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Blog Topic Ideas: 75 Types of Blog Posts That Get Traffic

I write blog posts every day. Thinking of new blog topics can be stressful.

You shouldn’t write anything that comes to your mind. Bloggers who do that create generic blog posts rehashed from what’s out there.

Come back to this page when next you want to write a blog post.

It’ll give you lots of new, amazing topic ideas to write about.

Bookmark or save the link to this article because there are 75 types of blog topics that will excite your audience.

1. Tutorials

What is that thing you know that will improve the lives of your readers?

What if you write a tutorial that explains how to perform that skill?

Will it improve their lives?

Think about those essential skills you haven’t taught them. Think about those simple things you know how to do that they don’t.

For example, Ramit Sethi writes about personal finance on his blog, I Will Teach You To Be Rich. He wrote a quick tutorial on how to extra money on the side.

2. Industry News

As a writer and expert, you should always keep up with what’s happening in your industry.

If your readers know the latest happenings in your industry than you do, it’ll be tough to keep them coming back to your blog.

The majority of your readers won’t know what’s going on at a particular time. There is a lot of content to digest on the web.

If you’re aware of a development most of your readers don’t know, write about it on your blog.

3. Current Events in The World

A lot of events happen daily outside your industry. They may not be related to your industry, but some of your readers care about them.

People talk about these events in the pub.

You don’t have to write a full-blown article about these events. But, at least, reference them in your articles and write about the things you learned from these events that relate to your industry.

4. Controversial Issues

There are some ongoing debates in your niche or industry. Don’t be afraid to chime in.

Controversial issues are controversial for some reasons. But, some topics are too controversial.

I like to stay away from topics that are too controversial.

For example, I stay away from politics. It’s too controversial.

A debate like Mac vs. PC isn’t too controversial.

Joining issues like this is a way of telling your readers where you stand on the side of the debate.

5. Turn Checklists into Blog Posts

Checklists are like to-do lists. They contain tasks someone has to do to achieve a goal.

Some sites will offer you a checklist in exchange for your email address.

Checklists are fun. But you can also turn a checklist into a blog post.

List all the tasks that would be in a checklist and elaborate.

6. Listicles

Listicles are a popular form of content both online and offline. Everyone loves lists.

You can create a listicle on any topic. This article you’re reading is a listicle.

7. Infographics

Infographics are another form of content people like to consume because they are fun and easier to read.

You can create an infographic with tools like PiktoChart or Canvas, or hire a graphic designer.

Infographics spread on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn because social media users love to share them.

Create an infographic and publish it as a blog post. Write an introduction for your infographic to have some texts on the page.

8. Case Studies

People love to read the success stories of individuals and companies and know what happened behind the scenes. That’s what case studies do.

Case studies are real-life examples of how you applied your knowledge or used your product or service.

9. Profile Someone

Write a description and an analysis of a thought leader in your industry.

What have you learned from them?

How have they influenced you?

Your readers will love to know.

10. Interview

People watch and listen to interviews on the TV and radio. Your blog isn’t different.

Interview popular and respected people in your industry. Bring them to your blog and ask them questions your readers care about.

When you interview someone, your audience learns from them.

You can also interview clients and publish it on your website. Circle Surrogacy interviews surrogates, who share their stories with prospects on the blog.

11. Compile and Write Advice from Experts

This is similar to interviews but different.

In this case, you reach out to some experts and ask them simple questions. You put their answers together, add your own thoughts and turn it into a blog post.

12. Reviews

What are the products your audience purchases?

Most of these products should be related to your niche.

For example, if you write about SEO, your audience buy SEO tools like Ahrefs, SEMrush, and Moz.

They’ll like to read your thoughts on these products.

Write the pros and cons of each product and give your recommendation.

For example, Matthew Woodward is a renown digital marketing expert, he reviewed Ahrefs on his blog.

13. Comparison Posts

A comparison post is a type of review where you compare two products that do the same thing.

Instead of reviewing a product alone, you are reviewing and comparing it with another.

Comparison posts help your audience choose between two strong products that do the same thing.

14. Vlogging

Videos are the best form of content these days. Web users love videos.

If you haven’t started posting videos, I advise you start soon.

By 2019, video will be 80% of the world’s internet traffic. You don’t want to miss out.

Create a video on a topic your audience care about and publish it on your blog.

15. Podcasting

Podcasting is like having your own radio show.

Some web users love to listen to audios because it allows them to multitask. For example, you can listen to a podcast while driving or cooking.

You don’t have to watch or read. All you have to do is listen.

So, it’s easy for your audience to consume podcasts than videos and articles.

16. Create Resources

Compile a list of helpful posts, websites, toolsets, and books, and create a page where you share them with your readers.

Explain why you listed each resource in the list.

17. Problems and Solutions

There are some common problems your audience experience on a daily or weekly basis. Create content that addresses each problem and provides a solution.

The purpose of blogging is to be helpful to your audience. If your content is helpful, visitors will continue to come back.

Create a list of common problems your target audience faces and write articles that present solutions to them. For example, Nielsen Professional Insurance Services, Inc., an insurance agency based in California, New York, and Texas, publish articles that address their customers problems.

After doing that, create a blog post on each problem and solution.

18. Share What Others Are Saying

I’m a big fan of Twitter. Twitter is the home of web conversations.

It’s easy to start and join an ongoing discussion on Twitter.

What are people in your industry saying on Twitter?

You can turn that into a blog post.

Doing this helps your readers know the current discussions in your niche.

19. Share What Happens Behind the Scenes

Your audience would love to know what happens behind the scenes in your business. What are your processes?

How do you start your day?

How do you hire and fire employees?

Where do you get inspiration?

How’s your workplace like?

Taking your audience behind the scenes of what happens in your business makes them feel more connected to your brand.

Write a post about the latest happenings inside your company.

For example, Digiboost, a marketing agency based in San Antonio, Texas share updates of what’s happening in the company.

20. Write Inspirational Stories

Inspiration sells. People love to read success stories.

Sarah Titus wrote about how she’s making $10,000 per month from her blog. That’s inspirational.

Sarah shared her story with her readers. You can do the same thing.

The personal development industry is worth $9.9 billion according to Market Research.

It’s expected to grow 5.6% per year till 2022. By then, it’ll be worth $13.2 billion.

21. Parody Posts

If you’re an active Twitter user, you’ve probably come across some parody accounts. Parody means it’s fake and funny.

Let’s remove the fake part of it and talk about the funny part.

Look for posts that are trending in your niche and make a parody post. Inject some humor into it.

22. Funny Posts

Funny posts are different from parody posts. With a parody post, you take a popular post and try to rewrite it by adding some humor into the points.

Your goal is to make the original author’s points more fun to read.

In funny posts, you write purely for fun. You’re not rewriting anyone’s views.

23. Quizzes

You can publish a quiz on your blog and add some points to it to make the post longer.

Quizzes are popular among web users. Quizzes will make your audience look smart.

24. Surveys and Polls

Surveys and Polls are similar to quizzes but different.

Quizzes are fun. Surveys and polls a little bit more serious. You get some insights from surveys and polls.

The purpose of conducting a survey or polling is to get insights from your audience. Quizzes? Not so much.

You can get an idea for a blog post or product feature when you run a survey on your blog.

25. Local News

Write about the interesting events that are happening in your area.

You can write about anything.

Maybe, it’s a business that takes care of its customers. Or, a dog that plays with its owner.

Write about something cool in your area and connect it with topics that are relevant to your audience.

26. Presentations and SlideShares

SlideShare is a platform where you can share presentations online.

Create an entertaining presentation and post it on SlideShare. The SlideShare platform can spread it to 70 million users on its platform.

You can embed a presentation on SlideShare on your blog. That’s easy to do.

27. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the common questions your audience asks?

You can compile them into a giant article or a series of articles and share them on your blog.

28. Popular Twitter Posts in Your Niche

You have to be very active and follow all the important people in your niche for this to work.

What you’ll do is compile all the popular Twitter posts of these influencers you follow and turn it into a blog post. Make sure you include your thoughts to make the post unique.

29. Contests

I recommend you run a contest on a regular basis on your blog. Ensure that the reward is worthwhile for readers to be part of the contest.

Doing this keeps your audience engaged with your brand.

Create a blog post to talk up the reward. At the end of the contest, share a post about the eventual winner.

30. Screencasts

A screencast is a recording of a walkthrough on your computer. It’s showing your screen so that your audience can see what you’re doing.

Screencasts are popular for video tutorials.

You can do a screencast to demonstrate a feature of your product or show your audience how to perform a particular computer skill.

I’m a big fan of screencasts.

Camtasia is my favorite tool for making screencasts.

31. Time-Saving Post

As you know “time is money.” We all want to save time.

Recognize the areas of your readers’ lives where they’ll want to save some time. Of course, the blog post should relate to your niche.

For example, if most of your readers send cold email, you can teach them how to save some time using an email outreach tool.

32. Make Funny Videos

Like funny articles, you can also make funny videos.

Funny videos are easier and funnier to watch than articles. Perhaps, most of your readers watch comedy on TV and YouTube.

You can post your video on YouTube and embed it on your blog

33. Conferences Posts

If you attend a lot of industry conferences as some people do, you can write about it on your blog.

Attending a conference is an experience for you. Your audience should experience the conference too.

Write about the speakers and their speeches. Write about what you learned at the conference.

34. Event Summaries

An event is more than just a conference. It can be a meet-up. It can also be a conference where you were invited to speak.

Write a post summarizing the event.

35. Top Take-Aways From Whatever

What are the things you learned from an online course, book, event, or an experience?

Write about it on your blog.

Not long ago, I finished reading the Lean Startup book by Eric Ries. I took away a lot of valuable points about product development. The book was an eye-opener for me.

I could write a blog post about the main points in the book and the audience of the GrowthFunnel blog will find it helpful.

36. Thoughts Posts

What have you been thinking lately that’s related to your niche and audience.

Write about it.

As long as they are helpful thoughts, you can create a blog post about them.

37. Rants

Rants are different from thoughts posts.

In rant posts, you share your frustration about a particular process or company. Your frustration should be something your audience can relate to.

Make sure you don’t cross the line when you write your frustrations. Whatever you publish on the internet stays online forever.

For example, Mark Schaefer recently published a post titled “I’ve been hacked, impersonated, and scammed. Time to fight back.”

All he did is share his frustration with his readers.

38. Pop-Culture Commentary

Your readers are seeing the same movie trailers that are generating a lot of buzz on TV and radio.

There’s nothing wrong with chiming in once in a while.

Maybe you’ve seen the movie everyone is talking about, write about what you learned from it in relation to your niche.

That’s something your readers will definitely want to read.

39. Beginner Guides

You were once a beginner at what you’re good at today. We all go through the beginners’ phase when learning a new skill. Your readers aren’t an exception.

What’s the popular skill your readers will want to learn?

Write a beginner guide for it.

For example, Moz created a beginner guide to social media. Most of their customers want to learn how to use social media effectively for marketing.

40. Metrics-to-Measure Guide

If you write about topics where people care about metrics, it’ll be helpful to write a guide about important metrics.

For example, metric tracking is vital in digital marketing.

Digital marketers want to know the metrics that move their businesses forward.

Search Engine Land contributor, Khalid Saleh wrote an article titled, “7 essential Google Analytics reports every marketer must know.”

Write about important metrics people should be tracking in your niche.

41. The Tools You Use

I use Evernote, Slack, and Trello every day. Most highly productive writers I know use these tools too.

Evernote helps me organize my thoughts. I use Trello to track my activities. I use Slack to stay in touch with the rest of the team. (I work remotely).

These tools are lifesavers. Of course, I use more tools.

Here’s a screenshot of my Evernote right now:

I can create an article about the tools I use daily. My audience will be interested in it. You can do the same thing.

42. Free Giveaways

Giveaways are not necessarily contests. You can do giveaways without organizing a competition for prizes.

Giveaways are a form of paying back your audience or being with you.

Give something that’s worthwhile to your audience. It could be an ebook or a tool.

Write about your giveaways on your blog.

43. Invite Guest Bloggers to Publish

Is there an expert or influencer your readers like? Invite them to guest publish on your blog.

Guest bloggers add diversity of opinions and views to your blog. And that’s a good thing.

44. Debates

Create a debate post where you invite writers to share their views on a common topic.

For example, common marketing topics to debate about are:

  • Does social media affect search engine rankings?
  • Is “local SEO” different from “normal SEO”?
  • Should you create a dedicated page for every keyword to rank higher?

45. Transcripts

Spoke at a conference? Transcribe your speech.

Made a video? Transcribe it and publish it on your blog along with the video.

Transcribe your podcast.

Some people prefer reading texts. Search engines can only read and rank texts.

46. Myths and Facts

There’s so much information on the web that’s it’s difficult to separate myths from facts.

You can create content about it. List the top myths and facts.

47. Monthly Updates and Facts

Thirty days is a long time on the web when you consider the fact that web users can’t even concentrate for eight seconds.

Write monthly updates that list the major events and developments in the past month.

It could be an update that summarizes the main points from your posts in the previous month.

48. Product Preview Post

Are you working on something new?

Write a preview post about it.

Writing a product preview post can help you build interest in your product before its release.

49. “Why” Post

The web is filled with advice and instructions. If there’s anything I’ve learned over the years of taking action, it’s the fact that we all have a “why” for doing something.

People don’t act until there’s a strong reason to do so.

What are the common tasks in your niche?

Writing a why post that tells readers the reason they should do something will help them act.

50. Search “Twitter” For Inspiration

Twitter is one of my favorite places for getting blog topics.

There are new Tweets by the individuals or brands I follow every minute.

I could gather five topic ideas to cover on my blog within ten minutes of scrolling down my Twitter Timeline.

51. Cheatsheets

A cheatsheet is a list of the most important points or tasks.

Checklists and Cheatsheets are similar. The difference is that checklists contain all the tasks while cheatsheets contain only the vital tasks.

52. Open Letters

If you want to write a powerful individual or organization, you can create an open letter and post it on your blog.

Open letters aren’t for the person or organization alone. You also want your readers to see it.

An open letter can be a criticism or praise.

Here’s an example of an open letter:

Huffington Post contributor, Edward Muzio wrote an open letter to Facebook.

53. Share Travel Experiences

Millions of people visit travel blogs every month.

Web users enjoy reading about other people travel experiences. It’s like traveling with them without leaving their current places.

They like seeing amazing pictures of places. Many people want to travel, they can’t. So, they travel with people who do.

If you work remotely or travel a lot, share your travel experiences.

Anna Karsten is a travel blogger. She has about 212k followers on Instagram. She only shares her traveling experiences.

Share your traveling experiences on your blog.

54. Gallery / Album Posts

Been on a vacation?

Post pictures of it and talk about your experiences.

Write a story for each image in the album.

Give a summary of your vacation at the end of the album.

55. Success and Failure Lessons

People love reading about other people’s success and failure stories.

They learn from it.

Write about your successes and failures. What have you learned from them?

If you can learn from your successes and failures, so does your audience.

56. Auto-Biographical Post

Almost everyone loves to talk about themselves. It sounds cool to talk about yourself.

There’s nothing wrong with talking about yourself. It becomes wrong when you do it all the time.

Don’t be afraid to talk about yourself once in a while.

Write about your education, background, and hobbies. Your audience wants to learn more about you.

57. Share Recipes

People love to eat. We all like good food.

That’s why recipes are popular on the web.

You can create a recipe. If you love the food, share the recipe with your audience.

You’ll be surprised how many of them will try it out in the kitchen.

When writing recipes, make sure you give the precise measurement and cooking instruction.

58. Curate or Summarize Someone’s Work

Your post doesn’t have to be 100% original.

You can take other people’s work and summarize the main ideas.

For example, take a book and summarize the main points.

James Clear, one of my favorite self-help writers does that on his blog.

59. Holidays

Is there a holiday coming up?

Write about it.

Christmas, Easter, Eid Al-Fitr or Eid Al-Adha?

Most of your readers are also looking forward to it.

60. Thankful Posts

Show gratitude to your readers every once in a while by writing a blog post that thanks them for their support.

You can write thankful posts on your blog or product anniversaries.

Pat Flynn did that recently on his blog.

61. Respond to A Customer’s Question with A Blog Post

You should always respond to customers’ messages. Customers feel valued when you respond to them.

Only a fraction of your customers or readership email you. There are many who won’t bother you with their messages.

Instead of responding to one customer, you can respond with a blog post.

62. Create a Glossary

There are some popular terms in your niche. What are they?

List them from a-z, and create a glossary linking each one with a relevant post.

If I’m to create a glossary for this blog, alphabet “I” will have topics like influencer marketing and Instagram under it.

I could link to blog posts I wrote on these topics.

63. Share Who Is Important to Follow

Newcomers find it difficult to choose who to follow in niches where there are lots of content creators.

For example, there are lots of influencers to follow in the digital marketing niche.

You can create a blog post where you list the most important people to follow. You should include yourself, of course. It helps your readers know whose content they should read and who they should ignore.

For example, GrowthFunnel created a blog post titled, “70 Best SEO Experts You Need to Follow.” The post has been shared over 3.2k times on social media.

64.  Best Sources of Inspiration

What are your best sources of inspiration? Your readers will want to know.

For me, my best sources of inspiration are books. I just finished reading the book, Deep Work by Cal Newport and it got me inspired.

65. Tell the History of Your Blog / Business

What inspired you to start blogging or found your company?

People are interested in your story.

Tell your readers about the journey and how you’ve grown over the years.

If your business is successful today, your readers want to know how you got here.

66. Tell the Future Plans of Your Blog / Business

Where would you want to be in two years now? How do you plan to get there?

Many bloggers aren’t shy about telling their readers where they intend to be in a few years.

You can do the same thing too.

67. Write About the Best Mobile Apps in Your Niche

Smartphones are everywhere. Perhaps, your readers are active mobile apps users.

What are the apps that could save them some time or money?

Share them with your readers.

68. Roundups

Roundups are still one of the most sharable content on the web.

People like to different views from multiple experts.

Message the top influencers in your niche and ask them the same questions.

Compile their responses and turn it into a blog post.

Roundups are a nice way to get many experts to write in the same blog content.

Below is an example of a successful roundup post.

69. Write Posts Featuring Newbies

Few blogs give newbies the chance to showcase themselves.

Give newbies the opportunity to thrive on your blog.

Newbies can learn from other newbies too.

The coding community, FreeCodeCamp has been so popular because the publication gives newbies the platform to show themselves to the world.

Let newbies write about their knowledge on your blog. Other newbies will enjoy reading it.

70. Meme

The reason memes go viral is because people love them.

Memes make your blog posts more fun to read. Don’t be afraid to use them.

71. Charity / Awareness Post

Write about the cause you believe it.

Is it cancer? Or, bringing women to tech? Or, poverty? Or, HIV/AIDS?

Write a post about it and explain what you’re doing to make it better.

72. Recycle Old Posts

Sometimes, the best thing to do is to rewrite old blog posts and make them better.

Updating old blog posts can double your traffic from search engines.

For example, HubSpot increased the traffic to the posts they updated and republished by an average 106%.

73. Share Personal Stories

Get vulnerable. Your audience wants to know what’s going on in your personal life. The more you share with them, the more they become connected to you.

Also, make sure you don’t share things you aren’t comfortable with sharing.

The purpose of sharing is to make yourself appear more real to customers.

74. Personal Case Studies

Share the case studies outlining your actions, results and what you learned from them.

For example, Neil Patel shared personal case studies with his readers.

75. Feature Your Friends on Your Blog

Many people don’t do this.

If your friends are also influencers and known in their niches, then there’s nothing wrong with promoting each other.

Feature your friends in your updates on social media and blog posts.

Let your audience into your life. It gives you an edge over big brands.

Conclusion

When I find myself struggling to come up with a topic to write about, all I do is, come to these ideas, and suddenly I’ll have lots of topics in my head.

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