Blogging The Fresh: Interesting and Good Blog Content Ideas to Make Your Blog Sticky and Memorable
Old and new bloggers alike, as well as writers and authors are always looking for new content ideas on what to write for their audience. After writing the “10 Methods for Getting New Ideas and Inspiration for Hot Blog Topics”, I have got lots of readers asking about more blog content ideas and so I thought to do a list type post that is both scanable and actionable enough for any blogger to expand the type of contents they write.
This post is an insight into some wow and fun ideas for writing blog contents are meant to spur your creative mind to work so that whenever you think about what to blog, you have a list of fresh, diverse blog content ideas that will ensure that your readers are never bored of visiting your blog. Working this blog content ideas list, you’ll discover that your new posts will enchant and wow your readers (about your blog writing creativity) and every blog post would always be a reason to come back because there’ll always be a ‘wow factor’ in every single post.
20 Creative Blog Content Ideas That Will Enchant Your Readers and Keep Them Returning For More
1. Broadcast Trending Current and Hot Industry / Market Niche News
What’s news today in your market niche? Be the first or one of the first to broadcast it to your readers. To ensure you always get hot news first, setup Google alert on keywords for topics you want to follow.
2. Write “List of Ideas” Post Type
An example is CelestineChua.Com’s 101 things to do before you die. She has a lot of other 101 things post type on her blog.
3. Review / Analysis post
Analyse an issue / topic/ product and present a balanced view point/ perspective with pros and cons, for both sides of the story.
4. Tutorial Style Post
Write a how-to tutorial on a ‘most wanted’ topic, a new technology, a new product etc
5. Interview An Expert or An Interesting Person
Interview (famous, highly skilled, up and coming Gurus, achievers, people in the news today etc ) people in your market
5. Case Study or Experiment Post Type
What have you experimented with on your blog or elsewhere, even offline – that worked for you. Share it with your readers – what you did, how and your results. Example is my article traffic experiment post, AlexWhalley.Com’s “40 Days Article Marketing Challenge and weekly results”
6. Controversial Post/ Rant
Speak out your personal opinion or rant on a sensitive subject/ matter
7. Write a ‘Best of XYZ’
Just like the musicians sometimes compile a ‘Best of__” albums and CDs, you can do a link roundups of your most commented, most popular posts. Present this list as a blog post. Great way to get more eyeballs on your old blog posts.
8. Content Curation/ Link Roundups on a Particular Topic or Multiple Topics
Write a list of many websites on a subject matter; people love a one-stop-shop of curated links. The best of the WWW on that subject you researched and discovered – shared with your readers (examples are Kikolani.com’s Friday Mashup and iBlogzone.Com weekly speedlink; and also what Draggonblogger.Com does with paper.li). Bloggers read a lot and this type of other bloggers posts and so content curation post types help you gain Return On Investment (ROI) for time spent reading other people’s posts. So the next time you go hopping around blogs, keep a note of the remarkable blog contents and share it with your readers.
9. Browse Comment Threads
Scavenge comments when you go reading other bloggers’ contents or commenting on other blogs or responding to comments by your blog readers – you can get a lot of blog topic ideas worth gold. Are there any questions asked in the comment area that the particular blog post did not cover? You can write a blog post on that topic that answers that question. Are there any insights or new perspectives from some other commenters? You can expand on those new insights into that topic, to write your next blog post.
10. Survey/ Poll
Carry out a poll among your readers, using a mix of facebook polls, email the poll and share it on Twitter and Facebook. Compile and Blog the results. This can be about the best free blogging tools etc (be sure to ask only questions related to your blogging niche). An example is Brankica’s (of live-your-love.com) post on “25 Bloggers Not Giving Advice on Blogging | A Different Blog Interview”
11. Report Your Blog Growth /Performance Stats
Review your blog performance over a period you like and blog the results.
12. Other People’s Blog Posts
The next time you go reading another blogger’s blog post and commenting, see if there are other sub-topics on that topic that the blogger did not cover – that may be a blog content idea to write on that aspect of that topic. Note that this is about writing a different sub-topic on a topic you read and NOT copying or writing on same, exact topic. It’s about expanding on what was not included, complimenting and filling a gap. You can even mention how your new content was inspired by XYZ blogger’s post.
13. Other People’s Contents
Check out forum threads and Q & sites categories under your own field/ industry/ market – read other people’s contributions to the questions and forum threads. I have even read some eBook writers say how they write paid eBooks in a few days by using ideas and insights from other people’s contents from forums and Q & A sites.
14. Browse Book Stand/ Site
Go check out book stands or libraries or book sites (Amazon, Barnes and Nobles etc) for titles that inspire your next blog posts. Be sure to look at the category for your industry/ market niche. You may even buy and read some to grab some more ideas to generate new interesting posts.
15. Compile an FAQ
Use the findings from your rounds at the forums and Q & A sites to compile the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) you found. You can find time to publish the FAQs and answers in groups of similar topics or use those FAQs as list for future blog topics. Helps not to think about what to blog next.
16. Write a Review of Another Blogger’s Remarkable Post
Write a review of a remarkable blog content you read at another blog and explain what makes it remarkable, the key takeaways and why others should read it too (find an example)
17. Write a Review of One of Your Favorite Blogs
One good example is “David Letterman’s Top Ten Reasons to Be a Daily Reader of Copyblogger” written at betteronlinemarketer.com by Jesse
18. Beginners Guide
Write a comprehensive ‘How to’ blog post that guides beginners in your niche to do a task. This can be on how to do a task on a new technology or tool or plugin but ensure to stay on the topics in your specific niche.
19. Ninja ‘Trade’ Secrets
Do you know a method or a hack of doing something in your industry/ market niche that is not generally known or how to do it faster and better. Why don’t you write about it?
20. Report Events (Happenings)
Did you attend an event (e.g. SXSW conference, blogworld expo, social media summit etc)? You can tell your readers about your key takeaways and highlights of events.
Do You Like Those 20 Blog Content Ideas?
By the way, this is my day #2 post of the ’31 days Blog Challenge” organized by Michelle Schaeffer for the purpose of a group of bloggers to work together on the “31 Days to Build a Better Blog” eBook by Darren Rowse (founder of ProBlogger.Com). Group participation for the ’31 Days to Build a Better Blog’ Challenge ensures that participating blogger are accountability partners of one another, which is cool.
You can check out the eBook here: Probloggers ‘31 Days to Build a Better Blog’ eBook by Darren Rowse. Excellent book for every blogger who wants to take their blog to the next level.
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Originally posted 2011-06-04 11:53:39.