Different blog posts & editing

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Different blog posts & editing

  1. 1. bount yvirt ualsupport .com http://www.bountyvirtualsupport.com/different-blog-posts-and-editing-tips/Blog Posts - From Preparation to Promotion - Part 3of 4BLOG POST DIVERSITY & MY 9 STEP EDITING PROCESSIn part 1 we had a look at how to prepare a documentIn part 2 we had a look at general writing guidelines and blog writing guidelinesThis post will look at different types of blog posts and general editing practices.DIFFERENT TYPES OF BLOG POSTSOne of the most comprehensive lists of different types of blog posts is written by KarolK on ProBlogger. So instead of recreating the wheel, head on over and take note of the52 different types of blog posts that Karol has listed.My suggestion is to choose 5 different types of posts to work with so that your style hasconsistency. The idea here is to experiment with what feels good for you and yourbusiness.
  2. 2. Listed below are 11 different types of blog posts to get you started.Standard blog post1. Company news2. How to tutorials3. Industry newsListsYou are reading one now.Step by Step ProcessesThe next section of this post is an example of a step by step process.Reviews1. Products2. Methods and processesCase StudiesWith the permission of your client you can write up a case study of how you foundsolutions to any problemsVideo postsAnthony Idle from Local Video Marketing provides an excellent example of a video blogpost. In this video he is giving a review on Vestro which is a CRM software product.Survey ResultsThe latest results of a survey that you or someone else conducted.Infographics1. Traditional style of presenting statistics2. Creative style of turning an otherwise mundane blog post into a visual imagePodcastsPodcasts are great for interviews.Curated Posts both as news posts and evergreen postsThere is a big difference between curated content and plagiarism. If you are going toinclude other people’s work in your blog posts, then you must give them credit. If you are
  3. 3. going to curate other people’s work, best practices suggest that you use it as areference to assist in your overall message. The 3 basic types of curated content are:1. To the minute news about your topic2. Trending conversations on social media3. Evergreen posts on a topic where you gather the best information regarding thattopic and compile it into a blog postSlideshare presentations1. Presentations that you and your company have conducted2. Re-purpose some of your existing content into a visual presentationTIPS ON EDITINGErnest Hemingway was right when he uttered that quote. From your first draft to the timeyou publish your blog post, you will probably make many changes to your blog post.Don’t rely on any spell checkers for spelling or grammatical errors as they don’t pick upevery error. The only way you can be sure that your post is error free is to manually edityour document. Most of us have our own personal ritual when it comes to editing andthere is no right or wrong way so long as the finished document is error free. The stepsbelow are specifically for those of you who work with MS Word 2010 or 2013 andWordPress. However the principles of editing relate to everyone.
  4. 4. I bet you thought you could forget about your blog post after you pressed the publishbutton didn’t you. Okay, you probably weren’t thinking that and you know that it’s time topromote your latest blog post.In the 5th and final post of this series I will investigate many of the different methodsyou can use to promote your blog post.Source Images: Sea Shells;http://www.flickr.com/photos/36499441@N00/2603802924 and TropicalBeach; http://www.flickr.com/photos/21366409@N00/3074557190/
  5. 5. Related posts:Blog Posts - From Preparation to Promotion - A 4 Part SeriesBLOG POSTS - FROM PREPARATION TO PROMOTION - PART 2 OF 4

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