10 Types of Blog Posts to Write to Drive Traffic to Your Site 36

10 Types of Blog Posts to Write to Drive Traffic to Your Site

This is a guest post by Nidhi Mahajan, a marketer, entrepreneur and constant tinkerer.

Ah! So we are here discussing the topics which attract more readers and also keep them engaged with your blog.

Assuming you’ve already followed the steps to starting a blog, there are times when you are just lost and gazing onto your screen, just wondering what to write.

Sometimes the writer in us is just enthused to pour out creativity, but still isn’t sure of the topic.

The topic that we choose should be as per your passion, but still these are the topics which attract more traffic to your blog (refer to GpaLabs for more information):

1. How to’s and tutorials.

We can all agree that one of the biggest driving forces on the Internet is this type of content.

Be it cooking some delicacies, starting a blog, making a craft, or even putting make up or making a drink. we’ve all used the Web for this.

It’s like mentoring your readers step by step to solve a problem that they have.

2. Lists.

Another killer blog post idea that’s evergreen.

Bloggers may think that it has been overdone, but – trust me – it is highly effective in attracting more traffic.

Some examples are ’10 tips to a flatter stomach’ , ‘101 cheap crafts to sell’, or ’10 tops to make your house a non yelling zone’.

It could be any list, really, just follow your heart and pick a topic.

3. Resources or Link Lists.

It’s quite similar to the list post with the difference that, in resources post you use other people’s content.

It’s perfect to do resource list when you yourself are gathering information about a topic. So why not share it with others.

It is like using expert’s opinion over a topic, such as ’10 best investment schemes from the experts’, or ‘How to save money this season – roundup‘.

4. Checklists and To-do’s.

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Another idea for blog posts is providing readers with a direction to do things.

The reason why it works is simple. They have a question, you give them the answer.

It helps them to do a task more effectively without skipping an important step.

5. Reviews.

This type of blog posts is gaining popularity. In fact, people are starting business as a result of them.

They could be of two kinds.

First, there’s the straight analysis of the product. Or it could be a comparative review.

The best part is that reviewing some types of products – like food in hotels – could attract free samples or paid dinners for you.

As consumers, we always look up for reviews and then accordingly plan our course of action. So these blog posts aren’t going to be dead any time soon.

6. Controversial blog posts.

These are interactive blogs. Take a controversial topic, put your views on it, and wait for the replies from the audience.

It could be related to government policy or consuming non -vegetarian food. But if you cannot handle harsh words or negative comments, this type of blogging is not meant for you.

7. Infographics.

These are easy to find and interesting to look at.

An infographic can be looked up online. And if you consider it to be appealing to your readers, just embed the code into your post and add some written material to it.

Readers are usually fond of such graphics and likely to share your post with their audience. 

8. Blog series.

Sometimes an idea is just too big for a single post. In this case, a series of posts will do.

For instance, if you are blogging about flowers and creating tutorials, the topic is so vast and the audience cannot grasp everything at one go, so it is better to break your blog posts into smaller pieces of content and post each separately.

It might be something like this: Day 1: How to Make Roses, etc.

9. Guest post.

This could freshen up your site.

Let’s say you have a parenting blog. You can invite a child counselor to share tips on parenting, or dealing with stressful situations among the kids.

Similarly, if you have a cooking blog, invite a renowned chef to share some cooking tips.

10. Interviews.

Interviews are a great way to attract readers and also take off the pressure of constantly creating new content.

The interview could be with a renowned person, or the user of a product, or just a boy walking in the street. It helps to get fresh perspective on a topic from a different point of view.

Later on, it could also be that the person who has been interviewed also shares the interview on his blog, and with his followers across multiple channels.

Hope that I have given you better ideas to write a blog and your next post goes viral over the net.

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Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion 12

Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion

To be fearless is to dare yourself to think new thoughts, take risks, fail and find the courage to start again.

In order to change, you must face the uncomfortable, because fear is not supposed to run you. Instead, it is a call to action.

We all have fear and we must never let it paralyze our dreams. If 2017 was an unsuccessful year, hopefully, this article will inspire you to take action.

I know how it feels when you are tired of listening to those inner voices of doubt. Slowly, the anger builds up inside. Despite those feelings, you can channel fear and anger in the right way and start to hunt for your dreams. Throughout my life, I felt a renewed hunger and drive to succeed when I simply let go of denial, accepted full responsibility and took affirmative action.

“Everybody wants to eat but a few are willing to hunt”

In today’s cold reality humans do not like to see anyone other than themselves succeed. Most will never take the next step to improve their life or the lives of their future generations to come. We are pushing towards survival of the fittest.

Tell me, when a lion hunts does it care what is in its way? No. The lion is in pursuit because it is relentless.

You must become the king of the jungle. All the things that make up our lives are in intricate balance and you must fight to protect your dreams.

1. Be fearless like a lion.

A lion has no fear of any challenge, so how do I become fearless?

My simple answer to overcoming fear is that I wake up with the burning desire in my heart. The burning desire is created by repeating positive affirmations like I CAN and I WILL.

Hidden somewhere deep down within you, there is that courage to dare yourself.

Ask yourself who is really stopping you? Go out there and let loose and you will learn what great lengths you are capable of going to.

Your first job before you start hunting is to find the fighter within you.

2. Know your limits and then defy them.

You’ve reached a certain limit but just can’t seem to go that extra mile. Once you become fearless, you become limitless.

A mind that is fearless has the urge to take more action and that is where you become defiant. Try your best to understand what you are doing wrong as sometimes it is easy to give up hope. So focus your attention on studying the obstacle in detail.

As you achieve one goal, you have the mental capacity, maturity and experience to face a new challenge. Therefore, your hunger and appetite for more success increase. Keep pushing no matter what and you will eventually break through.

I know for sure it is difficult at first, but now you’ve successfully defied the odds.

3. Think of a plan, visualize it and execute it.

A lion stalks its prey from a distance and seldom charges as it grows closer and closer displaying deadly predatory behaviour.

Never rush to execute a plan as it takes careful selection. Be clear what you want just as the lion calculates timing. 

Visualization is a vital tool to programme your subconscious mind in order to create that bridge of what is non-existent into reality, which is capturing your goal.

4. Be willing to accept failure.

Failures are what propel anyone forward their current success. We can certainly learn from our failures, but our intentions should be to succeed in accomplishing our goals! Failure is then a learning process, not a reason to accept defeat. You are the king, show no remorse!!!

Motivation from Will Smith is perhaps one of my favorites. Here’s one speech:

5. Have a winning attitude every day.

To keep the cycle of motivation in constant momentum you must work hard too.

The winning attitude is created by approaching your life with discipline and putting in the hours of practice.

I like to perform a reflective practice and personal development, which enables me to identify areas where I am falling down and thus need to pay more attention to.

6. Don’t allow criticism to defeat you.

We are afraid what others think of us, what we have or what we are going to do. It is you that must make that self-promise to finish what you started.

Every once in a while, a lion must remind everyone what he is capable of.

You are the king of the jungle. Own it!

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This article was written by Usman Mahmood. Besides working in the field of science helping patients through genetic testing, his purpose is to empower and inspire people in life with motivational videos, messages, articles, and stories from around the world. He loves to engage creative and ambitious minds on his Facebook page.