Posts Tagged Post Ideas
Last year I posted 61 Great Blog Post Ideas and since I was stuck for a post today, I thought it might be a good idea to revisit that post and offer new ideas. If you are ever at a loss for creative ways to write posts, take advantage of the list below.
Another List Of Great Blog Post Ideas
- Ask My Readers
Pose a real question to your readers and let them answer until you get the answer you like best. Last year I asked where I should go on honeymoon and got a few good answers even though I decided differently.
- Ask Me Anything
Let your readers pose any question to you whatsoever. Make sure you set the parameters so you don’t get questions you aren’t willing to answer.
- Create A List Of Your Best Posts
You can either chose the posts that were well received by your audience or you can pick the posts that you are most proud of.
- Review A Book, Movie, Album, or TV Show
I reviewed Splice but if you really want to see how a review is done, see Cherlyn’s review of Let The Right One In/Let Me In.
- Post An End of The Year Summary
Search through your posts and update entries that need elaboration because of the outcome, like a news story you wrote about. You can also do this on a smaller scale by updating your readers on a monthly basis.
- Make An Urban Legends Post
I did this and it will be posted on November 28th. See it then for explanation.
- Create A List Of Your Favorite Blogs
- Interview A Family Member Who Does Not Regularly Read Your Blog
Everyone wants their 15 minutes of fame and if you ask the right questions, you might be surprised at how many family and friends would like to be interviewed.
- Ask For Guest Bloggers
It has worked out pretty well for me and if your blog focuses on a particular niche, ask someone who get more traffic to their site than you do to get your site exposed.
- Write A Multi-Visitor Story
Start with a few sentences and then let your visitors add new sentences to create the story by utilizing the comment section of your blog.
- Create A Top Ten List
ListVerse has created an entire site around this idea.
- Start A Contest With A Give-A-Way
If you can afford to offer a prize to give away, create a game or contest and make sure to provide the winner with the prize. DJ is giving away $10 via PayPal right now.
- Write A Sequel To An Already Successful Post
I’m sure your older posts can either be updated or you can expound on the older post with new information.
- Create A Survey or Poll
People really do like to take part in polls. It is a fast and easy way to create a post. Make sure the topic of the survey or poll is interesting.
- Start a Meme and Schedule It
Try to make it less complicated than I did mine.
- Write Personal: Tell Everyone About Your Dream Girl/Guy or Something Else Personal You Don’t Mind Sharing.
I wish I remembered the link because a couple of weeks ago a guy shared his experience with his colonoscopy experience. Judy wrote about her dream guy earlier this week.
- Create a Post With Your Favorite Recipe
I think I have done this only twice. I gave my Miso soup recipe and also a fried Flounder recipe. This can be done often because everyone eats and entire blogs are dedicated to food. WordPress just announced recently the creation of FoodPress. Food is king content with blogs!
- Make a Serial Post
I have three serial posts; Poetic License, Guest Blogger. Lesser series include the Dear Series which are open letters and also Honorable Mention.
- Make a List Of Great Sites You Think Your Visitors Should Visit
The list will be better received if you actually visit those sites yourself.
- Create Posts That Can Be Divided Into Segments
I have one coming up the first week of December and I just had an Awesome Photography week.
- Make A List Of Blog Post Ideas
Feel free to incorporate any of these ideas into your posts. This list is a compilation of ideas I have been collecting since I started this blog.
- Explain Why You Do/Don’t Comment On Blogs
You might also explain why you do/don’t reply to people who leave comments on your blog.
- Find A Blogger To Critique Your Blog
Post their results and what if anything you plan to do about it.
- Reply To A Great Comment As A Post Instead Of A Reply
Every now and then you will receive great commentary on your post. You can make a post out of any response you might have to the comment.
- Respond To Questions Your Readers Have
I’m doing this in the form of a FAQ page, but you can just as well create a post instead.
- Be Controversial
Write an opinionated post about something. You can take the con or pro. You don’t even have to believe what you write. You are writing strictly for the controversy your post might cause. If you think there is too much alcohol abuse by underage kids create a post about how the legal age limit for college kids should be lowered.
- Post Your Blog Statistics
Share your site’s performance and ask readers how they are doing with their blog.
- I Didn’t Know That About You!
Post a list of 3, 5 or 10 things people don’t know about you and perhaps you’ve never thought to share before.
- Create A Bucket List
I think we can all think of things we would like to do before we die.
- Discuss Your Reasons For Starting To Blog Or What Motivates You To Continue
- Debate The Best Show On TV In Your Favorite Genre
I thought about doing this with Star Trek and Star Wars but I hate Star Wars too much to do that.
- 15 Tips to Get Fresh & Interesting Post Ideas(shoutmeloud.com)
- 33 Blog Post Ideas for the Personal Brand-Building Blogger (personalbrandingblog.com)
- Blog Posts and SEO-All You Will Need to Know (blacksonville.net)
- How To Get Blog Post Ideas (searchenginepeople.com)
Well I gave you the ideas. Sixty one of them to be precise, although I did repeat one twice on purpose.
I just wanted to check up to see what if anything you’ve done with my ideas. Has anybody used any of the sixty ideas I listed to make a post of their own? I know not all of them were good ideas and I’m sure when stuck you were able to come up with ideas of your own…
However, is there anybody out there in the blogoshpere who used any? If you were stuck for ideas, what idea did you come up with on your own? Inquiring mind wants to know!
Our Guest blogger for March is Nathan Pralle from PhilosYphia. Saturday March 6, 2010 is when you can read Nathan’s post. Stop by his site to get a feel for the kind of reading you can look forward to next Saturday.
So few ideas, so many days ahead. That’s how I feel sometimes when I sit at the computer to make a post. I must admit that when I do get an idea, I write as much as I can and then decide when and where I want to post it. Right now I have post ideas written and ready to go up until January 6, 2010. There are about five days in December where I have nothing and three days this month where I still have to complete my ideas. Even though I am months ahead I still come up writers block when it comes to adding more posts. This post today will fill one of those November days!
Because I’m having difficulty I would imagine I’m not the only one. I’ve been out driving and an idea would come to me and when I got home it was gone. I’ve been in the kitchen cooking and hit with an idea but by the time I got back to the computer, it was gone. Since then I decided to carry a pad and pen with me where ever I go. When I get back to the computer I create a new post, pick a date and schedule it for publishing. To make it easier for everyone else I have come up with a list of ideas that I feel comfortable sharing with those who visit here.
Why would I share my ideas before I even use them? You reap what you sow my blogger friend and I’m hoping one day to reap the benefits of being a nice guy to the blogging community. [Hint hint!]
60 Great Blog Post Ideas
1. You found a way to save money? Share it with the world.
2. Write about your pet peeve(s).
3. Give your blogger friends ideas on great post ideas just like I’m doing here.
4. You found a way to get visitors to your site that really works; share it.
5. If your blog has a specific audience or you have a niche, contact some other bloggers in the same niche and review each other’s site.
6. Write separate posts about your favorite childhood, teenage, and/or adult memory.
7. Give some relationship advice that may have helped you.
8. Discuss your favorite TV show, Blog, Music Artist, Book, Celebrity or Food.
9. Post a favorite recipe you don’t mind sharing.
10. Create a bucket list of at least 20 ideas.
11. Create post about lists. People enjoy reading lists and they will love commenting on your list especially if they disagree.
12. Post your controversial ideas about a subject dear to you. Maybe why you believe in stem cell research.
13. Lie in your blog headline. Create a great headline like NEW Britney Spears Nude Photos! or Michael Jackson Is Alive: I’ve Got The Pictures To Prove It! Then thank everybody for increasing your visitor base and apologize for the joke.
14. Describe a scenario and get answers from the scenario you created. For instance, you’ve placed the reader on a deserted island and all they have is their iPod and a way to recharge the batteries and the iPod only has ten songs. What songs are on the iPod?
15. Explain to your readers why the Morning Erection blog is the blog to read!
16. Talk about why you believe all the great blog post ideas have already been taken.
17. Discuss why you chose to blog.
18. Educate bloggers on how they too can make money blogging.
19. Tell your readers why you decided on WordPress, LiveJournal or Blogger over the other providers of free blogs.
20. Find a newspaper headline and complain or praise the news story or the subject matter.
21. Share this list (mine) with the utmost haste with your readers!
22. Describe to your readers why you chose to “Go Green” or not to.
23. Praise your parents or your grandparents.
24. Let your readers know which celebrity you would like to have dinner with and what you would discuss.
25. Interview someone in your neighborhood. You know how USA Network has the Characters Project? Everyday people could add some spice to your blog if you know the right questions to ask everyday people. Make it a monthly series and gain a local reader base. You just might make your local newspaper one day.
26. Pick a challenge. The movie Julie and Julia is based on a real blog and a real girl. Challenge yourself and maybe Hollywood will pick up on it.
27. Write about a special blog or blog post you visited.
28. Write about how a certain smell takes you back to your childhood and describe those memories.
29. Post your favorite desktop wallpapers. Explain why you like them and how often you change your wallpaper.
30. Describe the best time for you to write and under what conditions (radio on, daytime, with a cup of coffee, first thing in the morning, or in the nude).
31. Complain about how many visitors you don’t get.
32. Complain about the great many visitors you do get but how they fail to leave comments.
33. Educate your readers on how you have been able to increase the amount of people who now do leave comments.
34. Pick a captain and tell why they were the best: Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway, or Archer.
35. Discuss why Star Trek is better than Star Wars or vice versa.
36. Talk about how you plan to protect you and yours from H1N1.
37. Discuss Rap music or Country.
38. Explain the Internet and Blogging to people new to the Internet, especially the elderly.
39. Tell how you plan to or have already lost weight.
40. Describe your sexual fantasy.
41. Remind your visitors how important catchy headlines are.
42. Create a list outside of your blog roll of your favorite non blog websites and why.
43. Bring back an old post series you used to do.
44. Start a blog series. I started a Dear Series where I write to people who will never get my letters, yet I had the outlet.
45. Review a product that you found extremely useful or hopelessly useless.
46. Describe your methodology on how you were able to get big business to listen and respond to your concerns.
47. Educate young readers on outdated technology, like cassette tapes or typewriters.
48. If you can afford it, run a contest and give away a prize.
49. Conduct a poll and discuss the results in a later post. (Two post ideas for the price of one).
50. Talk about your favorite childhood cartoon.
51. Why something is better than something else. For instance why McDonald’s fries are better than anybody elses.
52. Give advice. Start an advice column where the questions might be serious but your responses are always humorous.
53. Tell how money can be made on the Internet and how to avoid scams.
54. Leave a vacation post blank and ask people to comment on where they think you are. When you come back, read their comments and post where you’ve been.
55. Ask someone (another blogger) to write a guest post.
56. Repeat #15.
57. Explain your posting style and schedule. I try to post every other day and if something comes up I can always add on my off day.
58. Share the good news about your blogs milestones; (one millionth reader, blog post with the most comments or publishing your 100th post).
59. Post your own photographs.
60. Joint post with a blogger friend about the same subject on the same day and share the link love.
61. Make your comments post specific when visiting other blogs. I went to blogs that had similar topics to my post that day and there seemed to be more comments when they visited my site. Check out my Michael Jackson Tribute Album page. The day This Is It was released I used the URL to that post instead of my blog’s regular URL of https://morningerection.wordpress.com. Other than my About page, the Michael Jackson Tribute Album post has received more comments than any other of my posts.