Blogging Made Simple: 50 Ideas for Your Next Blog Post
Blogging Made Simple:
50 Ideas for Your Next Blog Post
In Pursuit of Simple
Many people have approached me and said, “I want to start a blog, but I
have nothing to talk about.”
Guys! is isn’t true! You have plenty to talk about – you just might not
know if other people would be interested in reading it. An important
aspect of starting a blog is choosing a topic you are passionate about. at
passion will come out in your writing and make it a great read! Plus, you’ll
be more motivated to write about it regularly.
Even when you’ve picked the theme for your blog, it can still be diﬃcult
to write on days when you are feeling uninspired. Blogging shouldn’t be a
chore, it should be simple… and fun! So I’ve created a list of 100 blogging
ideas to hopefully inspire you to get writing, even on the most boring of
Jess @ In Pursuit of Simple
Conduct an Interview
ink of the most interesting people in your life or
your city. Wouldn’t your readers find their life
interesting, also? If you write a health blog,
interview an owner of a local yoga studio. If you’re
studying to be an orthodontist, interview someone
who is already doing your dream job. is is also a
great opportunity to feature friends who are
bloggers or small business owners!
Feature a Photograph
A few months ago, I went through a ton of black
and white photos that I found at my parents’
house. Memories make for a great blog post – from
old prom photos to baby pictures. Give a back
story on the photo so that your readers can really
jump into the scene. You can even consider doing a
throwback ursday on your blog and feature a
new photo once a week.
Try Out Video Blogging
Using your smartphone or web cam, you can
record a simple video and post it with minor edits.
Video blogs are great when you’re in a rush and
would rather say it than write it. Plus, this gives
followers a glimpse at what you look like and
sound like, allowing them to connect to you more.
Switching up the kind of media you feature on
your blog is a great way to keep people engaged!
Talk About a Childhood Memory
• My First Day of School
• John Smith: My ird Grade Crush
• How I was Forever Scarred by 6th Grade
• Learning to Tie My Shoes
• Memories of My Grandmother
• ere’s (Usually) No Crying in T-Ball
Talk About an Important Lesson You
• Why Good Friends are Better an More
• Some Break Ups Are For the Best
• Cancer Changes Everything
• You Can’t Do it All at Once
• Always Wear Clean Underwear
Write a Review
What are you into? Reading? Music? Restaurants?
Cleaning products? Whatever your “thing” is, share
your opinions of the groups, places, and products
you come in contact with. is is a great excuse to
go out and try that new restaurant or read that
book that’s always been on your list.
Share Insights From an Article or
Documentaries and articles are great food for
thought, and the opinions and feelings that come
out after you read or watch them are great content
for your blog. I’ve recently started watching more
and more documentaries on Netflix about
happiness and stress, and I love sharing what I’ve
learned from them with others! Asking readers for
their opinion on the topic will help increase
Make a List
• 10 Reasons to Order Chinese Tonight
• 32 ings I Learned on My Trip to Egypt
• e 5 Best Cereals of My Childhood
• 7 Times to Turn Your Cell Phone Oﬀ
• My Vacation Essentials
• e 15 Best ings to Do in Pittsburgh
Write About Your Mentor
e people who inspire you – whether in life or
your career – deserve some recognition. And by
sharing who you look up to with your readers, they
can tap into who you are… and who you want to
be… on a deeper level.
Provide a How-To
• e Basics of Photoshop
• How to Knit
• How to Bake a King Cake
• How to Make a DIY Candle
• How to Meditate
• How to Save on Flights
Give a Recommendation
When people shop online, they usually do their
research first. If there is a product or service you
support, write a blog post about it! Anything from
beauty products to restaurants and cleaning
services. If you want to regularly do reviews, look
into getting sponsored! Companies are often
willing to give products to bloggers to try for free
as long as they get exposure from it. Note: Don’t
endorse a product you don’t like! You want to build
trust with your audience.
Share a Quote
You can do a lot with other peoples’ words – as long as
you give them proper credit! You may choose to
simply post an inspiring quote once a week, or write a
more extensive blog post about one of your favorites
and what it means to you. One of my personal
“at it will never come again is what makes life so
- Emily Dickinson
Share a Recipe
Food blogs are extremely popular. Whether you
want to focus on food, or want to share a food that
fits in with the theme of your blog, share your
experience by taking photos during each step of
Note: When adding photos to your blog posts,
don’t forget to put your logo/URL. at way, when
it goes viral, you’ll still get credit!
Feature a Business
• A salon with great customer service
• A local brewery
• A museum
• A local bakery
• A freelance graphic designer
• A unique jewelry company
Get a Guest Blogger!
Have a blog you’re obsessed with? Have the author
write a post on your site! ey will get exposure to
your audience and hopefully ask you to write a
guest post for their blog in the future, also. is is
great for cross-promotion and those weeks where
you’re feeling under-inspired!
Outline a Process
I once wrote a lighthearted blog post about trying
to assemble an Ikea couch on my own after
moving into my first solo apartment. It was one of
the most popular posts on the site! Whether a
project turns out the way you wanted it to or not,
it’s a learning experience for you and your readers.
is is great for home improvement projects and
posts about planning events, including weddings.
Answer a Question
Do you get asked the same question over and over
again by your readers? Instead of addressing it
multiple times in comments, write a blog post to
answer it once and for all!
But first, you need to make sure that you are
encouraging feedback from your readers. Possible ways
to do this are by posting a survey, asking for
comments on your blog or social media accounts, or
encouraging feedback on your contact page.
Review a Concert/Event
If you get the opportunity to go to a once-in-alifetime (or maybe even once-a-year) event, don’t
waste your chance to tell everyone all about it!
Be sure to include photos of the event and any
important details as to who threw it, including the
venue and sponsors.
Challenge Yourself to Try Something
• Write for 30 minutes every day for a month
• Go without chocolate for a year
• Do 10 good deeds a day for a week
• Learn a new language in a year
• Eat a food you’ve never tried before
• Run your first marathon
Share Your Shopping Experience
If you’re looking for the right car, wedding dress,
house, or gift, you can help other shoppers by
sharing your experience.
If this is a big purchase, remember to give some
tips based on what you learned from your
Share Your Motivation
Why did you start this blog in the first place? You
may share some of this on your “About” page, but
if there is a bigger story behind why you chose
your topic, or why you chose to blog at all, make
sure you don’t let that story go untold!
Explain Why You Love Your City
If you feel like this topic has been done before…
you’re wrong. Each person has a unique experience
when it comes to choosing the they they want to
live in, and YOUR story is an important one. You
can make this topic your own by telling why you
chose to move to your city or naming some of your
favorite local spots.
Give Background on Your Life
Chances are, your readers only know recent details
of your life, like your job, where you live now, and
what your current loves are. But your past is a big
part of who you are, too! Are you the oldest of
seven children? Did you grow up all over the world
because your parents were in the military? Did you
skip college to travel the world? Spill it.
Life is not always rainbows and butterflies, and you
don’t have to pretend that is is! Money, health, and
relationship troubles pop up every once in a while,
and if you are comfortable discussing these things
with your readers, you may be able to help
someone else get through their rough life
Write to Other Bloggers
You can build some great relationships with other
bloggers. So why not write a blog post to them?
Whether it’s sharing a story about what has worked
for your blog or highlighting some of your favorite
blogs, think about what other people obsessed with
blogging would want to read.
Do a Series
Sometimes you get so excited about a topic that
your post might get a little bit too long. Instead of
cutting out information you think is important or
posting a blog post that is too lengthy to keep
anyone’s attention, try splitting the article up into
several posts. Make sure that each part of the story
links to the others!
Get Fired Up
Standing up for what you believe in is an admirable
thing. If there is something that has you feeling upset
or angry, consider writing a post about it. Many
controversial – but impressive – blog posts have been
written about parenting tactics, human rights, and
Note: You may end up getting some fired up
comments any time you write a blog post like this.
Always write at your comfort level.
If you don’t have much time to write a blog post
but are looking for a really engaging post, consider
sharing a short personal story and asking readers if
they have ever been in the same situation and how
they would have handled it.
Make an Infographic
If you’re talented in the graphic design department,
infographics can serve you very well! ey are the
perfect invention for visual learners and can help
make complicated ideas and processes much easier
for your readers. Plus, you can really show oﬀ your
creative side in the design.
Share Your Travels
Unique Twists on Topics:
• Traveling with a 2-Year-Old
• Our Coﬀee Tour ough Europe
• Collecting Beer Coozies from Every US State
• Canada in a Day
• Eating Gluten-Free on the Go
• No Hotels: e Sleep-In-Our-Car Road Trip
I’m a big Gustav Klimt fan, and I could dedicate
an entire blog to analyzing his pieces. Who is your
favorite artist? Tell everyone!
And art doesn’t just mean paintings. It can mean
slam poetry, music, sculpture. If you think it’s
beautiful, write about it!
Expand on a Stat
Have you heard a statistic lately that shocked you?
Share your feelings and thoughts on it in a blog
post! You can talk about what it means for you,
your generation, your world, or your readers.
It’s totally ok to talk about the big
accomplishments in your life! In fact, many people
who are dedicated enough to read your blog
regularly will want to celebrate with you. So if you
win a blogging award or you get a fantastic new
job, don’t be humble!
Talk About a Cause
You blog can make a big diﬀerence if you choose to
write about a charity that is close to your heart.
Explain why you are passionate about the cause,
and make is clear to your readers how you would
like them to help. You can even volunteer to do a
fundraiser of your own in order to raise money for
a charity and share photos/ask for donations from
Become a Foodie
Trying out new recipes, ingredients, and
restaurants can be exciting for you, but for your
readers, too. Do a little bit of experimenting and
share your experiences on your blog. You may just
give someone an idea for what to serve at their next
dinner party or where to take their parents to
dinner the next time they are in town.
Talk About Your Health Journey
Getting over a disease, deciding to become a
trainer, or switching to a healthier diet are all
things to celebrate. And they are all things that
many readers can connect to. Share your journey
to get or stay healthy, no matter your current level
of health or fitness. It will be great motivation to
keep going if you keep track of how far you’ve
Share Your #OOTD
is stands for “Outfit of the Day” for anyone not
following the hashtag on Instagram or Twitter.
Many bloggers devote entire blogs to this, but if
you’re only an occasional fashionista, you can
choose to share an #OOTD weekly or bi-weekly.
Write About What You’re Doing
• Planning for your future
• Cooking a delicious dinner
• Applying for grad school
• Making an online dating profile
• Browsing Netflix
• Shopping online
Write About Your Writing Process
Do you write all of your blog posts down on paper
before you type them up? Do you create charts to
organize your thought process? Do you edit each
post three times?
Readers will be interested on how you write your
blog posts, from the first idea to promoting them
on social media.
Write About Your “Perfect”…
• Birthday Party
• Date (But not like she talked about in Miss
Comment on Another Blog
You can dedicate an entire blog post to another
blog that you absolutely love! A great thing about
the blogging world is that many bloggers are
looking to build lasting relationships with others.
Just like everyone else, bloggers love to feel
appreciated. Feature someone and hopefully they
will return the favor.
Pictures really can be worth a thousand words, so if
you have a post that is very visual, don’t try to
write too much about it. Add a slideshow or place
each photo one by one and let them tell the story
on their own.
Write an Essay
Writing prompts seemed irritating in college, but
they can sometimes give you a way to show oﬀ a
more formal writing style in your blog. ink
about a topic that you care about deeply and write
about it as if you’re writing for your college creative
writing class again.
e best part is, you can give yourself an “A” no
Run a Contest
• A giveaway
• A photo contest
• A craft competition
• An essay contest
• A design contest
• A “Biggest Fan” contest
Share Blog Feedback
Let your readers do the work for you! Share some
positive feedback or some of the most thoughtprovoking conversations in your comment section.
Share a “Before” and “After”
• Weight loss
• Home remodeling
• Revamping furniture
• Organization projects
• Muscle toning
“e Most Important ings in my…”
• Desk Drawer
• Laptop Case
• Overnight Bag
Share a Note, Email, or Letter
I created an entire blog all about letters. I think
that they are amazing blog content, from letters
you wrote yourself to letters others have written,
famous letters, and letters you just happened to
Show Some Gratitude
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