Content in blogging is nothing, just nothing than any ordinary thing.
Wow, I am nuts? I kinda feel it time to time but I think I am not nuts in this particular situation where I say content is really not so enough.
Again I am saying that content is definitely, really and especially not enough for your blog.
Okay, I know it is required. Better say content is the foundation of yours blog but really is not something enough to be proud of and to get settled with.
Okay, let me say, I meant write something.
Content is essential for your blog because we blog to express our feelings, our expertise, our tips & tricks so that the person in need can get utmost benefit out of it. To actually solve their issues and problems with our content or even get them inspired.
But seriously the content is nothing other than just a content.
Let me put something in details.
Why I say Content is Just Anything for Your Blog
Because it is. It’s just like nothing but anything and something up on your blog.
Content is going to be just one thing, one basic and fundamental thing. You can assume that content is like a foundation, steeled-pillared foundation where concrete has to pour in to start shaping the building.
When I say a blog is like a building, it is a never-ending and never-completing building and does start with content. And content after content makes the foundation to build up and strengthen up.
The more the content you put in, the more it makes the building to look good and at the beginning you have to invest more and more to make the foundation become strong enough.
So, this is why the content is just about anything. It is just the foundation though. It is necessary yet just one thing counted in your building (blog).
What makes the second and most-important thing other than content in blogging
Without the readers, what does your content serve? Why it is even there? Who reads it other than yourself or probably your family members or a few friends or again just yourself on the first day and any day?
If that so. If that’s the case you’ve been experiencing with your blog like no-to-less people are reading your content then you’re at risk, my mate..
You have to try/change the blog types. Flow in blog post ideas!
How should I make my content a read-able
Plain simple. Do what few people do but with some moderation. Less in the quantity but highest in the quality.
Some note-able ideas for blog posts type I observed which I did just one time and only one idea:
1- Mention someone in your next blog post
Yeah, it does work like a charm. Do mention someone. Probably his/her last or any blog post which you liked the most. Write up a related blog post over your place and at the relevant point, stick that blog post. And when published, send that person a shout out through social media sites where you see him/her active with the message that you’re mentioned on my this blog post.
What does it do?
Higher chances that person will land at your place to give in his/her valuable feedback and to have it shared over his/her social media accounts as well. So, lucky enough that you’ll get some chunk of their audience coming to your place.
[Tweet “Mention someone + get his feedback and share = New audience”]
And you can do one or many blog posts from many bloggers. Your choice!
That’s the one idea I did for myself which was successful. That move made me penetrated into the circles’ of both great and friendly bloggers.
Okay, this type of post should NOT be used to spam them. We are not here to spam the fellow bloggers but to make friendly relationship. Appreciate them, appreciate their work, their blogs, their blog posts, their design and anything that inspires you.
[Tweet “Do something remarkable for fellow bloggers and leave the best impression.”]
And in this case I observed to come up with weekly or monthly posts. With it you can feature three, five, seven or ten blog posts which you read in a week or a month and that helped you this much that you’re compelled to share with your own audience. When up, do inform everyone who got featured. And see the magic!
2- Write about tools, the many tools in just one blog post
Okay, not it is the paid reviewing post for one or few tools but just the tools which you use or you think are beneficial for others to use. Such tools may help them with their blogging journey, SEO, focus, social media, self-improvement, etc.
For example, I loved the blog post from Vishveshwar on Sue Anne’s blog where he nicely covered 50 tools for pro bloggers. And I don’t think anyone will deny to share it with each other. What do you say?
Now, when it is published, target the few developers who created the tools through social media sites or their contact page from websites to let them know that their tools got mentioned in your latest blog post. With this, some will definitely come in and shout you out.
When you are related to the tools (must try to be relevant like if a blogger, you mention all the tools in the sense how they will benefit other bloggers), it makes a good impression for the developers and you may get the chances to be featured in their testimonials, blog posts, success stories, and anything you name it with higher chances to get freemiums, trial versions, promotional products, complimentary giveaways, etc..
And then this leads to another phase of new targeted audience who are users and fans of such tools.
[Tweet “Your current audience’s shout out + possible tools providers shout you out + tools-rich hashtags on social media = New targeted audience”]
Such posts get shared and re-shared due to containing a lot of information about different tools which people would like to try if not all but some.
3- Feature a fellow blogger
That’s different than mentioning. You go on and feature his/her journey, your friendship like how it started and when it started, his/her work, services and anything related to his/her profession.
This indeed works. By featuring someone, you’re knocking hard on starting the friendliest phase of the relationship with that person.
And who denies to be featured anywhere?
So, thinking about the name to feature on your blog? Take me if you don’t find anyone instantly. 🙂
When up, shout that person out. It surely will land you many people when gets shared by the featured person, right?
4- Expert roundup
Ask one or series of questions from group of people.
For example, I have a question about blogging and I send it to like 50 bloggers and in return, I get 20 answers so I feature every one of them in my next blog post with the questions and individual answers. Then I send out the link to every one of them to let them know they are mentioned. 🙂
So, this type of blog post has potential to actually be shared by those 20 bloggers, isn’t it? Given the estimation of 20 shares, it can lead into more shares and re-shares from the audiences of those 20 bloggers, correct?
Conduct an interview. I am not going into details because you may already know how valuable it becomes and how much people love to read an interview.
But there are some guidelines from me:
a– Related person to your topic of blog.
b– Reach them out through their contact form and not through public post up on social media. Email is better because it gives an impression to the person that you gave him/her importance and you’ll get likely have the chance to conduct a successful interview.
Interview posts get shared by the person who got interviewed and it will give his/her audience the perception to read something more about the person. So, a new chunk of folks will stream in to your blog post.
It’s the new thing, a new style of content. Team up with some excellent folks and get your podcast out. If you already do it, that’s so good. If not, think about adding it in your strategy.
I don’t as well but plan to do sometime sooner. But when it comes to be teaming up for your weekly, fortnightly and monthly podcast, you have to have borrowed some time out of other persons’ schedules.
Plan it in advance. Check with the person who you interest to invite to the podcast session. Okay, this can be done through Skype so most of the time, you are good to run it in the virtual worlds.
When you send an invitation and your plan is to keep the podcasting going for long, ask if they are available for the series of podcast on this and that schedule. And discuss the topic and timing in advance. This is not the HoA (Hangout on Air) session so you can record it in advance and release it later.
Just my instincts that 90% people will accept the invitation. Me either because who wants to turn down such opportunity where you will be explored by the new audience with your voice and share your views about the topic of podcast in real time. 🙂
7- Ask a question to answer
Okay, this is new and an idea, a creative idea actually.
This I spotted at Rohan Chaubey’s place where he answered one of the question fired from his reader at this post.
With Q&A idea, let your creativity spill around you. It is relatively different from Expert Roundup thing because, as per Rohan’s idea, you can ask readers questions and transform them into blog posts. I am so sure Rohan have had gotten many. 🙂
This type of blog posts could comprise upon asking your readers the questions, schedule weekly or monthly blog posts to answer one question per blog post OR you can ask questions from your readers through blog posts, newsletters, polls, contact forms, etc. and answer them one by one OR anything you can think of.
Oh and you got any question to ask from Rohan? Hit him here. 🙂
8- Cover word terms from your field of interest
You know that everyone has different understanding, different thoughts and perceptions for the same things, correct? So, this kind of blog posts are to express your feelings, your hatred, your likes, your dislikes, your grudges, your anger, and everything about the word term(s) you are going to cover per blog post. So, word it all with your own thoughts.
For me, such word terms are good to go and I can make a sweet blog post out of them:
– Themed Link Building
– Affiliate Merchant
– Blog Network
– And many many many and many more.
Check out this glossary of words from Digital Marketing’s standpoint compiled by Dennis Seymour. It includes so many useful words with their basic introductions which you’re gonna love!
So buddy, blogging superstar sounds astonishing, correct? Then why not become one?
Okay fella, over to you!
I admit that I have to work on too many pointed things. And these are some that I really wanted to share which I am going to adapt for myself soon.
So tell me what you think of the omit 8 blog post ideas? Taking something up and adding in your blogging strategy? Anything you’d like to add/mention/discuss; I am all ears!