Got Blogger’s Block? 10 Things You Can Blog About

Ready to blog but not sure what to blog about? We’ve all been there. Here are 10 ideas to help you brainstorm your next great blog post.

1. Yourself. Share what’s happening in your business or your life. Or put a twist on it and have someone interview you.

2. Where you get your inspiration. What motivated you to start your blog? Have you shared that with your readers? It’ll help them feel connected to what you’re doing if you let them know the reasons why. You could also share a motivational quote or YouTube video with some thoughts on how it inspired you.

3. Your favorite blog posts. Has your blog been around a while? What are your top 5 favorite blog posts, or the 5 most popular posts on your blog? Review and summarize them in one post. If you don’t have enough material yet to do this, then review and summarize 5 of your favorite posts from other people’s blogs. This works especially well if you choose a central theme and feature posts on that theme.

4. Do a step-by-step post. What task can you help your readers with? Create a post explaining each step in the process of completing the task. If it works for the task, consider including photos with each step or even creating a video to show the process.

5. Make a resource list. What are you top 5 or top 10 favorite… (fill in the blank). People love resource lists!

6. How you solved a problem. What problem have you had recently that you could share the solution to? Did you find the perfect blog plugin, social networking tool, graphics program, knitting needles, baby carrier, chore chart…? Share it with your readers.

7. Current events. There’s always something in the news that you can write about and share your thoughts. Visit your favorite news site or try Stuff to Tweet to find something interesting.

8. Review a book or movie. What have you been reading lately? Anything your blog audience might enjoy hearing about or be interested in? How about a movie review?

9. Pick on a friend. Got a friend who blogs or sells something online? Feature them in a post on your blog. They may return the favor and send some extra traffic your way, too.

10. Share your favorite blogs. Make a list of your top 3-5 must-read blogs and share a link to each blog along with why you like reading them or what you learn from them.

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11 Comments

  1. Great tips Michelle! I’ve started carrying around a notebook and jot down anything that inspires me. Then when I’m stumped, I open the book for some quick inspiration. Also, taking pics with my phone works too; totally jogs my memory.
    Sandi Amorim recently posted… In the FogMy Profile

    1. I’d never thought to snap a quick picture but that’s a great idea! Thanks, Sandi.

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  3. He Michelle,

    This is a great list! I will be bookmarking this page, for those time I have blogger block and email block…this would work for both.
    Sheila Atwood recently posted… What Is The Definition of MarketingMy Profile

    1. Thank you Sheila, glad it’s helpful. :)

  4. Great ideas Michelle. I keep a journal of ideas to work with when writer’s block kicks in. Also, I love the look and feel of your newly designed blog.

    Keep up the great work — I love your writing style.

    Candace

    1. I appreciate it Candace. I’m still tweaking things here and there but I’m really liking the Gazette theme so far.

  5. Michelle –
    This is great stuff!
    So often we forget to just be still and consider the very simple things as inspiration for a post or article.
    Writing is really just an extension of the writer and so your tips regarding self are right on. You, your favorite blog, what problem you solved, etc.
    A lot of time I’ll also look for a great quote or poem and let the personal meaning sink in. That usually gets the juices flowing and the fingers moving!
    Your blog is a great resource…so glad I found it!
    All the best
    MS
    Mike Shippey recently posted… New PlanMy Profile

  6. As I get ready to do some overhauling and changes to my blog, this is really helpful!
    Amy recently posted… White Seramas – Day 1My Profile

  7. thanks, very well written post, found it through a random google search and i shared it on my digg account

  8. WOW! Those are some great tips!
    Denise Kline recently posted… Hand Made Soy SoapMy Profile

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