25 Blog Ideas for Your Personal, Professional Blog
Blogging feels amazing when you are brimming with inspiration. But what about when you hit a creative rut or run out of ideas? Here are 30 ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Write a how-to post about something you know well. Is there a program you consistently use: Photoshop? MailChimp? Facebook Ads? Make a tutorial series. Bonus points for using images.
Review podcasts you love. Make sure they are podcasts that would appeal to your audience. Write your review and give it a rating (on a scale of 5 or 10).
Review your favorite books. Again, make sure it is professional and relevant.
Create a list of the best blogs in your field. Similar to the previous ideas, write an informative list of the best blogs in your area of interest. Craft a brief synopsis and link to the original.
Create guides to a town or place you know well. Lived in Portland for five years? Write a blog series highlighting hidden places you must see. Then submit it to local publication as a guest post. If they are well-written and informative, they will probably love the free content.
Analyze case studies. Write a review of a campaign you are interested in. Into marketing? Review creative ads. Into sales? Highlight genius sales approaches or people who have mastered selling effectively.
Share a personal experience (but have a point!) We all have a weird story or whack thing that happened to us. Write about it. But have a lesson or takeaway.
Review a current event or trend. Craft a journalistic post reviewing a recent happening or analyze an up-and-coming trend.
Write about the philosophy of your career. Post about the morality of sales. Explore if marketing is helpful or harmful to culture.
Write about a professional skill you are good at, and give actionable steps for other people to improve. Maybe you are a stellar organizer, communicator, project manager, or time manager. Write about how you got there, but most importantly how others can get there.
Tell about an everyday experience that taught you something. But make sure it's valuable. Don’t talk about how waiting for your Starbucks coffee taught you patience. Draw an unexpected reflection from your daily life.
Write about a fear you overcame. Everybody loves a great success story, share yours. Tell the story of how you overcame the fear so others can extract value from your experience.
Write a post for a local business’s blog. Love that salon downtown? Stop at that coffee shop every morning? Write a blog you think would benefit them and then submit it to them. Be humble, but professional.
Compile a list of insightful quotes on a certain topic. If you are a yoga blogger, make a post full of the greatest quotes from yogi masters and post on #motivationmonday. Make sure they are valuable, not cheesy Pinterest quotes about being yourself. Take excerpts and tips from top professionals in the field (tip: get quotes from books).
Write a product or service review. Again, relevance is key. We don’t want to know about your cat’s nail clippers (unless you have a blog about cats). Write a comprehensive review analyzing the pros and cons of a product your audience would be interested in. Then, contact the company and submit it as a testimonial.
Write an FAQ. You can take many angles on this. If you are a pro in a certain area, use this as a way to show your expertise. Or you could make it humorous filled with life tips.
Write a letter to your problems. How to Break Up With Your Phone illustrates this beautifully in the opening chapter with a heartfelt breakup letter to her smartphone. This only works if it is humorous and full of relatable and useful content.
Write about failure. Failed miserably? Frame it as a learning experience. Tell the story and show how what you learned.
Self-help posts. Write about self-help tips that have worked for you. Not general ones from the internet. Make it personal.
Interview a professional in your field and record your findings. Share the insights from an expert in the field (with their permission of course).
Share a “I wish I knew...” post. Maybe you have been blogging for seven years or cutting hair for nine. Share some tips for newbies.
Write a synopsis of a previous project. This is a perfect opportunity to recap previous projects. Create a template and fill it out.
Write about your values. What drives, inspires, and motivates you? Why? Write about it. However, steer clear of cliches.
Identify great tools for your field. If you are a graphic designer, write a series on the Adobe Creative Suite. Highlight the differences between Photoshop and Illustrator. Perhaps create tutorials. No matter your field, there are tools you use daily that others are just learning about. Give them the pros and cons.
Completely out of ideas? Try Hubspot’s blog topic generator.
Always, always, always write for your reader. Nobody wants to read your journal. Make it valuable. Make it memorable.