Picture this: You are surrounded by numerous cups of coffee, staring at a blank Word document on the computer screen, where you have been stuck from the get go. Being overwhelmed by the intention to create a stellar piece of content, you cannot narrow it down to just one topic. Or the opposite: You have exhausted every option and are out of things to write about. We have all been there. Writer’s block hits everyone at one point or another.
Provided below are some of the main concepts and blog post types that are widely used by both experts and mid-class bloggers. The sky is the limit.
1. Your opinion on a software or an app. A comparison of two products is also an option.
2. What book or industry magazine have you read last week? Would you recommend it to others?
3. Your thoughts on a newly launched website/social media platform.
4. Your perspective on that movie everyone has been talking about.
5. Your review of a study program and/or training course.
6. How was your recent volunteer experience?
7. Was there an awards ceremony in your industry?
8. Recap of a debate/talk show someone you know has been a part of.
9. Some insight regarding a conference or trade show you attended.
10. Summary of the webinar you hosted or were a part of not long ago.
11. Best motivational speakers or writers.
12. E-books and podcasts your audience could benefit from.
13. Top-notch business apps or SEO tools.
14. List of Twitter accounts everyone needs to follow.
15. Number of blog topic ideas (I know; this one is genius.)
16. What do your customers have to say about your business or product? This one can be with a hint of self-promotion, why not?
17. Ask an expert: If you find an opportunity to talk to a person with a lot of authority within your field, it will boost your website’s traffic and credibility.
18. Ask your coworkers to share their thoughts and valuable experience.
19. Talk to your mentor, a person who was your first teacher and role model.
20. Experiment a little: Interview a person who is not in any way related to your industry, but someone you find interesting.
21. Tips on how to make your content more appealing than it is right now.
22. Tricks: Teach your readers to deal with writer’s block.
23. Cheat sheets: great sources of information for newbies in your field.
24. Tell your audience what NOT to do. For example: things one should never do on Facebook.
25. How-to posts: Use a step-by-step format and provide a few examples.
Visual content posts
26. Slide presentation: Here is a chance to share your knowledge and show off your creative side at the same time!
27. Photo post: Images usually receive more views than plain text.
28. Infographic: Make sure you know exactly which type you would like to work on.
29. Informative video: The story behind your brand, a day in someone’s life, short documentary, etc.
30. Comics: They are funny, and people like funny. If the comics are amusing enough, your content could go viral.
Literally anything else
31. Case Studies: Take a real-life brand, provide a brief background story, list the obstacles they had to face, explain how the company solved the issue, and include the results.
32. News: Did you witness an event that was especially amusing, shocking, or memorable?
33. Definitions: You can utilize this type of blog post on a regular basis (Word of the Day, for instance.)
34. Provide links to share content you think is original and may serve a purpose to the reader. Chances are, the audience will appreciate your efforts.
35. Inspire and motivate others by telling a story (if you are particularly lazy, a link to an inspirational TED talk with a commentary should do the trick.)
Deciding on the topic that would keep your reader entertained is challenging, and doing so with consistency is not a piece of cake either. This list of blog topics may help you or someone overcome whatever fears or frustrations and get straight to writing!
Now that you have thirty-five ideas to pool from, what is your favorite type of blog post? What will your next topic be?