Sometimes, it is hard to come up with unique blog ideas. Imagine sitting at your desk at 11 PM only to find yourself struggling for the next great blog post. You might start losing hope to make your blog turn into something popular. Bummer, isn’t it? Well, it doesn’t have to come to that. We’re here to help you with some ideas!
Writing a blog that the people will love is no easy task, but it’s certainly not impossible.
First, you have to realize that posting regularly is essential. Second, you can’t write about everything that pops up in your thoughts without a filter. Make them appealing and attractive enough to keep your readers interested and engaged.
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How to Come up With Blog Post Ideas?
Everybody faces writer’s block at some point. Here is a list of ideas, on how to overcome it and generate new ideas for your blog.
Know What Your Readers Want
Since you’re writing for your readers, it’s a good idea to think about what they want. Get to know your audience and cater to their needs.
Do this by identifying what your blog is about. If it’s a foodie blog, your readers may expect a recipe for an exotic meal or a review of a popular local restaurant. In short, it’s best if you stay in your niche.
Research what your readers are interested in. You can do this by researching keywords most people are searching for, using a reliable keyword checker such as KWFinder. Input a topic from your niche. For example, “food.”
Here comes the tricky part. You want a keyword that has the highest number of searches. However, doing so means you will encounter stiff competition.
Note the KD (Keyword Difficulty) above. The keyword “food” has a KD of 77, meaning that focusing on that keyword will barely make a dent when trying to get your blog post to the first page on Google’s search results.
On the other hand, picking a keyword with a very low KD won’t get you as much traffic, because most people don’t search for this keyword often.
So, what to do? Notice the background color of the KD for each keyword? Red means hard, green means easy. Yellow – of course – medium. You want to reach for yellow.
In this case, let’s say you choose “dinner recipes.” That’s a keyword that you should remember. The next step would be using this keyword to take a peek at your competition.
Read Your Competitors’ Blogs
There are two ways to move forward. One of them involves using the keyword you got earlier, the other doesn’t.
Scenario 1: First, you can look at a similar blog that has the same topic as yours. You can do this by doing a simple Google search with the keyword “food blog.”
Click on the first link, and start browsing through their catalog of articles. Found a topic you haven’t covered yet? Good, you just got yourself a new blog post idea!
That doesn’t mean you should rewrite (never plagiarize) content from your competitor. Just look at it as inspiration.
If they write about the “Best 8 Restaurants in Italy for Cheap Pizzas”, you can turn it into “Best 5 Bakeries in Russia with Delicious Eclairs”, with brand new formatting and better insights.
Scenario 2: Remember that one keyword which you worked so hard to get? Yes, it’s “dinner recipes.” Now, put that keyword in a content analyzer like BuzzSumo, and look at what shows up on the top.
Pick a topic which has the most total engagements. High total engagement means the topic is what people love, and share the most. You can repeat the “replication” process in Scenario 1 to turn these topics into new blog ideas.
Ask Your Readers What They Want
Visiting forums and communities with the same niche as your blog will give you an idea of what’s inside your readers’ brains.
Following the same example as above (a food blog), you may want to search for a Facebook Group about food and have a good look at what’s discussed there. Take notes of potential blog ideas, there you have it!
Even better, you can do a quick poll on a few topic candidates that you already had in mind, and ask the members of the group(s) to vote what they want to read the most.
One other thing you can do when looking for blog ideas is skimming through frequently asked questions in forums and communities like Quora.
By searching the topics related to your niche, you can see what has the most upvotes and replies. For example, the question “What’s the most overrated and over-praised food?” has 353 replies. This would be a good choice for your next article. You can make it into a headline like “6 Most Overrated and Over-praised Meals in 2019”.
List of Blog Topic Ideas
Most of the time, each niche has its own article types that engage and interest an audience. Keeping a list will come in handy if you run into another writer’s block. It will serve as a reliable source of blog ideas to turn into attention-grabbing headlines.
Check out this video from Deadbeat Super Affiliate on how to get unlimited blog post ideas.
Additionally, we also list a few suggestions for the most common niches that can inspire you to generate great blog ideas.
Ideas for Food Blogs
To post a recipe, do keyword research to know exactly what kind of recipe readers wish to know about. Don’t forget to check your competitors. If they have recipes in their blog, compare them and try to add some ideas they’re lacking. Try to make it unique. Nobody wants to read a regular old plain mac and cheese recipe.
- Easiest Lasagna Recipe in The Middle of The Night
- Delicious Budget Fried Rice Recipe with Minimum Effort
People love a well-written and in-depth review. Especially, about a restaurant that they have been meaning to dine in but never had the time to. Prepare yourself with a list of criteria that you want to take into consideration before going to a restaurant, and do your best in rating interesting aspects about the place.
- Sarabeth’s East: Where to Get the Best Pancakes in NYC’s Upper East Side
- What I Love About India’s Culinary
Listicles About Food
Have you wondered what meals are best for eating on an airplane? Or what menu to have when you’re trying to lose weight? Compile a list like these, and you’re bound to attract more food enthusiasts.
- Best 9 Meals to Gain Weight
- Top 5 Food to Eat before Exercise
Ideas for Lifestyle Blogs
Home Decor Ideas
To the folks with their heart set on the interior design, nothing is more soothing than being in a nicely decorated place. Listen to your crafty side and write a post about home decor inspiration that your readers might love.
- Simple Yet Adorable Style to Apply in your Bedroom
- How to Style Your Kitchen for Better Cooking Mood
“A Day in My Life”
As Barney Stinson said, “Whatever you do in this life, nothing is legendary unless your friends are there to see it”. Or, in this case, unless you share it with your readers. Just be sure to make it elegantly structured and have it told the way you want it told to you – with a terrific narrative!
“My Favorite Books”
Back in the day, it was hard to figure out whether a book is going to be worth your time. Luckily, the internet made it possible to discuss everything, including your favorite book. Don’t be afraid to share your opinion about it, but at the same time, try to include some valid points why your readers should also join the hype.
- What I Love The Most about “Casual Vacancy”
- How “Gone Girl” Keeps Me Awake All Night
Ideas for Travel Blogs
Tips and tricks/How-Tos
There are a thousand ways to go from A to B, but only a few know about the most affordable or the quickest route to reach a destination. If you know some useful tips and tricks that other travelers could use, letting them in on the secret is a good idea.
- How to Cram Up A Month Worth of Clothes into A Single Briefcase
- How to Get The Cheapest Flight Tickets from _____ to ______
Your Own Adventure
When was the last time you went on an out of town vacation? What memorable events did you experience that you wouldn’t trade for anything in the world? If you had a great time, your readers could be excited to hear about it! Pay attention to important details such as price, address, etc. during the re-telling of your story.
- The Time I Got On The Wrong Train and Visited _____ Instead!
- How I Met (insert celebrity’s name here) during My Trip To _____
Summer is coming, and your readers are still undecided between two destinations. They only have the budget to go to one place and little time to decide. Do you know what they could use right now? A comparison article listing the pros and cons of each travel spot.
- Japan vs. Italy: Which One To Visit This Summer
- Here’s What’s Different between Disney Land and Universal Studios Singapore
How to Write a Good Blog Post
The better your article, the more reader attention you’ll get. They might even share it with their friends on social media. That’s what you should be aiming for.
If you are not sure what to do, follow this step-by-step guide to writing a good blog post.
Step 1: Choose a Topic and do Your Research
Pick a topic that you are familiar with or want to learn passionately. By doing so, you will reduce research time or make it more fun!
The next step is researching. Make sure your information is correct, and you’re discussing it fairly. It will help to avoid not knowing what to say in the middle of writing.
Step 2: Create an Outline
A telltale sign of good content is the way it’s written. You have to make sure your ideas are compiled and structured properly – no uncontrolled rambling. You don’t want your readers to be lost in thought when they’re reading your article because of sloppy writing.
That’s where structure comes in. One way to keep structure is creating an outline. It helps to avoid repeating the same thing that you mentioned early in the post, as well as to make sure your subheadings are distributed in an orderly manner.
Step 3: Start Writing Your Article
Once prepared, you can start writing your blog post. Try to write, so your article flows naturally, following the outline that you have created and the mental picture you’ve set. Also, don’t skip editing! Grammar mistakes and plagiarism are the fastest roads to failure. Your article must be based on facts.
Step 4: Enhance Your writing With Pictures and Videos
Doesn’t matter what topic you’re writing. Add visuals to help illustrate your idea. Plus, it prevents your article from coming across as boring. Having attractive images attracts more readers, and keeps them engaged.
Step 5: Do a Final Check and Apply Optimization
This is a little tricky. Once you get the hang of it, this step will decide if your reader base will grow. Take a careful and thorough look at your article, make sure that everything is lined up properly: the subheading distribution, grammar, typos, images, etc.
Once everything is up to standard, it’s time to apply one last ingredient to turn your article into a source of traffic: Search Engine Optimization (SEO). SEO is paramount to every post. It can help your article get higher up on the search engine result page, bringing more traffic to your blog. Think a keyword that represents your piece, and use it naturally throughout the paragraphs.
Maintaining a good balance between quality and quantity is hard. If you want your blog to become popular, writing great articles regularly is the only way to go.
We have listed some tips that can help with that. Remember, great content equals more readers!