Blog topics are a dime a dozen, but for dedicated bloggers, it can often be a chore to find an interesting one for their blog. The ten brilliant ideas below will not only help you engage your readers, but can also lead to blog growth and potential job opportunities.
1. A Day In The Life
A more personal type of blog post, a day in the life piece can show readers what your life is like outside of the blog. You don’t have to show every detail, but show the highlights of your day. If you go somewhere interesting or have a great collaborative meeting, talk about it. Your readers will enjoy getting to know you on a deeper level, and it also creates an emotional connection between your audience and the blog.
2. Behind the Scenes
A short and sweet post about what goes into your blogging routine will open up your readers to understanding your process. From taking photos of products, to showing them your “blog binder,” you are giving them a glimpse into the inner workings of the blog. A post like this focuses only on blogging life, so keep it focused.
3. Social Media Roundup
Social media roundup posts are great posts because they give your readers an insight into the accounts you follow on your own social media. They also give you an opportunity to support others in your blogging community which can lead them to then featuring you on one of their social media round up posts.
Images are powerful, so when doing this post, screenshot those accounts that you’re going to be featuring, as well as linking back to their sites. Also be sure to send a note to the bloggers and accounts that you’re featuring to let them know you’re featuring them.
4. Biggest Mistake Made
A post outlining struggles you’ve gone through, whether through blogging or in your personal life, that has made you a stronger writer is content that your readers will be curious to read. It shows that you are human, you make mistakes, but that you have grown from mistakes.
A good way to form this post is to first outline the mistake or struggle you went through. Talk about how you felt, what exactly you could have done better, and any aftermath that came from that mistake. Then talk about what you learned and how it made you stronger. End the post with positive advice to your readers that they can then use in their own lives.
5. Interview with a Professional
Interviewing an industry professional on your blog will always be a hit. Choose someone who has influence and visibility in the field, and craft an interview that centers on that professional’s view and experiences. You could even take an extra step and announce that you’ll be interviewing that person ahead of time and invite your readers to submit questions. This way, the post is interactive, leading to a stronger relationship between your blog and its readers.
6. How To Get Started in Your Industry
You’re a professional, which means you have inside knowledge that the public won’t have. You know how to get started, the mistakes newcomers to the industry might make and how to avoid them, so share this information with your readers!
Craft the information into a post for people who are interested in entering your field. Insert personal anecdotes for your readers to show them that you didn’t always know the right steps either — this will make the post relatable to them.
7. A Polarizing Opinion
It can be scary to discuss the problems you see in your blogging community, especially if you’re the only one. But if you see issues, chances are others do too. Not talking about the problem isn’t going to make it go away.
Be honest about the problems you see in your community. Discuss any potential solutions to the problem. End this post with a call for responses from others in the community and your readers, and open up a dialogue about it. People will see this as a brave step, and so long as you don’t go out of your way to insult others, it will gain you some respect within the blogging community.
8. Tools of Your Trade
This post focuses on any tools you use for your blog and explains how you use them for your blogging purposes. No one person uses any tool the exact same way, so be sure to talk about the apps and programs you use the most and how you use them. Readers find learning more about tools enjoyable, and it can be inspirational for their own work.
9. Dedicated Blog Series
Blogging on general topics is great, but as a seasoned veteran in your industry, getting more specific on any given topic is a way to invite new readers to your blog. It also can show other professionals in your industry that you are confident in your work and can lead to job opportunities, so plan the series out carefully.
Use your specialty — logo design, street photography, etc. — as a starting point, and dive into the details of that specialty. You could craft a series on how to get started using design programs for logo design, or a series on how to use just your iPhone to create amazing street photography.
Reviewing anything — books, apps, films, software, beauty products — is a way to showcase a new product and your opinions on it. Be sure to keep it relevant to your blog’s brand and provide information so that your readers can try it for themselves.
In some special circumstances, reviews can lead to opportunities to work with companies that you admire. Just keep in mind that your responsibility is to your readers and not businesses, so make sure you are honest with your reviews.
Coming with unique blog posts can be difficult, but with these blog topics in hand, you can make them your own. Remember to make sure all your posts fit your blog voice, and have fun with these ideas!