12. Behind The Scenes / A Day In The Life

If you have a sizable audience, there’s a good chance that they want to know what a day in your life is like. They want to go behind the scenes of your business and see how you do things. They want to learn from you and see what things are like from your vantage point. Doing behind the scenes / a day in the life blog posts is a great way to let your audience get to know you. Start from the moment you wake up until the time you go to bed. Chronicle what each element of your day looks like. ● What is your morning routine? ● What sorts of meetings do you have? ● What strategies do you use to be productive? ● What do interactions with your team look like? ● What is your nightly routine like? ● What do you do to unwind? Your goal is to give others a sense of what your day looks like. If possible, you also want your readers to learn valuable lessons from how you go about your day. For example, maybe you work out early each morning because it helps you feel energized throughout the day. Communicate that to your readers. Or perhaps you eat a specific type of superfood because of the numerous health benefits. Clue your audience into that. Or maybe you do yoga every evening because it helps you to relax. That’s a great tidbit to share with your audience and something they can learn from. If you don’t want to write a behind the scenes blog post, you could always video yourself throughout the day and then post that on your blog. Sometimes that can be even more effective than a written post.
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11. Quote Roundup

This is a hybrid between an expert roundup and a resource roundup.

In a quote roundup, you gather many quotes on a particular subject and put them into a single post. This gives your readers a sense of what many people have said about a given topic.

For example, you might create an extensive blog post that has numerous quotes about:

● Overcoming limiting beliefs
● Following your dreams
● The power of intention
● Achieving success
● Rising early
● The power of faith

These posts tend to be more inspirational than other types of posts since they feature poignant quotes. And because they feature so many poignant quotes, they also tend to get shared quite a bit on social media.

If you’re having trouble finding quotes on a particular subject, simply Google “Quotes About [SUBJECT].” You’ll probably find dozens, if not hundreds of quotes on the issue at hand.

Alternatively, you can search quote websites like Brainy Quote or A to Z Quotes to find quotes about just about any subject.

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10. Resource Roundup

There are so many resources available on the internet that it can be overwhelming to find what you’re looking for. With millions of new resources being published each day, finding the best can seem almost impossible.

This is why resource roundup posts can be so helpful.

A resource roundup post gathers all the best online resources related to a specific topic into a single blog post.

For example, you could…

● Create a blog post in which you link to the best blog posts, videos, and podcasts related to Search Engine Optimization

● Create a post in which you link to the best Keto recipes

● Link to best blog posts, podcasts, and videos related to Facebook marketing

Resource roundup posts aren’t necessarily easy to create. You have to do a fair amount of research to find the best resources related to a specific topic. You have to spend a lot of time reading posts, listening to podcasts, and watching videos to determine which ones are the highest quality.

But these types of posts add vast amounts of value to your readers. By gathering all the best resources into a single location, you spare your readers from having to search high and low throughout the internet.

These kinds of blog posts tend to get shared a lot because they’re so high in value. They also tend to bring readers back again and again because they contain so many valuable links.

Again, this is where using a tool like Feedly or Pocket can be very valuable. These tools let you save links, and then you can put them into your resource roundup post when you’re ready.

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9. Reviews and Comparisons

What’s the first thing you do when looking at a product on Amazon? If you’re like most people, you probably look at the reviews. We want to see what others thought about the product before we purchase it. We also have questions that we want to have answered regarding the product.

Reviews are an incredibly important part of the purchase process.

By reviewing and comparing products, you can provide a hugely valuable service to your readers. You can help them make educated decisions regarding products and services. You can enable them to purchase a product or service that’s best for them and help them avoid making non-beneficial purchases.

In a review, you discuss the pros and cons of a single product or service.

Your goal is to provide your readers with a thorough understanding of:

● How the product works
● Its advantages and disadvantages
● The specs of the product or service
● Whether or not you recommend it

In comparison, you’re comparing two (or more) related products or services against each other intending to recommend one. You’re essentially reviewing multiple items and then deciding which one you recommend to your readers.

The more reviews you do, the more of a trusted resource you become for your audience. They’ll look to you to help them decide which products and services are right for them.

Product review websites like Wirecutter get millions of visitors each month because they provide reliable, unbiased, extremely in-depth product reviews that can’t be found anywhere else.

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8. The Expert Roundup

An expert roundup is like an interview on steroids. It involves asking a standard question, or set of questions, to a group of experts, and then compiling all their answers into a single, coherent, compelling blog post.

The goal is to gather as much expert advice on a single topic as possible and bring it all together into one location.

For example:

● You could ask email marketing experts about their favorite hack for growing their email list.

● You could ask weight-loss experts what exercises they recommend for losing weight quickly.

● You could ask tax experts what the number one overlooked tax deduction is.

Expert roundups tend to be easier to create than interviewing a single person. Because you’re only asking one (or a few questions), it makes it much easier for the experts to get back to you. They don’t have to answer a massive list of items and can still feel like they’re contributing their expert advice.

Expert roundups have a much greater chance of going viral than formal interviews. Why?

Two reasons:

● First, because it’s in listicle format. Listicles, in general, tend to go viral more often than other types of posts.

● Second, because you’re combining so much value into a single post, you’re tapping into numerous individuals’ expertise, making the post incredibly rich in value for the reader.