Here you will find a combination of notes and tips and examples on BLOGS. What they are and How to write in a Blog. I am also including some examples. You can start by looking at the:
Top 100 Australian Blogs List: http://blogpond.com.au/top-100-australian-blogs-index/
Gyutae Park claims that there are 13 Types of Blog–June 4, 2008 – Written by Gyutae Park, http://www.winningtheweb.com/13-types-blog-posts.php
When it comes to blogging, there are 13 different types of posts that bloggers have in their arsenals. That’s right, 13. Believe it or not, each of these different types of posts offer unique value to readers of an audience. What’s your favorite?
1. How To Guides
These are the authority guides that top bloggers use to attract links and build exposure. If you want to build a long term site with a large readership, writing useful content is definitely the way to go…
The Art Blog of Emily Gonsalves: Tutorial Creating Comics with Illustrator http://artblog.emilygonsalves.com/2008/07/tutorial-creating-comics-with.html
Informational posts contain … information. They’re mostly based on theory and facts and are usually great resources.
BLOG HELP, BLOG RESOURCES, BLOG INFORMATION
A blog is more than just a funny-sounding abbreviation for an online diary. It can help you promote yourself and your business, but you need to know how to use it. The articles in this section will give you the tips you need to know to increase your traffic – and profit — when you sound off at your keyboard.
Or Jess 3: Information aesthetics. Where form follows data: http://infosthetics.com/
Infotoday Blog — a Conference Weblog by the Editors of Information Today:
3. Link roundups
Linking to other relevant articles…can be beneficial for all parties:
Someone’s gotta break the news right? I don’t recommend smaller blogs do this, but writing news type posts can help a site to gain trust and authority. Search Engine Land, for example, has come on strong over the past 2 years in reporting search-related news.
The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog
Sydney Morning Herald: http://blogs.smh.com.au/newsblog/archives/freedom_of_information/index.html
Human Rights News-
The Human Rights Blog: http://www.humanrightsblog.org/
The Human Rights Blog: http://www.thehumanrightsblog.com
Censored News: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/
Art news: Second Life Art News: http://sl-art-news.blogspot.com/
A library Writer’s Blog: http://librarywriting.blogspot.com/2010/07/call-for-articles-music-information.html
UFOs, extraterrestrials sightings and news:. unexplained news.http://www.cosmicparadigm.com/ufonews/
Popular Culture News blog:
Lists are short, easy to follow, and great for attracting attention. Because of this, they are frequently used on social media sites like Digg:
The best news, videos and pictures on the web as voted on by the Digg community. Breaking news on Technology, Politics, Entertainment, and more!
Strong feelings have to be let out right? Rants can be humorous and relieving for the blogger. If you’re going to rant though, make sure you’re not going to regret it the morning after.
Stevey’s Blog Rants: Random Whining and Stuff.
Travel Rants: http://www.travel-rants.com/
A Mama’s Rant: http://www.amamasrant.com/
7. Life Streaming
What did you have for breakfast this morning? What will you be doing later this week? Life blogging has become increasingly popular the last couple of years, especially with new services like Twitter and Facebook. Feel free to life blog all you want – no guarantees that anyone will care though.
Giulia Mauri Blog: http://giuliamauri.blogspot.com/
Kelly’s MyQute Lifestreaming Blog (Health, Food Reviews, Twitter): www.myqute.com
8. Live Blogging
Another form of blogging that has been effective is the live reporting of different events like sports games, conference sessions, and business meetings. Tamar Weinberg and Lisa Barone do an excellent job reporting on search conferences.
For various examples on sport, music and TV shows see the following link:
Bob’s Blog: Live from Lewisville: http://sturminator.blogspot.com/
Watkins Glen Live Blog: http://netdugout.com/nascar/2010/08/monostram1/watkins-glen-live-blog/
…. There will always be a strong demand for reviews – if you can make money from them even better:
The Weblog Review:
Blog Reviews: http://www.theweblogreview.com/index.php
Music Reviews: http://www.zmemusic.com/category/reviews/
10. Opinions / Perspectives
The great thing about the blogosphere is that it enables a diverse group of people to share their thoughts and opinions about any topic imaginable. In my opinion, opinion posts are natural to blogging – every blogger should frequently inject their own thoughts on a matter:
My Opinion Blog This Is What I Think, Tell Me If I’m Right?
Jeff Finley –Artist and Designer: http://www.jefffinley.org/blog-opinion/film-reviews-opinion-commentary/my-opinion-on-film/
Post artblog.net: http://www.postartblog.net/
11. Picture gallery
Bloggers frequently use posts in order to display a gallery of photos followed by their commentary. This is a great way to highlight a few key images to receive more exposure – something that can’t really be accomplished with photo sharing sites like
Flickr and Picasa.
12. Video posts
Videos are becoming more and more common on blogs and are more effective in engaging readers. Mark of 45n5 and Shawn Collins frequently use videos to complement the content on their blogs.
Today Classic Music Video: http://videoblog.scena.org/
Misto and Pizzi music video blog:: http://www.mystoandpizzi.com/
13. Promotional posts
Of course we can’t forget the promotional posts – the contests, marketing promotions, and plugs. Bloggers use promotional type posts to build their readership and gain new contacts.
So there you have it – the 13 types of blog posts. Can you think of any more not included on this list?
As a blogger, which type of post do you find most effective in gaining new readers and subscribers?
As a reader, which type of post do you most enjoy reading?