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100 blog post ideas

Saturday, 13 June 2015




So you're completely stumped for ideas. You're bored, you want to write about something, you just don't know what exactly. Perhaps you're an aspiring blogger looking for inspiration. Or maybe you're busy, and don't have time to brainstorm and plan a blog, but you're due a post really soon.

We've all been there, and it's not a good feeling to have what I like to call bloggers block; it really sucks. So that's why I decided to write this post. So that if you, -or I- lack ideas at any time, we have this bank of ideas to fall back on.

I hope this is helpful!

1. How to keep calm
You could talk about the things that help you keep calm, and illustrate a situation when these things have helped you. Or, you could discuss why keeping calm is important in times of high stress levels.

2. How to stay positive
Do you think you have a positive perspective to life's issues? Why- or why not? What can you do to keep a positive mentality, and why is this important?

3. 7 day challenge
Document what you're wearing/doing for 7 days straight, and blog about it! Make sure to include pictures too...

4. Seasonal goals
Sort of like a bucket list, but specified to Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter related things.

5. Discuss a book you've just read
What is the plot? Who is the author, and what is the authors background? What did you think about the book, and do you agree with online reviews? Is there any drama on this book?

6. top 10 movies for a girls night in
This one is pretty self explanatory. Mine would have to include Mean Girls... I mean you just can't do a movie night without the iconic Glenn Coco

Talk about the bloggers who inspired you, and explain how they have done so. You could add in a mini bio for each blogger- a little like a monthly advertisers post.

8. The blogging process
How do you come up with ideas for your blog? Explain the process you go through from getting ideas for posts, right through to the final editing. Like my Blogging Schedule, for example.

9. Seasonal haul
This can be great whatever your blogging angle is. If you're a fashion or beauty blogger, you can do a summer haul; or if you're a literature blogger you might want to do a haul of the most popular books of the year. Adapt this idea and make it suit your readers!

10. A day in the life
People are nosey- that's just a given. Give your readers an insight to what your life is like. You could do a daily-vlog style blog, or just tell your readers what your average day consists of.

11. 20 questions
Brainstorm 20 of the most interesting questions you can think of, and write your answers to them in a post! You can go really funny, or dead serious, depending on your audience and personality.

12. How I edit my photos
Talk the reader through the process you go through when editing your pictures, Write about which apps you use, and what kind of photos you like the most.

13. Top 5 apps
What are the 5 apps that you use the most? Why do you use them so much, and are they useful in everyday life?

You can always make this more or less than 15, but it's always nice to link your reader in to some other blog posts that might be similar to your own. Make sure that these posts are timely, and relevant to your audience.

15. Interview a blogger
Are any of your friends bloggers? Can you get into contact with a big hit blogger? Either way, interviewing a fellow blogger can be pretty interesting and might actually give you even more ideas for content!

16. Throwback Thursday
Look through your blog, and pick out 5 of the best posts you've ever written, and 5 of the worst. This way, your readers are linked to more content, and you get the lovely feeling of remembering all your old posts and seeing your progress as time has gone by.

17. Life list series
You could do this all in one post, or spread it out into a series of posts. You can write about 100 things you want to do before you die, 50 things to do before you're 20, 50 things you want to buy, 20 things you do every day, 20 things you want to buy, ect.

18. 12 Motivational Phone Wallpapers
Whether you're a graphic designer, or just happened to stumble upon some super cute wallpapers on pintrest, this one's a nice and easy-ish post idea.

19. Shopping in...
Wherever you live, you can go into the nearest town or city, and write a post about shopping. Take pictures of the mainstreet, of the shops you pass by, of the local sights, and of your purchases. You can even extend this into a series if you travel a lot, or if you have a number of different towns and cities around you.

20. Charity shop challenge
Challenge yourself to buy a full outfit from charity shops, and document your experience, along with your final outcome.

21. Blogging matters
Why does blogging matter to you? Why did you start blogging? Who are your favourite bloggers?

22. What's in my bag
Look through your bag, or talk about you bag essentials. What can you not live without, what are the things that you need to have with you at all times? #Basic

You might just want to copy my idea for this post, and write your own list of ideas. However, please come up with your own ideas and do not steal content from other existing posts. That is rude, and unnecessary.

24. Instagram roundup
You could do this as a series or a one off. Feature 5 of your own pictures, 5 of your friends pictures, 5 pictures related to your blog, 5 of your favourite pictures, 5 of the most popular pictures, 5 celebrities, ect.

25. 10 day challenge
Write one confession a day, and upload them. Make sure that they are relevant to your blog, and that it is the type of content that your audience would want to read. That goes for all posts, really.

26. Looking Back on *insert blog name*
This one's a lovely little nostalgic concept, where you look back on five of your archived posts, and reminisce- but also talk about how far you've come in the blogosphere. Because seriously, you'd be surprised.

Personally, I love quotes! What are the 10 most useful, inspirational, funny or relatable quotes that you have ever come across?

28. My playlist
What is your favourite playlist? Is your favourite song on this playlist? What is your favourite song, and why?

29. How I embrace my mistakes every day, and why you should too
Learning from your mistakes is vital- especially in blogging. This post could be written as humorously or as seriously as you like- and it could be personal or blog related.

30. My most treasured possessions
You could potentially do this as a series, but I would recommend you do this as a single post only. What are your most treasured possessions, and why are they so significant? You could do this as a simple bullet point list, or a paragraph layout.

31. Looking through my closet
Identify 5 of your favourite tops, dresses, skirts/trousers, and do the same for 5 things that you rarely wear, and why.

32. 25 tweets
What are your favourite tweets? What are the funniest tweets? The most current tweets? The most inspirational Tweets? You get the idea.

33. Your favourite things
Talk about your favourite anythings. Food, clothes, friends, colours, artists, albums animals, countries, shops, products, books... the list could go on forever

34. Opinions on a magazine article
Have you read an interesting or controversial magazine article recently? Discuss the angle the author took, and whether or not you agree with them. You might even want to dig deeper and find out some other peoples opinions. Google is always a good idea, but you could also conduct your own mini survey of friends and family, and twitter/tumblr followers! 

35. Your weekend in 10 minutes
Set yourself on a timer to talk about everything you got up to on your weekend. You might want to take some pictures in advance, and make sure you choose an interesting weekend. Nobody wants to read about you sitting around in your pjs for two days straight. Also, don't forget to edit your post after you've written the main body- and definitely don't time your editing!

36. Your recent inspirations
Talk about a situation that has happened in the last few months, and discuss where you went to look for inspiration, how you found inspiration, and how that helped you pull through. Furthermore you might want to talk about the friends who have inspired you, the celebrities, the songs... whatever!

37. Your favourite instagram accounts
This is pretty self explanatory. Choose a minimum of 5 accounts, and write a short description of why you love them, and include some of their best pictures.

38. A learning curve
Talk about something you have learnt in the past year, and how it has been useful for you to know, and why it is helpful.

39. Q&A post
Ask a handful of your audience, and your twitter followers to send in questions for you to answer, and then you can answer as many or as few as you want. I would recommend a minimum of at least 5 though.

40. My hobby
Share one of your hobbies. Talk about how you got into it, what it involves, and how you maintain it. Maybe take some pictures related to it, for example if you're interested in books, take pictures of books, or sports, ask a friend to take a picture of you participating. Also, try to come up with a better title than 'my hobby'; this is your blog, not a school report!

41. Do a tag post
An example of this, is the 10 things you don't know about me tag. If you have no clue what I'm talking about, google it ASAP!

42. My hero
Write a post about your hero/idol and why you look up to them. Talk about who they are and where they come from, how you found out about them and why they are significant to you.

43. Top 10 tips
Do you have any tips that could be useful for your readers? Share them! This could be something like a 'top 10 tips for getting through exams' or even something specific like 'top 10 tips on applying makeup'

44. Failure is not the end
Discuss a situation you were in, where you failed at something but learned from it. What did you learn?

45. Do a 30 day challenge
This could be a 30 day photography challenge, or a blog challenge. There are a ton of different ideas- google it!

46. How I organise
Show your readers how you keep your things organised and neat. Maybe you don't keep things neat and organised, but you want to... you can always make it a challenge for yourself!

47. I need help!
Write about something you need help in, and ask your readers to give you advice. They will love being able to lend you a helping hand, and you will get some amazing advice in return! Not a bad deal, eh?

48. How I started blogging
Discuss how you started blogging, and why you love it

49. Morning routine
What makes you wake up in the morning? How do you decide what to wear? Do you listen to any music when you wake up? What is your makeup routine in the morning?

50. How I style my hair
You might want to do one style that you usually go with, a step by step tutorial of how to style your hair, or a list of different ways you like styling your hair. Either one is good!

51. Beauty Brand haul
What is your favourite brand? Go out and haul a ton of products from this brand, or document everything from this brand that you already have.

52. Makeup and beauty storage
Where do you keep all your beauty products? How do you keep things organised, and why do you think this is important?

53. 5 brands to try
You can either recommend 5 brands that your readers should try, or try 5 brands that you've never tried before.

54. Festival/holiday style diary
Keep a record of what you wear on a holiday or to a festival. Talk about your experiences, what other people wore, and whether or not you were happy with your outfits in the end. Rate each one out of 10.

55. How to style...
Write three ways to style different things, like three ways to style a denim jacket, or a scarf, or eyeliner... you can really go anywhere with this one to be honest!

56. Fashion crisis- help!
Where do you go to when you have a fashion crisis? Your friends? Google? Bloggers? Write your own personal go-to fashion help, and then list 5 new places you can go to when you're in a fashion crisis.

57. Your top 10 fashion blogs
What are the 10 fashion blogs you check regularly? Which ones do you think provide the best quality pictures, advice... what do you think makes a good fashion blogger?

58. Transitional fashion
Pick an item from your closet and show your readers how you style it differently to suit each season. Why is it useful to have transitional items? What is your favourite?

59. Top 10 fashion shops
Pretty self explanatory. Link to your favourite fashion shops, write a little blurb for each one, and express why you like them so much.

60. Top 5 accessories
Make sure you show lots of close up, detailed pictures for this one! Discuss your favourite accessories, when and how you acquired them, and where your reader can buy them.

61. Budget challenge
Set yourself a goal of £20-50 and see if you can buy a whole outfit with it. Where did you get each item, and for how much?

62. Budget haul
Limit yourself to £5-10 per item, and go out and buy as many good quality things as you can find, and then document them in a blog post with pictures

63. DIY home tips
One of the posts I've seen recently is on how a blogger DIY'd her dressing table, which went down pretty well! This can be anything from the smallest thing, to the biggest, like how to make DIY decorations for example. Last month I made a collection of 5 DIY picture frames

64. Staying motivated/Inspired
How do you maintain your motivation, and find inspiration for every day? What are your top tips on maintaining this, and why do you think it's important

65. How do you stay healthy?
Whether it's going on a diet, eating your 5 a day (or is it 7 now...), going to the gym, participating in a sport or even just walking to school/work, discuss what you do to maintain a healthy lifestyle

66. What I learnt about blogging
Discuss everything you learnt about blogging in the past year (or even longer), how you learnt it, and why it is significant, and how you hope to improve your blog for the future. What would you say to anyone who was aspiring to start up a blog?

67. Top 10 blogging apps
What are the go-to apps that you use to stay organised when blogging and scheduling posts? How do they help you? Are they free or not? This can be anything from photo editing apps to note taking apps, to the blogger app.

68. Travel sized holiday products
This is always useful for readers just coming up to a big holiday, especially ones like summer and winter. 100ml perfume bottles, shampoos, foundations... anything you can find that is travel sized, and give your opinions on what the best stuff is!

69. Travel diary
Document all the places you have ever been, your experiences, how the travelling was, and the people you met. Talk about your future plans, and where you would like to go in the ideal world.

70. Where to eat app reviews
I love these types of posts, because I never know whether or not an app is actually going to be helpful or not for me, especially when I'm going to a place I've never been before, so it's always useful to see other peoples opinions.

71. Tips on blogging backgrounds
What are your favourite blog backgrounds? What background do you use currently/have you used in the past? Whose blog layout do you admire/wish you had?

72. How to make your pictures better
Share your photoshop expertise! I know that I for one am nowhere near being an expert at photo editing, so I find posts that provide step by step guidelines extremely helpful, and I know I'm not the only one!

73. 10 ways you hope to improve your blog this year
Set yourself 10 goals, and discuss how you want to achieve this. Encourage your readers to help you achieve your goals, they will want to help!

74. Music lover?
Compile a list of all the physical albums you have, and if you prefer physical or downloadable music, express why.

75. Stepping out of my comfort zone
Do something that you might feel uncomfortable about, and blog about it! For example, on one of my old blogs, I tried out a new makeup look which was way out of my comfort zone, and I wrote about it, and it ended up being my most popular post!

76. Where I live
Go on a walk where you live and take some photographs. Go to the nearest town or city, the nearest castle, the nearest farm, ect. go explore!

77. Be honest!
Tell your readers how your week has been; honestly! If you've had a wonderful week, tell your readers that, and tell them why your week has been so good! If you've had a crap week, then tell your readers that, and tell them what has been so bad.

78. I'm the cook
Cook a three course meal, and take photographs, along with your recipes. You might want to invite people over and ask them to give you feedback, and rate it out of 10.

79. Hand made by me
Hand make something and document each step with photographs, and then put it into context and detail every single step. You could even ask your readers to send you in pictures of their shots!

80. Get ready with me!
Are you going out this week? Do a photo version of the youtube trend 'get ready with me'.

81. Where I blog
Take photos of your blogging space, and if you take outdoor photos of peoples outfits, take blank photos of your favourite photoshoot destinations.

82. An unusual review
Review something a little bit outside your usual topic. If you're a fashion blogger, review a book or a movie, if you're a beauty blogger, review a tv series or album, if you're a music blogger, review a cafe, ect. You get the idea!

83. My ideal bath-time routine
Do you have a perfect bath routine? Set the scene with some candles, bath bombs, and bubble bath, and take some pictures- without your naked self, preferably.

84. I'm inspired by her
Do an outfit inspired by another blogger that you like to read, and link them in a picture and why they inspire you, and why you love this outfit.

85. Restaurant review
If you go out for a meal, take your camera and make sure you take a few snaps of the food and the building, and review the restaurant. If you're really out there, you could even request a picture with a waiter or even the manager!

86. Managing money
Advice on managing your money on rent and the cost of living is always a good topic to cover; you could talk about your own struggles, and give 10 top tips, or ask your friends for their opinions and how they manage their money.

87. Not my choice
Go into the city with a friend and go shopping for each other separately for an allocated amount of time. See what you get for each other, and put your friendship through the ultimate test!

88. A new adventure
Head somewhere you've never been before near where you live and share what you find. You could take pictures of your discoveries. You might want to go with a friend just in case; it's always safer to get lost with a friend than on your own!

89. Colour themed blogging
Choose a colour at random, or ask a friend to choose a colour and make a post themed on it. Clothes, makeup, books... you name it!

90. The boyfriend challenge
Get your boyfriend or a boy you know to have a go at doing your makeup! This can have hilarious results, just make sure that you record each step with a silly picture!

91. What makes me happy
Blog about every little thing that makes you happy. Remember to keep your individuality, and share every little detail.

92. 10 things I wish I knew about when I started
I really don't have to explain this one. You can do it on your own, I swear.

93. My response to twitter
Have you ever came across a tweet that you felt needed a longer response than the allocated characters? Whether it's criticism or praise, express your opinion in a blog post.

94. That highschool experience
Everyone has that one defining moment that happened in highschool that pretty much changed your life forever, and unlike what the movies say, it's  not always about getting knocked up and dropping out of school. What was your highschool experience?

95. Don't watch this movie
What is the worst movie you've ever seen in your life? When and where did you see it, and why was it so bad?

96. The lie detector
Remember that one time you told a huge lie and kinda got away with it? Or maybe you didn't, I mean that might actually make an even better blog post- cringe!

97. Embarrassment 101
Share all of the most embarrassing experiences that you can remember. You never know, you might find that some of your readers have had similar experiences!

98. Brain dump
Write every single little thing that's on your mind right now. And not potatoes! Or elephants! I'm being serious here...

99. My take on things
Write a response to a popular blog post written by someone else- an opinion piece where you can either show your support or your disapproval of their views.

100. Part two
Find your most popular blog post and write a second follow up edition of it, or just update/rewrite it under a new title!


Okay wow. I cannot believe that I just wrote all that in two hours. Now that is what you can a brain dump!

What are your backup blog ideas?
Do you keep a stash of blog ideas for future reference?

Adios, xo

23 comments:

  1. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This is a really helpful list and I'll definitely be borrowing a few of the ideas ;) Love your blog,
    Vivian x

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    1. I'm so glad to her that Vivian! Take care :)

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    2. I'm so glad to her that Vivian! Take care :)

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  2. Actually love some of these ideas! It's given me some right good'ens to jot down! I recently did a '100 blog post ideas' thing too! We both seem to have a range of ideas!
    Much love, caitylis x x
    www.caitylis.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Caitylis! I'll definitely be giving yours a wee nosey!

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  3. This is such a great list. I added it to my Evernote for future reference when I'm drawing a blank!!! Thanks for the awesome suggestions!

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  4. Nice ideas Sarah! My niche is sustainable travel but definitely your ideas are good :)

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  5. Oh this sure is a blog post idea post well done ! Thanks for the inspiration :-) been looking for some lately :-D

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  6. So many ideas here, thanks for the inspiration will be looking when I am feeling lost on what to write!

    Hannah
    x
    daintyandivory.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Hannah, I hope it comes of use!

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  7. Fantastic ideas! I will keep some of these in mind for future - thanks for sharing! x

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  8. Lots of great ideas! Will bookmark this for when I'm struggling for inspo.

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  9. What I found very useful is that when start to write a post on a certain topic, I get many ideas to write next posts. I just write those ideas down in a separate note. When I run out of ideas for my post I just look at that note to write the next post.

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    1. That's such a good idea!! I'll keep that in mind Liton.

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  10. Owh I love those pineapple and donut patches! This is a great list, I will surely never run out of ideas for my posts now.

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  11. Great tips! Thank you so much :) I think I will write few of them

    Ally,
    www.inspo-book.blogspot.com

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  12. Thank you for the inspiration!! Having a bit of a writers block right now!! Will print your list and put it on the wall đŸ˜˜

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  13. Awesome list gave me a few of my own ideas just by looking at it. Thank you!!!!

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  14. Wow this is great thank you, I find it really hard to come up with ideas sometimes and starting a new job soon, so finding time to blog will be harder, so this is really helpful, I will be bookmarking this to come back to as future reference when I get stuck.

    Thanks for sharing :)


    Diana |Travel & Lifestyle Blog | https://aretrobombshellsloves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You could always write about your experience trying to find a balance between blogging and working!!

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