The one thing that writers and bloggers agree on is that having great ideas constantly is tough. There are days when ideas just flow freely right through your fingers but on other days putting together even the simplest article is a huge task.
The Gurus will advice you that for you to keep a regular schedule, you need to have an editorial calendar and handy list. Well that’s surely brilliant but we all know pretty well that coming up with ideas to publish is the toughest part.
Yes it’s really helpful to have a list of blog post ideas and topics on a notepad kept handy for a day that the ideas won’t flow. But the fact is that mostly ideas literally jump out of other ideas. Very little is really original so here are some handy tips to help you in coming up with your topics.
Inspiration Is Everywhere, Look Around:
While looking for inspiration to write your next article, there’s no limit as to where you can look.
Ava Jae from Writability suggests that you take a look into your old blog archives, re-read your brainstorming sessions, and getting inspiration from your day to day life. Look for something new in what surrounds you, and as well in what has been said before.
Ginny Soskey on Hubspot recommends taking a specific topic and brainstorming various ways that can change the perspective, angle, or audience.
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Whichever method you may use to find inspiration for your blog, it’s always good to have a list of ready-to-publish posts, which would, entertain, inspire or educate your readers.
By keeping in mind, I have prepared a list of blog post ideas. So what are you waiting for?
47 BLOG POST IDEAS
Here are 47 of my best blog post ideas, set up into six categories. There’s certainly something for every writer in this list.
Content Related To Your Interest:
The best of web posts are lists of the best YouTube clips, websites and various kinds of web content that relate to your topic. This is a great way of demonstrating the depth of your knowledge and your line of thought on a specific topic. You don’t have to get this solely from internet you can check in various bestselling books or authors just ensure you set up a link for your readers to follow to find out more on the same then you are good to go.
This round-up post is a great educational source for your readers; it enlarges their knowledge scope and gets to know where you get your inspirations.
These are my best;
1. Top writing, business, marketing tips (you can specify your area of expertise) from around the Internet.
2. The most compelling authors on current affairs.
3. My all-time favorite personalities in their area of expertise.
4. The best ‘how-to’ YouTube users to follow.
5. Best apps this as well could either be from your area of expertise or the area in which you want to help your readers to develop in.
6. The best blogs that you’ve read in the past week, month or year.
7. The best Facebook pages to follow for knowledge, ideas, or inspiration.
How To Articles
‘How-to’ articles are good formats for blog posts, especially if your line of business is selling services, informational products, or training. You give people information that help them accomplish certain tasks on their own but those who are willing to go the extra mile can buy from you, or pay you to work for them.
How-to articles basically identify a need in the knowledge of your readers, and then you get to fill it with your expertise, extra research and opinion on how to satisfy the need.
Christina Katz from Writers Digest says that how-to articles are actually a sequence of events, taking you from one end of your designated task to the other.
The key steps she identified are; selecting a topic, addressing the needs of your readers, and being specific.
Here are some examples:
8. How to write a catchy blog post.
9. How to write an awesome guest post.
10. How to attract great guest writers to your blog.
11. How to navigate the best social media platforms helpful to your readers.
12. How to write great content that is relevant to your market segment (facebook
page, blog post)
13. How to avoid writers’ block (or any other challenge that would be relevant to your niche).
14. How to your time more efficiently.
15. Best ways to attract a large audience.
The Comparative Article:
A comparative article takes into account several market leaders in your niche (be it fashion, health, marketing or whichever area you are in) and checks them alongside each other and determines the winner, or even to compare the highlights and low points of each one of them.
Your aim should be to analyze, compare and evaluate your article and ensure the final copy will inform your audience and hopefully even surprise them with your expertise.
16. Pintrest or Facebook? Which works better for online content marketing?
17. Get married or stay single? The money or the passion, write the most relevant
and interesting topic for your audience)
18. Documenting on the go: the pros and cons of Google vs. Yahoo for … (write your market’s interest; hopefully this would end up with ‘note-taking readers’).
19. What helps you regain your focus – relaxation or exercise?
20. Facebook VS. Twitter: the social media wars.
21. Editing software debate: Premier Pro. Vs. iMovie.
22. Pen and Paper or Keyboard and Screen? Which is most effective while conveying a message?
23. Hitting the share or not: how sharing other peoples work can turn for or against you.
24. Top 10 (….) software in 2016.
25. 3 things you should do before you start on your writing career.
Lists are a great way to hype creativity with blog posts, and get the interest of a huge audience. List your top 20 favorites, 10 most helpful, 5 ways to get more… and with this you surely got yourself great, catchy content.
People generally love lists; they’re immensely shareable and easily click-able. You just need to change the ‘for writers’ part to what fits your market niche best.
26. 20 writing prompts (interview questions, training ideas, etc) and how to effectively apply them.
27. 10 things you need to check before you finally hand in your manuscript.
28. 10 great ways to deal with rejection.
29. 15 tips that can help you detach from technology.
30. 9 ways to help you relax on your writing Saturday.
31. 20 tips to help you succeed in…. (insert your topic).
32. Top 15 blogs to follow for educational writers
Health And Lifestyle:
Given the right touch health and lifestyle topics are quite relevant for diverse readers. We all are human and all of us yearn to be healthy and fit to the core.
Be very specific about what you do, and make it interesting for your audience. Most writers like to post health-related content because it’s interesting to us and our readers as well, even though our blogs are primarily for entrepreneurs and freelance writers.
33. 5 ways in which meditation can help you regain your focus.
34. Best foods to eat for a healthy mind.
35. How long should you exercise in a day to stay at the top of your game?
36. 15 things that can help in making your writing day great.
37. 10 super foods that will make your brain keep ticking all day long.
38. How running helps in making you more creative.
39. 5 Best baking recipes to help in chasing your writer’s block.
40. Top 10 tips to help you stay focused.
‘WHY’ Blog Posts:
‘Why’ posts mostly try to explain something, or disapprove an idea that your reader has been taking for granted.
‘Why’ blog posts make great eye-catching headlines; they’re a great way to start up a bit of controversy or to start an engaging debate with your readers— they are great in encouraging comments.
Simply start with a stance, and defend it — or take dissolve it and provide an alternative perspective.
41. Why do writers make such awesome listeners?
42. Why sitting for long hours would be killing you slowly.
43. Why creativity can’t be learnt in schools.
44. Why you should always defend your passion.
45. Why having a blog is very important to your success / doesn’t matter at all in
regard to your success.
46. Why writers should as well be marketers.
47. Why writers should always keep reading.
Some of these blog ideas are quite specific, while others are more employable and can be more easily applied, but whatever blog post ideas you prefer to use, you can always twist them a bit to fit into your audience’s needs.
Most importantly keep in mind that blog posts should always be informative, entertaining, and relevant to your market niche – content surely is king, but audience is always the queen.
All the best in your writing.