50 Things to Blog About (Part 1)

It’s one of the most challenging things about blogging – getting started. If you ever get stumped on what to write about, you know just how challenging it can be at times to fill that empty “new post” box.

Here are 50 ideas to help get the creative juices flowing:

1.      Take a photo. Share a picture instead of words!

2.      Share a relevant YouTube video. Perhaps even analyze it a bit in your post. It doesn’t require a lot of work to watch and then find the best videos.

3.      Shoot a video of your own. People love to see a blogger’s face rather than just read their words.

4.      Comment on another blog post on your blog. For example, if another well known blogger makes a strong statement, respond to that statement on your blog.

5.      Comment on a news event and on how it relates to your field.

6.      Write a How To post. Walkthroughs, tutorials and how to’s tend to do very well online.

7.      Bust a Myth. What are common beliefs people hold in your industry that simply aren’t true?

8.      Tell an entertaining and educational story. What were some turning point moments in your career?

9.      Create a Q&A post. What are common questions people have and what are their answers?

10.  Examine a Problem. Take an issue that people often get stuck on and go in depth into its causes and solutions.

11.  Write a Top X List. For example, “Top 50 ways to get blog traffic” or “Top 12 hip hop dance moves.”

12.  Ramble. Just talk aimlessly and passionately about a subject. Be sure to set it aside and read it a day or two later to make sure it’s relevant before you post it.

13.  Write about common pitfalls. What are mistakes that beginners might make without knowing it?

14.  Interview an expert. Post it in audio or video form on your blog.

15.  Review a product. What are its benefits and its drawbacks? What sets it apart? Would you recommend it?

16.  Comment on state of the industry. What’s going well and what isn’t’ going well?

17.  Ask your audience a question. What do they think about Topic X?

18.  Post the top resources for someone in your industry. Give links, downloads, videos, etc that might help them in what they’re trying to do.

19.  Make a prediction on the future. What do you think is going to happen in the next 12 months?

20.  Write about an in person event. For example, “What I learned at Affiliate Summit X this year.

21.  Share a provocative opinion. What’s an opinion you have that just isn’t politically correct?

22.  Why someone is right or wrong. Write a post about why you think someone is right or wrong about a certain subject.

23.  Make something complex simple. Break a hard process down into its parts and make it easy to do or follow.

24.  Share a thought process. How do you get from point A to point B in your thought process?

25.  Blog about a personal experiment. What’s something you tried? Did it work or did it not work? What would you do differently and what would you recommend?

Overcoming writer’s block can be extremely difficult but by keeping a list of questions handy like those above and those to come in part two of this series, you’ll be prepared to do battle the next time you’re stuck for something to write about.

Your Thoughts

Which of the above questions do you plan to answer on your blog?  What questions do you think could be added to the list?  Share in a comment below.

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  1. Saidah@AProverbsWife.com says

    This is a great list. I don;t really have a hard time find topics. My problem is finding quiet time to write. I home school so there is always activity in the house even when I close my office door. I am making plans to start heading to a coffee shop or library once a week to get some quiet writing done.
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    • Tanya says

      Saidah, I can relate to that with having our little ones at home. Thankfully, my hubby is very understanding and lets me get out to the coffee shop for those quiet moments as I need them. :)

    • Tanya says

      Janis, have you considered using Amazon affiliate links for your books? Also, I know there are programs that will give you books to review but I don’t believe you get paid at all. Booksneeze.com would be one such program.

  2. Create With Joy says

    Hi Tanya

    Glad to see you’ve joined the Alexa Blog Hop! This is a GREAT list! Although… are there supposed to be 25 or 50 ideas posted? (I’m only seeing 25!)

    Hope you’ll stop by when you have a moment and share your thoughts on Blog Comments over at Create With Joy!

    Ramona
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    • Tanya says

      Hey, Ramona – thanks for the comment. There are 25 ideas in this post… and 25 more will be listed in Part 2 on Tuesday.

      Thanks for sharing about this hop in class – what a great way for everyone to increase their Alexa rankings! I added the button to the List of 100+ Blog Hops, too.

  3. Skye says

    This is SUCH a good post!
    There are days when I am just not in the mood to write a review and get writers block, this list is great!!

    • Tanya says

      Thanks for commenting, Darcy! I’ve found that ideas can come in waves, too – sometimes I can’t get them written down fast enough. Other times, I have no idea what to write about. Glad to hear someone else experiences that, too!

  4. Aimee says

    It’s funny that you posted this- I make a list every now and then to prevent writer’s block! Great list ;-) Here from the Alexa Hop!

  5. Diane H says

    I subscribe via email and am always learning new tricks. I just switched to self-hosted and am trying to get a clearer focus to my blog! Thanks for this list!

  6. Greg Holbert @efile, e file, file taxes online, online tax preparation, online taxes says

    Very well-constructed post! One thing I want to add is when I’m struggling with blogger’s block(patent pending ^_~) is to check stumbleupon.com! It was how I found your blog, and I’m happy the internet gods placed me here. When you create a free account you can just search “weblogs” and go to town. You might even find my blog there! Good luck and keep with the creative and engaging posts!

  7. Cheryl Rogers says

    Thanks for the great list Tanya! It’s kinda weird, sometimes I think I have lots to blog about and then the next day my mind goes blank??
    I have also found that reading whenever I can give me ideas. I think it gets my creative juices flowing:)
    Cheryl Rogers recently posted..Free Amazon Ebook (Tuesday)

  8. Regina Partain says

    Wow. This is a great list, but I have some digesting and thinking to do before I know what my topic will be. I am sure I will read this list a few times as I contemplate my topic. Thanks so much for sharing the list and for all of the ideas.
    Regina Partain recently posted..A Home for Everything….

  9. mike says

    great tips. I usually have something to say but it likes to get lost between my brain and fingers so it tends to make things difficult. I want to be creative but from brain to reality is the stumbling block for me.

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