Learn how and where to find blog post ideas when you’re stuck.
Where Do You Get Blog Post Ideas?
Are you as a blogger having trouble coming up with blog post ideas? You’re not alone!
Often, this is a bump in the road that new bloggers face, which is why I recommend making a list of blog post ideas before even starting a blog.
Many new bloggers choose a domain name, set up their website, and then….
What are they supposed to write about?
Or, a new blogger buys a domain, sets up a website, writes three posts, but then discovers that he or she doesn’t know what else to write about on that topic.
Okay, just one more scenario.
A new blogger buys a domain, sets up a website, and writes one post, but then decides to change the theme of the blog, which will then no longer go along with the domain name…
Basically, you want to have a plan before you even begin. Learning how to come up with blog post ideas will save you so much time later on, and possibly even help to prevent you from feeling burned out when you’re not sure what to write next.
Time for brainstorming!
Method 1: Blog Post Ideas Off the Top of Your Head
What is your blog about? What kinds of topics do you want to write about? Think about the broad topics you want your blog to be about.
For example, you can have a teaching blog, a parenting blog, a beauty blog, a DIY blog, a crafting blog, a blog about cars, etc.
Just for fun, let’s say you decide to have a crafting blog.
You’re going to break the main topic down into more specific topics, which will then become blog post ideas.
Let’s start with “crafting”. Off the top of my head, I think of:
- must-have craft supplies
- how to decorate a crafting room
- Christmas wreath tutorial
- Valentine’s Day cards
- where to buy craft supplies
- how to save money buying craft supplies
- etc etc etc
Try to think of narrowed down topics and make a list of them.
Method 2: Use Google to Find Blog Post Ideas
Do you want to know where some experienced bloggers get some of their blog post ideas? From a search engine!
Type in one of your general blog topics, and get a list of ideas to work with.
When you type a search query into a search engine like Google, usually a list of other suggestions pop up. These suggestions are what many people are typing into the search engine, so the search engine thinks the topics are important. As a bonus, these topic ideas are often narrowed down.
Note: I don’t mean to copy other people’s work or ideas from the search results. Right now we’re just looking at the search query suggestions.
For instance, when I type “crocheting” and hit the space bar in Google, I get these suggestions:
- crocheting for beginners
- crocheting stitches
- crocheting patterns
- crocheting definition
These are actual terms that people are searching for on Google. They can change depending on how many people search for these terms per month.
BONUS TIP: Put the words “How to” in front of a topic to see what the search query suggestions are! “How to” posts are very popular.
If I enter “How to crochet”, this is what I get:
- How to crochet a blanket
- How to crochet a hat
- How to crochet a circle
- How to crochet a scarf
For my other parenting blog, I could type in “parenting tips” and get these suggestions:
- parenting tips for toddlers
- parenting tips for newborns
- parenting tips for summer
- parenting tips for new parents
I could turn any of those into blog posts!
Google will also show you keyword ideas in two other places: under “People Also Ask” …
…and under “Related Searches”.
Use this method and add more blog post ideas to your list!
Method 3: What are people asking you?
Do you get questions from people who ask you for your expert opinion? Use these questions as blog post ideas!
I get a lot of questions from friends and family (and even on my other blog’s Facebook page) about baby/kids products and other parenting topics. I use these as blog post ideas for my parenting blog!
You can poll people to ask what they would like to know about a topic. Ask in person or post on social media. (Example: “What would you like to know more about organic gardening? Leave me a comment and I’ll write a blog post about it!”)
Make a List of Ideas for Your Blog Posts
Ready to make a list of blog posts? Use this free printable to start brainstorming your blog post ideas!