What to Write? Ultimate List of 50 Blog Post Ideas 

 December 21, 2017

By  Julian

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.

Example: How to Keep Blogging When You Feel You Can’t Do It Anymore

#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.

Example: 9 Must-Read Blog Posts for Serious Business Bloggers

#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.

Example: 63 Experts Share Their Best Email Marketing Tools

#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.

#8. Behind-the-Scenes 

How do you create your articles? How do you do your research? Offer your readers a peek behind the curtain.

#9. FAQs

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.

#10. SAQs

These are should ask questions. Highlight the important questions your target reader forgets to ask in certain situations.

#11. Definitions

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.

Example: How to Guest Blog: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

#13. Series

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?

#17. Contests

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.

#20. Memes

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.

#22. Predictions

You’re an influencer, so people want to see what you expect. Write prediction posts to visualize the outcome of a current situation.

#23. Debates

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.

#28. Interviews

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.

Example: 101 Top Blogs That’ll Help You Become a Better Blogger

#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.

#35. Stats

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.

#38. Solutions

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.

#41. Challenges

Dare your readers to participate in a challenge! Post prompts each day and ask them to share their progress.

$42. Satire

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.

#44. News

Your target audience wants to be well-informed. You should be the one providing information on important events from the niche.

#45. Reactions

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.

Example: Thrive Themes Review: Why You Should Join

#48. Surveys

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.

About Julian

Julian started his first blog way back in the summer of 2014. He is very passionate about building websites and watching them grow. He has made many mistakes over the years and is now dedicated to sharing his knowledge on Blogging Aid so he can help beginner and intermediate bloggers become successful bloggers.

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  1. Hi, thanks for sharing such informative piece of content. I got many ways to generate blog topics through your article before I was only using Hubspot blog topic generator but now I can use other ways too.

    Darleen Prangue

  2. Hi Justin Thanks for the useful piece of information you shared via this article since it is very essential tpo gain a lot of traffic via good content on blog and this article would surely help me out to make my blog nourished with good content
    hope you are doing well do share more such ideas
    Darleen Prangue

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