What to Write? Ultimate List of 50 Blog Post Ideas
This is a guest post by Justin Osborne.
How do you come up with blog post topics all the time? You had tons of inspiration in the beginning, but maybe you ran out of ideas. It’s okay. We’re here to help.
We’ll give you a list of 50 types of blog posts you can write. When you pick the type, it will be easier to find a topic.
50 Blog Post Ideas: The Ultimate List
#1. How-To Guides
As a blogger and an expert in the niche, you need to teach your audience how to do something or how to solve a specific problem.
#2. Listicles (List Posts)
Lists are really easy to read. You can turn them into slides, so your visitors will go through several pages of your blog. That means more ad potential.
Here’s an idea: list the most important trends you expect to see in your niche during 2018.
#3. Influencer-Based Posts
Contact a few influencers from your niche and ask them a specific question.
Collect those quotes and put them in a post.
#4. Influencer Profiles
Pick the most influential people in the industry you’re focused on. This may be a historical figure or a current social media influencer. Create their profiles (biographies).
#5. Weekly Highlights
Describe the most important events of the week! Turn this type of a post into a routine, so your readers will come back to read something new next week.
Note: You can find examples in our marketing wrap-ups.
#6. Off-Topic Posts
You’re writing a book review blog, but you’re too concerned about global warming and you want to share your thoughts on it? It’s okay to write an off-topic post now and then.
#7. Vacation Updates
You’re taking a vacation, so you won’t be available on the blog for some time? Inform your audience about it. Moreover, write a vacation post when you get back, so you’ll share the journey with your readers.
How do you create your articles? How do you do your research? Offer your readers a peek behind the curtain.
You certainly get questions that are more frequent than others. Answer them. You can pick any topic from your niche. For example, FAQs about 19th Century Airplanes.
These are should ask questions. Highlight the important questions your target reader forgets to ask in certain situations.
These should be brief posts, which explain a specific concept.
#12. Detailed Guides
These should feature detailed, comprehensive information that guides the readers towards a solution. They come as long-form posts.
You can turn a detailed blogging project into a series of posts. Break up the content and publish several posts around the same idea.
#14. Case Studies
Review a specific situation in details. Explain the process, implemented measures, and their effects.
#15. Bye Posts
You decide to take a break from the blog? Explain that decision through a goodbye post.
#16. Reviews of Local Businesses
What do you think of local restaurants, businesses, or any trend that’s popular in your area?
Invite your audience to participate in a contest and offer a great prize. Write a post about the contest, so you’ll give them proper guidelines.
#18. Important Trends
What are the latest trends in your industry? Inform your readers about them!
#19. Cartoon Projects
How about explaining a concept through a cartoon or a comic? That will certainly give you an advantage over competitors.
When you write a humorous piece, infuse memes throughout it. You may base the entire post on memes, with a single line to trigger them.
#21. Call-Out Statements
You’re angry about something someone did? Call them out and hold them responsible. Needless to say, the topic must belong to your niche.
You’re an influencer, so people want to see what you expect. Write prediction posts to visualize the outcome of a current situation.
Start a debate by writing a provoking post. Invite your readers to join the conversation.
#24. Comparing Products
What’s the difference between a premium product from your niche and a more affordable option?
Example: Top 7 WordPress Landing Page Plugins
#25. Project Posts
These can be about your own projects, or any important projects from the industry of your reader’s interest. Explain the process.
#26. Income Posts
Are you making money from your blog? You can share some tips on how you made it successful. These should be accompanied with precise information on the income your blog provides.
#27. Best-Of Posts
What’s your preferred product, service, or tool? Make your top choices and review them.
Contact an influential person to interview. Turn the interview into a blog post.
Collect the most inspiring quotes about a topic. You may explain them with your own words, but it’s okay to just list the quotes and leave the thinking to your readers.
#30. Who to Follow
List the people you follow on social media and explain why they are worth following.
#31. Honest Posts
It’s okay to be vulnerable. Share your most sincere feelings and thoughts with your audience.
#32. Motivational Posts
Inspire your readers to take actions that would change their lives for the better.
#33. Funny Rants
Share your passionate opinions through a post that brings humor and anger together.
#34. YouTube-Inspired Posts
Which videos can help your reader understand a certain topic? Make a list of videos to watch.
Statistics are convincing. Write an information-driven post that will provide statistics for every claim you make.
#36. Research-Based Posts
Similar to the statistics post, these should prove your claim with research data.
#37. Checklist Posts
Create a checklist of things the reader should do. This can work with any topic.
Describe a problem and give precise solutions.
#39. Attention-Grabbing Stories
Share your own stories, or get other people to share their personal stories regarding an issue.
#40. Free Stuff Posts
Write eBooks and give them for free. Create calendars, posters, or wallpapers and provide them for free.
Dare your readers to participate in a challenge! Post prompts each day and ask them to share their progress.
This is comedy on steroids. Make sure you don’t make it too insulting.
#43. Parody Posts
What would someone from your industry or a random celebrity do in a certain situation? Imagine their behavior and create a parody post.
Your target audience wants to be well-informed. You should be the one providing information on important events from the niche.
Another blogger mentioned you in their content? You’ve got a provoking comment? React!
#46. “What If” Assumptions
Imagine an intriguing situations for your readers. Develop a “what if” post around it.
#47. Product Promotions
Review a new product. Keep updating your audience to let them know how it works on the long run.
Send out a survey to your readers and share the results through a post. Explain what those results mean.
#49. Business Updates
If this blog is developed around a business, inform the audience about the news in the company.
#50. Productivity Advice
What can your reader do to use their time better? Offer some productivity tips.
Did you get inspired? Sure you did! Now update that posting schedule and start writing your next blog post!
Guest Author: Justin is a blogger from Leicester, England, UK. When not teaching his little students and rooting for Leicester FC, he loves to share his thoughts and opinions about education, writing and blogging with other people on different blogs and forums. Currently, he is working as an editor at Essayontime. Follow Justin on Facebook and Twitter.