Let’s be honest. One of the toughest nemeses of a blogger is creating quality blog posts. And it doesn’t stop there; it has to be with unique content and it should interests your readers. Here’s why…
Even though you’re able to write an article that is only one of its kinds, you might still not see significant traffic, shares or comments if it doesn’t benefit your targeted audience. Every blogger must add to its measurement of selection if the article is interesting enough to visit, bookmark or share to other readers. Or else, we’re potentially throwing essential time and effort.
With that being said, we should write quality contents that are unique and interesting at the same time. But how do we do that?
Here are 7 creative tips on how to create unique and interesting blog posts that work all the time.
1. Write an interview post
Interview posts have the potential to be viral especially if the interviewee is very well known or authoritative in a particular niche. Your questions may vary from personal inquiries to professional advices. Just don’t go beyond compromising anyone’s privacy.
Prepare your questions with a sense of humor if you prefer a light interview or get ready with some logical questions if you want it to be a hard core. I prefer a mix of both if you will ask me.
2. Create a personal report
Everybody loves to know a real life experience. Whether it’s your monthly income report or a test run you did in your website, blog about it. Again, just make sure you’re rights, security and privacy is uncompromised.
One successful example that I can share with you is Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income. In his blog, he writes a monthly income report that attracts thousands of readers all over the world, all eager to know how much he earned for the month.Click here and see for yourself.
Case studies are also great form of personal reports. These are articles that showcase results on the things that you did on your blog or to SEO/Marketing campaigns. Examples are: A/B test on Ad placements, experiments on various themes, Social Media Paid promotions, SEO link building campaigns and other more.
3. Collect survey results from forums and community groups
Forums and communities are remarkable places to source unique and interesting contents. You can conduct surveys or direct questions on your desired topic and then collectively construct those golden insights.
Each person in a group has its own way, opinion or knowledge about a certain subject. So, in your own approach, you can write a report regarding the result of your survey or you can give your personal perspective concerning your group’s reactions.
To make your blog posts even more interactive, cite the person(s) in your actual blog post that gave the reactions or commentary and then mention him/her on your social shares (Twitter, Facebook, etc…)
4. Create a step-by-step tutorial
Tutorial blogs are always a hit for readers. That’s because they’re not just informed, rather, they can personally try the procedures themselves. They become empowered and realize self-worth or value with each accomplished goals.
Readers will become attached to your content because they trust the directions you implement in the tutorials.
In the same way, you build yourself and your blog as an authority or and expert inside your niche because of the value it provides to your readers.
You can segment your actual tutorials into series of blog posts so that your readers can easily digest the information. In the same manner, you are creating quality blog posts that readers would want to come back or become loyal visitors to your site.
You may want to check out this step by step tutorial/guide on how to promote your blog:
- 120 Marketing Tactics for New Blogs Part 1: Social Media, Outreach, Interaction and Syndication
- 120 Marketing Tactics for New Blogs Part 2: Content Marketing, Design and User Interface
5. Write a weekly/monthly roundup
Round ups are exciting because you give your readers a really rich and meaty content. These can be a summary from your blog posts or from the blogs/sites that you’ve been following with:
Here are examples of roundups:
- Engadget Weekly Round-Ups
- Waracle Weekly Roundup
- SEO CopyWriting’s SEO Content Marketing Roundup
- Bigduck Weekly Round-up
For an effective roundup blog post, make sure that the information is share worthy. Give your readers an enticing introduction and ensure that the links are placed in the correct landing page.
6. Blog about events and conferences
A lot of people are searching for additional and first hand help from real people with real experiences and results. That is why events and conferences are the best places to go.
Write about a future affair, expo, and seminar or you can blog about your own experiences about these events.
When you blog about these happenings on your niche, you’re also building potential relationship with the event organizers and with the person searching for it.
7. Blog about breaking news or a trending topic
I’m not pertaining to gossips and scandals because I am personally not a fan of those kinds of materials. On the other hand, you may always blog about these if you prefer to. Because for me blogging is the celebration of being free. You can blog anything, but not everything.
To get the latest and hottest stories, you can subscribe to RSS feeds of trusted news group and give your own standpoint regarding a topic that interests you. Your reactions could be about technology, politics, or about Earth awareness. It’s up to you!
Another amazing site to source your trending topic is Twitter. Surprised? Not really I’m sure. But are you harnessing this gold mine of information? People talk about things – a lot of things – in Twitter so why not dive in it?
Just remember, when you publish your content, give it your own twist. Embed in it your trademark. Give credit to whom is due. Don’t just throw regurgitated information in the internet because people will discern it and your work will just be ignored.
I’m sure there are other ways in creating unique and interesting blog posts. These are just seven of the several techniques. Would you care to share yours? We’ll be more than happy hear from you.