7 Types of Blog Posts You Can Create Right Now

7 Types of Blog Posts You Can Create Right Now

For when you can't think of anything else.

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Has writer's block got you down? Creating a blog has a lot that goes into it other than the content.

There are themes to pick, social media to post to, marketing to conduct, you name it. All of this has your attention while your writing, unfortunately, falls to the wayside.

Coming up with content constantly for not only your blog but everything attached to it can take a toll. As a blogger, sometimes all you want to do is sit and blog!

That said, if you're feeling stumped, here are a few types of blog posts that'll have you feeling inspired again. Take a look!


Newsjacking Posts

This term sounds horrible but it's actually not. Some companies are able to break news as soon as it happens.

Is Kim Kardashian on a new diet? You better believe that E! News has the rundown on that.

Once you see that post hit their site, you can easily read it then interpret the copy into your own words. Newsjacking is similar to news posts except you can add your own opinions to it.

If Kim K is on a diet you think is dangerous, say so. Newsjacking posts are fun to read because people get updated on current events while also getting to know you more as a writer. Who knows, you may even have a new reader because of it!

How to Articles

It's a classic for a reason. Who doesn't love a good "how to" post?

People are looking to learn new things every day and the most common phrase they'll type into Google is "how to." All you have to do is supply the rest of that phrase.

Think of what's relevant to your niche. If you make your own clothes then it would only make sense to title a post on "how to make a top."

This type of post as it's so versatile, it pretty much fits every and any niche. You don't have to teach readers something physical and tangible as it can be a post on gaining more blog traffic.

When in doubt, how to articles can save the day. If you learned something new that you think would be helpful to share, figure out a way to turn it into a how to post. Chances are, it won't be that hard.

Infographics

People like content that's easily digestible. Unfortunately, reading lengthy posts time after time can get stale.

Instead, give your readers some variety! Infographics are a great way to do that as it's completely visual. Images are easier to digest as there won't be so many words as with a traditional post.

Another benefit of creating infographic posts is that you'll increase the amount of inbound links. Something that's as shareable and likable as an infographic will see you racking up the mentions.

Think creating one is hard? Think again!

You can easily create an infographic using sites like Canva. Creative Market would be another good site to check out as you can buy a template for a good price.

Where Are They Now Posts

Whether your obsession lies with actors or musicians, it's always fun to see where they've ended up, especially after a major project.

For the cast of Barney Miller, you see most of the actors went on to do other things while the rest of the gang stayed with their profession of acting. But it doesn't have to be about actors from older shows, either.

With the population fixated on reality shows, you can get a good amount of traffic tracking down old reality stars and writing about their whereabouts. It may take some time to craft this kind of post but it'll pay off nicely because people are always interested in this type of content.

Checklists

You probably keep a handful of lists for your grocery runs, work supplies, even daily to-do lists. Your readers are in the same boat as you---they have a lot on their plate but may not always have time to write an organized list.

That's where you come in.

To help your readers out, you can craft checklists that'll help them with the tasks they need to get done. Are they starting a business? It'd be a good idea to include everything that's needed to get started.

As another idea pertaining to checklists, you can also craft a series. Keeping with the business idea, your first series could be about branding. Make a list of all things needed to create a brand such as gathering a color palette, brand images, and elements.

Listicles

Since we've discussed checklists, let's move onto another list-type article---listicles! If you don't know what they are, in fact, you're reading one right now.

Listicles are pretty self-explanatory---they're a list article. And they can be about practically anything.

You can list your favorite restaurants to eat at in Los Angeles or your favorite books to read when relaxing. There's practically no end to what you can create with this type of blog post.

Case Studies

Do you have a success story to share? Or perhaps you know of someone who does? Case studies are a great type of post to showcase these successes.

If you have a business, these are essential to converting potential customers through your blog. You want to inform people of how your business has helped others in a significant way.

No matter your product or service, you can benefit from creating a case study. The thing to keep in mind is that these are more than a testimonial. Case studies are chock-full of valuable information pertaining to how you helped that customer.

You'll want them to go into detail of the issues they had prior to working with you. Maybe they were only getting a trickle of visitors a week.

After you've talked about the pain points they had, then go into detail of how you helped. Did you help increase their conversions? How about developed customized ways to draw in traffic?

No matter what, inform those reading your post of how you benefitted that customer. And don't worry, it won't sound egotistical.

Using these types of content will ensure you won't be defeated by writer's block again.

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A Letter To My Angel, Amanda

Rest Easy Angel 11.07.18

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Amanda,

Your death has been the hardest thing for me to accept because every day I knew you, you were so full of life. You were radiant. Your presence lit up every room you walked into and your infectious laugh filled it. You cared for everyone and put others before yourself. You were one of my first forever friends.

You accepted and loved me for everything I was and everything I was not. You kept me company whether we were sitting in my basement doing nothing at all or spending the day in New York City. You were constantly making me laugh and were always there for me.

I scroll through my camera roll and your Facebook all the time and there are so many random pictures of us that I can't place, that I can't explain, but they're my favorite pictures because they remind me that we have so many memories together that it's impossible to remember them all.

But every time I think of you I'm overwhelmed with seas of memories that I can remember every moment of. Do you remember when we went to your farmhouse for the weekend and spent hours melting crayons with a hair dryer to make our own board? Well, that picture ended up being my Dads background for about 6 years, I still can't tell you why.

Or the day I found out I was moving back to California and you held me while I ugly-cried and told me that we would be friends no matter how far apart we were because you knew that was my biggest fear? And then moving day when you came over and drew notes in sharpie over all of my boxes and we made a mattress slide?

I have countless memories that include you that I'll cherish forever, from playing Just Dance with you in the basement to sharing our 13th birthday party.

These past two months I've been full of anger. I've been angry at the world for taking you and angry at myself for letting life and distance get in the way. I'll probably hold a piece of that anger for the rest of my life but I'll also hold eternal appreciation and admiration for you.

I want to tell you that I appreciate that you were always there for me when I needed someone. I appreciate that you could make me laugh until I couldn't breathe even on my worst days. I appreciate that you accepted me for all my flaws and never expected perfection. I appreciate that you were always supportive and encouraging and most of all I appreciate that you were the most amazing friend.

I want you to know that I admire your strength. I admire how you were always able to find the good in everything and see the best in everyone. I admire how selfless you were, always putting others before yourself. I admired how nonjudgmental you were, you always gave the best advice. I admire how hard headed you could be, never giving up until you reached your goal but more importantly I admired you for being you.

Remembering you is so easy, it's having to miss you that's so hard. My life is better because you were a part of it and I'm far from the only one. There is an army of people that miss you every day that will carry a piece of you forever. Rest easy, angel.

I love you.

Shea.

You are forever in our hearts. 

Amanda Aujero

"Amanda was one of my only friends starting high school and was there with me through family dinners, sleepovers, breakups, SAT's, and graduation. She was a light and such a beautiful person. We laughed so hard together that we would pee our pants. I miss her like crazy and plan on visiting her and talking to her for the rest of my life. She taught me to live with no regrets." -Mary Skrzypczak

"One thing I loved about Amanda was that she had such an open-mindedness I could tell her anything with no judgements." -Avery Zulauf

"My favorite memory of Amanda is us driving down the main road in LBI and laughing our asses off. I have known Amanda for years but her last 2 1/2 years on earth, I feel as if we got the closer we had ever been and I'm internally grateful for that. I love you Amanda." -Catie Keating

"There's a billion amazing words I could use that perfectly describe Amanda, but the one that I think differentiates her from most people is "real". She was real. That girl was truly one of a kind; irreplaceable. I knew from a young age when we became friends in elementary school that I could lose all of my friends but if I only had her I would be okay. It even felt that way at times but she and I were happy having just each other. One of my favorite memories with her was when I moved to Florida to start my freshmen year in high school. We were both upset we weren't experiencing high school together and we promised that we would never stop being best friends. I was scared starting at a school in a new state and not knowing anyone, and you know what Amanda did? For the first week or so before I made friends she would FaceTime me at lunch everyday so I wouldn't eat alone. Now that's true friendship right there. When I moved back it was like I never left. I always thought of her as a sister who just happened to be my best friend too. If you learn one thing from this it's that everyone should have an Amanda in their life. And if you don't, then don't settle because if you have that relationship with someone it outweighs having hundreds of friends. Having that special relationship with someone regardless if you're both here or not will never die. It lives on and it's something that I will cherish forever." -Selena Gonzalez

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Unexpected House Repairs You Should Know About

It's best to be prepared.

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As a first-time homeowner, the excitement of your newly purchased home leaves you blind to the dangers in the future. While your house is a symbol of safety and comfort, it's also susceptible to damage.

Damage that you didn't plan for. That said, unexpected house repairs can leave your wallet drained or your home in ruin if you can't foot the bill.

To make sure you're completely prepared for the future and your new house can stay looking the same, here are some unexpected house repairs you need to know about.

Take a look!

Roofing

Your roof is what takes hit after hit either it's rain, hail, even lightning. It's the thing keeping your head and your family's head nice and dry.

If there were to be damages, your roof becomes susceptible to leakage, holes, and tears. To keep you and your family safe, check your roof regularly.

If you notice anything off within the shingles (especially after a bad storm), contact a roofing company immediately. They'll come out to access the damage and what'll need to be done along with the cost.

HVAC

The piece of equipment that keeps your home cool in the summer and warm in the summer needs regular maintenance in order to stay operational. Once every six months is when you should have a professional come out to conduct a checklist of what needs to be done.

After that, you can take care of the maintenance yourself. Some of the things that'll need to be done is changing the filter, cleaning coils, and lubricating moving parts.

If you decide to ignore the regular maintenance that should be done on your HVAC unit, repairs could run as high as four digits.

Driveway

If your home has an asphalt driveway, the harsh elements can wreak havoc on it. That said, constant damage can cause it to crumble or develop cracks.

If left untreated to the point of breakage, you're looking at a hefty bill. To prevent that, clean it every so often and apply a sealer to keep it looking new.

Wooden Deck

Decks are great for hosting summer barbecues and enjoying those cool nights. However, if you don't take care of it properly, deck repairs can cost upward of $10,000.

Rather than dread the day you get that high of a bill, it needs regular upkeep. Making sure debris such as twigs are pulled out in between the floorboards isn't enough. After that, you'll need to scrub it with a solution that's made specifically for decks then apply a sealant.

The sealant is the most important step as this is what'll keep moisture out of the boards. This will prevent rot and bugs.

Foundation

The foundation of your house needs to be in tip-top shape in order to prevent structural damage. But most importantly, it should prevent water from pooling beneath your home.

Water is the enemy of houses. A slight leak can turn into a major one which will become an expensive repair.

To make sure your foundation is good, pay close attention after it rains. If there's water where the house and ground meet, there's a problem. You should immediately get this issue corrected.

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