7 Blog Topics To Inspire Your Next Content

Creating a blog involves lots of time and resources as well as in-depth research. You have to know what to do if you want a blog that actually sells.  Start thinking on your blog topics.

Essentials like SEO, blog designs, plugins and widgets, blogging platforms and hosting services should be on top of your checklists when you start a blog. Next thing would be to take it a notch higher and learn about analytics tools, adding Google AdSense to your site, maintaining your metrics and more. 

But, more importantly, one of your main goals in starting a blog is to reach as many people and build up an audience through your content. 

There’s just one problem. 

When you finally sit down to begin, you’re suddenly not sure what you want to write about. Dilemma, it is. 

No worries. Even seasoned writers pull blanks every now and then. 

 

Here’s a list of the top 10 blogging topics you can get inspiration from for your content. 

1. Listicles

This is most likely the most popular type of content on the internet right now. Websites like Buzzfeed, Bored Panda, Cracked and the like use these in abundance. 

As matter of fact, you’re reading one right now! 🙂

People love listicles because they’re easy to read. In order to be effective, however, remember these key points when writing your list and thinking on your blog topics: 

1. Your ideas should be fresh

2. They should stand out among other listicles on similar topics anywhere else

3. Adapt your listicle depending on the blog topic your content is discussing. Formal and funny content both have their moments. You should be able to tell when to use one or the other. 

Woman freelancer female hands with pen writing on notebook at – blog topics

 

2. Beginner’s guides

You see this everywhere. Beginner’s guide on how to start a blog. Beginner’s guide to programming. Beginner’s guide to become an entrepreneur. Beginner’s guide to cooking with burning down your house.

As long as there’s something new to learn, this topic will never go away. And I don’t think we’ll ever run out of newbies. Ever. 

3. How-to’s

How-to articles are the big sister to beginner guides. This is another type of blog topic that is selling like hotcakes on the web. A lot of free web development guides and tutorials are written this way.

It will be hard to run out of ideas for your next how-to content. Just try and type “how to” on the Google search bar. You’ll be surprised what people want to know how to do. 

4. Product reviews

In today’s age of Amazon and eBay, everyone who has ever bought or is planning to buy anything online will definitely appreciate product reviews. 

Affiliate Marketing is a hit among bloggers for this very reason. Imagine being able to discuss and promote a product you believe in and make money out of it at the same time!

For your product review to be credible and effective though, make sure that you review products related to your chosen niche. 

5. Automation

Everyone who relies on their blogs or websites for their income knows the value of saving time. That’s why automation is a topic that is fast developing a wide number of followers. 

For bloggers and online businesses alike, WordPress Automation Software, plugins and widgets, as well as tools like Hootsuite or Buffer, are making a huge difference in freeing up their time to focus on other important matters. 

Since automation is a broad topic, however, you should also place your niche in high consideration when choosing what automation field or product to write about. 

6. Troubleshooting guides and Technical Support

Majority of internet users around the world are, surprisingly, not tech-savvy. As a result, troubleshooting guides and technical support articles usually turn out to be lifesavers for a lot of readers. 

Unless you already have a solid audience made up of very technical people, the wiser move to get more readers is to write your troubleshooting guides in a way that would be easy for the common man to understand and digest. 

Make it so that your content can be useful for both the very young and very old.

7. Responses to readers, followers, and fans

It’s an established fact that responding to your audience helps SEO. Use that fact to your advantage. 

Take a reader’s question about the best plugins to speed up your website and write your answer in a blog post. Write content to thank someone who wrote something nice to you in the comments sections. Thank people who mentioned you in their own articles. 

Not only is it a good source of writing inspiration, it will also be a good way to build up a good reputation and establish relationships within the blogging community. 

 

Now, it’s your turn!

 

Trust me. As a blogger, there will be days when writing is the easiest thing to do on the planet. Then, there will be days when you almost literally squeeze your brain just to produce something you feel is worth reading. 

And that’s all right. 

Take a deep breath. Relax. Bear in mind that, as long as there’s anything you want to impart to your readers, there will always be people who can gain value from what you have to give. 

At the same time, don’t stop learning and exploring. The more you learn, the easier it will be for you to find something to write about. Time to put those ideas into words. think on your blog topics.

Sounds cliché, but it really is as simple as that. 

 

About the author

Kevin is a full-time digital marketer and business coach. As a retired marine, he devotes his time helping business owners succeed online.