For any new blogger, finding the right content for your brand new blog is hard. Well, you are not alone.
The bad news is, yes, it’s tricky. Starting a blog from scratch may sound scary, but at least you just have to do it one time. But then after that, creating content for a new blog is the harder, if not the hardest part. What to write?
The good news? Here is a list of 5 types of content for a new blog that works.
5 types of content for a new blog
(that you, an experienced blogger, may also need sometimes!)
1. The listicle
You probably have heard about that: an article + in a list-format = a listicle!
This is so far the easiest type of content that any blogger, both newbie and veteran, can relate to. People like this kind of blog post because it gives them the numbers. Yes, people like numbers, and when they see that they can expect 10 must-have items in their closet, that’s a blessing!
2. The “how-to”
Even when you’re a newbie blogger, you must already be interested in your blogging subject as well as have had some knowledge about what you’re going to write, right? So, some how-tos will always be a good idea to start with.
If you want to make money from your blog, a how-to is not only a must but also a way to generate as many sales as possible.
You show people how to do something, say how to set up a website with Bluehost, and they will follow you step-by-step, including clicking on the affiliate links you put there, buying exactly things you’ve mentioned, etc.
3. The tricks and tips
Sharing some tricks and tips will make your blog post sound like a “quick-win” for your readers because by the end of the day, who doesn’t want to know 20+ tips to save money while travelling in Europe, am I right?
4. The round-up
There are two types of round-ups you can create for your blog: Either a “collection” of your other blog posts/your favourite tools/resources or a round-up of content from other fellow bloggers.
Either way, the options are endless. The more content you create in your own blog, the more resources you’ll have to create your own round-ups content later.
For example, a food blogger can have 5 recipes in his/her blog. Now he/she can write a round-up about 5 basic recipes for your everyday.
5. The cornerstone content
That’s one is a heavy one. It’s a cornerstone, you see.
According to Yoast SEO, “cornerstone content should be the most important and extensive articles on your site”, meaning it should be the most detailed, highly related to your blog’s niche/topic, and should be long-form articles with in-depth information.
Simply put, you will want your readers to remember you and be able to search for your blog through these cornerstone content.
No matter what topic you cover or what niche your blog is, creating content for a new blog is never a piece of cake. For cornerstone content, it’s even harder, but it’ll pay off. Invest more time on it and you’ll save a lot of time SEO-ing and promoting your site in the future.