As bloggers, we know how important it is to make our readers happy. After all, our readers are what make us want to keep blogging. It’s fun to interact with all kinds of readers, and it is also financially beneficial to get more readers, because we can get better advertising rates. So, obviously, the important thing is to grow your blog and please your readers, and the way to do this is give them a variety of valuable content.
Here are five different kinds of blog content that your readers will truly appreciate.
Classic content, also known as pillar articles, is content that supports the rest of your blog. It is often in-depth and meant to help readers of all kinds learn something or figure out something. Usually, classic content brings in new readers on a pretty regular basis. It’s a great way to draw in new readers; hopefully, if your pillar articles are high quality, new readers will want to stick around your blog and read the other articles that you write.
Interviews and other interactive kinds of content, such as ePanels and guest posts and forums, are a great way to get readers involved in your blog. These kinds of posts bring in new voices for your readers to engage with and listen to, and as a result, they can really create a vibrant discussion for your community to participate in.
News pieces are a bit trickier to post successfully. If you get the news late, then you’re simply reporting old news, and that can look a bit desperate to your readers. However, if you have a legitimate source within the industry, you could possibly turn that into a breaking news story. After a bit, your readers will start turning to your blog as a source of trustworthy news.
Another great way to capitalize on news stories, especially if you don’t have a source to help you break news, is to develop an opinionated writing style that gives your readers the opening to a discussion about the news. In other words, share your opinion about recent developments, and your opinion can serve to spark important discussion about events in your blogging community.
Mixed Media Messages
Finally, you should sprinkle into your blog several posts that make use of mixed media. Create a podcast that you can post every Friday. Occasionally you should video blog, especially when you travel, as this will give your readers something to watch as a break from reading. And consider using photo essays and other images to emphasize your points. The point here is that a variety of kinds of content can make your blog a more exciting place for your readers.
Guest Post By: This guest post is contributed by Lauren Bailey, who regularly writes for best online colleges. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: blauren99 @gmail.com