How to Blog - 50 Topics to Blog About
Enough Blogging Subjects to Keep You Busy for a Long Time!
How to blog on a continual basis is a challenging thing. It's hard to keep thinking of new blogging subjects to include in new posts. So,
if you're looking for some information on blogging and how to keep your blogging subjects fresh and keep your readers satisfied with new
and interesting posts, you've come to the right place!
If you ever become stuck on what to blog about, here are 50 topic ideas to help get your creative juices flowing.
How to Blog - A List of 50 Topics to Blog About
How to Blog - Blogging Subjects 1-10:
- Share an applicable YouTube video. Possibly even critique it a bit in your post or share some commentary. It doesn't require much work to watch and then find the best videos out there on a certain topic.
- Record a video of your own. People love to see who you really are...the blogger's face instead of always words. Video also builds trust with your readers more quickly than words alone.
- Share your thoughts about someone else's blog post on your blog. For example, if another well known blogger makes a bold, opinionated statement, respond to their statement on your blog.
- Comment on a recent news event and on how it relates to your topic or field of interest.
- Write a "How To" post. Tutorials and how to's are likely to do extremely well online. Everyone is wanting to learn how to do something. What do your visitors want to learn?
- Bust a Myth. What are common beliefs people hold in your niche that simply aren't true?
- Tell a story - it could be entertaining or educational in nature. For example, what were the cross road's or turning points in your career?
- Take a picture. Share a photo or series of photos to get your point across instead of words!
- Create a FAQ post. What are common questions you get through e-mail and what are the answers?
- Analyze a Problem. Take an issue that people frequently get stuck on and go in to detail into the causes and solutions.
How to Blog - Blogging Subjects 11-20:
- Write a Top X List. For example, "Top 50 ways to increase blog traffic" or "Top 12 hip hop dance moves."
- Ramble. Just talk aimlessly and passionately about your subject. However, be sure to set it aside and read it a day or two later to make sure it's relevant before you post it.
- Write about universal pitfalls. What are mistakes that beginners might make without knowing it?
- Review a product. What are its benefits and its downfalls? What sets it apart from the competition? Would you recommend it?
- Comment on the state of your industry. What's going well and what isn't going so well?
- Ask your readers a question. What do they think about Topic ABC?
- Post the best resources for someone in your field. Give links, downloads, videos, etc. that might help them in what they're trying to do.
- Make a prediction on the future. What do you think is going to happen in the next 12 months?
- Write about an in person event. For example, "What I learned at Affiliate Summit X this year.
- Interview an expert. Post it in audio or video form on your blog.
How to Blog - Blogging Subjects 21-30:
- Do an audio recording. Sharing yourself via MP3 rather than text can lead to more connection with your readers.
- Use mind mapping software and create an outline to share on your blog.
- Share a provocative opinion. What's an opinion you have that just isn't politically correct?
- Why someone is right or wrong. Write a post about why you think someone is right or wrong about a certain topic.
- Make something complex simple. Break a hard process down into its parts and make it easy to do or follow.
- Share a thought process. How do you get from point A to point B in your thought process?
- 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?
- Give away an eBook. Pack it with value and give it away for free...just because.
- Review someone else's success. Why did they make it? What did they do differently than other people?
- Review someone else's failure. Why did company X or project X fail? What was the key mistake?
How to Blog - Blogging Subjects 31-40:
- Do a multi-part post with cliffhangers in between. Write a great post #1, then leave people wanting for more before post #2.
- Write about the pros and cons of X. What are the benefits and drawbacks?
- Take the alternate position. What does everyone else think? What do you typically stand for? Try taking the other side.
- Write about a book in your industry. Review it or write a summary, cliff notes style.
- Write a post designed to be inspirational. Not a how to, but something that gives people a sense that they can do it too.
- Write an update post - how it used to be, how it is today. For example, "X used to work in the past, but with the recent changes in the market, you really need to do Y to get the same effects."
- Write a post for experts. Give detailed how-to's and little known industry knowledge.
- Write a post for newbies. Make it easy and answer questions that beginners often ask.
- Write about an article at the top of Digg or Reddit. These topics are what the movers and shakers online care about right now.
- Share a secret in your industry. What are things that people on the inside know but tend not to share?
How to Blog - Blogging Subjects 41-50:
- Host a poll and then post the results. Analyze why you think the poll turned out the way it did.
- Write an open letter to someone well known in your industry. For example, "An Open Letter to Steve Jobs" went viral when the iPhone 3GS came out.
- Show off! What you did and the results you got.
- Write a "looking back" post. What I wished I had done differently...you know, hindsight is always 20/20 :) Use what you know now to analyze your successes and failures.
- Address common frustrations in your area of expertise. Where do people generally get frustrated and not know how to move forward? Let them know they're not alone.
- Write a followup on your most popular posts. Take your top 3 articles and expand on those topics.
- Post an infographic. Take statistics, data and information and put it in graphical form. These tend to get passed around a lot.
- Around the world view. How is X done similarly or differently around the world?
- Creative ways to do X. How can you do things differently than other people?
- How to speed up X. How to do a process faster than it's normally done.
These are 50 things to blog about. Anytime you get stuck, just come back to this list to help inspire new blogging ideas.
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