Our 8-Step Guide for How to Write a Pro Blog Post

What is a blog post?

A blog post is a single piece of content published on a blog, a shortened form of the now-archaic term weblog,

Types of blog posts

Blog posts can be standalone pieces or parts of a longer series. They also come in a variety of formats:

How-to

In a how-to blog post, the blogger explains the steps the reader needs to take to complete a task.

List-based

Also known as a “listicle,” a portmanteau of list and article, a list-based blog post is one that’s organized as a list of related entries.

News article

A news article blog post links to a trending news article and provides the blogger’s thoughts on that news article.

Interview

In this kind of post, the blogger introduces a person they’ve interviewed and provides some background information about the interviewee and their work.

Review

In a review post, the blogger reviews a movie, video game, TV show, book, product . . . anything, really.

Personal

A personal blog post, like a personal essay, is where the author discusses their personal experiences, thoughts, and/or opinions.

Explainer

An explainer blog post is similar to a how-to blog post in that it provides a thorough, objective explanation of its topic.

Image-based

As the name implies, an image-based blog post is a post that focuses on images. The post could be an infographic.

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