In order to make your blog successful, no matter what type of blog it may be, you need to have fresh, updated content in order to divert traffic to it. It can be hard to attract such an audience, especially if your blog is new and just starting out. But there are ways to get around this. You don’t necessarily have to go crazy and try out all of these content ideas in order to drive traffic into your blog, however at the same time, don’t be afraid to try something new if you think it could work.
If you use a content marketing schedule, you’re more likely to post new content regularly, instead of trying something new on the off chance, and never doing it again. It’s important to keep traffic driven into your blog once it’s already been there once. Remember that this list isn’t exclusive either – if you have an idea of your own, by all means try it out! But here are ten awesome content ideas that you can try out in your blog.
Everyone who is on the Internet will know what a meme is. They’re funny, relatable, and most importantly, viral. With so many meme creators out there, it’s easy for anyone to make one for their own purposes – you can adapt your own for your blog’s advantages. It can instantly give you blog some comedy and personality, and they can be shared via any social media platform.
2.) User-generated content
This immediately allows you to interact with your audience, as your blog or article or post, is based on your users’ content. This can be done in the form of an embedded tweet, which are easy to include in any aspect of your blog, and almost gives your blog some promotion, especially if the users are saying something good about you! Or the content can be something more artistic, be it an image or video. They could be writing a compelling copy of something. Or you could lure your users in with a contest, with the winner being featured on your blog. Whichever way you choose to do it, make sure you include something that’s user-generated.
This is an obvious one, as videos are much more interesting and entertaining to watch, rather than simply looking at a few images and some text put together. Whatever video it is you want to use, you can find something that is relevant to your blog. You can also either use your own video, or link to somebody else’s YouTube video (as long as you give them credit). A good video will convey your blog’s message in a visually memorable way, which allows you to communicate better with your audience.
Similar to memes, either a cartoon or comic will add some humour to your blog, which people like to see – it will interest users so much more than a picture of something in real life trying to be funny (unless it’s animals, in which case we’ll let you off). Even better if you can make the cartoon or comic relatable, as users will share them on social media to show their friends this “funny and relatable content”. Thus your content will circulate quickly among your audience, and will divert them straight back to the source of the picture, which is your blog.