Now that you know how to create a blog and have started blogging, it’s time to throw some light on how to come up with great blog post ideas whenever you feel like you’re stuck or have hit a roadblock. Writer’s block is real!
No one can come up with awesome blog post ideas every time they sit in front of their laptop or smartphone to create a new blog post. I myself face this regularly. But then, I figured out a way to overcome this by coming up with new blog post ideas. This way, I don’t have to stop blogging at any time for any reason. Now, I’m going to share the same tips with you hoping that you would find them useful as well.
To maintain the health of your blog, you need to publish new content on your blog at least once a week or two. This makes your blog look fresh and updated in the eyes of search engines. Now, here are some ideas for you to get new blog post ideas every time you open your site –
Create and share lists
To be honest, this is one of the easiest and quickest ways to come up with a new blog post idea. You can create and share listicles like top 10 posts of the year, 20 things I’ve learned since being single, 10 reasons we’ve been too slow in responding to climate change, 12 really important reasons you are running late, 50 split-testing ideas, 11 things to never say to a student, 20 more ways I’ve failed at my 20’s, 10 reasons you’ll want to eat while reading this, 8 reasons to avoid listicles 😛 etc. I hope you are able to get an idea of what listicles mean from the above sample titles.
You can also write a tutorial/guide for something (like cooking a new dish or putting up a new makeup you found on the internet) by adding each instruction as a separate step. If possible, you can create a list of your top 10 favorite niche bloggers and share them on your blog and ask them to share it with their followers.
For example, if you are a beauty blogger, you can create a list of ‘top 10 beauty bloggers to follow in 2023’ and feature your favorite beauty bloggers who have a considerable influence and a good number of followers in that post. Once you have published the post, notify them that you have featured them in the list and politely ask them to share it with their followers. This is beneficial for both, your own blog and the other bloggers whom you have featured on that list – you get the blog traffic and they get the recognition for their work.
Ask your readers
If you are not comfortable with creating lists and publishing them on your blog, you can ask your friends and followers to suggest you new ideas for your next blog post. By doing so, you will be able to create content that your readers would like to see from you. I myself follow this method most of the time and have tasted success with it – I got many requests from my readers asking me to share more information on affiliate marketing for blog monetization. So, I sat down and created a post just for those followers and published it as the first post of the year. Here is an example –
Another method you can follow is by running a poll on your blog asking your readers to vote for their favorite topic in your niche. You can then pick the choice with the highest number of votes and create a new post on that topic. Or maybe you can organize a giveaway where you can ask your blog followers to suggest new blog post ideas and you can send them a freebie or a gift card if you liked it well and compelling enough to make you think about it.
Compare two products or services
When you’re totally out of ideas for your next blog post, you can choose multiple products or services from your blogging niche and compare them. For example, if you are a video game blogger, you can compare video game platforms like Steam, Microsoft, Epic Games, EA App, Ubisoft Connect, etc. Or, you can compare different gaming consoles like Xbox, PlayStation, etc. If that isn’t enough, you can even compare gaming accessories like a mouse, keyboard, headset, chairs, etc. The options are endless.
Look for trending ideas
The internet is a powerful source of information that you can use to look for trending topics or events in your blogging niche. I would suggest you use Google Trends to understand what topics are trending in any country – this will be very useful if you are targeting an audience from select countries only. Alternatively, you can use Google Daily Search Trends to see which topics are trending each day in any country. Another tip would be to read other blogs in your niche and steal ideas from them – there’s nothing wrong with it unless you explicitly copy their content and invite the wrath of Google. Google absolutely hates copied duplicate content.
Good artists copy, great artists steal.Pablo Picasso
Share your opinion
People love to read others’ opinions on issues of mutual interest. If you are on Medium, you would often come across these types of posts – people being critical of new government rules and regulations, news, other bloggers’ views, etc. When the news of Uber’s sexual harassment scandal broke out, many bloggers and independent publishers came out in support of the affected parties. The same was the case when FCC decided to vote against net neutrality – many people came up with blog posts sharing their views and opinions on the issue.
Review a product or service
If you are into affiliate marketing or a blogging niche with many products and services in the market, you can choose to review and promote them on your blog. Write down a short description of the company or brand before you start reviewing the product. Tell your readers how you found the product useful and why they will find it useful too. Make sure you are sharing images of the product you are reviewing and add a link back to the product within your review.
For example, you can use these templates for reviewing your product –
- Learn The Truth About _____ In The Next 60 Seconds
- Seven Pieces of Advice That You Must Listen Before Buying _____
- Seven Things To Know About _____
- The Ten Reasons Tourists Love _____ (if you are reviewing a place you recently visited)
- Ten Secrets That Experts Of _____ Don’t Want You To Know
- How I Finally Found a Way to Get _____ for Free
- How _____ Can Help You Improve Your Health (if you are a health/lifestyle blogger)
- The 10 Secrets You Will Never Know About _____
Thus I hope that you found this post helpful in coming up with new blog post ideas every time you have run out of ideas or hit writer’s block. If you liked this article, I’m pretty sure you would also love my post on Growth Hacking: 6 Ways to Drive Traffic Like a Pro.
56 thoughts on “How to come up with great blog post ideas”
Reblogged this on my blog.
Hey Sagar, thanks for the share!
No problem Anto, a good content must be shared!
Ahh… rightly said.
Hey Antony, wanted to ask you about the post format thing while blogging. Mine always stays “quote”… Though I never understood this part and functions of the other options under the post format. Will you enlighten me?
Hey Sanchali, I can understand your concern regarding blog post formats. When you change the post format, the content will remain as it is but the appearance and styling changes depending on the format selected. Sometimes, if you start a new post containing a gallery, video, audio track, or quote, your theme may automatically apply the related post format. But you can always choose ‘Standard’ if you would prefer the default layout (recommended). The ‘Quote’ post format is used for highlighting your blockquoted text in a bolder way than standard posts typically do. Hope my answer helps you in clearing your doubts.
Thank you Antony…I think just because I use it mostly from phone so didn’t understand the difference .
Well, now I hope you finally got your doubt cleared.
Surely . Thanks again and yes I forgot to appreciate how great your tips are specially for me who have just recovered from the block…😌
Ah, glad to hear that. You’re totally welcome by the way!
Have reblogged your post.
Thank you Matthews, glad to hear that you found it interesting!
Sure, I did.
Very useful post, thank you for sharing.
Hey Vesna, glad to hear that you found it useful. By the way, thank you for sharing it with your followers!
Very insightful Antony. Thank you for sharing.
You’re welcome Whitney, glad to hear that!
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Ok so here are some quick tips by the very helpful Antony, which might come handy if you are suffering or just have recovered from the dreaded ‘Block’ like me. Don’t forget to check out his blog for more tips regarding blogging technicalities…
Ahh….thank you so much for the re-blog and your comment Sanchali. Comments like these encourage me to keep creating new content every day.
This post will be a big help. I never even heard of Google Trends and your ideas are a great frame to fit everything into 👍
Thanks Aixa, glad you found it helpful.
Hi Maithily, how may I help you?
These are such great suggestions on how to come up with blog post ideas! Thank you for sharing. This really will help me out.
You’re welcome Natalie, glad you liked them!
Lots of good ideas here, everyone struggles from time to time.
Yeah, that’s why the writer’s block is dreaded by bloggers and other content creators alike. Thank you for your comment!
These are great tips. I also go to my Google Analytics to find out what searches brought people to my blog and try to address those queries.
Wow Jennifer, that’s an excellent idea. I didn’t think of it before to include in this post, thanks for sharing it with us.
Great Tips , I have also created a Step by Step method for new members to get fast started. link removed
Thanks Zoran, I had to remove your link because it doesn’t provide much value to my readers.
Antony, another helpful post that our readers enjoyed.
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Glad to hear it Kathleen, guess my posts are becoming a favorite among Blogger’s Pit Stop members!
Great advice! Thank you. I’m glad you found my blog 😊
You’re welcome Weng, glad you like it!
Thank you Antony
You’re welcome Kavita, hope you found it useful!
I found it so good, I re-blogged it. It’s a great post and my followers think so too.
Wow, thank you so much Kavita! It’s great to hear that both, you and your followers found it worth reading!
Great post, Antony! Pinned it. Thanks for sharing on Traffic Jam Weekend.
Thank you Kimberly, glad you liked it. And thank you so much for pinning it on Pinterest!
Super ideas to beat the block and pen blog posts in a smart manner.
Hey Vishal, thank you for your comment. Glad you liked them!
This helps me a lot in my blogging career
Glad to hear that Joshua!
Great insights here, I sure do a lot of asking to my readers – thanks for joing BloggersPit Stop
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Thank you Menaka, it is definitely one of the best ways to come up with new blog post ideas and it always works – your readers are never out of ideas. Glad you like them!
Quite useful it is!
Hey Ankita, glad you found it useful!
Readers can be a really good source of ideas…especially ideas that they themselves will love. I’ve tried doing that and yes, I can attest to that. Great insights for sure!
Totally agree with you Dalene, thank you for attesting to that. By the way, I’m glad that you liked this article!
Thank you Georgene!