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Struggling to find interesting blog post ideas for your blog?
Want your blog to succeed, too?
Do you know that to takes a lot of determination and persistence to turn your blog ideas into posts that make your blog sizzle, viral, or “hot” on a daily basis?
As a matter of fact, I know many bloggers who produce excellent content.
Their approach is different, out of the box and it makes them extraordinary.
But it’s not easy.
So stick with me here.
And I will show you a list of 134 blog post ideas that will make your blog more interesting.
This list has enough ideas on what to blog about to keep you busy for the whole year. But don’t panic because first…
I’ll give you my top 10 favorite blog ideas that will get you off to a quick start so you can work on those first.
Table of Contents
Top 10 great things to blog about
- Make a comprehensive guide or tutorial
- Share your favorite blogs or bloggers in one post
- Invite your readers to submit guest posts
- Publish a post about your success and epic failures
- Make a post about your most popular blog ideas to date
- Publish a post about the pros and cons of something
- Ask for general feedback on your blogging
- Curate or summarize someone else’s work
- Create a list of tools you find useful
- Make a list of interesting stats in your niche
134 good blog post ideas
1. Run a contest
I’ve run blog contests on this site before, and all I can say is that it gives great attention and new traffic to your blog.
2. Review books/products/films
Reviews deliver a lot of value to your followers, and people are constantly looking for honest opinions, not the fake ones that the web is full of.
You can see an example in my post on the best blogging books.
3. Make a comprehensive guide or tutorial
If you’re a professional in a field or know some topics extra well, feel free to help the ones who have fewer skills and experience than you do. Tutorials and guides are great blog post ideas and provide a lot of value, which can help drive traffic and convert followers. As an experienced blogger, I teach others how to start a blog and maintain it.
4. Interview someone
Know any celebrities or people who have great stories behind their work/life/career? Interviews are extremely popular in two cases: a) you deliver an interview with a famous person who rarely speaks in public or b) your shares rally insanely useful and practical tips and content.
5. Post a cool infographic
Infographics help to visualize complicated data, and they’re hugely popular these days as blog content ideas. As always, when something becomes mainstream, the overall quality is poor. So, if you’re not a designer, hire one to get a viral infographic that stands out from the crowd.
6. Criticize a website/blog or a person
The web and blogs are great for discussion, opinions and criticizing. Nevertheless, if you are brave enough to say some crispy words about someone, make sure your text has strong arguments and is based on real facts. Random ranting is pointless.
7. Make a post full of GIFs
GIFs are the symbol of online entertainment and humor. There are thousands of GIFs and generators that help to produce new ones. See example: Linkbuilding in GIFs
8. Create a photo post
9. Tell a personal secret
We all have our dreams as well as secrets. Sharing them publicly gives very engaging content to the followers. As much as people love rumors, they love to know the dirty little secrets of other people.
10. Write inspirational/motivational post with famous quotes
People need little kicks to get going and get things done. Big things start from small ones, and motivational blog posts can do miracles. Here’s one of the best quotes from Steve Jobs: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else´s life.” Here are some tips for using quotes in your posts.
Another popular blog post idea is to create travel blogs and posts. There are actually people who earn a living solely from writing about their adventures. Sharing inspiration and tips from your adventures is very useful to your audience, whether you’re in the travel industry or not. In case you haven’t traveled for a while, publish the best or worst experiences you’ve had in certain countries/airline companies/etc.
12. Host a giveaway
13. Write down a conspiracy theory
14. Show log files of intense conversations
15. Write a short story
16. Sing a song
17. Create a list of something
18. Write down all the thoughts you had in mind today
22. Build your to-do list
23. Write a post in response to a recent post or news
24. Make a full case study about something
We covered tutorials already, but case studies reveal what you’ve done, how you’ve done it, and what the results are. These can be interesting blog topic ideas. This is extremely interesting for many folks, especially for me.
26. Invite your readers to submit guest posts
27. Publish the best comments that your blog has received throughout its history
Are you using a voting system on your comments or just know the posts where some comments have raised very fruitful discussions? Share them in a separate post.
Prove that a blog in your niche can have reasonable traffic numbers and maybe even be profitable. Bring Google Analytics data to daylight and it’s very nice if you provided some analysis on important points, for example, a major change in traffic numbers, etc. Pat Flynn has done that, why don’t you?
29. Tell a joke
That’s pretty straight forward. Humor never gets old, and great jokes are really entertaining.
30. Bust a myth
There are thousands of well-known things that actually are not true. In other words, they’re called myths. Take some time and do some research to disprove some of them. If your followers love it, feel free to become a MythBuster.
31. Produce or publish your art
Online galleries and portfolios look cool and can be the first step to the world for artists. So publish your paintings, comics, graphical design masterpieces, and other creations as well.
32. Publish a post about your success and epic failures
Being successful means making mistakes (or in other words: failing). But failing is not all bad. It’s a learning experience that allows you to be better the next time. So, that’s the reason why you should talk publicly about your success and failures, to let others learn from it.
Spreading the word about your blog or posts is important, but sometimes people need a little extra kick to do that, so write a post for that.
34. Start a poll
35. Write a post about things you regret doing/not doing
When you surf around Quora or Yahoo Answers, you’ll find many very popular blog topic ideas and posts about the things people regret doing and not doing. Try to write down your own list.
36. Pose a rhetorical question in your blog post
37. Post a picture that speaks more than thousand words
Sometimes you can and SHOULD post images that tell us a story. It does not only grab attention and increase your visitors average time spent on the blog, but it’s also extremely interesting.
38. Publish some little or unknown facts
The Internet and different encyclopedias are full of facts, some of them really random. For example “Did you know that the pink/red/white color of flamingos comes from the food they eat?” You can gather those facts in your own post to generate buzz.
39. Publish an In Memorian post
It’s polite and respectful to commemorate the people who pass away.
40. Bring out the most important dates in history
Pick a country/war/invention/company, and write down the important dates of it. People love to get general but detailed overviews.
41. Tell about your latest event experiences
42. Publish your CV online
Show your previous experience and the things you are good at. You might get a job offer for doing that.
43. Post an obvious lie
You can turn things upside down when you tell an obvious lie inside your blog post. People might get mad at you, but that doesn’t matter.
44. Write where you’d like to travel
45. Blog about marketing secrets
46. Write about the most important lessons you’ve learned in your life
What is more kind than helping others and analyzing yourself at the same time?
47. Tell your readers what they should do to succeed
Create a blog post that explains to your readers what they should do in order to become as successful as you are.
48. Do a video post about your day
Let your readers see about your daily life. For me, it’s extremely interesting, but you also need to have some courage to do that. Either way, it’s up to you.
49. Show off your personal stuff; car(s), house, accessories
50. Build a list
51. Create a blog post about your bad habits
52. Offer free help in your industry to get new contacts
53. Research and analyze a topic in your industry
Well written and analyzed posts get great attention. Invest time and grow your followers by that. Many professional bloggers write one post for more than 12 working hours, they invest a lot of time to produce perfect posts.
54. Answer to every single comment personally
Make your readers feel special and honored. It takes only a couple of minutes to answer them personally but you can get new friends, co-authors or even business partners.
55. Write a longer "About Me" post
Classical About Me posts are a couple of lines but introduce yourself more and write a longer one. People like to know what’s the background of the content they’re reading but they usually don’t have time to check LinkedIn accounts or just Google the name.
56. Create a post that utilizes a bar chart or pie chart
Infographics are one of the hottest blog ideas in the web industry. Visualizing data makes it easier to read, gather interesting data and build charts!
57. Write down your monthly personal budget and expenses
58. Participate in reciprocal guest blogging
Talk to your followers and look for people who’d like to write you a guest post and you’ll write one by yourself.
60. Make a post about your most popular blog ideas to date
61. Publish a "What If" post
Use your imagination and write a post about what if you’re going to move to another country or travel the world or win billion dollars. People love to dream and believe that these things will happen to them.
62. Publish online courses/e-books
If you’re an expert in your field, invest time in writing and publishing courses and e-books. Create quality content, and people will be ready to buy it for a nice amount of money. When money is not an important aspect, publish the content for free.
63. Turn on Gravatar images on your blog comment
64. Build your portfolio
A portfolio is a great way to showcase experience. It’s a wide-spread myth that only artists and photographers can use it. Build a portfolio of projects you’ve run, the applications you’ve coded, and so on.
65. Write in your own everyday language/writing style
Forget the well-known rules, and use the expressions you use every day. It’s a great way to make your posts more enjoyable and stand out.
Don’t know what to write about? Share the recipes of your favorite meals and desserts.
67. Publish a post about the pros and cons of something
68. Show others how to secure their blogs
This is something that is useful and interesting at the same time. I recently posted an infographic about “What if your WordPress gets hacked?“
69. Hold a conference or a webinar through blog post
Have a “group” meeting next Saturday at 9 PM. I’m more than sure that if you hold a live event through your blog then there will be people watching it.
70. Ask for general feedback on your blogging
Sometimes you can improve your blog by the way your readers want. Minor tweaks here and there can add value that can bring you more traffic and returning visitors.
71. Curate or summarize someone else’s work
Write short summaries to bring out the most important aspects or points in other published writings. This helps save a lot of time for the readers who are only looking for the most important information.
73. Compile a list of common mistakes in your niche
Many people don’t know the basics and make common mistakes. Write tutorials to help them prevent these misunderstandings.
74. Publish a manifesto
75. Make a post about future plans
Dreaming of being a world-class analyst or an entrepreneur in five years time? Looking to start studies at a university? Write the plans down; it’s interesting to read them later on, and it gives new ideas to other people as well.
76. Write down an extremely long blog comments
In that way, you can show your readers that you actually care about their comments & opinions.
77. Thank your audience for following you
78. Write about why you actually started blogging
Simply tell your followers how it all started…
79. Abandon your blog for a week and make others think “what happened to you”
80. Write the list of things and activities you want to do before death
Ever seen the books in the bookstore called “1001 places to visit/foods to eat/artists to listen before you die?” Build your own list, and inspire others to do that as well.
81. Show others how to do something extremely FAST
Everybody likes to do something quickly. As you know, time is the most valuable thing in our lives. For example, David Risley teaches you how to blog fast.
82. Write a satirical blog post
83. Write a series of blog posts
To make your readers constantly engaged with your blog, then I suggest you start a blog post series. Here’s a good example of a blog post series: How to Make a WordPress Plugin.
84. Publish a questions and answers blog post
Make a “Questions Monday” and Promise to answer all the questions your audience has.
85. Post a quote
86. Launch a free e-book about your best blog posts
Gather the most viewed and commented posts together and convert them into an e-book that can be published on Amazon or other online bookstores.
87. Run PPC campaign through Facebook to your blog posts
It costs a little, but this option means a lot of new traffic and followers.
88. Update/invest in customized blog post design
Great blogs and posts need great design to keep the readers coming back. Hire professionals; never try to do “something” in PhotoShop unless you’re not a designer.
89. Make 404 page that is a game
That’s a fun way to get people staying on your page.
90. Make a handwritten post and publish it by taking a photo
91. Make an ultimate resource post
Operating in the fishing niche? Publish a list of most useful resources for that.
92. Invite experts to comment on your posts
Busy people work the most, but they’re quite often ready to help if you offer them value from your side. If you ask them, do it kindly, and state clearly why they should do it and what they get for doing it.
93. Publish a post as an audio file (mp3)
Write your post and record it as an audio file. It allows the readers to follow the blog on the go; all they need is an mp3 player or a smartphone.
94. Make list of useful & interesting people to follow in your niche
This is another “TOP” category post idea. List the useful people who provide great insights; these posts become viral quickly.
95. Nostalgic list post about different blogs in your niche
Web design and trends have changed a lot. It creates great WOW effect for people to see how ugly the websites used to be back in the dot.com bubble times. Show readers how these sites have changed from 2000 by using the internet archive wayback machine.
Ever heard that Apple patented the two-finger movements on smartphones and tablets? Here’s your chance to shine.
97. Ask some billionaire to write a post for you
As these people are often too busy to respond, they enjoy fame and publicity. This is definitely worth a try, even when you fail.
98. Rant about something that REALLY disturbs you
99. Create a list of tools you find useful
There are literally dozens of tools that can make life a lot easier, create a list of the ones you use or would like to use.
100. Dare your readers to do something
101. Host a voting contest
Ask your readers to nominate the best blogs in your niche. This can turn into several posts since you can take those nominations and write a “Top 100 Blogs in the Industry” post. Notify the winning blogs so that they’ll send some of their followers your way.
Update: This article was originally 101 blog topics, but since I got a lot of great feedback from the first 101 things to blog about, I decided to add another 33 blog post ideas to the list.
102. Curate content in your niche
103. Wish yourself happy birthday
Are you entering the second year of your blog? Wish it a happy birthday, and then show readers how far you’ve come.
104. Make a list of interesting stats in your niche
Want to blow your reader’s minds? Create a useful resource of stats in your niche.
105. Repost a long email response to a reader's question
Do you often get personal readers’ questions only to respond in a long email? Share that response with your other followers. (Just be sure you’re keeping any emails, names, etc. confidential.)
106. Write a FAQs post
107. Write an ultimate list
108. Create an A-Z post
109. Develop a profile on an influential figure
Is there someone in your niche you admire? Write a profile on them detailing who they are, what they do, why you love them, and where your readers can learn more.
110. Shoutout to your mentors and fans
Write a post naming specific people who have influenced your blogging journey. Be sure to let them know when the post is public to help drive their followers to your site.
111. Showcase a reader
Do you have a strong relationship with some of your loyal readers? Ask one of them if you can interview him or her and post his or her responses on your blog.
112. List the best apps in your niche
Are you in the finance industry? List and review the top 50 mobile accounting apps. The more apps you list, the better.
113. Write a makeover post
Did you just get a haircut? Maybe you remodeled your kitchen. Show your readers the before and after photos.
114. Run a month of giveaways
115. Hold a guest post pitching contest
116. Develop a quiz
117. Create a glossary
118. Write an open letter
What’s the number one thing your readers want to know about themselves and your niche? Create a worksheet that will help them answer that question. For instance, if you’re in the finance industry, you might develop a “Get out of Debt” worksheet that will help readers better plan their finances.
Do a bit of research and find out which online stores in your niche are offering discounts or coupon codes right now, and then share that information with your readers.
121. Create a list of free eBooks
122. Predict the future
123. Compile a list of jokes
124. Draw a comic
125. Write a poem
126. Tell your readers who to follow on Twitter
127. Make a list detailing influential people's response to a single question
128. Highlight the key takeaways from a recent conference
129. Make a list of hacks
130. Write about your plans for the holidays
131. Record a Skype call
132. Put on a skit
133. Host a free live workshop
134. List 134 blog post ideas to show others what to blog about!
List down 134 blog topics in your niche; a lot of people find it useful. 🙂