Short of ideas for blog posts? Here’s a list of 50 blog post ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Whether you’re looking for personal blog post ideas, or a way to keep ideas flowing for a business blog this is the guide for you.
50 blog post ideas to get your inspired
Here’s a list of 50 ideas to inspire your blogging. You can scroll through the entire post and read them in order, or click the idea that you like most to read more about it.
Social media is a great place to find out what’s on people’s minds, which means it’s a great place to find blog post ideas.
Ask your social media followers for their answers to a big question in your niche and then turn their responses into a blog post.
What are other people in your niche blogging about? Have they written about a topic you haven’t covered but could? Check in on their posts to get inspired but keep your content original and unique.
Are any of your older posts now out of date? Consider updating them or creating a new post about the latest developments on that particular topic to keep them fresh and potentially improve your blog’s SEO.
Buzzfeed built a media business on lists and it’s still a popular format with readers. Your top ten could focus on an issue within your niche or it could be something personal to you – experiment with content and see what works best.
Keyword research is great way to discover subjects that people are interested in because it gives you an insight into what they search for online. You can use a tool like GoDaddy Search Engine Optimization or SEMRush to find keywords related to your niche. You can learn more about website keywords in this guide.
If a particular subject worked well in the past, it’s a sign that it could work well again. Check all the sources of data you have available. If a particular article performed well in organic search, social media or via email, think of new ways to cover the topic.
What are your go-to tools for success in your niche? Which blogs do you find yourself reading on a daily basis? Putting together a list of resources you love can be a great idea for a blog post.
Running a competition or giveaway will not only inspire at least one post, it could also help you expand the reach of your blog.
Before you start, just make sure you’re familiar with the rules you need to meet in order to run a competition. You can learn more about that here.
This guide explains how you can promote your website with giveaways.
Interviewing another expert in your niche can bring a fresh voice to your blog and expand your reach (if the person you’re interviewing shares the post on their social channels).
And you don’t have to stop at just one interview – you could do a whole series of posts.
If you have customers, or even if you’ve just helped/inspired someone through your blog posts, then ask them to share their success story with you.
You can either interview them for a blog or ask them to write a guest post.
Reusing content is a great idea. If you’ve got other forms of content (such as videos or social media posts) look at ways you can convert that content into one or more blog posts.
People read your posts because they’re interested in what you have to say, so why not go further and create a post that gives a deep dive into your area of expertise?
It could be an end-of-year roundup of your best posts, or a roundup of your best posts since you began blogging.
Whatever approach you choose, a round up is a great way to make old ideas fresh.
Exactly what the “something different” is depends on your niche and what else you do. You might try a difference way of cooking a recipe and blog about whether it worked.
Or you might want to change something in your business’s checkout process and blog about the results of the experiment.
There are plenty of possibilities.
If a popular blogger in your niche has written something you disagree with, write a post that responds to them.
There’s no need to be confrontational – take it as an opportunity to share your thoughts, knowledge and expertise. They may even share a balanced response with their readers.
Once you’ve highlighted the key questions, write a series of blog posts about them.
Track news stories about your niche and create a weekly or monthly round up post, throwing in your views on developments as appropriate.
Profiling bloggers in your niche, or other businesses that complement yours, is not only a great idea for a series of posts, but could also help extend the reach of your blog.
You don’t always have to come up with your own blog post ideas. Attracting a selection of reliable guest authors can bring a fresh feel to your blog.
What did you get wrong? How did you learn from the experience? How can others avoid making the same mistake as you? What you’ve learned from your mistakes could work as beneficial content for your readers.
People love stats. If you’re willing to share the data, a monthly breakdown of your profits/losses with commentary could get readers hooked.
It could be how to fix a broken tap, or it could be how to get the most out of a particular software package. Take something you know how to do and break it down into a step-by-step tutorial.
Something like Portent’s title generator will help get your creative juices flowing.
It could be a book you’ve read and enjoyed, or it could be a book that’s popular in your niche. Just pick one and share your thoughts on it.
Adding video to your blogging mix allows you to tackle new topics. You can read this guide to learn more about getting started with video content.
And don’t forget to repurpose your vlogs as written blog posts whenever possible.
Gather stats relevant to your niche and then turn them into an infographic using a tool like GoDaddy Studio.
Embed the graphic in a blog post and share it with influencers in your niche.
What do books, movies and TV programmes get wrong about your niche? What do they get right? Blogging about how your niche is portrayed in popular culture can help educate people about what you do.
What’s the next big thing for your niche? How will it change over the coming year? There are plenty of areas to make a prediction about, and they can make compelling content.
What do outsiders get wrong about your niche? What do people in your niche believe to be true, but isn’t? Pick a myth about your niche and debunk it with evidence.
It could be trying a new form of exercise for a month, trying to hit 5,000 Twitter followers before the end of the year, or anything else that springs to mind.
Create a challenge, blog about why you’re doing it, how you’re trying to rise to your challenge and, when it’s all over, whether you succeeded and what you learned.
Ask readers to send you their opinions on a particular topic and create a blog post from their answers.
Is it up to the job it’s supposed to do, or does it have major shortcomings? Let people know your honest feelings in a review.
If you’re blogging in a niche where gadgets are used, such as cookery, then you also have the scope to write reviews.
If you’ve made predictions in the past and things didn’t turn out as expected, explain what you got wrong and why in a new post.
There are podcasts covering every niche you can think of, and people want to know which ones are worth listening to. Help them out by creating podcast reviews or sharing a list of your favourites.
Even if you’re just writing blog posts, you still have a creative process. Of course, if you’re in a creative niche as well, you’ll have even more to write about.
Events are a great way to learn new things and a great source of new blog material. Consider writing a “things I learned at” style post for any event you attend in the future.
If you’ve spoken at events, you can turn your presentation into a post or series of posts.
If your journey to success wasn’t quite like that of anyone else, write a post detailing the tips you’d give someone starting on the same path.
Search for popular posts in your industry and compile them to create a blog post. You can divide the tweets into several subtopics, allowing you to create multiple posts.
Did someone mentor you when you started out? Or has someone recently helped you learn a new skill? Blog about the person and what they taught you.
There are always people looking to break into any given niche. What tips would you give to someone who is just starting out?
If you’ve got a small budget to spend, you can use a tool like Google Surveys to gather original stats which can make for great blog posts.
What gets you out bed every morning? Blog about the things that keep you inspired from day to day.
Has a big change recently impacted your niche? Blog about the impact its currently having and what effect you think it will have in the future.
Let readers know what’s next for your blog, business or even just your personal plans.
Stuck with something and don’t know what to do next? Blog about the problem you’re facing and ask readers for their ideas on what to do.
Describe your typical day, including the running of your blog/business. If the post is a success, approach other people in your niche and ask if you can write a similar post for your blog about them.
What do you have to be really good at to succeed in your niche? Outline the skills that you believe are most important.
It could be things you’d wish you’d known when you started blogging, or when you started a business, or any number of other things.
Compile a list of things you’ve learned along the way to help other people avoid mistakes you may have made.
We’ve looked at 50 ideas for blog posts here, but you should be able to use them to write many more than 50 blog posts.
One of the biggest stumbling blocks for developing new blog post ideas is the feeling that everything you right has to be new and ground breaking.
The best way to come up with blog post ideas is by researching your audience and the topics that interest them.
You can then take that data and use it to iterate on the 50 blog post ideas that we’ve outlined above.
Sometimes it can feel like you’ll never think of another blog idea again. However, if you can turn creativity into a process then you’ll be able to generate a conveyor belt of post ideas that your readers will love. Don’t forget that you should always bear your target audience in mind when coming up with and writing new posts.