Suffering from writer’s block? Here are 86 blog post ideas for any niche. 

For each idea, you’ll also see successful examples and their key stats.

Now, if you’re serious about blogging, you’ll want to know a repeatable process for finding blog post ideas with traffic potential.

To learn that process, click to jump straight to that section.

Here for the ideas? Keep reading or choose a category.

These are blog post ideas that help your readers solve a problem or resolve their challenges.

1. Create a checklist

Help quell forgetfulness with an anxiety-reducing checklist. Tick, tick, done.

Example

  • Doman rating

    71

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    43

  • Referring domains

    291

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    32,201

2. Create a glossary

Help define industry terms and correct wrong interpretations with an up-to-date glossary.

Example

  • Doman rating

    75

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    27

  • Referring domains

    38

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    18,779

3. Explain a fundamental concept

Define and describe something that everyone in your industry needs to know.

Example

  • Doman rating

    89

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    38

  • Referring domains

    160

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    11,064

4. Create an FAQ

Answer every commonly asked question about a topic.

Example

  • Doman rating

    73

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    22

  • Referring domains

    16

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    26,664

5. Give away tips

Collect and curate your best industry tips. Make sure they’re actionable.

Example

  • Doman rating

    89

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    45

  • Referring domains

    297

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,518

6. Weigh the pros and cons of an important decision

Paleo or keto? Mac or Windows? Whatever your readers are battling with, help them examine their options and make the best decision.  

Example

  • Doman rating

    90

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    42

  • Referring domains

    207

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    49,641

7. Coin a technique

Solve a common problem in your industry, then coin a name for the solution.

Example

  • Doman rating

    89

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    36

  • Referring domains

    153

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    361

8. Tell readers why they need something

Declare a strong opinion about something, then convince your readers why they need it with compelling evidence.

Example

  • Doman rating

    91

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    37

  • Referring domains

    134

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    12,320

9. Curate industry statistics

Bloggers are always looking for statistics to cite when making a point. Make their lives easier by rounding them all up in one place.

Example

  • Doman rating

    92

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    85

  • Referring domains

    10,225

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    2,063

10. Run a survey and share the results

People love unique insights. Survey your audience and publish the results.

Example

  • Doman rating

    89

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    42

  • Referring domains

    309

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    692

11. Run a research study and share the results

Derive insights from data and tell people what you found. (If you don’t have access to large amounts of data, collaborate with a company that does.)

Example

  • Doman rating

    89

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    51

  • Referring domains

    606

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,231

12. Debunk common myths and misconceptions in your industry

Lawyers are unnecessary. Salespeople are sleazy. Advertising is immoral.

Every industry has its share of myths and misconceptions. Disprove them.

Example

  • Doman rating

    81

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    32

  • Referring domains

    67

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    12,667

13. Offer free templates

People love templates because they make work easier.

Create one for your readers. Make it plug-and-play. Then, write a blog post to explain how it works.

Example

  • Doman rating

    89

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    25

  • Referring domains

    27

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,496

14. Give readers science-backed tips

Let science do the talking. Give people proven tips based on scientific literature.

Example

  • Doman rating

    73

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    40

  • Referring domains

    174

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    8,821

15. Help readers make decisions

People make life-changing decisions every day. Help them prepare.

Example

  • Doman rating

    80

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    22

  • Referring domains

    25

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    2,275

16. Share things you learned from someone else

Don’t hoard wisdom. Tell people what you’ve learned from others.

Example

  • Doman rating

    78

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    26

  • Referring domains

    34

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,208

17. Summarize a book

Plenty of people want to read, but can’t seem to find time to do it. Help them by reading and summarizing books in your industry.

Example

  • Doman rating

    94

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    15

  • Referring domains

    2

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,904

18. Summarize a podcast

Take the idea above and do it for podcasts too. 

Example

  • Doman rating

    50

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    26

  • Referring domains

    41

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    427

19. Share productivity tips for your industry

People will always want to achieve more in less time. People will always want to achieve more in less time. Help them by sharing your best time-saving tips.

Example

  • Doman rating

    79

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    20

  • Referring domains

    13

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    610

These are blog post ideas that educate readers or teach them how to do something.

20. Create a roadmap to success

People don’t always know where to start with their goals. Simplify things with a structured roadmap.

Example

  • Doman rating

    85

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    26

  • Referring domains

    34

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    991

21. Explain how to do something from start-to-finish

Some things might be easy for you, but hard for others. Teach them how to perform these tasks, step by step.

Example

  • Doman rating

    89

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    31

  • Referring domains

    58

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    2,598

22. Explain how to become an expert

Tell beginners how to acquire critical industry skills.

Example

  • Doman rating

    89

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    27

  • Referring domains

    35

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    282

23. Explain how something works

People are clueless about a lot of things. Bitcoin, cars, search engines. The list goes on.

Find something that baffles people in your industry and demystify it.

Example

  • Doman rating

    91

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    52

  • Referring domains

    680

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    134,221

24. Create a ‘definitive’ guide

Leave no stone unturned. Tell people everything there is to know about a topic.

Example

  • Doman rating

    89

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    25

  • Referring domains

    26

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,001

25. Create an advanced guide

Don’t neglect the people with experience. Help them reach the next level.

Example

  • Doman rating

    85

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    18

  • Referring domains

    10

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,976

26. Create an interactive guide

Not everyone is in the same boat. Create a post where readers can choose their own path.

Example

  • Doman rating

    89

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    30

  • Referring domains

    53

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    251

27. Write a case study

Tell readers how you achieved something, and how to replicate it.

Example

  • Doman rating

    78

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    26

  • Referring domains

    37

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,123

28. Show people how to fix something

Fixing their car; repairing a hole in their jeans; saving their laptop from water damage. Teach readers how to fix the broken things in their life.

Example

  • Doman rating

    86

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    21

  • Referring domains

    14

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    6,752

Influencers & Celebrities

These are blog post ideas that revolve around popular influencers or experts in your niche.

29. Create a profile of someone influential in your industry

Cover the life and impact of someone important.

Example

  • Doman rating

    78

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    36

  • Referring domains

    121

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    6,241

30. How celebrity did X

People want to know things about celebrities. They want to know Chris Hemsworth’s workout routine, Rihanna’s makeup routine, or how Warren Buffett became so rich.

If you know the answer, or can figure it out somehow, share it with your audience.

Example

  • Doman rating

    80

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    24

  • Referring domains

    24

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    4,399

31. List influencers

Curate a list of the most popular or influential people in your niche, and share them with your readers.

Example

  • Doman rating

    64

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    31

  • Referring domains

    71

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    18,967

32. Interview an influencer

Reach out, interview the influencer or celebrity and get them to reveal their secrets.

Example

  • Doman rating

    81

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    26

  • Referring domains

    40

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,027

33. Curate advice from influencers

Reach out to multiple influencers or experts and round up their advice.

Example

  • Doman rating

    84

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    24

  • Referring domains

    25

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,191

Recommendations & Reviews

These are blog post ideas where you share your recommendations.

34. Recommend the best blogs to follow

Tell people which blogs to subscribe to, and not subscribe to.

Example

  • Doman rating

    89

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    30

  • Referring domains

    59

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,336

35. Recommend the best books

Raid your bookshelf. List them. Tell people what you love about them.

Example

  • Doman rating

    92

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    52

  • Referring domains

    996

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    16,505

36. Recommend the best podcasts

Download some podcasts. Take them for a spin. List all the ones worth listening to.

Example

  • Doman rating

    92

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    24

  • Referring domains

    22

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    10,133

37. Recommend the best videos

Scour YouTube. Watch a bunch of videos. List the most informative and valuable ones.

Example

  • Doman rating

    91

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    28

  • Referring domains

    50

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    3,214

38. Recommend the best conferences

Conferences are expensive. Give people the yeas and nays from those you’ve attended.

Example

  • Doman rating

    77

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    21

  • Referring domains

    18

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,007

39. Curate a list of the best products

Test, review and recommend some products. If you’re on a budget, start with those you own.

Example

  • Doman rating

    89

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    28

  • Referring domains

    44

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    967

40. Review new products

Be the first to get your hands on something. Tell people what you liked and disliked.

Example

  • Doman rating

    87

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    17

  • Referring domains

    6

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    4,661

41. Review a popular product

Take a well-known product in your industry for a spin and thoroughly review it.

Example

  • Doman rating

    82

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    37

  • Referring domains

    129

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    16,623

42. Do an in-depth comparison of two products

Compare the pros and cons of two popular products.

Example

  • Doman rating

    86

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    29

  • Referring domains

    46

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    21,196

43. Review online courses

Tell people which courses are worth their hard-earned dollars—and which aren’t.

Example

  • Doman rating

    89

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    29

  • Referring domains

    53

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,464

44. List the best movies for industry professionals

Every entrepreneur should watch FYRE. What movies should folks in your industry watch?

Example

  • Doman rating

    77

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    15

  • Referring domains

    5

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    182

These are blog post ideas that come from your own experience.

45. Write about how you got started in your career

How did you get started in your profession? Tell people your story.

Example

  • Doman rating

    94

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    16

  • Referring domains

    3

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    464

46. Share your day-to-day

Eat, sleep, work, repeat. Delve deeper into the work part to give industry newcomers a taste of things to come.

Example

  • Doman rating

    91

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    21

  • Referring domains

    14

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    5,641

47. Try something new and share lessons learned

Be your readers’ “guinea pig” and test new things on their behalf.

Example

  • Doman rating

    82

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    31

  • Referring domains

    77

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    3,937

48. Share your mistakes

Help others avoid common pitfalls by sharing your experiences.

Example

  • Doman rating

    87

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    27

  • Referring domains

    36

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    20,975

49. Publish an income report

People love transparency almost as much as they love money. Combine the two and share how much your blog makes each month.

Example

  • Doman rating

    68

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    35

  • Referring domains

    113

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    318

50. Recap a recent event

Not everyone has the privilege, time, or money to attend events or conferences. Share the love and pass on knowledge and news from those you’ve attended.

Example

  • Doman rating

    90

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    50

  • Referring domains

    806

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    5,792

51. Share your site’s manifesto

Don’t hide what you stand for. Let people know what you’re all about.

Example

  • Doman rating

    63

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    51

  • Referring domains

    682

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,402

52. Share a presentation

Don’t limit your wisdom to attendees. Let your online fans enjoy it too.

Example

  • Doman rating

    81

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    43

  • Referring domains

    295

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    721

53. Share a personal failure and how you overcame it

Everyone has failures. Tell people what you learned from yours.

Example

  • Doman rating

    74

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    26

  • Referring domains

    37

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    643

54. Tell a personal story

Share something personal from your life. It need not be a failure—it could be any story from your childhood, your work, etc.

Example

  • Doman rating

    79

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    25

  • Referring domains

    42

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    2,930

55. Share your favorite things

Be honest with your readers: what do you love? What are you obsessed with?

Example

  • Doman rating

    85

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    40

  • Referring domains

    307

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    24,244

Motivational & Inspirational

These are blog post ideas to inspire your readers.

56. Curate a list of successful examples

People want to be inspired by great examples. Collect a list and share it with them.

Example

  • Doman rating

    80

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    46

  • Referring domains

    356

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    4,389

57. Reverse engineer the success of others

Figure out how others succeeded and share their strategies.

Example

  • Doman rating

    89

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    27

  • Referring domains

    35

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    2,349

58. Create a challenge

Get your readers fired up with a challenge. It could be 7‑days, 30-days—whatever works.

Example

  • Doman rating

    85

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    27

  • Referring domains

    33

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    7,756

59. Curate inspirational quotes

People love quotes. It’s good to round them all up in one place.” — Si Quan Ong

Example

  • Doman rating

    91

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    29

  • Referring domains

    57

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    31,461

These are blog post ideas that are based on a particular time or event of the year.

Sidenote.

Since these ideas are time-sensitive, expect traffic to fluctuate (if seasonal) or drop off quickly (one-time events.)

60. Discuss the latest trends

Note down the latest trends in your industry, and discuss their potential impact.

Example

  • Doman rating

    84

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    44

  • Referring domains

    336

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    10,072

61. Discuss the latest industry news

After years of theory, scientists finally discovered gravitational waves.

What’s the latest in your industry? Tell people.

Example

  • Doman rating

    90

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    31

  • Referring domains

    76

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    126

62. Talk about how something new will affect people

New laws, new technology, new world events.

Changes are inevitable. How will they affect your niche?

Example

  • Doman rating

    90

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    52

  • Referring domains

    717

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    94,221

63. Highlight skills your readers will need in the future

A study published by Microsoft says SEO is the most important hard skill for marketers. What do people need to know in your industry?

Example

  • Doman rating

    79

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    24

  • Referring domains

    31

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    508

64. Make a timeline of the events that changed your industry

What is the “Renaissance,” “Industrial Revolution,” or “Scientific Revolution” of your niche? Which events irrevocably changed the course of your industry?

Example

  • Doman rating

    91

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    84

  • Referring domains

    6,909

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    11,803

65. Make predictions

Predict future industry happenings. You don’t have to be right—the key is in the rigor of your thought process.

Example

  • Doman rating

    90

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    38

  • Referring domains

    164

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    4,652

66. Be the first to break a piece of news

Journalists aren’t the only ones who can break the news. If you manage to get ahold of a piece of information before anyone, tell people.

Example

  • Doman rating

    90

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    31

  • Referring domains

    75

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,116

67. Share rumours about a potential development

Sometimes a rumor can be as powerful as a piece of breaking news. For example, in football, rumors of player transfers are popular topics.

Example

  • Doman rating

    92

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    37

  • Referring domains

    135

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,139

68. Create a seasonal post

Thanksgiving. Christmas. Lunar New Year. Is there a particular seasonal event that’s related to your blog? Take advantage of that.

Example

  • Doman rating

    57

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    13

  • Referring domains

    4

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    2,730

69. Curate a list of seasonal deals

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Christmas. Collect a list of the best time-sensitive deals for your readers.

Example

  • Doman rating

    82

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    28

  • Referring domains

    50

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    230

70. Connect your niche to a trending moment

What’s going viral right now? Write a blog post that connects it to your industry.

If you time it right, you could get lots of traffic.

Example

  • Doman rating

    93

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    28

  • Referring domains

    42

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    359

These are blog post ideas that generate debates or discussions.

71. Share an unpopular opinion

Do you have an opinion that contradicts the status quo? Share it!

Example

  • Doman rating

    79

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    34

  • Referring domains

    97

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    10,347

72. Write an open letter

An open letter is intended to be read by a wide audience, despite only addressing one person or a company. It can be a powerful way to draw attention to a situation or cause.

Example

  • Doman rating

    89

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    28

  • Referring domains

    46

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,967

73. Challenge popular opinion

Engage an expert in your industry by debating them. Challenge their opinions or theories. Make them defend their material.

Example

  • Doman rating

    74

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    17

  • Referring domains

    8

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    523

74. Highlight things you’d like to change

Nothing is perfect. Tell people what you’d like to see improved in your industry.

Example

  • Doman rating

    91

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    25

  • Referring domains

    51

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,297

75. Comment on outdated practices in your industry

People still acting like it’s 1999? Call them out. Explain why what they’re doing no longer works.

Example

  • Doman rating

    88

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    31

  • Referring domains

    70

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    62,682

76. Explain why something in your industry failed

Microsoft Zune. Google Glass. Amazon Fire.

These products failed terribly, despite being hyped up. There are probably similar stories in your niche. Examine why these products, solutions, or trends failed.

Example

  • Doman rating

    91

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    27

  • Referring domains

    37

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    3,392

These are blog post ideas that I couldn’t fit into any of the above categories.

77. Write about an aspect of your industry’s history

Talk about how something in your industry started and changed along the way. What can you learn from it?

Example

  • Doman rating

    90

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    33

  • Referring domains

    85

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    21,393

78. Give people a glimpse into your office or workplace

People are always interested in others’ workspaces. Show them how yours looks.

Example

  • Doman rating

    75

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    23

  • Referring domains

    29

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    710

79. What’s in your bag?

Grab your rucksack. Empty it. Show people what’s inside.

Example

  • Doman rating

    59

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    15

  • Referring domains

    5

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    158

80. Draw a comic strip or cartoon

Blog posts don’t have to be all words. Spice them up with an entertaining and funny comic strip, or add a couple of cool illustrations.

Example

  • Doman rating

    81

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    54

  • Referring domains

    1,315

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    19,085

81. Collect a list of industry jokes

Why did the SEO cross the road, highway, motorway? Make your readers laugh by curating funny jokes about your industry.

Example

  • Doman rating

    92

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    30

  • Referring domains

    67

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    6,220

82. Round up the funniest memes

The Internet loves memes. Collect the best ones from your industry to entertain your readers.

Example

  • Doman rating

    45

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    23

  • Referring domains

    23

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    4,032

83. Create an A‑Z post around one topic

A is for anchor text. B is for broken link building.

Create a fun post that uses the alphabet to explain a topic.

Example

  • Doman rating

    69

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    20

  • Referring domains

    18

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    11,048

84. Refresh an old post

Your thoughts and opinions will inevitably change with time. Look back at your older articles and update them with your new thinking.

Example

  • Doman rating

    89

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    40

  • Referring domains

    206

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    420

85. Pull topics from your existing blog posts

Broken link building. Guest blogging. Link reclamation. This guide to link building talks about all those things, and they each make a nice topic for a standalone post.

Example

  • Doman rating

    89

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    44

  • Referring domains

    310

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    270

86. Invite others to write for your blog

If all else fails, ask others to write for your blog and let them come up with ideas.

Example

  • Doman rating

    89

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    28

  • Referring domains

    49

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    1,369

Why these blog post ideas might not work for you (and how to solve that)

For every successful blog post, there are hundreds of unsuccessful ones.

Take checklists, for example.

The checklist we shared above gets over 30,000 monthly visits from organic search. But there are plenty without traffic, like this one:

Example

  • Doman rating

    91

    The relative strength of the website compared to all other sites in our database, scored on a 100-point scale (higher = stronger).

  • URL Rating

    28

  • Referring domains

    47

    The number of websites linking to the page.

  • Organic traffic

    0

This can happen for many reasons, but perhaps the most common is a lack of search demand. If nobody is searching for the topic, then you won’t get traffic from search engines—even if you rank in the top spot.

So here’s the deal:

For a successful blog, you need to find and rank for topics that people are searching for on Google.

Here are three ways to do that:

Method #1: Do keyword research

Enter one (or a few) relevant words or phrases into Ahrefs’ Keywords Explorer, then go to the Questions report.

This tells you which questions people are searching for most in Google.

1 ke search

Too many ideas?

Filter the list down using two metrics:

This will give you a list of low-competition topics with decent search volume.
2 questions report

If you’re just starting out, you can use a free keyword tool instead.

Method #2: Learn from your competitors

Many blogs show off their best articles in a sidebar, like this:

3 popular blogs

Check the URL and title, and it should be easy enough to figure out which keyword they’re targeting.

4 blog keyword targeting

But there’s a problem:

We have no idea how these posts were chosen. Do they actually get search traffic, or are they just posts that the site owner likes?

The solution is to paste your competitor’s domain into Ahrefs’ Site Explorer, then check the Top Pages report. This shows which of their pages get the most organic traffic.

5 top pages

You can see above that Beardbrand’s most popular post gets an estimated ~17,000 monthly search visits. And out of the 3,192 keywords it ranks for, “beard styles” sends the most traffic.

This might be a good topic to talk about if you’re in this niche.

Method #3: Use Content Explorer

Content Explorer is a searchable database of over a billion web pages. Find winning topic ideas by searching for a broad topic and filtering for pages with traffic.

6 ce organic traffic

Click on any article, and go to the “Organic keywords” tab to see which keywords they rank for.

7 organic keywords ce

Consider targeting those topics.

You can also add a “Referring domains” filter to find topics you can rank for without many backlinks.

8 ce traffic rds

Final thoughts

If you’re serious about blogging, learn how to do keyword research. Once you master that, you’ll never have to worry about running out of blog post ideas again.

Did I miss any neat ideas? Let me know on Twitter.





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