Wondering what to blog about? That’s a problem that haunts new bloggers and seasoned blogging veterans alike. If you’re wondering where to start or how to pry yourself free from the grips of writer’s block, here’s a list of 100 interesting topics to write about!
50+ Interesting Topics
Use these 50+ prompts to craft quality blog posts in any niche. Who knows, maybe some of these will become your favorite posts!
Write about people in your niche.
1. Interview someone in your niche. Every niche has thought leaders, bloggers, politicians, educators, creators and/or regular people that can be interviewed for a feature. Even if you’re phone-shy, you can list questions in an email. Just make it clear to the person you’re interviewing that you intend to publish the piece on your website. Looking for a great example of interview posts? Check out “Wow Me Wednesdays” on Teyleen.com.
2. Write an open letter to a leader in your niche. Instead of interviewing, write an open letter to someone in your niche. You can thank them for their influence or criticize a recent action. It’s entirely up to you. For bonus points, tweet your letter to them on Twitter!
3. Write an In Memoriam post about someone in your niche. Recently, the whole world felt the profound loss of genius Stephen Hawking. It would be completely appropriate for a science-based blog to feature a memorial post celebrating his contributions to their field. If nobody in your niche has died recently, don’t be disappointed. Write a post based on the anniversary of a death or an anniversary of a contribution.
Write reviews and responses to existing products, posts and news.
4. Write a product review. Find a product in your niche (such as a book, item, film, free sample, website or even an event) and publish an honest review of that item. Include affiliate links for extra revenue!
5. State your opinion. There are some niches where it’s perfectly appropriate and even important to take a personal stance on major issues. If it’s appropriate for your niche, write an opinion piece about something controversial, newsworthy or just plain interesting in your niche. From abortion to the best WordPress themes, there are plenty of things you can have an opinion on. Just be sure to back up your opinion with credible facts and sources or you might end up trending for all the wrong reasons!
6. Respond to the news. If something in your niche is making the news, capitalize on the trending topics and score yourself some free publicity on social media. Write a post with your response and post it to social media with the relevant hashtags. Remember to protect the accuracy and trustworthiness of your brand by having well-sourced facts in your post!
7. Suggest a law. Politics is everywhere. Laws are constantly being drafted and revised. Is there a law related to your niche that needs to be revised, repealed or made? Write it up on your niche blog! Link to it on social media, build a petition and send it to relevant lawmakers.
8. Create a ‘this vs that’ post. Compare two items, ideas, products or even people in a This vs. That comparison post.
These instructional post increase your authority in your niche.
9. Provide a step-by-step tutorial for something related to your niche. Find something easy in your niche and tell your readers how to do it. This could be a recipe on a cooking blog, a simple craft on a parenting blog or a basic stretch on a fitness blog.
10. Separate fact from fiction with a post debunking a common myth in your niche. There are always misconceptions that need to be cleared up. Pick one and provide a well-researched, credible and independently verifiable rebuttal to it.
11. Define something in your niche. You’d be surprised how often people begin their Google searches with the phrase “What is.” Targeting this search traffic with basic blog posts can result in significant organic traffic. That’s probably why you’ll find posts like What is a Blog, What is SEO and What is WordPress on the Blogging 101 section of this website.
12. Create a Beginner’s Guide. This landing page should sequentially show a newbie what they need to know about the topic. You can find several examples of this on our website. Remember the post titled “Your Journey to a Successful Blog Starts Here?” That’s a prime example of a Beginner’s Guide.
13. Explain who, what, when, where and why. Focus on one or two of these terms and craft a blog post from it. Examples could include “The Best Way to Do _____,” “Where to Do ____ for the Best Results,” “Why Everyone Fails at _____,” “Why You Should Care About _____,” and “The Best Place to Buy ______.”
14. Summarize a study. Use Google Scholar or a similar tool to find a recent journal article or case study in your niche. Summarize it for your readers in layman terms.
15. Revisit this day in history. Use a website like this one to find out what happened on this day in history. Keep an eye out for niche-related entries and write them up when you see them! Make a note of it and add it to your social media sharing schedule so you can repost it each year.
16. Write something seasonal. Holidays happen throughout the year. Write something seasonal about your niche just in time for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, or even just a birthday. Be creative.
Listicles are popular articles with tremendous viral potential.
17. Create a list of GIFs. Combine two of the Internet’s most popular trends (lists and GIFs) into one powerful blog post: a list of GIFs! Be sure that whatever you produce is relevant to your niche. A nutrition blog might post “25 GIFs that Perfectly Describe Our Feelings for Kale.” A parenting blog could feature “30 GIFs that Explain How All Parents Feel About Bedtime.” The possibilities, like the GIFs, are endless.
18. Inspirational quotes are always popular. Compile your favorite niche-related inspirational quotes into a list. Be sure to pad them with text for SEO purposes.
19. Gather some interesting facts or statistics about your industry or niche. Present them in a listicle with some infographics.
20. Create a follow list that summarizes the must-follow bloggers and blogs in your niche. Be sure to include yours in this list!
21. Describe common mistakes people make related to something in your niche. For a financial blog, this could be “15 Money Mistakes Everyone Makes.” For a music blog, it might look like “5 Awful Songs That Should’ve Never Been Made.” For a parenting blog, maybe something like “Three Mistakes Everyone Makes With Their First Child.”
22. What did you wish you knew when you started? Look back on your first days learning about or working in your specific industry or niche. Remember how ignorant you were? Make a list of all the things you wish you’d known back then and publish it to make your readers a little wiser.
23. Feature 10 people in your industry who are the richest, smartest or notable in some other way. Maybe they started at a young age? Set a record? Gave all their money to charity? Bought a house in a certain area? Find a trend among 10 or so people in your niche and create a list about it.
24. Funny videos are always popular. Create a list of funny videos that have something to do with your niche. There is a plethora of hilarious fail videos related to sports, makeup, fashion, animals, kids and basically anything else. Glean the best and embed them in a list post.
25. Best (or funniest) commercials are also popular. Create a list of them and add affiliate links where you can.
26. Tell your readers how to get involved in your niche. List a certain number of volunteer or entry-level opportunities to practice or engage in the industry, community or hobby you’re blogging about.
27. List different ways to do something. This could be five ways to shape your eyebrows, ten ways to take a selfie or something else. Include videos or photos to illustrate the variations in this tutorial.
28. List five unusual ideas for your niche. If you’re blogging about hiking, write about silly photos you can take in the woods. If you’re blogging about cooking, write a post about desserts that look like dinner (or vise versa). Find an unusual approach to something in your niche and blog about it.
29. Lifehacks are also trendy. Come up with a list of lifehacks related to your niche and share them in a single post! Be sure to link to the original sites where you got the ideas.
30. Lessons learned from a leader in your niche. Include quotes or examples of how this person illustrated this lesson in their life. Include pictures or videos when appropriate.
31. Make a resource lists. I use a lot of resource lists on Low Income Relief. For an example, check out this list of places that low income Americans can get FREE Christmas toys and food. Your resource list could include places you can find free infographics or makeup tutorials or anything else related to your niche.
32. Favorite posts by other people across the web. Aggregate your favorite relevant posts into one landing page on your site.
33. Write a FAQ. Answer the most common questions related to your niche and your website. If you don’t know what those questions would be, make them up!
These social posts help you connect with your readers.
34. Create a Link Party. Write a brief post on a niche-related subject and invite your readers to post a blog post (theirs or someone else’s) that is related to the same subject. These are immensely popular in some niches!
35. Ask for guest posts. Create a posts explaining your criteria for guest posts and how they should be submitted. You just might end up with some great free content you didn’t have to write yourself!
36. Start a poll. Every blog post should have at least 300 words, so preface your poll with a brief introduction to the issue. Summarize each of the options on your poll. Conclude with the poll. So easy!
Get personal with these prompts about yourself and your business.
37. Tell a secret that you haven’t told anyone before. Frame it in a way that is relevant to your niche. A nutrition blogger could confess an eating disorder; a musician could confess depression. Not all secrets have to be negative. Avoid mentioning illegal behavior or implicating anyone else. Always be honest.
38. Share an embarrassing moment. Everyone has them. Tell one of yours in a way that’s related to your niche.
39. Share a life lesson and explain how you learned it. This is a great way to connect to your audience and build your credibility in your subject matter.
40. Take a personal challenge. Set a goal for yourself and chronicle your progress. You could challenge yourself to lose a certain amount of weight or write a certain amount of posts in a set time. You could challenge yourself to finish a book or take a class. There’s really no limit here but you should try to keep it relevant to the rest of your blog.
41. Write a letter to your past or future self. This is another great opportunity to connect to your audience with compelling, emotional content. Describe something you wish you knew in the past or something you hope to remember in the future.
42. Tell the backstory of your business. Explain what prompted you to start the website in the first place. This is not a good option if you were only after money. For this kind of post to succeed, you need to have something interest (and not profit-related) to share.
43. Tell a travel story. Travel stories are always popular but they aren’t always relevant to every niche. You may need to be creative at how you apply this to your niche. I write a lot about cheap and affordable adventures on Low Income Relief but it wouldn’t be relevant for me to write about flying overseas. Be creative.
Try a new approach.
44. Design an infographic. Instead of simply writing, create an infographic. Canva offers a free drag-and-drop infographic creator that can help.
45. Create a video. YouTube is a powerful marketing engine. Instead of creating a blog post, create a YouTube video and embed it into your post.
46. Run a contest. People love free stuff. Give something away on your blog to drive traffic! Please be aware of giving away cash or gift cards, though. You’ll attract many people who are not actually interested in your content. Giving away something related to your website’s topic is much more effective. For example, a photographer can give away photo editing software or a chef can give away a popular kitchen tool.
Share your success.
47. Share your favorite comments. Create a list of your favorite comments and testimonials. Share them in a blog post!
48. Celebrate a milestone. When you reach a certain threshold of Facebook followers, blog posts or comments, celebrate it with a commemorative blog post. You can even make a video of yourself doing something silly (like a variation of the ice bucket challenge) for your readers to enjoy. Make sure it’s consistent with the tone and subject of your blog, though.
49. Write about your success. Encourage aspiring bloggers with a report on your current success and earnings. How many visitors are you getting? How much are you earning? Write it up and share it.
Still wondering what to blog about? These helpful tools might be able to generate some interesting topics.
50. Hire a freelancer. Find a freelancer on Fiverr or Textbroker who can brainstorm some ideas for you. You can even have them write it up and feature it as a guest post!
51. Use Google Trends to evaluate relevant topics. Search a keyword on Google trends to see how it’s performing. The site will also show you related searches that may inspire your next blog post!
52. Use IMPACT Blog Title Idea Generator to brainstorm blog titles and content ideas! You can find it here.