My day job consists of helping large media and B2B sales organization create great, strategic content for their blogs and websites. And I’ve been journaling and writing creatively since I was 6 years old. One of the biggest challenges I personally face, and that all of my clients face (and probably every blogger in the world), is coming up with new blog post ideas.
So, whether you blog for a company, your own personal brand, or you’re a lifestyle blogger — these 50 Blog Post Ideas should come in handy whenever you need to overcome a little writers block. Enjoy!
*Oh, and be sure to add to this list of blog post ideas in the comments below.
This could be from clients or friends or colleagues or family. Ask yourself, “What am I an expert at?” and “What do people come to me for?”
What are people typing into search engines in relation to what you do or write about.
Like this post you’re reading right now!
Share articles or posts you enjoyed reading, but also provide unique commentary and insight before linking to the original article (ALWAYS link to the original article).
You could interview someone to spark ideas or you could host a video or podcast interview.
Connect with other bloggers that write about similar topics.
Something like: How-To Take Great Photos With Your iPhone.
People love stories.
Post photos from a recent trip or conference, or even a day in life of you, and provide captions to go along with each (but let the pictures tell the story).
You could use free resource like Survey Monkey.
What have you learned? What would you do different?
For business blogs, this could be things they don’t know about your company or your brand. Here’s one I did for my dayjob.
Or TV Shows. Or Movies. You get the point…
This could be a hypothetical story to make a point about your business or it could be a truly fictional story that you just want to share with the world.
How do you come up with blog posts? What is your workout regime? How do you use social media for connecting with clients? Whatever the topic, think of something you do regularly and how you might be able to share these tips with someone.
Like your mom or your spouse or a friend. What perspective could they bring that would be interesting to your audience?
Personal goals or company goals. People can relate to goal-setting.
People can also relate to successes and failures. Share the process and what you learned.
How did you get started? How did your company get started?
All you need is a webcam and something to talk about. Keep it short and sweet while you start out.
Awesome speakers, new connections, tips on networking… events provide all types of topics.
Include graphs or images if possible.
This could be a photo you took or find a photo online (be sure to provide proper credit) and write about what it means to you or how it relates to your business.
Favorite apps? How do you stay productive? What couldn’t you live without?
What is your purpose for blogging and/or for being in business? A great way to reconnect with your original purpose (and determine if it needs to be updated).
If you’re like me, then you can write some long-ass posts. Take these and break them into a smaller series of posts that will last longer and make reading easier. And always link back to the other posts.
What do you love about them? What are you planning? Or for business — How do you prepare? What should your customers being thinking about ahead of time?
This could be in your industry, in your niche, or just in life in general.
For example: 5 Things I Learned from Angelina and Brad’s Relationship. This could be part-serious, part-fun.
Check out SlideShare for ideas.
Like this one on my company’s blog: The 7 Steps to Lead Generation.
You could conduct this survey through free resources like Survey Monkey or do it on your social media sites or via email.
If you’re passionate about something then your audience will respond.
This could be a restaurant, an event, a product, a service, a book… whatever. Give your honest feedback — good or bad.
How do you start your day? How do you end it? How do you stay organized? What habits do you have?
Then revisit it later and see what you can turn into a blog post. You might be surprised!
The further I got into this list, the more the ideas starting coming to me and I got all sorts of creative juices flowing so give that a try to and see what you come up with. I’d love to hear your thoughts or favorite writers block busters below.