10 blog post styles for you to try

Do you love writing for your business blog but feel a bit stuck in a rut? Here are ten different blog post styles for you to try.

List

The list is an effective but simple way to lay out the information you want to share. You can think in odd numbers; 3 places to visit in the south of France, 5 ways to fix a bicycle etc. Or go large with 10, 12, 15 or even 21!

FAQ

This a great way of creating content that you know your ideal client will find useful. Think about some of the most commonly asked questions regarding your industry, your business and how you operate. Voila! 

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The Why’s and Wherefore’s of Blogging

Starting a blog for the first time can be a daunting experience. Even if you are familiar with writing in other forms, blogging presents different challenges in the form of both a digital platform and the more personal topics often shared.

Here a few of my tips to help you on your way.

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Should you be blogging? Why the answer might be no.

As a copywriter who helps business owners write blogs you might be surprised to hear me say that not everyone needs a blog section on their website.

In fact, it’s a conversation that I have with almost all of my new blogging clients. These are some of the most common answers that I hear to my question “so why do you feel you need a blog for your business?”

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Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby…

Oh, I’m sorry. This is a business site. I forgot the rules there for a second. So, no sex. How about religion?

No?

Politics then.

No politics either?

It can be tough as a business owner, when the world tries to force you into following a set of rules. Many people will advise you to take the safe route. Don’t express a strong opinion, you might alienate a potential customer. But passion can be strong, staying quiet frustrating. 

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Fundraising Event for Childrens Cancer Charity

Every Wednesday morning I attend a breakfast meeting at The Novotel in York. It is a referral based networking group, one of the more formal forms of networking that I engage with.

That doesn’t mean we’re not able to have fun though. This weekend the group are holding a family friendly music festival at The Red Lion, Upper Poppleton. Visitors will discover great live music from local headline bands; entertainment for the children, beer and food. 

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A Micro Brewery Mystery Tour with Brewtown

Mark Stredwick is most definitely crazy about craft beer. Sixteen years abroad presented an opportunity to explore the industry on an international scale; including work as a guide with a brewery tour company in Australia. His return to the region happily coincided with a boom in local micro-breweries – and Brewtown Tours was born. As a female beer drinker I may be one of a growing number of people converting to the cause, but Marks’ enthusiasm would persuade even a determined beer cynic.

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Stay healthy for your business with Lion Fitness

When Mark Wilson moved to Orleans, France, to help a friend he had no idea that it was the end of a fifteen year career in business finance. Returning to the UK 2 years ago, Mark founded Lion Fitness and launched his new Personal Training & Fitness studio last September. Driven by a desire to see people take better control of their health he is determined to see Lion Fitness continue to thrive.

In January I met with Mark to have a chat about his work at Lion Fitness and the values that keep him turning up every day..

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Stay motivated with your regular business blog

I regularly have conversations with my fellow business owners about their blog. Or rather, their lack of it. It seems that many of us have thought, “I must write a blog” without fully thinking it through. Getting started is one thing, but staying motivated when faced with the day to demands of running a business can be hard. Whilst it is true that there are many benefits to a regularly updated blog on your website, it also true that a neglected one can do a lot of harm. So how do you stay motivated and consistent? Here are a few tips from the world of writing.

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How to Write a Great About Us page

A successful About Us page is a wonderful thing. This is where you can shout about a rich history or champion your team of people working behind the scenes. But too often this chance for great brand storytelling is neglected as an after thought. If your About Us page isn’t living up to its potential, here are a few pointers to get it jump started.

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