Need to write a blog and not sure what to write? Here are 17 blog post formulas to Supercharge your blogging Cheat Sheet!
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Use these 17 different formulas to create incredibly compelling and clickable blog posts. Each formula represents a different type of blog post.
You can use them any time especially on the days you are stuck for needing an idea.
Formula #1: How To Guides And Tutorials
You can guide your audience step-by-step through a particular process, showing them how to achieve a desired outcome.
Formula #2: News And Current Events
Write about relevant news and current events, inserting your own thoughts and commentary. This could possibly get you quite a few comments.
Formula #3: Controversy
Write about a controversial subject in a way that is helpful to your audience and not overly offensive. Remember you are writing to give value and build your audience not lose them.
Formula #4: Checklists
Help your audience remember everything they need about a particular subject by creating an in-depth checklist.
This one you could even take it a bit farther and write about the Law Of Attraction Planner. This will help them everyday through the whole year. It helps with every aspect of their life. This year 2021 was the first I used it. I already have my planner for net year and have it filled out. Check it out.
Formula #5: Listicles
Create a very large list of items that are relevant to your audience.
I will be honest, I am not sure how to use this suggestion.
Formula #6: Case Studies
Show your audience how you or one of your customers achieved success during a specific timeframe.
This can be many different success stories in many different areas. However if you are selling products, example weight loss, and one of your customers has much success with it, they would be the one to tap.
Formula #7: Profiles and Interviews
Profile or interview someone who would be of interest to your audience.
Interviews are my favorite. They are fun and you can share a lot especially if you are doing a LIVE video. Also, if you are shy about doing LIVEs having someone with you makes it much easier.
Formula #8: The Expert Roundup
Gather a large number of opinions from experts on a particular subject and compile them into a single post.
I have not personally done this one so I can’t give any insights.
Formula #9: Reviews and Comparisons
Review a product or compare two different products and let your audience know which one is better and why.
I have only done reviews of my network marketing company’s products. I did not compare them to any other as I don’t take any other products!
Formula #10: Resource Roundup
Provide links to a large number of resources that are related to a specific subject.
This one could cover many different things. Take your choice.
Formula #11: Quote Roundup
Gather a large number of quotes that are related to one topic and compile them into a single blog post.
I like to do quotes on social media. I had not thought of doing them in a blog this way. Let me sure with you what a friend said. When you do a quote as a social media post don’t just put the quote. Do a little writing why you like this post, how it makes you feel or what it reminds you of. Put something personal with the quote. This help your audience understand and maybe feel the same thing. It can help you find your target audience.
Formula #12: Behind the scenes/A day in the life
Take your audience behind the scenes of your life and business, giving them a snapshot of what a particular day looks like.
This also helps your audience know who you are. It does help your brand which is you.
Formula #13: Data-Backed Posts
Either do original research and write about it or write something based on research done by others.
This almost goes along with Formula #3 Controversy. If you have done the research you have something to back it up or use someone else’s research.
Formula #14: Inspirational Stories
Tell your audience an inspirational story that is related to your business and furthers your business objectives.
I have done an inspirational story about something in my life not necessarily my business.
Formula #15: Frequently Asked Questions
Answer questions in your blog post that you are frequently asked either in person or via email.
Formula #16: Top Takeaways
Provide your top takeaways from a particular book, conference, podcast, movie or other item.
I have done this with books and a couple of conferences I attended.
Formula #17: Beginner’s Guide
Create how-to posts that guide beginners through a particular set of actions or process.
I have written a couple ebooks for beginners. I need to put some of the info into a post.
I hope this will help you when you have a day when it seems nothing is inspiring you to write. I have those days occasionally.
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To Your Success,