Are you thinking of starting a blog, but don’t know what to write about? Or you’ve been blogging a long time and need new and current content ideas?
Coming up with unique blog ideas may not be easy in the beginning. But as the blog gains momentum, you’ll discover what your audience likes to read.
But there’s another catch: after a while, you may hit the dreaded writer’s block. It’s almost like your brain won’t collaborate, and you have deadlines to meet and content to write.
You also need to update your blog frequently to keep the audience engaged and interested. Having a handy list of writing prompts would be great right now, wouldn’t it?
Luckily, we compiled 10 creative and original ideas for your next blog post. So keep reading to get those creative juices flowing!
1. Make a List of Your 10 Favorite Things/People
When in doubt, write a list!
Listicles are always popular because they’re easy to digest. And as you already know, people don’t always read through the entire article, but rather skim through it.
So listicles are a great way to produce quality content for a short amount of time.
Some of the best listicle topics are:
Beauty and travel essentials
Your favorite books and movies
Favorite people to follow on social media
The best places to visit
Your weekly meals + recipes
Though a list blog post takes less time to write, you should always focus on bringing value to your readers.
2. Share Your Favorite Recipe
This is a no-fail topic because people like to try out new things, especially if they come from their favorite blogger’s kitchen.
Even if you’re not the world’s best cook, you probably have a favorite meal or dessert.
A great way to make your blog post even more engaging is to share a story related to the recipe. For example, if you’re sharing your all-time favorite pancake recipe, write about the person who made them for you or the first time you tried them.
Don’t forget to include quality photos to go with the recipe, as well as the step-by-step instructions.
3. Write a Review on Something
If you’ve recently read an interesting new book or saw a movie, you can write an entire blog post to review it. Write about the best and worst parts of the book/movie and discuss the characters or the story.
Review posts don’t necessarily have to be about movies or books. You can review a recent piece of clothing you bought, shoes, beauty products, baby products, athletic gear, tech gadgets, phone apps… The possibilities are endless!
4. Write a How-To Guide on Something
If you’re an expert on something or have extensive knowledge on a topic, how-to articles and tutorials are the way to go.
If you’re not sure what to write about, ask your readers what they’d like to read. Or, go through the comments on your blog posts and see if there are requests for a topic.
For example, if you have a niche blog about knitting, write an in-depth tutorial about learning a particular knitting pattern. Or, if you have a tech blog, tell your readers how to solve a certain bug problem or remove a program that won’t uninstall.
The best format for how-to posts is to add a lot of images and step-by-step instructions to help your readers.
5. Share Your Morning/Evening Routine
Some of the most popular blog posts are about the bloggers’ morning and evening routines.
Write about your typical morning. When you get up, how you start your day, the things you do, the breakfast you eat etc. Similarly, write about how you wind down in the evenings.
Other unique blog ideas can be writing about your productivity routine, relaxation ritual, fitness routine or your baby’s routine.
6. Write a ‘Tips and Tricks’ Blog Post
Writing a ‘tips and tricks’ post is a wonderful combination of fun and useful. You can write about something related to you, or share general tips you’ve tried on a topic.
For example, share your best tips and tricks on healthy, shiny hair. Or tricks to save money, feel more confident, get more exercise, cooking tips and tricks etc.
Anything that’ll be interesting and useful for your readers can become a blog post and you’ll never run out of things to blog about.
7. Write About a New Experience
Get out of your comfort zone and do or try something completely new. Then write about it.
This can be a trip to a new place, wearing clothes or make up that are not your style, going on an adventure etc.
Start by finding a few things that you’re curious about. Do them and write how you felt, what you experienced, what the outcome was and whether you liked it.
8. Write a Letter to your Past or Future Self
Letters to your past and future self are fun to read. They can also be useful if you share some personal details about yourself, give your readers advice and just be honest.
Remember to keep the tone positive for your readers. You can even make a series of letters and post one a week.
9. Share Your Travel Adventures
If you travel a lot, you already have thousands of stories to tell and people love reading them!
For example, share your tips on the best places to visit in Paris or France, or write a detailed guide for first-comers to your hometown. Write about your snorkeling adventures in Hawaii or the beautiful scenery in Switzerland.
Use all the places you’ve ever visited as inspiration for unique blog ideas.
10. Write About Your Blogging Journey
If you’ve been blogging for a while, you certainly have some tips to share with your readers.
You can write about the best lessons you’ve learned in your blogging journey so far or how you benefited from blogging. Share the best tips and tricks for beginner bloggers or make a list of useful blogging tools and resources.
Final Thoughts on Unique Blog Ideas to Write About
Finding an interesting blog post topic is not always easy. With so much content getting published each day, it’s hard to think of unique blog ideas.
Use other blogs for inspiration to write your own posts or try some of our ideas. Add your signature style to everything you do and offer real value to your readers.
So tell us – what’s your favorite thing to blog about? We’d love to hear it in the comments below!