Since there are so many different types of blog posts, you may wonder if you’re able to format the different posts in different manners. You may have a few random thoughts for one post, and a photo gallery for another post. Yet when you use the standard blog post for both of them, your readers aren’t able to distinguish between the types of posts.
If you go to the WordPress forum, you’ll find that there are a number of different ways to format your blog entries depending on the type of post that you’re posting. If you have a photo gallery, you can click on the button in WordPress to format the post one way. If you have block quotes in your post, you may want to have the quotes more obvious than the rest of your text.
Yet with all the options for formats, you may still be unsure what to post.
Though you can post snippets of conversations you’ve had with friends or family members, you may feel that your conversations aren’t that interesting. You may even feel that your life is too boring to post status updates like on Twitter. Video or photo galleries are great, but what if you don’t have pictures you want to post?
What if you’re having trouble coming up with content for your blog?
Many times, once the first blush of starting a blog is gone, it can be difficult to know what to post. Sometimes it’s hard to find inspiration in the small things that happened during the day.
When you’re looking for ideas for your next post, you may want to look at other types of blog post formats. These formats can give you ideas on your next blog post. One place you might look for a blog post format is the Online Journalism Blog website. This website lists 12 types of blog posts that you might want to use for your blog.
You could link to something you found on another website.
You might want to simply comment on what you link to. Or you might disagree with what you’ve read and give a strong argument on why you disagree. You might even attempt to start an argument with another blogger to generate more traffic on your own blog.
You might choose to list a number of resources on how to do something or where to get information. You might give a tutorial based on your own expertise. You could go to a local event and blog about what happens there. There are any number of ways that you can keep your blog content fresh and still stay true to your original intentions.