ALL ABOUT BLOGS
There are 9 types of common blog posts you see on the web. You can certainly overlap and combine multiple types into one if desired. The types are as follows:
1. Reflection – deep thoughts and self-reflection. Putting it all out there can really help organize thoughts and ideas.
2. How-to/Helpful – the classic ‘How-to’ essay is way better when it includes pictures, videos, and other media.
3. Journal/Diary – great for reading logs, field trips, science labs, study abroad, etc.
4. News/Announcement – keeping readers up-to-date with important information.
5. Marketing/Sales – propaganda and commercials.
6. Controversial/Debate/Editorial – taking a stance on an issue, making sure to back up thoughts with facts and proof.
7. Reviews – think Amazon or Tripadvisor reviews. Students can review lessons, field trips, videos, and more.
8. Resource/Reference – similar to the how-to posts, but something people might bookmark and come back to again and again.
9. Ongoing Series – choose any of the above, but split it up into several shorter posts that get published over a set period of time.
There are 8 common formats of blog posts to choose from as well:
1. Informal – short paragraphs and doesn’t always follow academic writing standards.
2. Long Form – like a chapter of a book.
3. Micro-blog – short posts of a sentence or two that usually include a link to another site.
4. Listicle – You know these well – you are reading one now. ’10 ways to…’
5. Slideshows – sometimes done as an alternative form of a listicle.
6. Photo Posts – centered around an image.
7. Podcasts – audio (or video) shows.
8. Video ‘Vlogs’ – embed a video with extra information, links, or a summary.
To learn more about techniques for beginning your blog and get blog ideas click here
Information taken from https://www.theedublogger.com/2015/10/15/50-ideas-for-student-blogging-and-writing-online/