1. Create A Quiz
- a personality quiz
- a quiz about your industry
- a quiz to find what your readers need so that you can guide them to the right posts
2. Create a Comic
Make a comic about your industry. Don’t worry; it doesn’t have to be too long.
You can write a short story, or use a joke about your industry and make a comic out of it.
3. Inside Jokes
Share inside jokes about your industry. Everyone loves inside jokes about their industry because they create a sense of community.
4. Run A Survey
Create a survey or a poll and let it run for a month. At the end of the month, talk about the results. What have you found out from this?
5. Magic Tricks
Magic tricks are cool and fun. If you’re good at doing magic tricks, make a video with them and explain how you do some of your most impressive tricks.
6. Question Tag Game
I love this game, but you need to know a few bloggers first. So if you haven’t already done it, get your best friends to start their own blog!
Here’s how it’s played:
- Make a list of questions.
- Write a post and answer these questions.
- Nominate other 5 – or as many as you want – bloggers to answer the same questions.
- Tell them you nominated them. You can do it on social media, on your blog, on their blog or all of the above.
7. One Challenge – One Week
Every week, choose a challenge to do. It can be something little or something big, but it should be something a little out of your comfort zone.
First, that’s a great post series and second, it’s a way to expand your comfort zone.
8. Start A Skill
Start learning a new skill you’ve always wanted and journal your progress every week throughout the year. Write about the ups and downs, the mistakes and achievements.
This kind of posts can be very inspiring for people that want to start something new but they hesitate to do it.
9. Q&A With Your Readers
Ask your readers what they’d like to learn about you and make a post with your answers. You never know what questions your readers will come up with!
10. DIY Crafts
Create step-to-step guides for your favourite DIY crafts. And of course, share photos and videos for each step.
Take an interview from someone. They can be someone you admire, or even a friend working in your industry.
12. Become A Tourist For 1 Day
Go around your hometown behaving like a tourist. Take a lot of photos, go to famous monuments, etc.
Then write about your experience. What have you learned during this day? How did you like it?
13. A Story In Photos
Share a story from your life in photos. It can be a trip, an experience or a funny situation you’ve been in.
Share a riddle you like or even create a new one. Give your readers a few days to come up with the answer before you post it.
If they like it, you can do this every month!
Usually, giveaways happen at important dates, like the anniversary of you starting your blog, your birthday, Christmas, New Year, etc.
So this year, choose a date and do a giveaway to thank your readers for their support. You could give away books, guides, courses, or anything else that would be useful to them.
Make a list with pranks you can do to friends. Just make sure that if you do these pranks to people, they’ll still want to be your friends afterwards.
Here’s a nice video to get inspired. Doing pranks while giving them a little gift is usually a good idea.
18. Letter To Your Future Self
Write a letter to your future self. Then a year from now, revisit this post, read the letter and post the answer. This is something very inspiring, but you have to find a way to remember to write the answer.
19. Write Your Own Stories
If you’re interested in writing fiction, write your own stories on your blog. Start with one and update it regularly.
20. Guinness Records
Make a list with Guinness records that you like, are impressed by or are relevant to your industry.
21. Create A Podcast
People listen to a lot of podcasts these days because they’re pretty easy to find and you can do other things along with listening, like driving, relaxing, etc.
Make a podcast to see how you and your readers will like it. It doesn’t have to be a long one. Go for 5-10 minutes for the first time and if you like it, keep doing it.
Create an infographic and share it with your readers. Infographics are great for sharing information because they’re easier to remember than plain text and more fun to read. Good types of posts for infographics are:
- step-to-step guides
- list posts
- how-to posts
- anything else that can be broken into pieces
23. Compare Your Niche With Something Irrelevant
Write something about your industry and compare it with something irrelevant and popular. For example, here are a few things I could write on my site:
- Why Tokio would be a terrible blogger [La Casa De Papel]
- What kind of bloggers Friends would be – And then I would write for each character if they’d be a fashion blogger, a food blogger, a travel blogger, etc.
List the most famous stereotypes about your industry and make fun of them. This would be a nice post to use videos so that you show the stereotypes instead of just telling them.
If you don’t want to make a video with people, think about animated videos.
25. Start A Book
Now that sounds terrifying, doesn’t it? But it’s not.
Write one chapter every month and share it in your blog. It doesn’t have to be long. Make it 2-5 pages and in a year, you’ll have a great e-book to give away or even sell.
26. Debunk A Myth
Choose a common myth of your industry and talk about it.
- How did it start?
- Why do people still believe it?
- Share proof that it’s indeed a myth.
27. Support The Other Side
Talk about a common debate but support the opposite side of what you actually support. If the debate is ridiculous like vaccinating or not children, for example, you can have a little fun by writing hilarious stuff.
28. Create Your Own Course
Is there something you’re really good at? Then create your own course!
You can either share it on platforms like Udemy or have it on your site and share it with your readers.
A lot of people love quotes. Don’t you? They’re short, fun, easy to remember and share a lot of wisdom.
If you like them, make a list with quotes about your niche. For example, I’ve made a post with quotes about bloggers.
30. Big Fails
Talk about your biggest failures and how you dealt with them. What lessons did you learn?
You can also talk about big fails that happened in your industry and how others dealt with them.
Share the best tweets you’ve ever read about your niche. If you have a lot of followers, you can ask them to send you more so that you can include them in your post.
33. Create A Persona
Ever heard of personas? Personas are fictional characters marketers use to define user types that use their product but you can use them for another purpose.
You can use it to create different characters so that you can talk about specific persons in your posts. To create a persona, you define it by deciding:
- their age
- their personality
- their dreams/hopes
- their interests
- their fears
34. A-Z Posts
I really like A-Z posts and you’ll see that I recommend them frequently. There a couple of things you need to know about these posts:
- There’s a lot to write.
- You need to use your imagination – you’ll need it when you try to find something to write that starts with X or Z.
- Time – A-Z posts are usually pretty long, so if you’re looking to write a quick post, this isn’t a good recommendation.
A-Z posts can become great pillar posts you can use to find out what your readers want to know so that you can direct them there. If your blog is about guitars, for example, you can make an A-Z post about guitars and link to other posts for more details.
A-Z guides cover a lot of topics so it’s not easy to talk in detail about all of them because the post would be 100.000 words long. More of a book than a post.
35. Make A Wanted Poster
Do you feel like you need a little inspiration? Courage? More time in your day?
Then make a wanted post and share it with your readers! You’ll laugh at it and who knows? Maybe they’ll have some tips to share with you.
If you feel like it, you can also share the step-by-step process on how to make it.
36. Make An Ad
Make an ad about something in your industry. A product, a service, the industry itself. It doesn’t have to be a serious ad. You can go for funny, as well.
For example, a service/product I really like is Wealthy Affiliate. Here’s my ad for this (made with Canva):
37. Create A T-shirt
Create T-shirts with tips, inspirational quotes, your business name/logo and sell them on Amazon or Etsy.
Make a post talking about them and/or showing the process if you make them yourself.
39. Create a Puzzle
Create puzzles and share them with your readers. You can hide a quote, tip or joke in your puzzle.
The site I usually use is Jigsaw Planet. It’s easy to use and you can embed the puzzles in your blog without a problem – or a fee.
42. Fun Facts
Write a list with 50 random/ fun/ weird facts about your industry or yourself.
43. 30 by 30/ 40 by 40/ 50 by 50
Depending on your niche, choose the right age and make a list with things someone “should” do before that age. Not that you can’t do them afterwards, but for motivational purposes!
Make a list with life-saving hacks and share it. They can be life hacks in general or hacks relevant to your industry.
45. Talk About Your Motto
Do you have a motto? A phrase that you love and you tell yourself to get encouraged? Something that defines your life? If yes, talk about it:
- How did it become your motto?
- Where did you hear it for the first time?
My motto, for example, is: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you“. I heard it 5 years ago, and I still say it to myself to get motivated when I feel down.
46. Expectations VS Reality
Write about a typical day for someone in your industry. How people suspect it is and how it really is.
47. Talk About A Movie
Choose a good movie about your industry and talk about it step-by-step:
- Where is it accurate?
- Where isn’t it accurate?
- What usually happens in real life?
For example, here’s a doctor commenting on a Grey’s Anatomy episode:
50. Write Your Story In A Funny Way
Talk about your life story but in a fun way. Your readers want to learn about you.
One of my favourite videos is the one below. It was made by Charlie one of the founders of Charisma University:
Creativity is something that not a lot of people try to include in their work. Most try to copy what others do. But if you’re like everyone else, how will you ever stand out?
That’s why you shouldn’t try to limit your imagination. Any crazy idea you think of, try to do it!
So… what do you think about these ideas? Go ahead and let me know in the comments below!
If you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer! Any suggestions are always welcome, so tell me about topics you’d like me to write. And if you liked this, check out these personal blog post ideas.
See you next time!
Hi there, I’m Jenny.
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