Blog posts come in many forms. Some are lengthy while others are concise. What does not change is the need for the blogger to know what his/her next blog post is going to be about. Many bloggers go through rough patches of writer’s block and can’t think of new ideas to write about. These bloggers look on the web for inspiration, but thinking of an idea for the next blog post is still a tedious process when writer’s block is in control.
I recently went to a Constant Contact event held at Microsoft Headquarters in NYC. One of the speakers at the event provided numerous ideas for blog posts. After examining the list, I determined that there were four on the list that can always be reused over and over again, and reusing these blog post ideas will make writer’s block harder to come across. Here are the four blog post ideas.
- Mistakes people make in your niche. I have found this one to be very helpful. I have written multiple blog posts about the mistakes people make on Twitter, Pinterest, blogging, social media, and other places as well.
- Interviews with other people. You can interview other people and then turn those interviews into blog posts. Anyone from the newbie blogger to a Forbes writer publishes the interviews they have with notable people in their niche.
- Lessons to learn about your niche. You can use a variety of examples. I explain how we can learn lessons from Jeff Bezos and high school sports. If you know how to make the connection, the possibilities are endless.
- Personal articles. Personal articles can include your journey to success, lessons you learned along the way, your hobbies, and other parts of your personal life as well. Writing blog posts about your personal life will allow your visitors to know you more as a person, but don’t get carried away. Chances are you are not at the point where people want to know what you ate for breakfast yesterday.
Writer’s block is one of the biggest problems that bloggers face. The only way to solve the problem is by writing through it. These four blog post ideas will decrease your chances of getting writer’s block and give you the framework you need to have when writer’s block strikes. What are your thoughts on the list? Do you have any additional blog post ideas? Please share your thoughts and ideas below.