Make Post

Let’s face it – we’ve all been there. We dive into a new venture or interest, full of enthusiasm and optimism. But sooner or later we stumble upon pitfalls that could have been avoided if only we’d known better. But hey, these mistakes are opportunities to learn and grow and, most importantly, help others steer clear of similar blunders. So why not write about mistakes you or others have made?

6) News Post

News Posts are your ticket to delivering real-time updates, breaking news, latest industry trends, launches etc. right to your audience’s virtual doorstep. They keep your blog fresh, engaging, and relevant.

7) Rant

Ever had one of those moments when you just couldn’t keep your thoughts and feelings bottled up any longer? Whether it’s an issue that’s been bugging you for ages or something that’s seriously agitating you, there’s no better outlet than a “Rant Post.”

In the world of blogging and online marketing, these posts are the perfect way to rant or passionately make your point. Here you can let your emotions run wild and unleash your unfiltered thoughts onto the digital canvas. But here’s the magic – even in the midst of your rant, you’re engaging your audience and sparking conversations.

Here’s a fun fact: My mentor, John Thornhill, whose Partnership to Success program* I’m currently doing, used to kick off his week with a bang by sharing a Monday morning rant in his ‘Monday Morning Rants’ posts.

I hope this has given you a few ideas. Feel free to comment and share.

To your success,

Olivia Ressler

P.S. If you also want to get started in the world of online marketing and earn an (extra) income, product creation could be of interest to you. I highly recommend checking out this training webinar* from my mentor John Thornhill. It won’t cost you a penny and is packed with fantastic information.
I took up the coaching offer at the end of the webinar just a few weeks ago and haven’t regretted it a second. In fact, I owe the existence of this blog to the program. So check out the webinar here*.



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