When it comes to content creation, just sometimes the ideas dry up. Wouldn’t it be great to have a list of the most successful blog posts to keep the creative juices flowing? Sure it would! So, here are the top 16 ideas that we keep as our go-to:
1. Tutorials and How-to Guides
Tutorials and how-to guides are probably the simplest type of blog post you can work on. They are easy because they involve you talking about things you are already familiar with such as your product or service.
2. Latest Industry News
Summarize what is going on in your industry – and make it quicker & easier for others to get a grasp on the latest news.
3. Controversial Subjects
Controversy is always newsworthy — so stick your neck out and get controversial. Have fun while you do it.
4. Checklists: Do you have all that you need to ____?
Checklists are quick to put together and make a quick read, which could be why they are so popular.
From facts to charts to lists, everything you can think of can be made into an infographic. Everyone loves them!
6. Case Studies & Testimonials
Success stories are easily accessible by readers which is why they can be so powerful.
You can perform an interview in a matter of minutes. Who is an important person in your area of interest that you believe would spark the interest of your readers?
Do you look for reviews before purchasing? Sure you do. So, why not write a review for a book, software or some other area of interest for your readers?
9. A Glance “Behind the Curtain”
Let people know how the expert (you) creates success.
By creating a quiz or test, your readers can interact with you… and better still, compare their results with others (which will make them feel smart).
11. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions are great posts because you can answer the most common questions you are asked.
12. Beginner’s Guides
Take your expertise down to the beginner level and make it accessible to everyone.
13. Recent Tools You Use
Have you tested out / tried any new apps, software or tools recently? Share your thoughts.
14. Guest Bloggers
Consider having a guest blogger. Ask someone to substitute for you for your next post.
15. Myth vs. Fact
It may be immediately obvious to you, but I bet there are others who don’t know the difference – so let them know.
16. Monthly Updates and Stats
We all move forward, and have measurements that we can compare to last month.
What other content creation ides do you turn to for killer blog posts?