Blogging is not writing what you want to write (at least as far as blogging for money is concerned), instead it is writing what readers want to read. No one would be interested in reading/listening to you, unless it’s beneficial to them in one way or another. No matter how hard you work, how well you write; fact is that until your blog posts don’t manage to “catch attention” of the readers, it’s not going to bring you or your blog any goods. You need to have a collection of catchy posts that will bring attention and recognition to your blog. Following are just some types of posts that you should consider.
Who doesn’t like spending some time on gossip with their friends? A little controversy? Something that triggers debate and make them think and then share their thoughts? You can do your blog a lot of good by bringing up a post that will get the readers getting into the discussion. The post doesn’t have to be politically correct, it doesn’t have to hurt anyone’s feelings, all you need is a little spice, heat and more importantly, a lot of room for debate. From celebrity controversies to corporate controversies, there’s always a little gossip everywhere that you can take advantage of, provided you stay alert and updated.
Posts That Sparks Curiosity
Curiosity is an instinct that that many marketers tend to bank on. Being a blogger, you need to think like a marketer, because you’ll have to market your posts in order to gain recognition, acceptance and a few bucks in the end. So, make sure you are putting up posts that spark curiosity. For example: inventions, how to do stuff, historic events (no matter what’s your blog theme, there’s always a history to it) and random facts are just some kind of posts that will perk up reader’s attention. If the information is valuable, they might as well share it around.
Posts of Art and Images
This is another good way to reduce bounce rate of your site along with giving readers a little break from continuously reading heaps and heaps of text. Regardless of the nature of your blog, there are numerous types of images or graphics that you can create or use instead of an article. From wallpapers to artistic paintings; from funny pictures to comics, you can use any of them. You can do an image based post once a week and share them through social networks, a relatively easy way to attract users towards your blog.
Something that they can connect with
People love it when you write about a personal experience. Because everyone loves to know about some real life experiences instead of going through that bookies theories and knowledge, being the author, you can share memorable incidents from your life. For example: If you have a tech blog, you can always write about a gadget buying experience gone wrong. Not only it will help your readers learn a thing or two, but it will turn out to be far more captivating as compared to those geeky posts full of technical jargons.
Taking help from media
Videos are a great way to create entertaining posts. You can record your own video or you can always embed in one from YouTube video collections. Share with your readers the YouTube videos that you find interesting and they sure will return to your blog again, to find out what you have in store.
Develop a blog, which has a mix of all of these content types along with the regular posts. Do not over do any of the, because readers would be getting bored if you come up with similar style posts one after another.