Get Ready to Brainstorm
The hardest thing about starting a blog is choosing a topic because there are just too many ideas to pick
from. Here's how to narrow the field:
Print this list then gather up a set of colored highlighters or markers.
On your first pass, cross out any ideas that are out of the question. I'd cross out sports,
news and money but you might love those and pass on TV, fashion or crafts. If the idea
gives you even the tiniest spark, leave it and go to the next.
Once you've removed the obvious no's – go back and mark the remaining ideas with different colors.
Yellow for the ideas that get you excited. Pink for the maybes. Draw stars next to the ones that
call your name.
As you go through the list, remember that you're going to need to write at least a post a week on the
topic. It needs to be a topic you enjoy but it's okay if you don't know that much about it. You and your
readers can learn together. (See the movie Julie and Julia)
When you're done. Walk away. Really. Leave the list alone for at least a few hours. Then go back and
look at it again.
Which of your highlighted ideas just pop off the page?
After you've narrowed the list down to a few, ask your friends and family for their opinion. You might
find out that your best friend loves your fashion tips, so why not share them with the world? Or maybe
your mom thinks you were born to be movie critic. (It's always fascinating to discover how other people
Now it's decision time. Pick one and don't second guess. You can always pick a different idea later or
start a second, or third, or fourth blog. (Been there – done that.)
Ready to get started?
Here we go – 30+ ideas* you can blog about for fun and / or profit.
Fashion and Beauty
(One of the most popular blog subjects for young women)
Personal style blog with photos, shopping hauls and advice
Designer and couture blog covering fashion news, shows and design
Product reviews and shopping hauls
Nail or hair blog with design videos and product reviews
Deals and Giveaways
Deal blog with coupon links and freebies
Stores and Selling
Blog about cool stuff you can find on the internet (like on Etsy or eBay)
Run your own online store selling things on your blog
Reviews by type of product such as all make-up, CDs, food
Reviews by end user such as products for fitness buffs, students, moms
Books and Writing
Book blog with reviews and author interviews
Creative writing blog with your own stories or poems
Writing how-to blog with advice for writers
Hobbies and Home
Scrapbooking with layouts and product reviews
Jewelry making with video tutorials
Sewing or knitting with tips, patterns and tutorials
Drawing or painting blog showcasing your work
Art history blog with posts about your favorite artists
Photography blog with tips and a portfolio of your work.
Cooking or baking blog with recipes and tips
Diet blog following your weight loss journey
Ethnic food blog highlighting your favorite cultural dishes
Vegetarian or organic blog with recipes and product reviews
Travelogue with stories and photos from your travels
Travel wishes blog with posts about places you'd like to visit
Decorating your bedroom, dorm room or just on a budget
Organizing tips and how to do things better and faster
From stamps to antique jewelry – write about the things you collect
Gardening blog with tips for indoor gardening or in a big backyard
TV and Movies
Start a fan blog for your favorite TV show or movie
TV review blog for all of your favorites
DVD review blog with affiliate links to new releases
Movie reviews and / or trailer reviews
Blog about how to become a filmmaker or YouTuber
General gossip site covering celebrity news
Start a fan blog for your favorite star or stars
Celebrity fashion blog with advice on how to get that look
Rock or County – blog about your favorite music style
Start a fan blog for your favorite singer or band
Are you a musician? Blog about making music
General blog about what's trending in your world
Humor blog with funny photos and videos
Video Game blog with reviews and cheats
Comic book blog with news and reviews
Toy blog with news on action figures, model kits, etc.
Technology and Science
Web and Web Design
Design blog with examples of great design
Web development blog with tutorials
Tips for living a green lifestyle
Space blog with news about space travel or astronomy
Nature blog with posts about the world around us
Animal blog about pets, wildlife, or endangered species
News and Finance
Women's issues in the news
Local news from your town or your school
Blog about ways to make money online or otherwise
Blog about how to save money
Blog about Wall Street and investing
Blog about starting your own business
Blog about your internship
Interview people who work an industry you enjoy
Sports and Fitness
Build a fan blog for your favorite sports team or player
Sports news from your favorite pro sport
News about a local or school team
Sports from the player perspective including tips and product reviews
Exercise blog with tips an encouragement
Healthy eating blog
Lifestyle and Personal
High school or college survival blog
Preparing for college blog
Blog about events at your school
Zen blog with tips on how to live a calmer, happier life
Tips for parents on how to deal with their teens
Relationship advice with tips and stories about dating
City or Country living blog
Cultural blog with posts about the food, holidays and traditions of your ancestors
Religious blog, tell the world about how religion guides your life
"I'm a. . . " blog about what makes you, you.
Blog about your life – the good, the bad, the crazy, the boring – doesn't matter
* For more options, mix and match topics or narrow them down to a specific niche.
Still not sure?
Think about the subjects you loved in school, the websites you visit, the books you love to read and the
shows you watch on TV. Are you into history, ghosts, gardening, math, pageants, collecting, dogs or
dolls – if you love to talk about it, write about it. Maybe you'll be the very first person to write a blog on
your favorite subject!