Coming up with intriguing blog post ideas on a regular basis can be a frustrating and time-consuming process, so I’ve created the following list to help spark your creative juices.
All of the ideas for blog posts I’ve listed here have either been used by myself in former blog posts, or by top bloggers in the blogging advice niche, so you can be sure they all have great practical value.
55 Blog Post Ideas To Boost Your Blog
1. A compilation of quotes
“Knowing what to do is very, very different than actually doing it.” (Seth Godin, from my ‘7 Top Bloggers Most Inspiring Quotes’ post.)
Everybody loves a good quote, and a post devoted to great quotes can get a lot of good traffic and shares, whether they’re inspiring, motivational or humorous.
2. A compilation of your favorite blog posts
Curate and share your favorite posts from your niche, preferably with some intelligent and useful commentary on each one.
Make sure you notify the bloggers whose posts you’ve included so they can help you to promote your post on their own networks.
3. How do you start a blog?
This is a popular choice of article by bloggers as it’s both fairly easy to write (just describe the steps you followed to create your own blog), and it allows you to link to various affiliates in a single post.
4. An interview
Another popular choice–you only need to come up with a few questions and your interviewee will create the content for you! An interview with a top influencer or celebrity also has great potential to go viral.
5. A vlog
Many people would rather watch than read, so creating a vlog post gives you potential to capture a whole new audience.
“A minute of video is worth 1.8 million words” according to a Forrester Research report by Dr. James McQuivey titled “How Video Will Take Over The World”.
6. A list post
Everyone loves a good list post, or ‘listicle’.
They’re more popular than ever these days with the majority of readers accessing the net via mobile devices, and tending to scan articles more often than reading them.
Studies have shown that listicles get increased organic traffic, a lower bounce rate, more social sharing, more conversions, increased engagement and increased clickthroughs.
What’s not to like?
7. A case study
Good case studies are always one of the more popular blog post ideas–people like to read about how others have succeeded (or why they failed.)
You can often learn something useful yourself while creating it, and once again if you profile any influencers they can help you with the post’s promotion.
8. Blogging mistakes
“Learn from your mistakes.” “Don’t reinvent the wheel.” These well-known sayings contain more than a drop of wisdom, and so can a good post that lists and describes common blogging mistakes.
Some good choices are Beginner Blogging Mistakes, Blogging Mistakes By Experts, Pinterest Mistakes, WordPress Mistakes etc.
9. A how-to post
One of the main reasons people visit blogs is that they’re looking for a solution to a problem, and creating ‘how-to’ posts is a great way to meet that need.
As an example my post ‘How To Write Great Blog Comments’ supplies a detailed answer for those looking to improve their skills at blog commenting. (They’re great for backlinks, improving your brand, and building relationships with other bloggers.)
10. The history of blogging
This is a subject that should be of interest to any aspiring blogger. You could discuss how blogging’s evolved over the years, the rise of WordPress, famous bloggers, and where blogging’s going in the future.
11. Blog design
This is another subject that should be dear to every blogger’s heart.
Subjects you can cover in a post about blog design are readability, use of visual media, clickable headings, spelling and grammar, blog themes, logos, mobile-friendliness etc.
12. Blog writing techniques
If you want to become an authority in your niche you’ll need to keep your spelling and grammar errors to a minimum. Readers are likely to bounce quickly from your blog if they perceive the writer to be poorly educated. It’s also bad for SEO.
Writing for blogs is very different to writing for books, so newbie bloggers should take the time and trouble to learn the differences.
Posts on writing techniques are also very popular – my post ‘8 Rules of Blog Writing and Formatting’ has been one of my best-performing posts.
13. A day-in-the-life
New bloggers like to read about the process of blogging and what it’s like ‘behind the scenes.’ Here’s your chance to describe it for them!
14. Myths about your niche/industry
There’s an endless amount of advice given online about various blogging niches, much of it contradictory. Debunk the myths and help to set the record straight.
15. Monetizing your blog
“How much can a blogger make?” is a question you’ll see time and again. Once they’ve established a blog and have some traffic coming in, most bloggers will be considering ways to monetize it.
Once you start making money yourself, income reports are always popular. They’re also a non-spammy-looking way to sprinkle in affiliate links.
16. Pinterest/Facebook/Twitter tips
After Google, social media is usually the best way to drive traffic to a blog.
Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Google and LinkedIn are very widely used, so writing a tips and advice post for any of these is always going to have wide appeal.
17. An infographic post
Infographics have been around for many years now but are still quite popular. So a blog post centered around one (assuming it’s good quality) can be a good choice.
18. A statistics post about your niche
A roundup post of different statistics related to your niche can work well, as in this post from expresswriters.com.
19. Top influencers in your niche
This type of post can be created either from questions answered by the influencers or by your own research on the net, as in this post about successful bloggers.
Make sure you include a pic of the influencer/celebrity, and embedding video (I use Youtube a lot) also works well for your bounce rate and SEO.
Once again, let the influencers know about it so they can help you spread the word!
20. Overcoming writer’s block
Another type of post that’s sure to be of interest to most bloggers, since it affects most of us at one time or another (and not just with blog post ideas.) Help them to find their muse!
21. CSS/HTML tips or advice
This is a good choice for the more technically inclined. No need to get too technical–for example you can just show code samples of some CSS you’ve created to enhance your blog and explain why they’re useful.
22. SEO tips/advice
Not the sort of post I tend to write for one simple reason: you’ll be trying to rank against SEO experts! So tend to leave this category of blog posts for the experts (unless you are one of course.)
On the plus side, Google takes ‘freshness’ of content into account, so a long well-written post with a few relevant diagrams and pictures has a decent chance.
23. Tips for selecting a blog name
I’ve heard that some people can agonize over selecting a blog name for weeks, and it’s no easy task since anything that sounds like normal English words usually seems to be already taken.
If you look at a few posts on the subject you’ll see there’s a surprising amount you can write about.
24. How to choose a blog theme
Along with choosing a blog name and niche, choosing a theme can be another difficult choice for beginners.
There’s a lot to consider as you’ll see if you browse through some of the many posts dealing with the topic, so it’s easy to write 1000+ words about it if you do your research.
25. Your favorite plugins
“Which plugin is best for xyz?” is a frequent query from bloggers, so listing your favorite plugins with good, coherent reasons as to why they’re a good choice can make for a good post idea.
26. Advice on bad writing habits
Most people aren’t aware of their bad writing habits until they’re pointed out. Help them to find and deal with the weak points in their writing.
27. How to find your perfect blogging niche
Many bloggers just starting out make the mistake of choosing the wrong niche, which can end up wasting a year or more of their time.
Points to consider are:
- What’s the competition like?
- Is it likely to be profitable?
- What’s the potential audience size?
- How passionate are you about the topic?
- Can you see yourself writing about it for several years?
28. How to write great comments
Blog commenting is widely recommended by expert bloggers as a great way to build backlinks and relationships, so a good blog post on comment writing has a large potential audience.
29. Benefits of blogging
There are plenty of great benefits of blogging, apart from just the potential profit motive. Improving your writing skills, sharing your work with a wide audience, and getting rapid feedback on your work are just a few.
30. Why self-hosting is a good idea for bloggers
There are lots of drawbacks to taking the free route for a new blogger. Explain what they are and why self-hosting is the way to go.
31. Your favorite blogging tips
This one also makes an excellent list post. If you’ve been blogging for any length of time you’ve probably accumulated some good blogging tips you can share, or you can just pull up some posts on the topic and raid them for ideas.
32. How to increase your blog traffic
This is a popular choice with bloggers, as blog traffic is an ongoing obsession with most.
There are many different ways to get traffic, so people are always writing new posts on the topic. I’ve written a few myself, including this one.
33. How to write great blog titles
With studies showing that 80% of readers will read the title, but only 20% the text, then writing great titles is a skill worth mastering.
For loads of helpful ideas on this one download my free PDF ‘How to Write Great Headlines That Get More Blog Traffic‘ at the end of this post.
34. How to make your blog stand out from others
Point out all the different things a blogger can do to their blog and posts to make his or her blog stand out from the competition.
35. Tips to make your blog posts more exciting/sharable
This can include pretty much the same topics as the previous tip, only using different keywords. Something bloggers do occasionally when stuck for a post idea is to take an old post, use a different title and keyword/s and rewrite or ‘spin’ their text to create a whole new blog post.
36. Latest blogging trends
Plenty of readers are interested in keeping up with the latest trends in blogging. Topics can include how often should you post, how many words work best for SEO, does guest blogging still work, what’s happening with video, tablets and mobile etc.
37. Habits of successful bloggers
Research successful bloggers and find out what blogging habits they used to become successful.
Were they just great writers, or did they perhaps also make use of powerful marketing or social media techniques?
38. Your favorite blogging/SEO/social media tools
People are always searching for new and powerful blogging tools to give themselves an edge. This would also make an excellent list post.
39. Tips or guides on using WordPress
WordPress can be confusing or daunting for a first-timer, so tips and guides for it are always a good blog post idea.
40. Why businesses should have a blog
There are always plenty of businesses contemplating starting a blog–explain to them all the reasons why they should.
41. Email marketing
There’s a lot of interest in this subject, as email marketing to your mailing list is one of the best known ways to monetize a blog.
42. Should you have ads on your blog?
A lot of bloggers are surprised that successful bloggers often advise against having ads on their blogs, so this topic is both interesting and controversial.
43. Blogging rules – what are they and should you follow them?
While not ‘rules’ as such there are plenty of differences between writing a blog and writing a book or other printed media.
For more information on these so-called rules see this post.
44. Clickbait – what is it and should you employ it?
Clickbait of course is controversial so you could stir up some interest with a good post discussing it’s pro’s and con’s. Just don’t use it yourself!
45. Internal and external links – tips and advice
Proper use of internal and external links is important for SEO, so there’s always plenty of interest in this subject.
Once again though be aware that you’ll be up against the SEO experts using all their SEO skills to rank well for this topic.
46. Tips on building backlinks
Still on SEO and links, backlinks are another big topic of interest. You can explain their importance and why everyone wants to know the best way to get more (and more authoritative) backlinks to their site.
47. How to make posts go viral
Since one post that goes viral can take a blogger from zero to hero overnight, people are always looking for tips and advice on how they can do it themselves.
Write a good enough post about the subject and maybe it’ll go viral too!
48. Tips on using Google Analytics
One for the tech-heads. Google Analytics contains a huge amount of data, but most bloggers have a very limited knowledge of how best to use and apply it.
49. Advice on blog post readability
There’s plenty to discuss here, including white space, sentence length, font size, column width etc.
This post on the subject by blogging.com has some useful ideas.
50. The history of blogging
Blogging has only been around for about twenty years but if you google ‘The history of blogging’ you’ll see there’s a lot of interesting information on the subject you can use for research.
51. Recruit a guest poster
Too much trouble to come up with blog post ideas and write your own post? Find a guest poster to write it for you!
Actually that’s not the only reason–blogs with only one author are generally seen as less credible than multi-author ones, having guest posters helps to build relationships with other bloggers, and you’ll also get extra traffic by having them share their post with their own social network.
(p.s. I’m currently accepting guest posters on this blog! – see this page for details.)
52. Guest posting tips and advice
There’s a lot of interest in guest posting as it’s often recommended as a great way to get backlinks and build relationships with experienced bloggers, so a post giving tips and advice on the subject should find a wide audience.
53. Lead magnets tips and advice
Lead magnets are an important topic since (as I mentioned earlier) effective email marketing is one of the best ways to monetize your blog. Lead magnets of course are a great way to obtain those vital email addresses.
54. Evergreen content
Evergreen content is quality content that readers find useful and relevant for a long time after it’s published. Thus well-written evergreen content is great for long-term traffic and SEO, so there’s always plenty of discussion about this topic.
55. Affiliate marketing
Since affiliate marketing is one of the most popular ways to generate ‘passive income’ on a blog, there’s always a large potential audience for useful and insightful tips and advice regarding the subject.
Those are all my favorite blog post ideas. Do you have any more to recommend? Let me know in the comments.
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