Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness held a second Blog Post Bingo for most of the month of July.
This activity nudges us to vary our usual styles of blog posts, which I think is a wise idea. For the first shake-up, I did 5 of the different types of posts. The second time around, I managed 7 different types. Yay, me!
Kim's initial Blog Post Bingo was held in early February. These are the posts I was able to mark with my bingo dobber:
1 - A Link Post - share a series of links your readers might find interesting
* Here's a list of sites I frequent on the web. *
2 - A Short Post - less than 200 words
* This redirect post pointing the way to my missmakeamovie post clocks in at 19 words. *
3 - A List Post - simple as it sounds, a list of some sort
* My list of tins pictures for Dorte H fits this one. *
A second list post:
* My Favorite Female Film Characters From the Past Ten Years *
8 - A Review Post - self-explanatory, I think.
* My review of the HD broadcast of the ballet La Fille Mal Gardee at Empire Theatres across Canada, this past Jan. 31st. *
10 - FREE SPACE - a type of post of your choice (that is not the same as one of the previous posts)"
* My Second Blogiversary post is a once-a-year extravaganza, so I'll count that as my free space. *
These are the ones I posted during the recent bingo weeks, between July 6th and July 24th:
2 - A Short Post – less than 200 words
On my 17th wedding anniversary, I posted a look at my wedding party getting ready, which clocked in at 220 words - a wee bit over the limit, but still pretty short for me.
4 - An Opinion Post – take an event, news, or another blog post and share your opinion on it
I took part in Fleur de Lisa's Manic Monday post for the first time to ensure I was shaking up my normal routine. It included the question: Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?
6 - A How-To Post – You’re an expert in something; big or small, share how to do it
* My post on Using Collage to Unlock Your Story shows examples of collages I've made for three of my works in progress and links to a Jennifer Crusie article on how to create one. *
7 - A Long Post – more than 700 words
My transcription of a long-ago tape-recorded conversation post clocked in at a whopping 1589 words.
8 - A Review Post – self-explanatory, I think
On July 7th I reviewed Thomma Lyn Grindstaff's debut novel, Mirror Blue.
10 - NEW: A Personal Post – something that’s going on in your life, related to your normal blog topic or not
With the arrival of the Tall Ships festival here in Halifax, and especially with the return of the Kruzenshtern, I shared the tale of The Summer of My Sister's Russian Sailor.
12 - FREE SPACE – a type of post of your choice (that is not the same as one of the previous posts)
I joined Mimi Lenox's new meme, The Queen's Meme and this is my first post.
Travis says I sort of meander through ideas for posts as they come to me. But I do like the idea of consciously having a list of kinds of posts for those times when I'm not up for being creative from scratch.
Thomma Lyn Grindstaff says That's really neat, the idea of mixing up types of blog posts. Over the years, I've shifted so much in my blog's focus. I don't do the writing craft-oriented posts I used to. Perhaps I ought to get back to that, to a degree.
Sandy says I'm not sure what a different type of blog post would be, hum, I post places I've been and talk about what to do, what not to do, and show pictures. How would one alter that?