Blog Posts Made Easy Series: Blog Post Style 2 – Contact Post

Jan 11

Contact PostWant to find ways to make writing your blog posts easier? Follow our “Blog Posts Made Easy Series.” This blog post style is called “Contact Post.” It’s a fun blog post style because you get to interview and highlight someone else in your writing.

You also strengthen and grow your network connections by blogging a contact post. When you feature someone in your blog post, not only have you made your own blog post easy, but you are doing a favor for the featured person in your post. I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t appreciate being featured in a post.  Make someone’s day; blog a contact post. They will remember you.

Contact Post
Skill Level: EASY | Use Max 2 times per week | Interaction Index 2 (scale from 1 low-5 high)

Build connections with a person, business, or website by writing about them.

1. Headline: Relay an honest, enthusiastic testimonial. Write how “Recommended: …” this person is for their expertise or store products, or you can mention their “…Excellence: …,” or simply say “Introducing…” or “Thanks to …”

2. Introduction: Introduce the contact and state the key point ~ why you are writing about them? Have they achieved something great? Did they influence you in some significant way? So you simply love their product or service?

3. Content:

  • Build on the key point with details about the contact.
  • Describe how the contact benefits, skills, are of value to you and your readers.
  • Keep the tone enthusiastic and honest.
  • Need more info? Connect to your contact and ask for more info for the article you are writing on them.

4. Conclusion: Repeat your key point and the main benefit this contact offers to your readers. Add a call to action: ask your readers to tell you what they think, to mention a person who has influenced them in a similar way, or to ask a question of your featured contact.

Examples:

Introducing FAD: The Official Unofficial Facebook App Directory

Thanks to Share Gilbert & TICOR Title

Multifamily Excellence: Princeton Property Management

So far we have combined our simple 4 step blog formula combined with  two popular blogging styles: keep following our Blog Posts Made Easy Series for next 3 posting styles.

Sue Surdam | Artizon Digital | WordPress Specialist and Social Media Solutions

Sue Surdam | Artizon Digital

I design everything from costumes to websites. For years actors wore my designs now I "dress" WordPress websites. I specialize in designing websites that use the WordPress platform for content management and enjoy writing tips and tutorials. Circle me on Google+ my favorite social media spot!

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