17 Blog Post Types Defined

17 Blog Post Types Defined

I have compiled a list of the 17 different kinds of blog posts you can use to create incredibly compelling and clickable content for your blog.

How To Guides & Tutorials

Guide your readers step-by-step through a particular process, showing them how to achieve a desired outcome.

News & Current Events

Write about relevant news and current events, inserting your own thoughts and commentary.

Controversy

Write about a controversial subject in a way that is helpful to your readers and not overly offensive.

Checklists

Help your readers remember everything they need to about a particular subject by creating an in-depth checklist.

Listicles

Create a very large list of items that are relevant to your readers.

Case Studies

Show your readers how you or one of your customers achieved success during a specific time frame.

Profiles & Interviews

Profile or interview someone who would be of interest to your readers.

The Expert Roundup

Gather a large number of opinions from experts on a particular subject and compile them into a single post.

Reviews & Comparisons

Review a product or compare two different products and let your readers know which one is better, and why.

Resource Roundup

Provide links to a large number of resources that are all related to a specific subject.

Quote Roundup

Gather a large number of quotes that are all related to one topic and compile them into a single blog post

Behind The Scenes / A Day In The Life

Take your readers behind the scenes of your life and business, giving them a snapshot of what a particular day looks like.

Data-Backed Posts

Either do original research and write about it or write something based research done by others.

Inspirational Stories

Tell your readers an inspirational story that is related to your business and furthers your business objectives.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answer questions in your blog post that you are frequently asked either in person or via email.

Top Takeaways

Provide your top takeaways from a particular book, conference, podcast, movie, or other item.

Beginner’s Guides

Create how-to posts that guide beginners through a particular set of actions or process.