Example of a true story that could be blogged: Once upon a time in high school I played a queen. It was basically a role designed perfectly for me. Except for the really awkward storyline about falling in love with a random guy--displaying affection really isn't my thing. But anyways...If I could figure out a reason to wear either that dress or that crown in real everyday life, I totally would.
1. Funny True Adventures. The reason I'm not a fiction writer is because I'm convinced that the funniest, craziest, most unexpected events happen in real life, not in fiction. So write your story about your encounter with an interesting stranger, or about the series of unfortunate events that occurred when you were innocently trying to get the mail out of the mailbox.
2. Blogging-related info. Maybe I'm just intrigued by the circular logic involved in blogging about blogging about blogging... But seriously, I'll click on just about any post with a blogging related title. Somehow, they interest me. Sure, way too many "Blogging Tips" posts say exactly the same thing so if you title your post "Blogging Tip You've Never Heard Before" and then you explain to me in the post that the secret to making millions of dollars as a blogger is to be extra nice to my cats and have a sleepover party with them, staying up until 1 o'clock in the morning, the hour when cats can suddenly talk and, if I ask, they'll tell me the secret password for unlocking the key to the internet.....that would be info both new and interesting.
3. Exciting Announcements. I like celebrating with people. I like finding out that others have bought a house, just got engaged, are having a baby, or finished grad school. I'm a curious person and I enjoy knowing the latest and greatest news in peoples' lives. Creatively exciting announcements are even more fun.
4. Jokes. Take an everyday activity and write about how it endangers your life (i.e. The reason I don't mop is because increased concussion rates occurring due to wet floors). Give a step-by-step guide on how to do something that other people probably shouldn't do in the first place (i.e. A Tutorial on Writing Fake Secret Admirer Letters). Spoof something that's popular (i.e. My Anti-Pinterest Entertainment Center).
5. Outfit Posts. No, not the high-and-mighty fashion blogger who has a seemingly endless wardrobe consisting of only the most boring of clothes. I like fashion posts that involve fancy dresses, crazy-patterned tights, interesting shoes, and fun stories about how the outfits came into being and what adventures occurred while the blogger was wearing said outfit. I do happen to be rather attached to my wardrobe, so I can relate to that attachment in others.
What kind of blog posts do you like to read the most? Do you have any suggestions for posts you'd like to read on this blog?