ideas for lifestyle blog postsSome of you guys might have noticed that I recently added a “blogging” category here on Thirteen Thoughts. So far I’ve only written a couple of posts about blogging, but you guys seemed to really like them!

I decided that once in a while, in addition to my Photography posts, I will also share some blogging tips here and there. I’m certainly not a pro just yet, but I’ve been blogging for a while now and definitely learned a few things.

Today’s post will come in handy to those fighting a writer’s block, or suffering from lack of inspiration. To make things easier, I’ve separated these ideas for a blog post into a few categories: Food, Beauty, Fashion/Style, Lifestyle, Personal and Blogging. I hope that some of you will find these helpful!

healthy lifestyle blog

FOOD

If you include food-related blog posts on your blog then you’re not limited to just posting recipes. Maybe you eat out a lot with your friends and have some great recommendations you want to share with your readers? Maybe you are really into healthy eating and want to share some tips on what to eat on a healthy diet?

  • idea for a date night meal/dinner for two
  • your favorite spots to eat
  • a list of your favorite food bloggers/Instagram accounts
  • ideas for easy snacks/appetizers
  • a list of your favorite food documentaries/tv shows (I wish I could watch those for a living!)
  • if you’re into healthy eating you can also write up some tips on how you “cleaned up” your diet
  • cheap” ideas for a weekday dinner
  • your favorite recipe
  • your food diary
  • do a home version of Chopped!-grab a friend, or sister, brother, your mom, your boyfriend or your girlfriend, pick some unusual ingredients for one another and try to come up with a three course meal. This could definitely be a very fun post!
  • write about your favorite recipe book
  • write about your favorite chef
  • do a recipe for a nice comfort meal– like a favorite recipe from your childhood

 

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BEAUTY

Naturally, I had to include some ideas for all my fellow beauty bloggers! When it comes to beauty, the possibilities are truly endless and you’re not limited to only writing product reviews (although who doesn’t love reading those?).

  • product review– maybe try reviewing a different product, something that no one else has talked about yet?
  • favorite/holy grail products round up
  • “everyday” products
  • makeup tutorial
  • hair tutorial
  • nail tutorial
  • skincare routine
  • diy beauty treatment (but please do your research and whatever you do, don’t encourage people to rub lemons on their face 🙂 )
  • favorite hair style
  • date night makeup look
  • wedding makeup look
  • favorite products for a pamper day/night
  • roundup of your favorite beauty blogs/bloggers/youtube channels
  • best of… (mac, nyx, L’Oreal, etc. a list of your most-loved products worth recommending from one particular brand)
  • what’s in my makeup bag
  • hair care routine
  • best beauty products on a budget
  • best luxury products worth splurging on
  • your favorite fragrance
  • write about products that are worth the hype
  • write about products that are NOT worth the hype
  • “get the look” post inspired by your favorite star
  • beauty wish list
  • monthly favorites
  • your favorite mascaras (including a before and after of each would make this a really cool post)
  • best product to bring with you when traveling
  • best products to use “on the go”
  • compile a list of beauty “dupes”
  • talk about your favorite subscription box
  • product empties/mini reviews

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FASHION/STYLE

Similarly to food bloggers, if you’re a fashion or style blogger, you’re not just limited to posting OOTD’s.

  • write about your style icon
  • 10 ways to style… (a white shirt, a leather skirt, converse shoes, etc)
  • style inspiration board
  • fashion/accessory haul
  • write a post about favorite pieces from your wardrobe
  • style evolution– take a look at how your style has changed over the years and blog about it!
  • favorite designer/clothing store
  • style according to… (fill in the blank, I personally would love to see a blog post about JLaw’s style)
  • your favorite accessories/bags/shoes
  • tips for shopping– if you’re a fashion or style blogger you probably love a good bargain, maybe there are some tips that you can share for saving money, finding good deals and/or coupons, etc.
  • do a budget outfit post- give yourself a $50 limit for example to spend at Forever 21 or other store and create an entire outfit
  • outfit post that’s inspired by one of your style icons
  • style must-haves (staples)
  • OOTD
  • style wishlist

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LIFESTYLE

Lifestyle blogs are probably amongst some of my favorites to read. I love seeing little glimpses of other people’s lives (I think it’s our nature.. you know, being  a little nosey 🙂 )

  • book review
  • fitness routine
  • day in your life
  • places you’ve visited (say, you’ve visited Paris or NYC, write up a post on best places to go and see, etc. maybe you have some tips about organizing a weekend getaway? )
  • places you want to visit
  • do a fun TAG (you guys seemed to love my version of the “50 things that make me happy” TAG)
  • write up a roundup of the most popular/ your favorite blog post on your blog– this a great idea on how to refresh some content that’s been buried. Maybe there are some blog posts which you are particularly proud of?
  • share your skills– we’re all good at something, whether it be creating fun makeup looks, cooking, writing, photography. Share your skills with your readers, try to teach them something new, give them some tips. Posts like these usually have a lot of value and are really timeless.
  • what you did this weekend
  • list of your favorite inspirational quotes
  • what’s in my bag
  • 10 things to be happy about
  • Instagram roundup
  • what are your favorite outdoor activities?– Maybe you have some tips on how to learn snowboarding, etc.
  • host a giveaway
  • talk about your morning routine

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PERSONAL
Sometimes getting a little personal on your blog can pay off big time. You don’t have to share all of your secrets, but maybe by sharing a personal story, you will find that some of your readers can relate to you and this can spark some interesting discussions.

  • write about something you overcame
  • a letter to your teenage self
  • write about your dreams for the future
  • summer bucket list
  • reverse bucket list– write about the things you’ve accomplished so far in your life
  • write about your role model and what you’ve learned from them
  • write about your blog– why you started, maybe start a conversation with your readers, ask what type of blog posts they enjoy the most, etc.
  • express your opinion on a recent event– It doesn’t necessarily need to be anything controversial
  • write about who and what inspires you
  • share a funny/weird story (from work, school, etc.)
  • how do you stay creative?
  • what are your hobbies?
  • share your favorite apps
  • talk about your favorite places/shops/restaurants in your town/state
  • write about your pet!-I myself wanted to do this for a while. We have a dog, a hedgehog and a snake (also had a bearded dragon once, RIP Barney). My dog is an American Staffordshire Terrier, which is a breed that is often confused/affiliated with an American Pitbull Terrier (they’re pretty much identical and I absolutely love Pitbulls as well) and during 7 years that he’s been with us, we experienced a lot of discrimination from others (people acting like he’s going to chew their head off, asking us if we ever had him “fight” etc.) Maybe you have similar experiences and can share some tips about owning a particular pet or breed of dog?
  • share some high school/college tips
  • write about some things that you couldn’t live without
  • list of your dreams and goals for the future
  • share the best piece of advice given to you by someone else
  • share your playlist
  • write a story about yourself so that your readers can get to know you better
  • make a list of things you are grateful for
  • share your favorite childhood memory
  • talk about a tough time in your life and how you dealt with it– this, once again can turn out to be something that many of your readers will be able to relate to
  • do a “get to know me” TAG
  • Q and A post

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BLOGGING

Some of my favorite bloggers blog a lot about..blogging! It’s always helpful to see others share their resources and tips.

  • what I learned during [___] years of blogging
  • why you love blogging
  • create a resource list– (you guys loved my “Take your blog to the next level: over 50 resources for bloggers” blog post) make sure you share only the most valuable and helpful information you can find and remember that quality over quantity applies here as well.
  • share some of your favorite blog posts from fellow bloggers
  • share some things that you’ve learned on the technical side of blogging
  • create a survey or quiz for your readers
  • share your favorite WordPress plugins
  • share pictures of your blogging space
  • share what keeps you motivated
  • interview another blogger
  • share some photography tips– if that’s something you’re passionate about
  • show off your blogging/photography equipment– give some tips about same to others

Hope you enjoyed these ideas for a blog post! Lastly, whatever you blog about, make sure that you’re having fun and make sure that you blog about something that you love. That way, you will never run out of ideas or inspiration. 🙂

  • Thank you for these great ideas, I’ve got this bookmarked! So helpful that you took the trouble to put them into categories too <3

    Sophie | http://www.dreamsandcolourschemes.com

  • So many ideas! I always just blog about what i feel but i do have a folder of photos incase i get stuck x

    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

    • I do the same thing! 😉 I really don’t like “forcing” my posts when I don’t really feel like writing. I think readers can definitely tell a difference between those posts.

  • This is such a helpful post for whenever I get writers block! Thank you!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

  • Biana Perez

    You just gave me enough material to work for the rest of the year!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Amazing ideas, I’ll favourite this post asap!

    Anika | http://www.anikamay.co.uk

  • mikaylaa.s

    There are so many amazing ideas in this list, it is perfection! <3

    Mikayla 🙂
    http://www.thenorthernjoli.blogspot.com

  • nereydaG1003

    This is gold Paula!

  • Amazing ideas this is so useful so thank you so much for sharing! <3

    Check out my latest post <3
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  • Such a comprehensive list! Thank you for sharing Paula 🙂 x

    Brenda BusyBee | Win a Travalo Perfume Atomiser

  • Thanks so much, as a new blogger this has definitely given me plenty of ideas as to what sort of direction to go in!

    Luna <3
    http://misslunaloe.blogspot.co.uk

  • Nital Shah

    Some fabulous ideas, thanks for all these suggestions and all the time you spent doing to this post to help others, much appreciated 🙂

  • I’m a new blogger and this gave me so many ideas. Thank you for the fab post xx

    daniellelgreaves.blogspot.co.uk

  • Sophie Sierra

    Wowza, this is just epic Paula! You’re so knowledgeable with so much talent and wisdom that it makes perfect sense for you to do these awesome posts. I love that you’re full of ideas and inspo, truly encouraging and uplifting for all bloggers around the world. Fantastic that you’ve made the ideas all so vast and topical, a sure fire something for everyone to gain a million in motivo! So happy you’re doing these kinds of posts, they really are incredible 😀

    p.s DAY-UM you look fine in your dreamy denim OOTD, I always hearted that one! 😉

    Sophie | soinspo xo

    • Aww thanks so much Soph! You really are the sweetest! 🙂 So glad you’re enjoying this type of posts! 🙂

  • Amazing ideas! Thanks so much! x

    touchofgucci.blogspot.com.au/

  • Rosy Cheeks (Shayah)

    Sooo many solid ideas! I swear we are on the same wave length. You’re always posting articles I need at that very moment. Muuuaaahhhh / http://www.rosycheeks.org

  • There’s so many amazing post ideas! You did a great job finding them!!

    coffeetalkwithdasha.blogspot.com

  • Leonie Regan Wilson

    this is amazing thank you ! – leonie | missleoniewilson.com

  • Sarah Campbell

    Amazing list, you’ve already got my blog-cogs turning!

    Sarah 🙂

    Saloca in Wonderland

  • Trang Huynh

    Hello! Can you guide me how to insert text over the image as the first image is not ?
    Where did your editing? i’m not very good english ^^ . thank you <3

  • This is great! I love this post and it’s so helpful! Also your photography is amazing!

  • Really useful tips! Thanks for these. 😉

  • Such a useful list, Thanks Paula! Xx

    foreverebekka.co.uk

  • Janae Stanfield

    I love all of these suggestions! Your photography is so good too, and I’ll definitely use some of the tips I have been reading about. If you ever want to check out my blog (http://theblondeinthebuttonup.blogspot.com), that would be awesome. I’m just starting to blog about other topics other than my studying abroad adventures and would love some input!

  • I am SO bookmarking this page – I’ve just discovered your blog today, and this post just confirms my theory that Thirteen Thoughts is gonna become a new fave!

    Emily // Lynde Avenue

  • This is a great list and you have some excellent ideas. Thank you for sharing! You always inspire me:)

    astylishlovestory.blogspot.com

  • Wow, this is amazing!! Thanks for sharing! definitely saving this post 🙂

    thesixthdisneyprincess.blogspot.com

  • This is amazing! Thank you so much. I am definitely bookmarking this post!

    xoxo

    Aurelie | http://www.surface85.com

  • Jemima Elliott

    This is such a great list! Thank you so much, this has been so helpful when I’ve been stuck for ideas.

    Jemima x

    anotherrantingreader.blogspot.co.uk

  • tiffanytales

    That is some serious dedication! Thank you for all the ideas.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • Wow, thanks so much! I’ve taken note of these so I can use them later! Thanks again for sharing!

    xxxx from Emily at diamondsanddachshunds.weebly.com

  • Laura Flint

    Finally! A good list of blog post ideas! I’ve been searching far and wide for this for those days when I just can’t think of anything to write about! Thank you!

  • Thanks so much for visiting Ly!

  • Thanks for this list! I’m loving your blog. I always struggle to find a good balance between beauty and lifestyle!
    http://www.caffeineanddaydreams.com/

  • I’m just now finding this post in my Pinterest feed, and it’s AWESOME! You are such a lifesaver, you just helped me plan out blog posts all the way into the spring, and considering it’s only November, that’s pretty great. I love all of these great ideas, and you seem to have a pretty awesome blog, so I’m gonna go check out some more of your stuff and follow you on Bloglovin’! STAY AWESOME!!

  • Great ideas! Just saved this post

    lisa | lisaxbeauty

  • I just stumbled upon this fabulous post, and let me tell you, it’s amazing! I’m favoriting it and I put a bunch of these ideas into my post ideas folder… thank you so much for compiling and organizing all of these!

  • I just started my lifestyle blog, and I was having trouble thinking about what to write about next. Thanks a lot! ^-^

  • Jessie

    Great list. Definitely going to get writing some of these.

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Oh wow this is such a helpful post!! I’m going to bookmark this, thanks so much for sharing Paula!! <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.com

  • Deepti Karulkar

    This is such a great post! Thanks for sharing!I

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read. Maybe we can follow each other on Bloglovin?

    http://www.mademoisellemeetsmaquillageandmacaroons.com

    Deepti x

  • oh, thank you so much, Paula. You did help me when I didn’t have nothing to write!

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  • This post is amazing! Thank u for advices. I can’t wait to realize them 🙂
    http://www.selininwonderlandtr.blogspot.com.tr

  • Amanda Mortenson

    Thank you so much for this post! These are all such great ideas! I’m working on starting my own lifestyle blog, and this is very helpful for getting my creative juices flowing! Thanks again, looking forward to reading many more of your posts 🙂

  • Sugar Tea

    Oh my gosh Thank You! At a bit of a writers block at the moment. You are a Life Saver

    Samantha Rose @ thesugarteablog.bogspot.com
    xxx

  • Yessss! I always need ideas for content, but I appreciate how you’ve categorized topics by interests. As info…I love how unique your style is. A lot of blogs nowadays are pretty much the same, black and white, a little gold and sparkles, but yours is so full of color and quirkiness. 🙂

  • These are excellent! This is a pin I will certainly be going back to! Thanks for sharing!

  • Elizabeth Trejo

    This is what I have been searching for weeks! Ugh thank you for putting everything in once place lol seeing your website gives me hope for mine, thank you

  • Thank you for the tips!
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  • Erica

    Wow, I really enjoyed this post. I’ve been stuck in a bit of bloggers block and this really helped me get some motivation and ideas for some of my own posts! Great job!!!

  • Ami

    Amazing! Thanks so much for some lifestyle post ideas, being fairly new to blogging this is really helpful, thanks 🙂

    Love the different categories of your blog, I’d like to sort mine out better

    Ami x
    http://www.cranberryandapricot.com

  • Excellent post!! Thank yo so much for the ideas!!

    -Tia <3
    http://retouchingblog.com

  • I come back to this list of ideas so often! Thank you for the much needed inspiration.

  • Suzie

    This post was exactly what I needed – it has given me so many ideas for my blog! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

    http://www.dailylifesnaps.com

  • Eunice Abe

    LOVE this post! I’ve literally wrote down some of these topics and can’t wait to release them in the next week.

    http://www.fashionenth.co.uk

  • ashleigh

    This is the best blog ideas post that I’ve come across yet! I am new to blogging and put a bunch of these into my planner:)

    Thank you!!!
    Ashleigh
    twentysomethinginthe2010s.com

  • Cierra Kaler-Jones

    Love this! I recently got back into blogging, and some of these ideas have generated thoughts/draft posts that I can schedule. I’m also very glad you mentioned the “lifestyle” section, as my posts are more about my daily life/musings and it’s good to see that I don’t have to always blogs about something specific (ie. health & fitness, fashion) if that’s not my calling. Thanks for sharing!

    cierrakalerjones.com

  • OMG this seriously came in at the right time! I’ve been having major bloggers block. Going to be bookmarking this for sure. Thanks so much!

    http://www.thebambieyes.com

  • I really like your ideas in personal. Most of the things I write about on my blogs are personal but I feel like that’s how most blogs are. Especially yours. That is maybe why I like reading your posts so much.

  • Loved this post – added a bunch of ideas to my blog post ideas list. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • this is cute and so helpful! definitely gained a new follower!

  • Kerissa

    Genius! Thank you so much for sharing these killer ideas!!

  • Those are great blogging prompts ideas! I am bookmarking it for future references!

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  • Beka Ellen (BekaEllenMusic)

    Oh man, your pictures are to die for. Thanks a lot for your help xxoBeka
    http://www.bekaellen.com

  • Stefanie Meier

    super awesome list!

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin’

  • Thatiany Leal-Oliveira

    I’m starting my first blog ever, and this was overwhelmingly helpful (IN A GOOD WAY)! I truly appreciated this post.

  • Rosa Garcia

    This list was exactly what I needed to get back into it! Writers block can be quite the trouble.

    http://www.ohmysweetrose.com/

  • This is such an amazing post! Keep up the good work!

    Zoe x | http://www.zoelinda.co.uk

  • nancy america

    This was so helpful! Thank you 🙂

  • OMG this is amazing!! Thaaaaanks you so much for the help, I’ve been holding a mind block for a month and now this is just perfect, thanks thanks thanks!

  • This is so helpful & gave me loads of ideas thank you! X

    http://www.emilyy.co.uk

  • This is a great post, especially for a new blogger like me! Thank you!

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  • Katy Bennett

    Found this through Pinterest, and it’s amazing! Thank you so much 😀

  • Gemma

    This is such a great post! I’ve just started my beauty & lifestyle blog and can’t wait to try some of these! Check it out here https://gemmalynsey.wordpress.com

  • itsiamanda

    these are some lovely ideas.. plus you have them under each category which makes them all the more easier
    mandyk04.wordpress.com

  • Akshat

    I usually don’r comment. But, I won’t lie this post is awesome and has helped me a lot.
    Thank you so much for such a post.
    mrdapperblogger.wordpress.com/

    Cheers!
    Keep Blogging :*

  • iheartcosmetics

    Awesome list, have saved this on my computer to use when I have no inspiration xoxo

  • Sinead Hawley

    Amazing post! Have even put some of the ideas in my blogging pin 🙂 Thank you!

  • ej

    waw i find some useful tips here,count me in everyday
    http://www.justej.com

  • I just started to write i this is so precious for me. Thank you so much!
    p.s. i bookmarked your blog 🙂

  • Merina Navarro

    Love all of these ideas! Gave me some inspiration to hopefully have enough content to be a little more consistent with my blog.

  • Loved all of these ideas, thanks so much for sharing!