3 Creative Blog Post Ideas
People often ask me how I come up with so many ideas for my blog posts. The truth is, I have TOO many ideas running through my head at all times- sometimes I have to scrap ideas all together since I don’t want to be posting 3 times a day. When I think of an idea, I try to write it down. Whether it’s in the notepad section of my iPhone, e-mailing an idea to myself, or saving some thoughts as a draft in WordPress, keeping track of it helps immensely. I thought I’d share with you some tips for beating blogger’s block. Here are a few blog post ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Write a post about an image
I know this sounds silly, but browsing Pinterest and Tumblr provides me with so much inspiration. For example, I’ll see an amazing hairstyle on Pinterest, which inspires me to write a post about the style, including celebrities who’ve worn it, how to do-it yourself, and products to help you get the look. Or while wasting/spending endless time on Tumblr late at night, I’ll see a funny GIF of an arguing couple from a movie, which will inspire me to write a post about social media causing jealousy in relationships. They can a picture is worth a thousand words, so why not find an inspiring photo and write about it (although keep it to less than a thousand words, that’s just too long!)
Compare two (or more) things
People love comparisons. Taking two things and writing how they are similar, different, why one is better/cheaper/funnier than the other is very relatable. No matter what type of blog you write, you can easily apply this to your posts. For example, if you’re a beauty blogger, you can compare two similar products and the pros and cons of each (price, packaging, etc.). Fashion bloggers can compare items or trends on the same basis (price, material, etc.). If you’re a lifestyle blogger, the options are endless. You can compare situations (your social during college and after college), events (21st birthday and your 31st birthday), or weigh the benefits of being single or in a relationship. Ask your readers whey think or which they like better, and you’re sure to get some interesting comments.
Ask others what they want to see/read
If you’re running out of topics to post about, you can always reach out to others. Your family, friends and readers may have a few ideas that you had never thought of. Maybe a reader has a styling question they’d like you to answer, or a friend wants to know which BB cream is the best. Or your best friend is going through a breakup and it’s inspired you to write about them and give advice. The chance is that if one person out there suggests an idea, that many others will be willing to read it and learn from it as well.
you always have such creative posts, I will for sure give the 1st one a try as I am always on Pinterest.
aw thank you!
Great ideas Rachel
Good idea. I just finally joined Pinterest a few weeks ago and have been wanting to use it more. I could do a virtual pin board of ideas. Thanks for the tip!
It’s so much fun!
Such great ideas! Thank you for the tip. I shall keep it in mind when thinking of blog posts 🙂
I find a lot of my ideas from readers. I receive emails and great comments all day long, so it makes blogging a lot easier!
I always have to write my ideas down too! When I hit a block, I can check my running list for inspiration.
Great tips! I’ve had major creativity block lately and this is exactly what I needed.
Aw thank you!
These are all great ideas! I definitely love the comparison one. I have kind of done that with the splurge and steal, but I will have to get more creative with it! Thanks for sharing!
Yes- exactly! I love those types of posts
I hate when I can’t think of any ideas for posts – great tips!
great tips! I always take a notebook with me on the subway, I find that’s where I always get great ideas, and if I don’t write them down I forget them.
Exactly! I have a notepad in my own car
Great ideas! You always have great well written posts. Its all I can do to get a post up with pictures, btw…I love your minty fresh look below!!
Thanks- that means so much Amy!
I like these suggestions a lot, Rachel. Sometimes it really is beneficial to step back and ask what other people like reading!
Great advice Rachel!
Love these ideas, especially the first one!!
Thanks for the ideas Rachel! Sometimes I get stumped on what to write about. It can get challenging sometimes…
Great tips, I’ll definitely keep these in mind when I have writer’s block!
These are such great tips, Rachel! I have my wordpress filled with tons of lists within my drafts. It’s what keeps me going on those weeks that I’m just feeling uninterested in writing!
Same! I don’t know what I would do without them
Love your tips! Pinterest definitely provides a lot of inspiration!
I am in a slump right now for sure!! This came at the perfect time!! Thanks for sharing and being such a great blogger role model. 🙂
Aw than you!
I have too many ideas too – nearly 200 posts in “draft” mode – crazy!
Honestly thank you for the ideas, I always find myself stuck on what to write about! These truly helped!!
Aw youre welcome!
thanks for these great tips! I’m thinking of running a poll and see what my readers would like to find on the blog!