Whether you’re a world traveler, a record collector, an amateur chef, or a business owner, a blog is a great way to share your passions, promote your business, and attract new customers.
It’s not enough to just have a blog though. You also need to make posts. Experts suggest posting once a week-or more-to keep readers engaged and help your SEO.
That’s a lot of blog posts. And it can be hard to think of fresh ideas to keep up with your posting schedule.
If you’re scratching the bottom of the barrel for content, here are 47 blog post ideas to get you started.
1. The Comprehensive Guide To…
No matter what your blog is about, there’s a good chance that you have a deeper-than-average understanding of your subject matter. Otherwise, why would you start a blog about it?
Dig deep into your niche and write a massive post that compiles everything a reader might need to know about a certain area. It might be a guide to choosing a new frying pan, a guide to fly-fishing, or a guide to traveling on a budget.
These types of posts aren’t only informative. They also help boost SEO.
Statistics and facts are interesting, but writing a lot of data in text form can create boring, stuffy posts that no one wants to read.
But if you turn the same information into a colorful, easy-to-read infographic, it can catch information in a hurry.
3. Run a Contest
A successful blog doesn’t just need readers. It needs readers who will engage with their content.
One of the best ways to increase engagement is by running a contest. Offer a prize in exchange for shares, comments, and more.
4. Write a Review
The modern consumer wants to be informed before they make a purchase. Most of them do this by reading reviews.
It doesn’t just have to be about products. You can review music, movies, books, video games, or whatever else your readers might be interested in.
And if you make reviews a regular part of your blog, you’ll have a steady stream of fresh content fodder.
5. Inspirational Quotes
Why say anything when someone else has said it better?
Sharing famous quotes is a great way to create new blog post ideas while creating engaging content for your readers.
Speaking of, here are ten great quotes from Zig Ziglar.
6. Mythbusters: Blog Edition
The world is full of misunderstandings, half-truths, and urban legends.
And if Discovery Channel’s hit show Mythbusters is any indication, people really love it when these myths are torn apart.
Is there a common misconception in your field? Write a post correcting it.
7. Share the Love: Promote Other Bloggers
As a blogger, there’s a good chance that you also read other blogs.
If you can’t think of any new ideas for a new blog, write a post celebrating other bloggers that you like.
After all, they might even repay the favor.
8. On This Date…
History is filled with interesting events and inspiring figures.
Websites like TimeAndDate.com compile lists of noteworthy events for every day of the year. If you’re short on ideas for blog posts, choose one of these events to revisit.
9. Photo Posts
Our brains respond strongly to visual stimuli. To put that in layman’s terms, people like pictures.
That’s probably why the photo app Instagram has one billion monthly users.
If you’re facing a case of writer’s block, share some photos instead.
10. What Have You Been Up To?
Have you done anything interesting lately? Taken a trip? Gone to a concert? Visited an absolutely delicious restaurant?
Share the experience with your writers-even if it’s a little off-topic.
11. Get Introspective
Your readers don’t just want to know about what you know. A lot of times, they’re interested in you.
Get a little personal. Tell your readers a bit about your life.
And be honest. Readers value vulnerability and authenticity.
12. Make a Listicle
If websites like Buzzfeed are any indication, people love listicles. Like this one.
Listicles are a great way to deliver a lot of information in a way that is easy to digest. Write a top ten about anything, and see how your readers respond.
13. Just Like Grandma Used To Make…
S. Truett Cathy once said, “food is essential to life, therefore make it good.”
People love recipe blogs. If your family has a great recipe that has been passed down, share it in a blog post.
14. Audience Appreciation
We know that you appreciate your readers, but they might not.
Let them know with an audience appreciation post. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy-just a few words will go a long way.
15. Guest Posts
Can’t think of anything to post? Let someone else do it for you.
Guest posts are a great way to boost your reach and increase rankings. Open your site up to guest bloggers to get fresh content without any effort on your own part.
You might even get some of their readers.
16. Share Your Bucket List
Just about everyone has a list of things they want to do before they die. Some people want to travel. Some people want to see a certain performer.
Sharing your own bucket list will create a post that is relatable and engaging-especially if you ask people to share their own.
17. Interview Someone Interesting
Everyone on the planet knows something that you don’t.
Write a blog post interviewing someone interesting. They could be an expert in a field, a friend, or just someone with a story to tell.
18. Time For A Rant
Have you got something that really cheeses you off? You could probably go off for a while ranting and raving about how much you hate it.
Why not make it a post? There’s sure to be someone who can relate.
19. Life Lessons
In the course of your life, you’ve probably had a few formative experiences that taught you useful lessons about different things.
Pass that on to your readers. Share those life lessons with your readers.
20. Little Known Fact
People love trivia. Many people keep little bite-sized facts in their pocket for parties, small talk, or trivia night.
If you have a few little-known facts of your own, make a post about it. You can even dive in a little deeper to spread them out to a few different posts.
21. Share Your Regrets
Have you ever made a mistake that you wish you could change? Assuming you’re human, you have.
Your readers have as well. Sharing your own regrets can create relatable posts and increase reader engagement.
22. Poll Time
Instead of sharing your own favorite things, give your readers a chance to contribute.
Start a poll of your readers. You can even use that poll as a subject for later blog posts.
23. Show And Tell
Do you have any hobbies that aren’t necessarily related to your blog? Are you an aspiring artist? Are you in a band? Do you bake really good muffins?
Take a moment for some self-promotion. Write a post showing off your other interests.
24. Get Topical
When you can’t think of anything to write on your own, take a look at the news.
Is there anything going in the national conversation that you have a particularly strong opinion about? It might even be something industry specific.
Use that as fodder for a blog post.
25. Get Nonsequitor
Most of the times, it’s a good idea for your posts to stay within a certain niche.
But if your well is a little tapped out, there’s nothing wrong with stepping outside of that area for a bit.
26. Your Biggest Success Stories
Everyone loves a success story. It’s why we read biographies, and why Hollywood keeps making biopics.
Sharing your own success stories can inspire your readers to follow in your footsteps.
27. Your Biggest Failures
Again, everyone loves a success story, but it’s not always totally relatable.
Let people see times that you haven’t been completely successful. Share stories about when you really messed things up.
Not only will they be able to relate to you, but it can inspire someone who might be going through the same thing.
28. Pay Attention To The Man Behind the Curtain
People love seeing how things are actually done.
Write a post that lets readers in on the behind-the-scenes process. Share industry secrets. Show them how they can do it themselves.
29. Start a Series
If you have a hard time sitting down at your computer and thinking up a brand new blog post idea every day, think of a series of posts.
Not only will it be easier to write the posts with the ideas already in place, but will keep your readers coming back to see the rest of the posts.
Need More Than Blog Post Ideas?
Great blog post ideas are important to maintaining a great blog.
But starting a blog takes a lot more than just a few good posts. For more blogging resources, click here.