Hello and welcome to another blog post all about writing viral blog posts. Today, we’re going to take a look at blogging. Many people start off blogs with a few ideas on what to write about in their niche. After a while, they run dry of things to say.
This is a problem many bloggers have. Fortunately, my particular blog, which is a making-money-online, blogging, freelancing, dropshipping type of blog, means that I hopefully won’t run out of ideas for quite a while.
Writing Viral Blog Posts
So, what are some techniques for writing viral blog posts day after day after day? I think one of the biggest tricks is to make sure that you understand the different types of blog posts available to them.
Authority Blog Posts
For example, you can write blog posts showing that you’re an authority in your niche. You know the sort of thing. You can write that you are an internet marketing guru, a drop-shipping guru or freelancing guru and so on.
Funny thing is you don’t even need to be a guru, you just need to claim you are. It’s amazing what people are prepared to believe. I’m sad to say that that’s why internet scams work so well.
You could write cross-promotional posts using different online marketing methods. Now, there seems to be some confusion here as to what cross-promotional posts are. I thought cross-promoting meant using different types of promotional methods like YouTube, Facebook, etc.
However, it can also mean using other blogs to help promote your blog post. Of course, to do this, you’re going to need to reach out to different blog owners to get them on board, but that’s a post for a different time.
Recent News Posts
News posts are always a good idea. In fact, I’m thinking of starting a section on this blog about news as well. The only problem with news posts is that they don’t have good long-term SEO but they do show that your blog activity looks good, which is always good for search rankings.
By the way, if you’re not sure how to write news posts, you can set up Google alerts for affiliate marketing, dropshipping, buying a new car or whatever your niche is. This will make your life a lot easier and give you something to write about every day.
Personal blog posts are also something else that work quite well. In fact, I did one the other day for the first time that you can find here. For me, it was just really a chance to talk to you, my dear reader. So, I decided to write down some of my thoughts and feelings and blah blah blah.
The good thing about these types of posts you can write them all day long. Plus, you can say pretty much whatever you like because your posts don’t have to be on a particular niche topic. Again, personal posts are not great for SEO but they are great for showing people who you really are.
Controversial posts are good for getting traffic. I’m not such a great believer in controversial posts. Actually, it’s not that I’m not a believer they. It’s just that I don’t know that I’m a huge fan of writing them. That’s because I feel that they are argumentative, sometimes negative and that they can alienate your reader.
If you’ve been visiting my blog once or twice a week and then you come across a controversial post that you don’t like it my stop you from visiting anymore. Of course, other people might like it so I might get more readers. In other words, this is one of those things that I think you need to decide if you’re comfortable doing. In my case, I’m generally not but go for it if you are.
Self-promotion posts are something you read constantly on the internet. Again I’m not a big fan of self-promotion posts mainly because I’m British and I think Brits are not great at this, whereas Americans are very good at promoting themselves. Not that I’m saying how great British people are because we are a little bit more modest in our achievements.
I think that part of the reason that America is a more successful country (in some ways) than most other countries is that Americans are great at self-promotion. I don’t see that as a negative, by the way, I just think Americans do it better than anybody else. I suppose the trick is just to pretend your American on your blog.
Finally, you can do question posts. I do a lot of question posts on this blog. Firstly, they are quite easy to find. You just need to go to a question-and-answer forum (I use quora a lot) and find a question that you like and then start writing an answer for it.
It’s not really that difficult. As long as the question is fairly interesting, you should be able to come up with a reasonably interesting answer. The good thing about using a question and answer forum is that the question is probably being Googled quite a lot. So, not only do you know that people want to know the answer but you also know that if people are Googling this question then your website will hopefully come up in the search results.
Wrapping It All Up
Obviously, this is a very brief overview of writing viral blog posts on how to write blog posts and keep writing them every day. I think it’s important to know how to blog for the rest of your life and where to get the ideas that will allow you to continue blogging when all your competition has given up.
As always, I’m going to suggest you get some help and I’d like you to take a look at this course from somebody I’ve known for quite a while. Well, not as a friend-friend, more as an internet friend. His name is Basim Salim and I think he does a very good job of explaining how to go about this whole blogging idea.
So, check out his course and see what you think. Remember that as with all Udemy courses, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee so you’re not risking anything. Hopefully, you’ll like the course and if you take it, please come and tell everyone else what you think. Thank you very much and see you again soon.
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