With this ultimate list of blog post ideas, say goodbye to spending hours thinking about what you should write next. You can also try creating a list of some linkable assets that can be used as creative backlinks.
Fit relevant topics into any of the ideas listed below for your business or blog, and you’re good to go for a long time. Ready to deep dive? Let’s get started!
Valuable Blog Posts
These blog posts are useful and are aimed to improve your audience’s life. These posts are usually informative and help your audience build a trustworthy relationship with you or your brand. So be careful with your tone and the information when you put it together.
Like this article that you’re reading! Listicles are probably the most common type as they’re useful, and people love to read them. Their concise nature and added pictures and gifs with each item keeps the blog post interactive and fun to read.
Create a list of whatever you think your audience would like to read and know about. For example, in my niche, I could create a list of top 10 or 20 best content writing blogs.
2. “How To” Blog Post
A how-to post is a sort of step-by-step guide that typically intends to help people to complete a task or use a tool to do it. It’s like a manual. You can use images, videos, or audio to make it more understandable. Example: How to boil an egg.
3. Series Post
For topics that can’t fit into one post, you can divide it into a series of posts, linking them as you go forward.
4. FAQ Post
When you search for a query on Google, have you ever noticed that small ‘People Also Ask For’ snippet that shows questions with unfoldable answers? When you create a FAQ post, you also get a heightened opportunity to feature your post indirectly on Google.
Also, you can backlink to other blog posts that have more detailed answers respective to the questions.
5. Problem/Solution Post
You can find a problem (or create one), put that into the post’s title, describe it in the opening paragraph, and write the solution in the rest of your post. This post can also be framed as a how-to or ultimate guide format.
6. Ultimate Guide Post
Ultimate guide posts are comprehensive posts on a topic that covers it entirely. It can also be a tutorial that explains the topic clearly. For example, a beauty blogger can write an ultimate guide post to explain the use of different shades on a makeup palette.
7. Case Study Post
A case study is a detailed review or study of a project or process and results in a story-driven format. You can use this to highlight the success of your product or service. Example: How a baby started drinking milk again with XYZ feeding bottles.
8. YouTube Video Cut-Up Post
You can either do this for your own video or a popular video that got a lot of traction. People love to read these kinds of posts. All you have to do is turn the video into a blog post with text and images with probably a little more information than the video itself to make it informative.
You can also embed the video (if it’s yours, it’s a bonus because it will also gain more views) take screenshots from the video.
9. Questions to Ask Post
Similar to an FAQ post, this post recommends the questions that your audience should ask but generally don’t.
10. Definition Post
Definition posts don’t have to be very long; you can provide a post answering a ‘what is…’ question for them.
11. Research Post
You can publish a study you’ve conducted that can be useful to your audience. These posts can get you a lot of referral traffic through social shares and backlinks.
12. Statistical Post
The statistical post is also like a research post, only that you use relevant numbers and figures around your blog’s topic to explain it more clearly and comprehensively.
If you can’t come up with internal statistics for one topic, you can combine different statistics from different posts to make one. Just be sure to give due credits.
13. Checklist Post
This is also like a how-to post. You can create this kind of a post by giving your audience a list of actionable steps to take. The only difference is that your audience will be able to cross items off the list, which is interactive and engaging.
Fun Blog Posts
Fun blog posts have to be creative. This is an open window to be as creative as you can be with your ideas and share them with your readers or viewers.
14. Narrative Post
You can narrate your own story, which is a great way to keep your readers entertained.
15. Illustrated Post
Blog posts often require illustrations such as images, videos, gifs, and comics that can get your audience giggling and thinking at the same time. These kinds of posts can sometimes prove to be more valuable than the ones without such illustrations.
16. Meme Post
You can use memes for your post, and make a post out of them. These kinds of posts have the potential to get a lot of shares or saves, especially from millennials, who we know just love them memes!
17. Satirical Post
If you got that humor and satire, you could make people laugh and get your post shared by all of them. Anything that incites an emotion is shareable, and you get to enjoy the traction.
18. Parody Post
Parody post is also similar to a satirical post, but it is different in the sense that you get to imitate a well-known brand or person in your niche. You can turn them into a funny character and narrate their story.
Personal Blog Post
Personal blog posts can show your audience that there’s a real human behind all the content they have enjoyed so far.
These blog posts can add to your lineup and produce a different kind of variety to your content.
19. Personal Experience Post
This is like a narrative post, but one where you describe a personal experience that your audience might have experienced, too, and end up hitting the relatable factor with them. Whether you succeeded in the told experience or failed, this post will still humanize you as a publisher.
20. Off The Public View Post
It’s interesting to read about a topic that presents a different thought process than ours, because this gives us a chance to look at things that we might have missed while being biased to a certain flow of thoughts.
21. Rant Post
You can rant about a topic that your audience is currently thinking about, and discussing it can be quite engaging, especially if you make a coherent argument. However, it depends on your brand voice, and won’t always work for everyone.
22. Inspirational Post
Inspiring content is often considered engaging because we all look for inspiration from numerous sources. Inspirational posts can be presented as a profile post, a story post, a quote post, a narrative post, or anything that you find inspirational – chances are others might as well.
Lifestyle Blog Posts
Similar to personal blog posts, lifestyle posts can also humanize you or your brand. You can use these types of posts to get people more engaged with your blogs and build a trustworthy relationship with you.
23. Holiday Post
How was your holiday? You can describe your holiday, give your audience tips and tricks, and make them feel like they were a part of your holiday too. This can also influence them to pack their bags and take a break from their hectic life.
24. Behind The Scenes Post
A ‘behind the scenes’ post can be incredibly engaging for the most loyal of your audience. People love to see what things look like from the other side of the spectrum.
Show them how you finalized writing about a certain topic, give them an office tour, or describe a recent experience at an event – this is all good behind the scenes content for you to create.
25. Fashion Post
You can create content around current fashion trends that you love or hate or you can introduce your audience to your fashion sense by getting them to wear your brand’s logo T-shirt. This works as free promotion for your brand, along with increased sales for your brand merch!
Timely Blog Posts
People read the news to be aware, which is exactly what the purpose of timely posts is. This is essentially a source of trending information that goes live regularly.
26. News Update Post
You can choose to make a new post every time a major current event happens. It can be relevant to your audience or be a general blog. Remember that you don’t have to be the first one to write about it, but make sure that you present it in a way that people find it valuable.
27. Review Post
You can write a review post on a weekly or monthly basis, reviewing services, products, events, or anything else released in that period. Don’t just highlight the positives; the safest you can play is by giving honest reviews.
28. Trendspotting Post
You can flaunt your trendspotting ability by making a blog post of trends that you predict could soon be popular and piggyback off their increasing appeal and interest.
29. Survey Post
You can survey your audience about a trending topic through email, social media, online survey tools, or in-person and present the results in a blog post and comment on them to make an engaging, informative blog.
30. Concerns Post
If you can think of the current challenges that your audience might be facing, address them, and recommend a solution. This can be very valuable to them.
Authoritative Blog Posts
Someone else’s authority can be leveraged by promoting them on your blog, and can help you to be promoted in a similar way later on. It’s a great way to build relationships and backlinks in the future. When you do this, make sure to do some blogger outreach and let them know they appeared in your blog post.
31. Crowdsourced Post
You reach out to influencers and get a unique quote from each of them to make a blog post. You can email them and ask them to answer a question in, say, 100 words or less.
32. Blog Link Roundup
This is a great idea if you love to read others’ blogs. You can curate a list of blogs that you love and create a topic around them, explaining each with links and a brief description.
33. The Best “_” Post
For example “The Best Video Calling Apps!” or whatever you think your audience would be interested in. It’s similar to roundup but has more of a reviewer’s tone to it.
34. The Best “_” to Follow Post
The best podcasts, the best influencers, the best Youtube channels, or anything that is relevant for your audience to follow.
35. Profile Post
Have you seen those mini-profiles of influencers and celebrities in magazines? You can do a similar post for someone relevant to your audience, just make sure whoever you profile knows that you’ve profiled them. They’re highly likely to share it with their network and in turn help grow yours.
36. Interview Post
Interviewing someone and creating a blog post out of it is a great idea to get your audience to familiarize themselves with someone they might love in or out of your niche. You don’t necessarily have to call them to your office or meet them at a cafe; you can simply call them over Skype, Zoom or a similar app. And if you record a video of the interview, transcribe it and publish the video with the transcription.
37. Quote Post
You can take a topic and frame it as a question, and answer it by aggregating a list of quotes from related influencers.
38. Viral Content Aggregator Post
You can aggregate viral content around a topic and make one post out of it. You can do this on a weekly or monthly basis, and chances are that you too will get as many shares as the viral content is getting.
39. Weekly Pick Post
You can make a short blog post detailing a piece of content, tool, or a resource that might be valuable to your audience. It can be something from your site or some other site – what matters is what your audience would like to see.
Controversial Blog Post
Write a controversial blog post to pique your audience’s interest in the topic you write about.
40. Critical Post
Critical posts can get very controversial, and consequently, you have to be very careful while writing such a post. Just make sure that you’re justified and confident in your criticism of the event, company, or influencer so that you don’t end up being the loser. Keep in mind that given that this kind of post can turn out to have a polarizing topic, it can get people on your side, or completely against you.
41. Reaction Post
Have you seen those reaction videos on Youtube that gain a lot of traction? The basic element in that type of content is a personal opinion. Perhaps people enjoy seeing things from a different point of view and therefore find reaction posts engaging. You can react to a blog post, a video, a course, an event, or whatever attracts you. Embed videos or social media posts and react to it as a way of doing this.
42. What if Post
What if posts can be written by revolving around a topic stating the things that could’ve happened. Such posts can also generate debate because people think differently. You can do this by stating your own opinions and mentioning that those are just assumptions, or by providing apt facts to support your statements.
43. Persuasive Post
You can present your side of the argument to persuade your audience to think like you. If you have an argument against yours too, present that side in the same post, and people will go with what they relate more to.
44. Prediction Post
Just like trendspotting posts, prediction posts are all about predicting the future. While you discuss what you think might happen in the future, people will both agree and disagree, and your post can turn into a debated one because of being controversial in its approach.
Promotional Blog Post Ideas
You can use your blog to promote your brand. The only thing that you should keep in mind is not to annoy or frustrate your loyal readers with poorly written copies. Keep producing valuable content even in your promotional blog posts.
45. Product Tips Post
This is a great idea if you sell products or services. You can create content around tips and hacks for your products or services to make sure that your audience gets the most out of them. Writing such a blog post won’t only get you more engagement, but also give your customers a better experience of using your product or service.
46. Project Log Post
If your company is working on a huge project, keep your readers updated and excited about it by timely updating them on its progress. It will keep them aware of your new product or service without letting them forget it and also create a hype of sorts.
47. Best Of “…” Post
Make a list of the best products, services, or whatever your brand is about in your blog and introduce your readers with what you sell and why you sell.
48. Company News or Product Update Post
You can release a newsletter that shares company news for your loyal customers and give the details about product updates that have recently been scheduled.
49. Comparison Post
Comparing your product or service with other available solutions can help your potential customers with a clearer view of why they should prefer your product or services over others’.
50. Income Breakdown Post
Your income breakdown report could be an intriguing blog post. Your customers or audience could actually be interested in knowing the business model of your company, what your sources of income are, and how much you’re making. However, if you’re not interested in income breakdown, you can simply share your traffic and traffic sources with your audience.
Audience Engagement Blog Post Ideas
You can engage your audience with the following blog post ideas:
52. Challenge Post
Have your readers participate in a challenge. You can do this by participating in it yourself and sharing your experience that can get your audience interested in it even more.
55. Question Post
Ask your audience a question in a blog and get answers from them.
54. Answer Post
By promoting discussion on your own blog, you can have other people make interesting content for you. Post a question to the audience and ask them to answer it in the comments section, which you can use as raw material for your new blog.
53. Giveaway Post
You can give away something that your audience would love for free. Describe what you’re giving away and what they need to do to get it.
Getting ideas for your blog should not be a random process. Doing a little research can help you to validate blog topics that are already popular in your niche. You can even make a list of the ideas that you would like to write about in the future, depending on the seasons, events, and festivities.
Just make sure that your content is high in quality and not just randomly written to fit into the SEO. In fact, the best SEO practices don’t focus on exact keyword matches, but rather on semantic searches that can only be written thoughtfully, keeping relevance in mind. Don’t create posts just for the sake of it – plan, create, organize, and post. Don’t forget to interact with your audience through emails, comments, messages, and more tools.