What’s a Blog Post? Here are 10 Common Types

Looking for something to add to your blog. Here are 10 common blog posts from area blogs.

1. Blog stroll

Create a list of interesting links to other Web sites and blogs related to your topic. Also called “aggregation.” See Phillyist’s Extra, Extra

2. Round up of news or opinion

Pick a subject and write a paragraph about it. Link to key sources and other places to get more information. See Phillyist post about CAKE at the Mann

3. Write up a short piece of news

Write a short news or informational post and add links to key Web resources. See Heard in the Hall’s post about Mayor Nutter’s new communications manager

4. Find upcoming Events

Create a list of upcoming events related to your subject. Link to the information. See TechnicallyPhilly’s Event Highlights for Sept 20-26

5. Be a guide or offer advice

What do your readers want to know about? Where should they go? What should they do? You can tell them. See Jersey Shore Fishing’s Best Bets for the Weekend

6. Take a photo

Take a photo (or a series of photos) related to your topic. Post them. Add a bit of text. See Philebrity’s abina Rose Gardens Coming Along Quite Nicely, Thank You

7. Record some audio

Create an audio segment related to your topic. See Philly Food Guys Truck Food at Temple: Teppanyaki & Coffee

8. Shoot some video

Post a video clip that is relevant to your subject. See uwishunu’s Studioscopic with Zoe Cohen

9. Do a quick Q and A

Call or email a relevant source. Post a quick question and answer with photo and links. See InCherryHill’s Local teacher to have song featured on ‘Scrubs’

10. Make a list

Make a list of things related to your subject. Things to do. Things to think about. Things that are funny. Things that are new. Things that are old. Lists of things. See We Think, Therefore We List

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