12 types of content that spread like wildfireFacebookShanna Mallon
No matter what advice you read on building a stellar blog, one key to success is always creating great content.
While your expertise and deep thoughts may provide an endless stream of high-quality content, every blog could use the boost of the post that sets the Internet on fire.
Blogworld’s Shanna Mallon has a great list of twelve types of content to hook new readers by spreading the good word about your blog.
1. News: Breaking news is always attention-grabbing, if only because it’s new. People like to feel in the know. So give your readers something worth spreading by announcing a big change or update.
2. Memes: Memes are made to be spread. They may be photos, videos, tags, or other media, but they go viral quickly, making them the perfect social media tool. Wonder how a company or blogger can use memes to spread a message? Consider the following examples:
- Starting a Hashtag: Anthropologie tagging product line with #AnthroPetites and seeing followers do the same
- Joining an Existing Meme: Facebook doing the Harlem Shake
- Launching a Campaign: Bon Appetit’s monthly Cook the Cover feature, encouraging readers to make the recipe on the cover and post it online
3. Photos: Beautiful, eye-catching, noteworthy photos do well on many forms of social media, from Pinterest to Facebook. In fact, according to some research, Facebook posts with an image generate 120% more response than posts without one. So to maximize your influence, post attractive images readers will want to share.
Full story at Blogworld.
Great content ideas for your blog.
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