Writing Challenge: Create a Link Post for Your Blog
It’s time for another writing challenge – today is all about creating a ‘link post’ for your blog.
Link posts used to be the bread and butter of bloggers but have become less popular over the last couple of years – but I think they still have real benefit for your blog – so I challenge you to create one today.
Once you’ve published it I’d love to see what you’ve created in the comments of these show notes below.
In this Episode
- The way things were with link posts and why they were good for the blogosphere
- Why link posts have become less popular
- Reasons to consider using link posts on your blog
- 6 types of link posts to try (choose one for todays challenge)
Examples of the 6 Types of Link Posts
Let me also give you some quick examples (all taken from the archives of ProBlogger) on the 6 types of ‘link posts’.
- Build Upon the Points of Others – How to Build Your Blog’s Audience with Long Form Evergreen Content (where I built on the ideas shared by Tim Ferriss in a podcast)
- Take the Opposite Point of View – 9 Reasons Why I AM an Amazon Affiliate – where I bounced off a post by another blogger who took the opposing view
- Build a Resource on a Topic – Four Blogging Tools to Make your Content Go Further or Where to Find Free Images Online
- Speedlinking/WrapUp – 11 SpeedLinks for Professional Bloggers and Web Workers (it’s an old one as I’ve not done it for a while)
- One Question Interviews – 14 Bloggers Share Their Daily Blogging Routine (where I emailed some other bloggers to ask them to answer a simple question)
- Further Reading – Follow These Six Steps to Make Plenty of Time to Write (and Enjoy it Too) (this post had numerous ‘further reading’ links scattered through the post.
Other Tools/Links Briefly Mentioned in todays Episode
Also check out Feedly as a good RSS reading tool.
Share Your Link Post In Comments Below
On day 2 of this challenge I challenged you to write a ‘list post’ and many of you wrote and then shared links to the lists you wrote. You did so well and I enjoyed reading them.
Today I’d like you to share you newly published ‘link posts’ in comments below.
Please only share newly written posts and please also take a moment or two to surf around some of the links that others share so we can get to know other bloggers taking this challenge.
Can’t wait to see your posts!
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