Writing every day (or nearly every day) can be challenging. It takes a lot to create useful, fun content that is unique and will draw in readers.
Having a backlog of content can be extremely helpful for those days when you just don’t have the inspiration or energy. But in order to create a backlog, you need to write even more!
Yeah, seriously. That sounds rough, doesn’t it?
No need to fear, friends. Here’s a list of 25 popular, interesting types of content to get you going. Pick your format, then plug in your niche and boom! Inspiration strikes. Give it a try. I dare you.
Interview or Q&A. Chat with an interesting person in your field to get your audience interested in your topic.
A list. Much like this one, lists are quick reads, which usually makes them pretty popular.
A case study. Pick something that relates to one of your products or services.
A styled photo shoot. Could be anything from flat lays to photos of your products or anything in between.
An event recap. Go to a local networking event in your industry and post photos and a review of the event.
A product review. Get specific about details of a product and how it works.
An infographic outlining information about how your product or service can help. Or just about your niche or blog topic.
A podcast. You don’t have to do a whole series. You may not be the next Sarah Koenig, but you can guest star on someone else’s podcast or do just a single episode of your own. But who knows? You might love it!
A vlog post. Maybe you find it easier to talk than type. Turn on your camera and try it out.
A quiz. Remember those amazing love quizzes from the old Cosmo copies you had stashed under your bed for, like, eight years? Yeah, make one of those about your topic.
A quote and analysis. People love quotes. Talk about what means to you and why it’s important.
A tutorial. You know how to do stuff. Show people!
A current event article. Talk about your take on what’s happening right now. Check out the trending hashtags to get some ideas.
A round-up. Pick a topic and create a round-up of resources that help educate your audience on that particular topic. Or pick a bunch of products that go together somehow.
A BTS post. Go “behind the scenes” and let your readers in on what the actual photo looks like prior to cropping on Instagram.
A guest post. Truly stumped? Feature a guest post by someone whose creative juices are actually flowing right now. Here's an example of a guest post that I did for Arts & Budgets.
A checklist or cheat sheet. Give your readers information and motivation to help them accomplish a task or goal.
A how-to article. Much like the tutorial, take people through the steps of how to do something, and how to do it well. Here's one of my how-to articles.
A do-good post. Share information about an amazing non-profit you support. Explain their mission, link to them, and share why it’s important to you.
A template. Show your readers how to do something with a fill-in-the-blank style template.
A survey/results post. Ask your readers a few survey questions through your social media pages, then report on the results in your blog.
A resource guide. You’re not the be-all, end-all when it comes to your topic. Help your readers find more information with a list of helpful resources that you love to look at for inspiration.
A Dictionary. Get back to basics and introduce readers to some of the confusing terminologies that you might be using throughout your posts.
A before and after post. This can be about any transformation: weight loss, taking a course, applying a certain technique, etc. The key is to show a major difference.
A post about you. Whether you choose a “day in the life” look or a more all-encompassing take on your story, share information about yourself. Readers love to get to know the people who write fascinating posts for them to read.
What are your favorite types of posts to read or write? Let us know in the comments and let’s keep this list growing!