Different content forms to spice up your copy (that don’t cost anything!)

Churning out article after article and feel it’s time to mix it up?

Well, content comes in many forms, and copy is just one of a number.

Think about it, everything you consume online is content. From videos, to images, to podcasts to games. You may be surprised to hear that all this differing content forms are in fact very simple to use on your blog.

Yes, some forms of interactive content, such as this smart kitchen interactive feature, can take thousands of pounds to develop – but there are also loads of content forms that you can use without having to invest.

Although text is the most obvious form, let’s take a look at your other options…

Personality Quiz’s

You know the one’s I mean?

Which Game of Thrones Character Are You?

Which 90’s TV Star Are You?

Yep you’ve got it…

These are in fact very easy for you to create yourselves. They drive high engagement, are social media friendly and can be simply embedded right onto your blog.

This playful content form is a great addition to your blog, and fun to create.

One of the best tools to create these are Apester.

Polls / Surveys

Whilst we are on the topic of Apester, you can also use this site to create polls.

Getting your users involved in your content dramatically increases engagement and helps break up your article.

Always good to use to get your readers thoughts on the article, and to showcase the fact their opinions matter to you.

Videos

You may feel that to do a video piece, you need some expensive equipment and maybe even need to hire a videographer – not the case.

All you need is a camera, which all phones and lap tops have.

Perhaps you could look to reply to some of your comments via video? Or, a do a video product review?

This helps bring your blog to life, and shows the face behind the blog – all will help you connect with your audience.

Embedded Tweets

An easy one but another great way to add value to your copy.

It looks so much cleaner than a screen shot, and is much easier to do. Simply click on the Tweet you would like to embed then click on the three lines on the right, scroll down and select Embed Tweet. Copy the code into your website and you are good to go.

GIFS

Buzzfeed are all over Gifs and who are we to argue with them.

A nice, creative way to spice up your copy and are often amusing. Use a tool such as makeagif to make your own or simply find one from the millions that exist online already from sites like Giphy.

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Slideshares

Slideshares are brilliant to help re-purpose existing content. If you have a blog post that performs particularly well you should consider recreating this content into a more digestible format – such a slide share.

Easy and fun to put together, it can bring a blog post back to life. The best site to create embeddable slides is Slide Share.

So, hopefully that has given you some food for thought about other content formats aside from text. Many of which won’t break the bank and each I have shared with you are free.

Go and get creative!

Chris is a Bloggers’ Lounge writer, but his talents don’t end there. He can put a pin through a balloon without bursting it, and once attempted to break the world record of ‘The Most Ferrero Rocher’s Eaten in 1 Minute’. It did not go well.

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  1. Chae Majesty

    Thank You

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