Are you running out of ideas for your next blog post? Here are 10+ killer blog post ideas that will sure entertain your readers and keep them coming back to your blog.
Note that some of these blog post ideas may not be appropriate for your type of audience, so proceed with caution!
#1. Ask Your Readers For Suggestions
No content is better than content that your readers want to see. You should be keeping a mailing list of your readers and have the mailing list software send out blog announcements (ie. email your readers when new blog posts are made). You may also use the mailing list software to make email broadcasts. In the email broadcast ask your readers what they would like to see posted.
Another idea would be to simply make your post a “Open MIC day” where you allow your readers to ask you questions and you and/or your readers can interact with each other via the comment form.
#2. Expand on Your Existing Post
Look for an old post that you have made and see if there is opportunity for you to expand or write a sequel to the post.
Sometimes it takes revisiting your old writings for your brain to “see” something that didn’t occur to you at the time of writing.
#3. Trackback to Another Post
Go read another blog that you frequent, and if you see something you like, trackback to it and share it with your readers.
You can also expand on another blogger’s post (idea #2).
#4. Give Something Away
If you are serious about branding your blog you should have some “freebies” in stock – branded T-shirts, mugs, gifts, DVD’s, and other promotional items.
You could ask your readers (if they are also bloggers) to trackback to your post in order to receive the item. This helps build linking back to your post and possibly more subscribers.
#5. Start a Debate
You could take a current event or a controversial topic and start a debate on your blog post. Just make sure you open up the commenting form.
#6. Share Your Laughter
Did you come across a funny joke, a funny video on YouTube? Share it!
Your readers can use a good laughter from time to time.
#7. Fact Tells, But Story Sells
Tell your readers why you have started your blog if you haven’t already. Tell your readers an empiphany that you had. Tell a moral story, whatever. People like to hear stories, and it’s nice to have one once in a while.
#8. Request for Guest Post
You may approach other bloggers who blogs similar topics as you to guest blog. Other bloggers should have no trouble understanding that this is mutually beneficial – You get interesting content to your readers, and the other bloggers get a link back to their blogs (as they should).
#9. Become a Guest Blogger
On the contrary, you can become a guest blogger for another blog! Again, the benefits are mutual.
Your brain works in strange ways. As soon as you know that you are writing not for your readers, it may become quite a relieve and ideas and contents would just flow to you.
#10. Silence is Golden
Yeah, leave it for another day. No one says that you have to make a post everyday!
Okay, your turn! I’m taking idea #1 myself and would like to ask you to keep the list going! Got a fresh idea on a blog post? Trackback to this post (idea #3) or share it by commenting below.