April is the month for the latest Blogging Improvement Project Bingo Game. The idea is to try and do many different types of posts during the month. Here's the list of the suggested types. As I do them, I will add the link to my post of that particular type.
The 14 post types (copy and pasted from the above link)
- A Link Post – share link (or series of links) your readers might find interesting: Favorite Links
- A Short Post – less than 200 words: Dying to Read
- A List Post – simple as it sounds, a list of some sort: Book Movies
- An Opinion Post – take an event, news, or another blog post and share your opinion on it: Earth Day
- A Poll Post – post a poll or ask your readers a specific question for feedback: How Do You Read and Blog?
- A How-To Post – You’re an expert in something; big or small, share how to do it: Strawberry Jam
- A Long Post – more than 700 words: Muse Concert
- A Review Post – self-explanatory, I think: Review: The Thief
- A Personal Post – something that’s going on in your life, related to your normal blog topic or not: What I Did on My Spring Break
- A Resource Post – you know a lot about something, share the sites/books/tutorials you go to on that topic. This is similar to a link post, except these links should be related in some way and be useful for other people who want to know about the topic
- An Interview or Guest Post – interview someone and post about it on your blog, solicit a guest post from someone else, or write a guest post yourself for another blog
- A Profile or Case Study Post — both of these types of posts involve writing about a person or group in your niche; find out what they do, how they got there, or interesting stories then share with your readers (more details from ProBlogger)
- A Post Contrasting Two Different Options – compare and contrast two similar items, let people know the pros and cons of each and ultimately decide which is the best. The End
- A Collation Post – gather quotes or opinions on a subject and place them together in a post. Then use these opinions to draw conclusions on the topic.
Can you see how this might get those creative juices going? I love it! I have a few ideas for some of them, but if you have any suggestions for me, let me know. I'd especially love to know if anyone would be willing to do a guest post. Anyone?