So you’ve started a blog, but coming up with fresh ideas to publish is a challenge? You are certainly not alone. It’s a challenge that most bloggers face especially given the fact the for your blog to succeed, great content matters.
Without engaging content, you will not keep your audience’s attention and this ultimately leads to blog dormancy and failure.
Based on my experience of as an author of a blog that has run for only 18 months and in that short while, has over 1,800 published and well-received posts, I’ve compiled a help list of blog post ideas and activities that you can bookmark and refer to as often as you need to and this list is more than enough to keep you busy for a while depending on your publishing frequency.
Now, let’s quickly go through them.
50 Things To Do
#1. Share your experience
If someone is starting out in your field of interest, what top advice would you offer them? Create a series where you document your learnings with the world of WordPress. This helps you to keep an eye on how far you’ve come and to keep up your focus. Your story could inspire others.
#2. Have you created a resource post lately?
It could be a simple checklist of resources that you use and people like checklists that they can quickly run through.
#3. Are there helpful books that you would recommend?
You’ve read some awesome books that changed your views, totally inspired you to become a better you, or made your laugh out loud etc. Others might find it interesting as well.
#4. Write a post that themes around a holiday season.
Yes, we love holidays and part of blogging is also to make emotional connections with your readers. It could be a little story on how you couldn’t blog because you chose to spend more time with family and recommendations on how to get past those days that you are unable to blog.
#5. Writing Marketing Tips that have worked for you
We all search for new ways each day on how to improve on our habits profitably. Sharing your ideas and tips is never a bad idea.
#6. Write a how to start a project post for a beginner
This could be on your photography, writing, e-commerce, becoming an artist, the list is endless.
#7. Networking advice post
What social mediums work for you? How you’ve managed the multiple medias out there? What would you recommend to others?
#8. Writer a common Mistakes post
What are the common mistakes that you’ve observed in your niche? What possible solution would you suggest?
#9. Create a Blog Series
If a blog topic is a long one, consider expanding it by breaking down into series. For instance, I break my Writers tips series into little digestible bits, because there are loads of tips to write about.
#10 Write a Customer Appreciation Post
Appreciating those who support you now and again through a form of mention is a great idea. People love being appreciated.
#11. Is there something you wish others would blog more about?
Throw it out into the open.
#12. Review products, films, services and write a concise review.
#13. Create a list of influential people to follow in your niche.
Include a brief description of who they are and their social links for others to check them out.
#14. Create pick of the week for your readers
Outline the best posts you read during the week and what got your attention and why you consider them valuable.
#15. Interview someone interesting in your niche
Familiarize with other bloggers who you could interview and mine their thoughts for ideas.
#16. Work with others
Invite your readers to share a guest post or tip post and offer to write guest posts.
#17. Share a workload management post
In this time of super stress, people appreciate posts that help them to get better organized.
#18. Share vibrant photos
Images attract viewers. From time to time use a photo that grabs attention.
#19. Produce and publish your artwork, painting etc.
Showing off your portfolio online is also a gateway for an artist or budding artist to showcase their talent.
#20. Write a Best of Post
A post that pulls the best of the blog posts you’ve published over a period.
#21. Write a freebie post
Freebies are delightful. Use a blog post to draw your audience to giveaways.
#22. What are the best apps you use online/offline?
Write a post and introduce these apps to your audience.
#23. Write a ‘what not to do’ post
Based on your blogging experience, share those things that you would hesitate to repeat.
#24. Write a recap of a free or not free webinar, training, workshop that you attended.
#25. Do you know some marketing secrets?
Blog about it.
#26. Create an event for your blog and invite others
Blog hops, meet, and greets are social networking tools that would drive traffic to your site and well as creating an atmosphere for bloggers to get to know themselves better.
#27. Create a newsletter
Weekly or bi-monthly, whichever works better for you.
#28. Create a crowdsourced post
Ask 10, 20, 30 or more influencers to answer a single question, pool their response into one post accrediting their contribution to each of them with their vital links.
#29. Write a well-researched post on a trending topic in your niche.
This might take the time to create a comprehensive post, but it’s worth the effort at the end of the day.
#30. Create a Definition Post.
These are posts that define aspects of your niche and educates your audience.
#31. Create your own 20, 50, 100 list post of blog post ideas.
#32. Write an A-Z post.
For example A-Z of setting up a blog, photography, writing a book etc.
#33. If you want to mix up things, try vlogging or podcast and share with your audience.
#34. Create your cheat sheets that they could bookmark, download or print out.
#35. Create info-graphics, charts or graphs that break down the information in a quick, visual way.
#36. Write about your worst blog posts and why you think they tanked.
#37. Provide useful templates of some kind – finance, business plan, calendar etc
#38. Repurpose an old post and republish.
When you started out publishing your posts, there are chances that you’ve got some gems in your primary articles that barely saw the light of the day. Now that you’ve got some readers, repurposing them might be a great idea.
#39. Reveal your blogging schedule.
Do you blog full-time or part-time? How are you able to balance other aspects of your life and your passion?
#40. Blog your book, chapter by chapter as you write.
This helps you to write the book faster because you are committed to blogging about it.
#41. Make a list of your favourite quotes from influential people. What do you find inspiring about them?
What do you find inspiring about them?
#42 Share what keeps you motivated as a blogger
People love to learn how others keep inspired and motivated. Contribute your own motivating thoughts.
#43. What are your best WordPress plugins?
Share your opinion
#44. Showcase your photography equipment
Share its ups and downs, how it’s served you, your recommendations etc
#45 Make a wish list for your blogging space and future
#46. Use your reader’s comments as an inspiration
#47. Write a how to care for your gadgets post.
#48. Ask your audience what they want. You can also take a poll/survey
#49. Write a post on how you came up with the name for your blog
Was it for practical or sentimental reasons?
#50. Use keywords as inspiration.
When your creative juice runs dry, you could find inspiration through Google Trends by using keywords in your niche. It’s a tool that uses search facts to decide how many times a word or phrase is used in a given period. This way, you know what’s now trending on a particular subject, that you type in. Pretty effective and easy tool to use.
Hopefully, these ideas that you could tweak to suit your purpose will keep you busy for some time. However, remember that whatever you blog about, enjoy the process and let it be something you are passionate about, that way your inspiration will not wane easily. Have fun
If you’ve found this post useful do let us know in the comments below and please, stay tuned for more blog post ideas.