Coming up with blog post topics is always tough for me, and I know I’m not alone in this. Every blogger at some point has said those dreaded words, “I don’t know what to write about.”
It’s the worst, right?
Tonight, I’m sitting on my couch and complaining to my husband, Blake, that I don’t know what to blog about. He replied with, “write about not knowing what to write.” Brilliant.
Actually, don’t tell him I said this, but he IS pretty darn smart. A while back I created a list of 30 post ideas and just the other day, I was straightening up my office and found the list!
It's actually a pretty good list, so today I'm sharing it. It's one of those universal blogger probs, so I know it will come in handy.
When I wrote this list I really wanted to keep it pretty neutral. It can work for bloggers and small biz owners. Just replace the word business with blog and vice versa. Maybe not every single idea, but I do hope you'll find a few ideas.
I recommend running through this list and write down every idea that pops in your mind, even the smallest little thought.
I keep a running list of ideas in Trello. Then, I’ll write down as much as I can about the topic, so that when I’m ready to write a draft, I have all my notes in one place. I find it easiest to write as much as I can from the start, so that on nights like tonight when I just can't formulate any good words, I can pull from one of my more thought out ideas.
So here we go, 30 ideas for blog posts!
Your story/background in your field
Debunk a popular myth in your niche
Behind the scenes look at your services
Your creative process
Must have products/tools for your business
A tour of your office or studio
How you got started doing your current gig
The biggest mistake you’ve made in blogging
The most valuable lesson you’ve learned
How you balance your business and life
Your favorite blogs to follow
Books that have influenced your business
Things that inspire you
How you stay organized
How you use your own product
Share a recent success
Share a recent failure
The details of a recent event you attended
How to care for your product
Interview a colleague in your field
Sneak peek of an upcoming release
Answer your FAQs
Celebrate a milestone
A day in your life
Highlight your most popular or favorite posts
Share a customer testimonial
Write about your favorite product or project
Unbox a shipment of business supplies
How did you pick your blog name
How things have changed since you started your business
So, what do you think? Did you come with any ideas for your next post?