25 Blog Post Ideas to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

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Every blogger wants their blog to be read, enjoyed, and shared with others.

But how do you create blog content that keeps readers coming back? Do you know how to make your content shareable? Do you know how to make your blog go viral?

We’ve put together a list of 25 great ways to add a little something extra to your website with these new blog post ideas.

We hope these blog ideas help you beat that writer’s block. Let us know what your favorites are in the comments below!

6 Resources That Will Inspire Your Next Blog Post Idea

Now here’s the deal:

You can write the perfect new blog post, but if you’re not touching upon the right subject or issue, all of that work was for nothing.

Don’t be the person that creates greatness, only to have the target way off from their audience.

Use these six resources to help you bridge that connection, get new ideas and create something that is both focused and useful to your readers.

(A great title to use is “The Ultimate Guide to xxx”)

1. BuzzSumo

When you begin planning your post, you probably wish you could just go somewhere and see what your audience is sharing. Yeah, that would be nice, wouldn’t it? Turns out, many other people had that same thought and decided to make a tool that does just that by sharing current events. Known only as BuzzSumo, this tool allows you to enter a topic, or even a competitor’s website, and see this:
Not bad huh? You can see the top articles from that website or topic and how many times those articles have been shared across various social media platforms. We’re talking Facebook, and LinkedIn posts, tweets , pins, and Google+. Seeing what topics are being shared most often is the perfect way to nail down a concept for your next post on your own blog that adheres to that same idea.
Now, obviously, you don’t want to copy what everyone else is doing. You should take these ideas and use them to form your own opinion or solution based on what people have shared. Take it, break it down to the basic parts and then rebuild it in your own way.

2. Google Trends

Even though Google is in total control of your blogging success, they’re not stingy about providing you with tools to help. One such tool to help you find blog topics is Google Trends, which allows you to see what topics are being searched for most often at any given point. You can see which searches are currently trending and search for the same trending topics in your niche.
Here’s what was trending overall during the time I was writing this post:
You can start broad with this tool and narrow it down by selecting certain topics using the Google Trends visualizer which allows you to see subjects and click on them to find a list of websites where you can learn more. You can read faqs on other blogs and well as get on their email list to see how they write great blog posts.

3) Quora

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I only recently discovered Quora myself, and I must say, it’s something that everyone should use. The site itself is a question/answer service where people can pose questions on any topic and have them answered by someone else who is knowledgeable about that subject. Really easy to use, check out this short demo:

See? All you need to do is type in the subject you blog about and presto! You’ve got a list of questions people are asking about that subject. It’s a very simple step-by-step process and very easy to use with real-world results.

4. Buzzfeed

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While you may not use Buzzfeed as your main source of news, that doesn’t stop this popular site from being a major provider of topics for blogging. Not only are some of the articles focused on blogging in general, but you can find a variety of lists and hilarious joke articles to inspire your next post.
Here’s an example of something that was trending on Buzzfeed as of this writing:
It may seem silly, but there are plenty of topics here to choose from. If you’re feeling a bit humorous, or you just have to the itch to include a few memes in your next post, you’ll find a lot to love here.
It may seem silly, but there are plenty of topics here to choose from. If you’re feeling a bit humorous, or you just have to the itch to include a few memes in your next post, you’ll find a lot to love here.

5) Topsy

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We all know how fast Twitter moves. Trying to keep up with a single feed is like trying to keep up with a stampeding herd of rhinos.
With a tool like Topsy, though, you can look for topics and keywords that have appeared in tweets dating back to 2006! Let’s take a look at a quick example of this tool in action:

6) SurveyMonkey

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Our last tool is one that ranks high on our list of the best survey software for website owners – SurveyMonkey.

This platform allows you to get your information straight from the source. Sometimes, finding that perfect topic is as simple as asking your audience before you write that new post.
With SurveyMonkey, you can do just that. A quick little survey embedded into your page makes it simple and easy for you to ask the readers a question or present them with a few topics to choose from.
This raw data then converts into topics that you know will resonate with your readers because it came from them.

This raw data then converts into topics that you know will resonate with your readers because it came from them.

Continuing To Gather Ideas

Before you can start writing you need some ideas and you need to plan them out to stay organized. Gathering ideas starts with what you’re doing right now.
Brainstorming.
How do you brainstorm?
You get ideas by seeing what other people are doing in your niche. For example, let’s say you’ve chosen home improvement as your niche. Look around your house for something familiar in that realm.
Once you come up with an idea for your blog content, go online to see if there is interest in it. Google Keyword Planner is a free tool to determine how much traffic lands on websites with a similar topic. If you want to step things up, you could go for Ahrefs, (which is my secret weapon,) but it’s expensive. For beginners, Google Keyword Planner is enough.
Once you’ve determined that the subject yields a decent amount of traffic and people are interested in that topic, you’ve got yourself a new post.
Now you need to repeat that process for blog content until you have a month’s worth of interesting and traffic bringing topics to write about.
Makes sense, right?

8 Great New Content Blog Ideas

Let’s cut the fluff and get to the stuff. It’s time to provide you with some excellent blog ideas that readers are sure to tweet and share with their audience.

1. Write a “How-to” Guide

I love how-to guides, and they work incredibly well if you’re knowledgeable on a certain subject. If you’ve chosen a niche that requires tutorials, then this might be the best avenue for you. Help readers learn more about the subject and provide a ton of value to them.

2. Case Study

The type of post called case studies works really well in the “make money online” niche. If you want to show someone the takeaways and the results of another person, like their personal life hacks, you can do a case study. This avenue requires you to dive into the lives of a few different people and show readers how they can achieve what that person achieved by following the same steps.

3. Review Article

I write a lot of reviews, and these are a great way to monetize your blog. Let’s go back to the home improvement example. Let’s say you want to write an article about a lawnmower. You conduct thorough research, so you understand the ins and outs of the lawnmower.
You’ll look at reviews from other people and see what customers have to say about it. Once you have all your information together, you’ll be able to write the review. If it’s a good product, you can become an affiliate and earn a commission every time someone buys that lawnmower through your review link. Many people make a lot of money doing this.

4. Motivational Piece

Sometimes the best content helps people start something, and motivational writing is simple and easy to start with. You could even recommend self-help books to get people started on a chosen goal.

5. Fictional Short Stories

If you don’t have a knack for writing about life or products you could always let your creative side shine. Fictional writing is highly profitable if someone is willing to purchase your writing. You don’t need a 400-page novel to make serious money either. Just being passionate about writing will help you do this one.

6. Blog About Life

Some of the most popular content online is people talking about their own lives and the day to day operations of an average Joe. The best way to blog about your life is to pair the behind-the-scenes alongside a “vlog” video as well. Having them both on your blog will help rank you higher on Google, and you can monetize the blog as well as the vlog by putting it on YouTube.

7. Writing About Other Bloggers

Similar to a case study, but with this one you won’t have to interview anyone. If you want to write about other bloggers, you must first have a reason. You can do a round-up of all the most popular blogs online and curate their answers. You can take snippets out of their blogs and do a list post like “The 10 Best Success Tips From Six-Figure Bloggers.” Anything like that would work well for your blog readers.

8. Travel Blogging

Travel blogging is glamorous and incredibly sexy for those who can manage it. Of course, to have a travel blog, you need to travel to places that people want to see. The Philippines is a popular destination, so if you have a travel bug and the budget to manage it, go for it. Travel blogging also pairs well with video footage, which makes the best blog posts.

Implementing Basic SEO and Content Marketing

We talked about this a little but let me clarify. SEO stands for search engine optimization and its the process of taking steps to ensure your content ranks high on Google. You need to include popular keyword phrases from Google Keyword Planner, so you get enough readers. You also need to choose words that are low competition keywords so you can rank quickly. Keep yourself a cheat sheet on your best keyword phrases from Google Search.
Read up on long-tail keywords and the process of ranking on Google using them.

Utilizing Social Media

Finally, you want to share your content on social media to try and get some initial traffic. The more traffic you get early on in the game, the higher Google will rank you because they’ll think that your content is awesome. (which I’m sure it is) Once you’re getting a decent amount of readers, your best idea to to include tweet-friendly quotes and share buttons to get your content promoted by your readers.

Wrapping it Up

Blogging is fun and a great way to turn a hobby into a wildly profitable business.
These tools are here to help you with just that. Seeking out questions that your readers are asking, looking at trending topics, and asking them through surveys are all fantastic ways to connect with them and find out what they want to see.
Once you have that information, you’ll be poised to write an army of great articles, each of which will be irresistible to your audience.
Don’t be afraid to jump in with both feet once you have some ideas figured out.

1. Review Books/Products/Films

Providing value to your readers is the number one way to gain their trust and build a loyal following. If you post authentic reviews, your readers will think of you as a source of reliable and honest content.
If you want to become an authority, stick to topics and products that are relevant to your niche.

2. Make a Comprehensive Guide or Tutorial

If you have in-depth knowledge of a particular topic, turn that into something actionable for your readers. How-to guides are always some of the most popular posts on blogs, so use this opportunity to teach you readers something!
With tutorials and guides, you can bring new readers in, provide value to existing readers, and drive more traffic to your site.
To make your blog even stronger and strengthen SEO, include links and resources throughout your guide. If you can back up your ideas with expert thoughts, your readers will see this as legitimate.

3. Interview Someone

By posting an interview on your blog, you can add credibility to your site. You’ll also see an uptick in clicks, likes, and shares.
Make sure you interview someone that your readers will find interesting. There’s no point in interviewing a clothing designer if your blog is about science and technology. By finding someone interesting and relevant, you are well on your way to a great blog post.
If you’ve already interviewed someone and it is one of your popular blog posts, produce new content by conducting a follow-up with that person!

4. Host a Giveaway

Everyone everywhere loves the idea of winning a prize and getting something for free. By hosting a giveaway, you’re sure to see some benefits. You can use it as a way to collect your readers’ email addresses.
You can use it as a way to get readers to share your post. Think about what you want to get out of it and play to that angle.
To make it even more enticing, consider giving away a variety of items. You can reach out to some of your favorite brands or stores to see if they would like to collaborate with you.
It’s a great way to gain exposure for yourself and for them. Some of the most popular blogs in the world were created using this technique, so you know it works.

5. Create a List

Most people don’t want to spend hours researching a topic online. Save your readers some time and create a list (like this one!) that is relevant to your particular niche.
Create a new post with a lists of books, movies, etc., and establish yourself as the authority on that topic.
A top 10 list post works great, but if you can come up with a top 100 list, that’s even better. The more items the merrier in this case!

6. Start a Poll

It’s no secret that people love sharing their opinions. You see it every day on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Come up with a topic and ask your readers what they think.
Encourage them to add their opinions in your comments section and make their voice heard. At a later date, you might even be able to turn your readers’ ideas into extra blog posts.

7. Write About Where You Want to Travel

Looking for a unique way to do a series of posts? Create many posts that detail different places you’d like to visit or travel to.
Ask readers what their favorite travel destination is and encourage them to comment why. This can spur other posts as well, such as the “top 10 places to see in Europe” or the “top 10 travel destinations of 2018.”

8. Share Recipes

An aerial view of a bowl of chicken noodle soup
Everyone’s got to eat and lots of people love to cook. Posting recipes on your blog is an easy way to get people to share your content.
It’s also an easy way to interact with your readers. Ask them to try your recipe and share the experience of their meal with you.

9. Write About Why You Started Blogging

If you’ve got a good story behind why you started blogging in the first place, tell it to your readers.
Write an open leader and let them know why you started, how it’s going, and where you see it going in the future. If your readers have their own blogs, ask them to share their own journeys with you.

10. Make an Ultimate Resource Post

You’ve got to sound like you’re an authority. To boost your credibility and improve content, create a post that acts as an “ultimate guide”.
It doesn’t matter what your topic is as long as it’s something your readers want to know more about. For increased value, include links to relevant products and similar blogs within yours.

11. Dare Your Readers to Do Something

Lots of people like a challenge and some people are willing to try anything once. Pose a scenario to your readers, ask them to do it, and have them report back to you about how it went.
Make sure you don’t encourage your readers to do anything that’s not safe.
If you don’t feel comfortable challenging your readers, do the reverse and ask them to challenge you instead.

12. Write a FAQs Post

Regardless of your niche or industry, it’s likely you get asked the same questions over and over again by various people. Create a post with FAQs and answer all those questions.
You can even report it as an FAQ page on your site for new readers and new users who might not know that much about you.

13. Create an A to Z Post

Like an ultimate guide or a top 100 list, an A to Z post is a great way to provide your readers with value and save them time from having to do their own research.
Make sure the topic is relevant to your niche and include links for added value. The more information you provide, the better your post will be.

14. List the Best Apps in Your Niche

Whether you’re into time management, cooking, finance, or sports, create a list of the best relevant apps. Try to be as comprehensive as you can and list as many apps as possible.
Remember to ask your readers at the end to share their favorites with you in the comments.

15. Make a List of “Hacks”

If you can make a list of ways to make life easier for your readers, you’re sure to score some extra points. Create a post with a list of hacks that will save your readers time (or money).
It’s an easy way to get clicks and have your blog shared with other readers.

16. Record a Podcast

It seems like everyone has a podcast these days, so why not take advantage of the trend? Record a podcast that your audience will find humorous, interesting, or informative.
With the right interviewee and topic you can establish yourself as an expert in your niche.

17. Ask Someone Credible to Write a Guest Post

Guest posts are a great way to bring new readers to your blog and have your content shared. If you know an industry insider in your niche, ask them to write a post that you can put on your site.
Not only will it lend credibility to your site, but it may bring new readership. Make sure to ask your guest blogger to post it on their site and social media pages as well.

18. Create a “10 Things You Don’t Know About Me” Post

It’s always a good idea to let your readers know a little bit about you. You can have a standard “about us” page, but if you want to make it interesting, create a post that details 10 things your readers don’t already know.
Your list can be personal, professional, or a combination of both. It’s a great way to connect with readers on a personal level, and it can also encourage readers to share their personal details with you.

19. Create a Music Playlist

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Whether you’re into classic rock, EDM, or jazz, sharing music is a great way to connect with other people. If your readers enjoy your playlist, they’re likely to share it again and again.
If your first post is successful you can expand it into a blog series. Get creative and compile playlists for different moods, genres, and occasions.

20. Write About a Common Problem in Your Industry

Is there a trend, a new product, a new service, or an issue in your industry that has everyone on their toes? If you can identify an issue that’s freaking people out, write about it.
Maybe your readers are flipping out about Instagram’s feed algorithm. Or maybe they’re frustrated with how long it’s taking Amazon to open up their new seller’s account.
Whatever it is, identify the issue and try to provide your readers with enough info to calm them down.

21. Write a Month’s Post of Things You’re Obsessed With

From T.V. shows to news stories or a certain trending topic, people love reading about what other people like. And they love commenting on it as well.
This is a great way to create clickable content, and you can categorize the post in any way you want. The more categories and items you list, the better your post will be.

22. Host a 30-day Challenge

Encourage your readers to partake in a 30-day challenge together. It could be a fitness challenge, a reading challenge, a sports challenge, anything you want.
It doesn’t even have to be relevant to your niche. Ask your readers to share their results with you and, in turn, you can share your progress and results with them.

23. Write a How-To Post

You can pick any topic or action in the world. No matter what it is, there is someone out there who wants to know how to do it.
Be the authority on that subject and give your readers a detailed step-by-step list of the process.
To get your readers more involved, ask them to share their results with you after they’ve completed all the steps.

24. Do a Weekly Roundup of Relevant News

Regardless of what industry you’re in, there’s always breaking news to keep up on. It can be tough juggling all that information, especially since it comes from so many different sources.
To make things easier for your readers, do a weekly recap of the top headlines of the week. By linking to other articles and news sources you can increase your credibility and increase value.

25. Run an Experiment That’s Relevant to Your Product or Service

Readers love to be interactive and be able to see and read results, so create a post that details an experiment that your readers can partake in. Your experiment should be relevant to your product, your service, or your business.
Check out this post from Redbooth – they did an experiment on procrastination that generated interesting results!


Whether you’re new to blogging or looking for ways to create new shareable content, fill your editorial calendar with some of the ideas above. Not writing for a long time is a common mistake for new bloggers, and it’s easy to understand why: it’s easy to run out of new ideas.
But content ideas don’t have to be hard to come by.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that you need to provide your readers with real value.  A great post is something that provides something for your readers: knowledge, insight, entertainment, etc. Don’t create a top 10 list for the sake of doing so. Don’t do a giveaway because you want to entice your readers with free stuff.
Instead, focus on sharing credible information that your readers will actually want to read.
With strong content, an authentic point of view, and reliable info, you’re sure to see your readership increase.

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