52 Blog Post Ideas for Business Blogging
Chances are, if you write a blog, coming up with good blog topic ideas might become a challenge from time to time. That’s why I’ve created this list of 52 blog topic ideas to help inspire you with your blogging.
Since most of of the people who attend our monthly Breakfast Blogging Club meetings are interested in blogging for their business, this list provides topics that will help illustrate your competence and expertise, while also expressing your personality. Striking the right balance is key to attracting customers.
All of these topics come from the Quick Start Guide to Writing Your Blog and the subsequent year of weekly emails that are sent out explaining in more detail how to write about each topic. Each email includes encouragement for your blogging, as well as examples and tips to help you with the post. There’s no charge for the Guide and the weekly emails start immediately.
Ready? Here ya go….
51 + 1 Blog Topic Ideas
- A List Post – Probably the most common type of blog post. It’s a good one to get started. Easy to compile. Easy to read. You’re reading one right now….
- How-To Post – Another popular type of post that provides value to your readers.
- A Success Story – How your past successes can speak to future ones.
- A Book Review – What book have you read that your blog readers could benefit from?
- Using News Headlines – Leverage what’s hot and trending in industry news. Good for an SEO boost.
- What’s Your Passion? – Write about your own personal “IT” factor.
- Compare & Contrast – Illustrate the similarities and differences between two “somethings”.
- Why Is It Important? – A good marketing exercise for describing your core product or service.
- Pros & Cons – Give your own sassy version of the positives and negatives on a certain topic.
- Case Study – Real-life solutions for the problems your readers face.
- Your Story – Tell about the twists and turns of how you came to be in business.
- An Interview – Introduce someone new in your field to your readers.
- Travelogue – Create some intimacy by describing your surroundings and experiences as you attend conferences, take workshops, and meet new people.
- Discovery – Share some of the lessons you’ve learned recently, or in the past.
- Glossary & Terms – Give a tutorial on the words, phrases, jargon, slang, abbreviations and acronyms used in your industry.
- Organizing Content – What categories are you planning to write about and explore? Are there any more to add? Maybe ask you readers for input, too.
- Content Sources – Try a mind map of your blogging ideas and include it in a post.
- Topics from Unexpected Places – Be a keen observer of life. What are you seeing and hearing in your everyday world?
- Writing An Opinion Post – Take the plunge and write a critique, opinion, or polite rant. Be brave. Prepare for comments.
- Question Post – Pose one simple question to your readers. “Which is better…?”, “When was the first time you ____?”, etc. Follow up with the results.
- Gratitude Post – Acknowledge the mentors, teachers, friends, colleagues and even strangers who’ve had an impact on your success.
- Link Post - Think quality over quantity with this one. Be sure to provide a little info or description with each link. Lone Link = Lazy Blogger
- Blogging Bling – Announce your new plugin, widget, feature, download, or page.
- The Short / Mini Post – Change it up for your readers with a mini post. Think short, short, short – maybe 100 words.
- Solving Problems – Check your stats. Do some research. What’s causing hassle and heartache with your readers? Give them relief with tips, hints, resources, processes, etc.
- The Pillar Post – Well-defined, well-researched, and well-written blog content that people will find for a long time to come. This is an ASSET for your blog. Invest accordingly.
- Fortunately, Unfortunately – Fun storytelling structure alternating the good news/bad news. Also good for family road trips!
- The Rant Post – Has a little more edge than #19. Get into the feeling of exasperation, frustration and irritation. Give your readers a voice and expressive outlet. Be brave. Prepare for comments.
- Keyword Play – Know where you want to be found in the buying cycle and write accordingly. General information, comparison and reviews, or local search. How about all of the above?!
- Thinking of You – Provide value by keeping abreast of industry events and new ideas. And then sharing them with your followers.
- Answer some FAQ’s - Answer at least one question you’re always being asked. And then create a whole separate page on your site for additional queries.
- Inspiration – People love to hear stories of triumph and success. Who’s your hero, and why?
- The Best of ______. – Your favorite people, places & things, resources, websites, software, etc. Not just for year-end.
- Profile a Favorite Blogger – As part of your blogosphere wanderings, wonderings and wayfaring, you’ve probably encountered some pretty amazing blogs that you admire and enjoy. Tell us about one of them.
- Inviting Guest Bloggers – Give your readers a change of pace, perspective & personality. Could be another blogger, a client, a colleague, your dog – just wanted to make sure you’ve read this far.
- Picture-Inspired Post – Make it big enough to see. Cite the source. Give us your take. Ask for ours.
- Meme – A bit of a project that gets passed around, tagged, and can be fun to watch.
- Weekly Themes – This is about writing on a specific topic on the same day of the week, every week. Like “Perfect Moment Mondays”, or “Top Ten Tuesday”
- Tips Post – A popular kind of post that provides advice and information on how to accomplish something or do something better, faster or easier.
- Digest Post – A collection of summaries of other relevant blog posts and news articles gathered along the way as you’ve wondered around the web this past week or month.
- Haiku Post - Tell your story in 3 lines, 17 syllables. The first line has 5 syllables, The second line has 7, and the third has 5. Wakarimasuka?
- Rhetorical Questions – Initiate dialogue with your readers by asking them a question that’s not really meant to be answered. Huh? Go ahead and give it a try.
- Storytelling – There are several formats you can use to tall a story: Challenge-Action-Result, or Situation-Impact-Analysis, to name just a couple.
- Blog Contest – It takes planning and can be work, but it also can be a great way to increase readership and engagement on your blog.
- Making Mistakes – A ‘teaching moment” your followers will appreciate and learn from.
- Video Blog Post - For the novelty of it, if you don’t usually do it. For the SEO bennies if you need them. And please know there’s more to internet video than YouTube.
- Social Media – What do you use? How do you use it? What do you like about it — or not? How has it worked for you — or not?
- What’s on Your Bookshelf? - What tomes, fiction or non-fiction, did you find influential, inspiring, life-changing, entertaining, helpful, or a complete waste of time?
- Taking a Poll – Add some interactivity to your blog, something fun and/or interesting to your readers…and equally fun and interesting for YOU!
- An Open Letter – A spicy addition to your blog post repertoire. Will it be social or political commentary? Praise or ranting about a company or industry? Or simply a tutorial to all check-out cashiers who put the change inconveniently on top of the paper bills. If I had a nickel….?
- Community – Where do you hang out, online and off? How has a particular group or organization helped you and your business?
- Insert your topic here! What types of posts have you done that could be added to the list? Let us know in a comment.
As I mentioned earlier, you can get each of these ideas emailed to your every week for one year by signing up for the Quick Start Guide to Writing Your Blog. Each topic is expanded upon, with examples and helpful tips on how to write it.
If you’ve been blogging for a while and just want some weekly inspiration, go ahead and sign up for the Guide anyway. You’ll start getting a weekly blog topic idea immediately. And you can always unsubscribe if it’s not your cup of tea.
On a personal note, I know there hasn’t been much activity here in a while. The Breakfast Blogging Club has undergone a lot of significant changes in the past few months. So your visit is much appreciated.
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Thank you for reading!
P.S. Remember to please leave a comment that tells us which post # you’ll try first, or what should go in Week #52? Or go for broke and do both!