Time to 'fess up. I can't be the only one who spends more time thinking of things to blog about than actually writing - can I? Sometimes, planning out posts is one of the best parts of blogging, so it's a real pain when I get a mind blank. Blogger's block happens to the best of us - but it doesn't have to! Keep reading for a list of post ideas for the blogging beginners and the oldies amongst us. 📝
The Useful Blogger
If your blog serves a real purpose to your reader, they are much more likely to come back. Here are ideas for ways to be useful to your readers.
- Create a list post - i.e. Five Super Simple SEO Tips for Bloggers
- Instruct your readers with a 'how-to' post - i.e. How to find the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your significant other
- Checklist post - i.e. Five Things to do Before Publishing a New Blog Post
- Ultimate guide post - i.e. The Ultimate Guide to Twitter Chats for Bloggers
- Do a series of posts you can use once a week or every day for a week - i.e. Friday Film Night - What I've Watched This Week
- If you have an interesting job/lifestyle, you could do an FAQ post - i.e. FAQs about being a parent
The Relatable Blogger
Connect with your readers by showing them you are human too. Write personal + relatable posts that will start a conversation between you and your audience.
- Make an inspirational post by gathering quotes, advice and photos to inspire readers - i.e. Motivational quotes to get you working productively
- Write a classic rant post and get everything off your chest - i.e. Why do people still litter?!
- Recently went on holiday? Do a few posts around what you got up to! - i.e. The best parts about New York
The Collaborative Blogger
Working with other bloggers is a win-win: it's a great way to build relationships (win for you) and give your blog a fresh voice (win for your readers)! Here are a handful of ideas for collaborative posts.
- Profile post - i.e. The best fashion blogger I know....
- Interview post - i.e. 5 minutes with a professional lifestyle blogger.
- Gather some quotes from other bloggers to create a crowdsourced blog post! - i.e. Which Social Media platform is best for blog promotion?
- Please the masses, and write a link round up post - i.e. 20 blogs that you HAVE to follow
- Pick of the week post - i.e. This week's must read blog...
The Controversial Blogger
Have some problems with current issues? Like to cause a stir? Here are some ideas to write some ideas that will provide food for thought for your readers.
- See both sides of the argument in a debate post - i.e. Should we be listening to film critics or our friends?
- Have someone in mind? Write an attack post - i.e. Why XXX's tweet was COMPLETELY out of bounds! Just be careful with this one and make sure you really think it through before you click publish. (We don't want another #BloggerBlackmail incident!)
- Do a prediction post - i.e. 5 things I think will happen if we vote XXX
The Current Blogger
Jump on relevant news, have your say on a discussion topic and make your blog posts timely with the following ideas.
- Write a review of a new book/film/album that's causing a stir, but put a spin on it too if you can - i.e. What a 30 year old mum thinks of Taylor Swift's new album...
- Do a news round up post - i.e. 5 things you might have missed in this week's news.
- Create a trend post - i.e. Trends to watch out for this month.
- React to a piece of news that is relevant to your readers - i.e. What Instagram's New Algorithm Update Means for Bloggers
The Engaging Blogger
Comments, likes, shares - engagement is everything for a blogger. Personally, engagement is more important than page views. The below post ideas will encourage conversation between you and your audience and boost those engagement rates!
- Question post - i.e. What would you do...?
- Link back to the above with an answer post - i.e. Your advice and how it helped!
- The competition/freebie post - i.e. WIN a beauty hamper with XXX
- The poll post - i.e. Who was your favourite actress of 2014?