I visited nearly 400 sites while conducting research for my upcoming book, 62 Posts to Overcome Blogger’s Block, and I can honestly say that blogging, like status updates on social sites, feeds the egos of the content creators. This site included. I think this is fine as long as it does not tilt the scale to vanity, which is also rampant on these sites, especially Facebook.
But you can stand apart from the rest of the egomaniacs by creating blog posts to honor others. As the title suggests, these posts are NOT about YOU. They are about putting other people front and center on your site. As difficult as this may be for some content creators, I guarantee you will be rewarded greatly. Allow me to get you started by sharing the top 5 posts to honor people on your blog.
Top 5 Posts to Honor People on Your Blog
1. Someone You Admire
This is the easiest post to create because the people are already on your mind, and you’re just sharing your true feelings about them. You would tell how they inspired you or changed your life in some way or you may just speak about some aspect of their character.
You can take your admiration to another level by interviewing the person. This would be your opportunity to tell him or her and the world how you feel, which would make you, the interviewee and your readers feel warm and fuzzy all over.
If someone writes anything good about you, post it on your site. It may not be a formal testimonial, but it will show your audience how you add value to the lives of others.
4. Guest Posts
Do you know that when you guest post on other people’s sites, it is an honor? Let me share how. First of all, it makes the site owner feel good knowing you highly regard his or her site. (You’re not really going to post on a site you do not like). Second, you are giving him or her a break. The free publicity for you is an extra perk.
5. Gratitude Posts
These are the best posts ever! Not only is it courteous to say thank you, but to express your gratitude for the world to see is amazing. You don’t have to share what the person has done for you because that’s between you two, but you can thank him or her. Many times you say thanks, your honorees are the last to know. Essentially, everyone will know about their 2 minutes of fame except them. And this is the best way to gain “star” status.
Those are the top 5 posts you can share on your blog. You will find more in my upcoming book, 62 Posts to Overcome Blogger’s Block. In which ways have you honored people on your site?