In the previous blog, we learn How to Generate Blog Post Ideas and In this blog, we will discuss 30 Blog Post Ideas for beginner bloggers.
Do you know the biggest question most bloggers who start blogging face?
What should be the first blog post?
Most people spend hours and days on finding an answer to this question.
People want to make it big.
They want to start with a bang.
They want their first blog post to be excellent, fantastic and perfect that gives them the key to their online success.
So they spend days, weeks and even months to write their first and best blog post.
But, it doesn’t work that way.
As I always mention, blogging is not a 100 meter dash. It’s a marathon.
Success doesn’t happen overnight or in one post.
It takes a lot of effort and a lot of blog posts.
You don’t need to wait for the perfect blog post to start, you just need to start.
It’s better to start with something easy and straightforward.
And as you gain more experience and confidence, you can set out to write your best post.
That’s why I divided this Blog in three steps, so you will get your aim with milestones. I am sure after this activity you will be the expert.
List of 30 Blog Post Ideas for beginner bloggers:
I’ll be suggesting a few easy blog post ideas to help you start blogging today.
1. What are the top books you read and like in your niche? Write about them.
List the books, write a short description of the book, why you like it and how it could help your audience.
If you aren’t an avid reader, you can list the resources or tools that’ll help your audience.
The idea is to write a list post. It’s one of the simplest yet useful posts you can write in the early days. But don’t overdo it.
2. What are the questions your audience ask frequently? Answer them in a post.
Every niche and audience will have few repeat questions.
For example, I usually get these questions:
– Does blogging work?
– Does SEO work?
– Will digital marketing work in X years?
– Is it safe and advisable to start a career in digital marketing?
– How long does it take to rank a website?
– Can I make a passive income online?
And so on…
You’ll have such questions. Some of them even find their way to Google search and can be found on the people also ask section. You can collect a few of them and answer in a blog post.
3. What are the top blog posts you read this week/month? Do a roundup post.
Everyone is busy. And there are hundreds of blog posts getting published every second. It’s hard to keep up with them or pick the few to read.
You can collect the useful blog posts you’ve read in a week or month and write a roundup post.
It offers quite a bit of benefit.
You can publish them on a weekly or monthly basis with less effort and time.
People will have something to look forward at regular interval and if you’re doing an excellent job with the roundup, will appreciate your effort.
You can connect with the authors of the posts in your roundup and leverage their audience base. You can ask them for a social share or retweet and probably get it as you’re covering their work. It could lead to more exposure.
4. What are the quotes you’ve recently come across and liked? Write about them.
Everyone loves a good quote. It motivates them. And it showcases them as an intellectual when they share such quotes on their social media profiles. Moreover, it’s easy to read them.
You can collect quotes from several influencers on a specific subject to create a post.
It’s easy, requires less time to create, and gets shared.
And if you put the quotes in high-quality image formats, you can get them pinned, Instagrammed and shared across Facebook & Twitter.
5. Who are the top influencers in your niche that you’re following? Write about them.
It’s hard to find the right people to follow and learn in any niche. And you can help your audience to connect with the right influencers.
You can create such people to follow blog post.
Your audience will appreciate your effort, and those influencers you’ve listed in your recommendations will also appreciate it.
You can let them know about the post and your coverage about them, and you can even get a social share from them. Thus opening up a few new audience channels and new readers to your blog [and list]
6. Why did you start your blog? Write the reason behind your blog’s existence.
Stories rule the marketing. People love to read personal stories. It creates a bond between the reader and the author.
Write about what motivated you to create a blog. What keeps you writing?
Tell your story.
7. What tips do you have to share with your readers? Write a post listing them.
People crave for tips. They want to try/follow something that worked for others, proven to produce results.
You can share the tips that helped you achieve specific results. Keep the tips both detailed and short at the same time.
And if they are actionable and straightforward, your readers will appreciate them.
8. What are the common mistakes made in your niche? How to avoid them?
People want to avoid mistakes at all costs. You can help them by listing out the common mistakes in your niche.
You can include details like how those mistakes affect the people and how it can be avoided.
9. What questions should people be asking, but not?
Though your audience asks tons of questions related to your niche, there are always few questions they should be asking, but don’t.
You can list such questions and answer them all in one post or answer each one in a post as it fits.
People will love it because you’re giving them the answers they need to succeed. You’ll be seen as a proactive and caring blogger.
10. Who is your mentor? What have you learned from him/her?
Write about your mentor and what you learned from him/her.
Your readers will love it because everyone loves it when someone talks about their mentor. It makes you human and humble.
Also, you can let your mentor know about the post, and get a social share from him/her.
There you go.
Ten ideas you can start using today to write your blog post.
Regardless of the idea you choose, be sincere when you write.
Because if you aren’t, your readers will spot it quickly and it is something they won’t forgive you.
11. Assume if someone wants to start in your field, what should they know? Write an elaborate post on it.
Consider it as a beginner’s guide.
There are always people who freshly start in your field, and they will look for a comprehensive guide that can help them.
You can write about the top things they should know to excel in the field.
If others have already written about it, don’t worry.
You can still write one based on your experience and perspective. Because the perspective is what matters a lot.
12. What are the top 10 things you wish you knew when you started?
We’ve all been there.
Looking back, you may not have had the start you wanted.
You might wish you knew a little more. That would’ve helped you to do things better and grow faster.
Write about them. List the top 10 things you wish you knew when you started. Also, mention whether they matter now or not.
This post will work as an excellent companion to the previous idea.
13. List out the terms in your industry that need explaining and write a post explaining them.
There’ll be jargons in every niche and industry that may sound like greek and latin to freshers and outsiders.
Make a list of such key terms and explain them in the simplest way. If you want to stand out, you can take a creative approach and explain the terms by using examples from everyday life.
For example, you might have heard the dating analogy that is popularly used to explain inbound marketing concept.
14. Bust a myth
Myths are everywhere. Every niche is full of them, misguiding outsiders and freshers alike and leading them in the wrong directions.
Pick a few myths and bust them. Write why they aren’t true and what are the facts related to those myths.
Don’t just report the myths and facts. Add little spice to it. Tell why the myths are harmful.
You can also tell them how to identify myths and pick the facts correctly.
If several other blog posts are doing the same in your field, you pivot.
Instead of going with the same ones that are busted, again and again, find the odd ones and bust them. You will stand out.
15. What have you learned in the past year, both professionally and personally? Talk about it and share the insights.
No matter where you stand personally and professionally, you will be learning something every year. Share them with your readers. Your readers will love to hear about them.
If you find it difficult to recollect them all, you can try maintaining a journal of your mistakes and learnings. And you can use it to write such blog posts.
16. List your favorite blogs that you read regularly. Introduce them to your readers.
It’s challenging to pick the right blogs to follow and learn. And it is even more difficult for some who starts fresh. They are presented with lots and lots of options – good, bad, and worst.
You can introduce and recommend a few of the top blogs you follow to keep up with the industry updates and news. They’ll be grateful.
And like with other curated content, this opens up an opportunity to connect with those bloggers and get social mentions from them.
17. Present a solution to the problem your target audience is facing.
Make a list of the problems your audience is facing and present solutions to them.
This is the type of content they expect from you.
This is the format of content that’ll establish you as an expert and help your audience to trust you.
And this is the content that’ll help you get conversions.
You should be focusing more on writing such posts as you gain more and more confidence.
18. Write about a struggle you’ve faced and how you overcome it.
Do you know why we watch movies or read stories? Because we want to see, the hero overcomes his struggle, face his demons and come out victorious.
We are suckers for such stories. And so are your readers.
When you tell them the struggle you have faced and how you overcome it, you’ll be seen as a hero. You’ll be strengthening your bond with your readers. And this is a great personal story post that’ll get you wonderful results.
19. Write an entirely off topic post.
You don’t have to write blog posts only on the topic of your blog. You can write about something entirely unrelated.
It could be about a trip you took. Or the restaurant you visited. Or a movie you watched or something you’ve noticed on the roadside or the song you couldn’t stop humming.
It could be about anything. Don’t afraid to write about it.
It’ll feel refreshing to the readers. They’ll be able to see the other side of you. And it’ll be a welcome break for you from your regular topic-oriented posts.
20. Answer a question you’ve seen on Facebook or Twitter or the blog comments.
Did you come across an interesting question on Facebook or Twitter or somewhere else? Answer it on the blog.
if you are stuck on ideas, you can visit quora.com and see all the kinds of questions people ask and pick one to answer.
And when you’re done, you can share the answer post link to where you encountered the question.
It will encourage people on social media to ask questions and tag you.
There you go.
21. What are the things your readers should avoid?
Throughout your experience, you would’ve come across the things people should avoid in your niche or industry.
It could be avoiding the snake oil salesman promising wonders or the shortcut which could lead to penalties or the too good to be real results assured by certain tactics.
There’ll be plenty of traps you don’t want someone else to get stuck.
Write about them. Readers always appreciate the posts that warn them against pitfalls.
22. Interview an expert
You can interview an expert, ask him/her great questions and bring the best out of his/her experience.
But to do this post, it would be great if you have a healthy relationship with the experts in your niche or industry.
And even if you don’t, not to worry.
You can always reach out to such experts requesting them for an interview. Most experts will respond positively.
While you do the interview, focus on the questions that’ll benefit your readers.
23. Write a “how to use a product” post
There’ll be great tools and products in your industry that can help your readers to achieve better results. But not everyone is familiar with using such tools or products.
You can write a detailed “how to use such products” to get better results.
For example, an online marketer can write a detailed post on how to use “Google Search Console” for better SEO results or how to use “SEMRush” to research and identify the right keywords for your SEO campaign.
You can do the same in your niche.
You can write a post with step by step actions supported with screenshots, or you can record a video walkthrough.
If you’re sharing some hacks that others don’t, it will be even better.
24. Write a “What I learned from” post
Your readers are curious about you.
They are curious about…
How you achieved the success or expertise you’ve right now?
How you’ve learned and mastered the skills?
How you’ve got better at doing what you do?
And so on.
And when you write a “What I learned from” post, they will devour it.
You can take an experience and tell your readers what you learned from it.
The experience could be meeting someone or attending an event or facing an issue or reading a book or even watching a sitcom.
You can write about what you learned, how did you stumble upon it and the benefits of that learning [or how that learning helped you].
It would be an excellent post for your readers.
You can even make the post about learning from multiple or continuous experiences like
– What I learned from attending x events last year or
– What I learned from watching ‘two and a half men season 2 or
– What I learned from going for the morning walk for the previous six months
Your readers will love them because of the fresh perspective that the post offers.
25. Write an “A to Z” post
Take a deep dive into a topic and get a bit creative to write a post of 26 tips/list using the “A to Z” format.
For example, I can write an “A to Z” post on online marketing including topics like “A is for Authority,” B is for Blogging,” “C is for Content Marketing” and so on.
You can do the same in almost any niche and industry. All you need is get a little bit creative to do so.
This will be an excellent opportunity to showcase your knowledge and creativity. And it could also help to stand out from the crowd.
26. Write a cheat sheet post
You know cheat sheets are good lead magnets. But, they are also great blog posts.
They are highly helpful to busy people who don’t want to wade through 2500 word post to come up with a couple of pointers they can use.
Since such posts save a lot of time for the readers and get right into useful info, everyone loves it, and you can get shares.
So, write a cheat sheet post on a topic explaining each point in a crisp format.
You can also convert the same into a PDF, offer it as a content upgrade and grow your list.
27. Create a top takeaways post
– Have you attended any events recently? Or
– Read a book? Or
– Attended any webinars? Or
– Joined a course/program?
What are the key takeaways you got from it? You can write a post about it.
Most of your readers or audience might not have the opportunity to do what you’ve done, and they will appreciate your “takeaways” because you make them feel that they also attended the event or joined the course.
It will also give a peek at your choices of programs, books, etc.,
And you can convert the takeaways into a downloadable and use it as a content upgrade to grow your list.
28. Write a “behind the scenes” post
– How do you do what you do?
– How did you achieve ‘something’?
– How did you get the ‘results’ [for you/client]?
Talk about it.
People want to know your processes, habits, and tactics behind your success.
Write a behind the scenes post walking them through how you achieve the results or how do you do things.
You can write about the process behind writing super detailed blog posts or how you launched your book or how you launched your course and so on.
For example, I shared “how I grew my email list to 250K in one year” in my HighTrafficSummit talk, and everyone liked it.
You can do the same.
29. Share a better, faster or easier way to do something
Do you know the best way to sell more mousetraps is? Build a better one.
People want things that are better or faster or easier than what they have, or they do.
They want better mousetraps.
And they want the same with your blog posts.
They don’t want to read the same process with a slight twist here and there.
They want a better solution to their problems.
Write a post offering them a better way to do something, get to their results quickly and easily.
30. Write a case study post
Write a post detailing how you achieved a specific result in an analytical manner with no frills attached.
Explain the step by step process with the supporting data.
Consider it as an experiment report.
What’s the problem you set to solve or goal to achieve?
You wanted to generate 1000 leads for the event.
What were the exact steps you took and the reasoning/stats behind choosing those steps?
How did you do the research, pick the strategy or plan the campaign?
What were the ingredients or components involved?
What are the channels you picked and creatives [ad copies, lead magnets, etc.] used?
What were the initial results and how did you optimize it for improvement or to get to your desired outcome?
What is the initial conversion rate of the landing page and the optimization process involved to improve it?
Write how you did it in detail.
This is the type of content that’ll boost your authority in your industry or niche.
There it is.
30 blog post ideas for beginner to help you blog better.
Which are your favorites?
And what type of blog posts you want to see from me?
Reply to this blog and let me know.