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:
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.
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.