Blog tips: 226 Blog Post Ideas + Printable List

Blog post Ideas, Ideas for a blog post

One of the best things to do for your blog, is to never run out of ideas. When that writer’s block hits, it often hits pretty hard and most of the time, it comes out of nowhere.

I love keeping a long list of blog post ideas, so that I never feel lost.

There are so many things to blog about and possibilities are pretty much endless, regardless of your niche. Your content should have quality, but not every single blog post needs to be long, serious or very involved. Sometimes, getting a little personal can pay off, too. Trying new things can be really fun as well.

BUT, where do you find ideas?

One of my first tips, is to stay creative. My second tip? Look for the things you’re passionate about, things that you’re knowledgeable about. Think of something you’ve learned- something you didn’t know a couple of years ago and share that knowledge with your audience. You could also grab a pen and a piece of paper, go through this list, and write down some of these ideas.

This list of ideas is a compilation of a couple of my previous *blog post ideas* posts and these ideas have been separated into several different categories: Food, Beauty, Style, Lifestyle, Personal and Blogging.

FOOD

  • 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 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • roundup of your best recipes
  • favorite recipe from your childhood
  • what I ate- list of your weekly meals, including recipes- get creative with these
  • share a seasonal recipe
  • cookbook review
  • try a Pinterest recipe and write about it
  • create a recipe with an exotic ingredient
  • try a foreign recipe
  • homemade– plant milk, nut butter, bread, etc.
  • kitchen tutorial– share a how-to with your readers (how to chop an onion, cut a mango- do these only if you are very familiar with particular technique)
  • kitchen tool resource list
  • challenge yourself to try a new recipe every day for a week and blog about the experience
  • share your favorite “get-togethers” recipes
  • quick and easy breakfast ideas
  • try a few recipes from one of your favorite food bloggers and write about it

BEAUTY

  • 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… (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
  • share your makeup storage
  • talk about your favorite makeup books
  • share your most-loved makeup tutorials
  • budget beauty finds
  • talk about your favorite beauty blogs
  • nighttime beauty routine
  • show off your makeup collection
  • share your skincare saviors
  • go-to makeup look
  • go-to hairstyle
  • morning routine beauty favorites
  • talk about your favorite beauty brand
  • discuss recent makeup trends
  • do a makeup challenge– go out of your comfort zone and try a new look
  • special events looks
  • before/after
  • do a star-inspired look
  • talk about your absolute must-have beauty products
  • share some makeup tips for beginners
  • skincare tips fitting your skin type
  • favorite recent beauty purchases
  • problem-solving products
  • compare a high-end and affordable products in your collection that are similar
  • tell your readers all about your favorite drugstore products
  • roundup of your favorites-favorite blushes, lipsticks, powders, etc.
  • share your favorite beauty hacks
  • travel beauty essentials
  • talk about your favorite foundation application technique
  • travel-friendly makeup looks and hairstyles
  • throwback post– talk about some of your very first beauty products
  • do a beauty collaboration with another blogger

FASHION/STYLE

  • 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… 
  • 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 $100 limit for example to spend at a store and create an entire outfit
  • outfit post that’s inspired by one of your style icons
  • style staples
  • OOTD
  • style wishlist
  • your favorite places to show for stylish pieces
  • favorite basic pieces in your collection and where to find them
  • first-date outfit ideas
  • date-night/special occasion outfit idea
  • talk about some of your staple pieces in your closet
  • recreate a look you love
  • talk about your style inspiration
  • memorable outfit you wore on a special occasion 
  • talk about office/work friendly outfits that aren’t boring
  • write about your favorite fashion magazine and the story behind it
  • film-inspired outfit
  • book-inspired outfit
  • concert-festival outfit ideas
  • talk about a current trend you’re loving

LIFESTYLE

  • 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
  • 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.
  • talk about what you did this past 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
  • share your workout playlist
  • share a haul
  • talk about places you’ve visited that made an impact on your life
  • home/room tour
  • at home..– mani, pedi, spa
  • things to do on..– a summer evening, rainy day
  • talk about a recent event you’ve attended
  • working out at home– share your favorite programs/ routines
  • convince me to read your favorite book or watch your favorite TV show– a good title for this would be “10 reasons you NEED to read _____”
  • do a link roundup
  • offer a free.. something– free printable planner, calendar
  • date night ideas
  • share a home ware haul
  • do a “tour” of your bookshelf
  • talk about your favorite podcasts
  • share some of your weekend staples
  • roundup of your favorite Instagram accounts
  • share your favorite inspirational quotes/images
  • what are some of your favorite apps?
  • your “staycation” essentials
  • talk about your favorite seasonal activities
  • guest blog post
  • your desk essentials

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PERSONAL

  • write about a struggle 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
  • 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
  • write a “get to know me” post
  • Q and A post
  • talk about your personal style-hair, makeup, fashion, music, books
  • write about what inspires you
  • “things you didn’t know about me” post
  • share your vision board/your dreams and goals
  • write about people you look up to
  • what are you passionate about?
  • share a few lessons you’ve learned over the years
  • talk about your mood-lifters
  • things that make you happy
  • get real– share a struggle or other personal story, you’d be surprised how many people can relate to some of the things you go through
  • talk about your life bucket list, do you have one? If not, create one and write about it!
  • 10 reasons I love ______– your favorite place, artist, brand, food
  • how I met my  ______– best friend, partner, if it’s a funny, weird and good story, share it with your readers
  • talk about the meaning behind your blog name
  • get to know your readers– ask fun questions in a post, have your readers answer in comments, get to know each other, this can be really good for building the “feel” of community on your blog
  • talk about an experience that made a big impact on your life

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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
  • 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
  • your blogging “style” evolution-take us back in time and talk about how your blogging style/routine has changed over the years
  • list of blogging resources
  • blog post ideas :)
  • interview your favorite bloggers
  • talk about your blogging routine/process
  • show off your blogging space
  • where do you find inspiration
  • lessons you’ve learned through blogging
  • share your photography setup
  • talk about your favorite social media outlets– maybe there are some tips and tricks you can share?
  • roundup of your best blog posts– these type of posts do really well here on Thirteen Thoughts
  • link roundup of your favorite posts written by other bloggers

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  • Emmalisa Tilli

    This is FANTASTIC! You are FULL of ideas and have inspired me with MORE!!!!!! I did feel like I was running out of ideas but when you have a creative mind, you can be filled with lots and lots of ideas!!!!!! Sometimes I feel I’m not doing enough, or get worried if a particular blog post is too long that people won’t read…. lol or too short that may lose people’s interests…. I hope there is a way to save this or I will just copy and paste into my notes into my phone. :) thanks for the tips!!!!! You’re a legend! ❤️

    • Thank you SO much Love! Don’t stress out too much about posts being too short or too long- as long as you’re having fun and write about something you love. I will try to add a printable document to this post so that you can download them or print them out. ;)

  • I’m not surprised that you are full of ideas!! Being on a no-buy, I really struggled to think of post ideas at first since I wasn’t buying new products to talk about. I’ve definitely had to get creative on ideas for other posts, and it’s made me love blogging even more. My creativity goes up and down though (on the down swing now…), so I’m very thankful for this list for reference! Bookmarking now! xoxo

    Jenn │ Beauty by Jellybean

    • I went through the same thing when I went on a no-buy! It’s so funny how that creativity is there, but you kind of have to stir it up a bit and awake it once in a while. I never thought of myself as a creative person but blogging and photography definitively changed my outlook.

  • These are such great ideas! I’, definitely saving this post for future inspiration!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

  • Haha, thank you for the lemon warning in the beauty section. So far I have always had more content than time, so I never did run out of ideas, but your list has given me plenty more.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Lenne Zulkiflly

    Just the right time when I need it haha! Definitely bookmark this post for more inspiration. Thanks girl! xx

    a href=”http://lennezulkiflly.blogspot.my/”>Lenne Zulkiflly Blog

  • Such a great round up Paula! I see a few here I have lined up for the next few weeks and I’m saving for when I’m running low on inspiration!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • Cat L

    Such a great post Paula! I already jotted down a few ideas such as the dinner for two and the first beauty products I ever purchased. Thank you for sharing these tips!
    ~Cat L.
    http://www.CatsDailyLiving.com

  • This is so good, thanks. I’m going to save it for when I’m stuck for post ideas!

    http://www.jessicablu.com

  • Ana

    I love these kind of posts! Thank you for coming up with so many cool posts ideas xxx
    http://fallingforablog.blogspot.com.es/2017/05/the-perfect-top-for-spring.html

  • Kiri Yanchenko

    WOWSER! What an amazing resource!
    I am going to save this link too – I still haven’t read all of your pinterest post because I got side tracked.
    These blogging tip posts of yours are so helpful!
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

  • Reetuparna Saha

    Wow Paula.. What a magnanimous post you’ve done..! This is another very useful post from you that’s getting added to my bookmarks. Tons of love to you darling.. :)

  • Reetuparna Saha

    Wow Paula.. What a magnanimous post you’ve done..! This is another very useful post from you that’s getting added to my bookmarks. Tons of love to you darling.. :)
    http://ambersity.com

  • Wow, what a list!

  • Natalie Redman

    Omg thank you! This is fab!

    http://www.upyourvlog.com

  • The Sunday Mode

    I was feeling a little uninspired and this sort of got my mind ticking again, thanks for all of these ideas :)

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  • This is great, thank you for sharing! I actually have an ideas list that I still haven’t worked my way through but some of these made me want to put them to the top of the list. Going to have to do the style evolution one at some point although it will be seriously embarrassing…
    Sophie xxx | Sophar So Good

    • I love keeping a long list of ideas too- I’ve learned to milk those creative days because I know there are days when I can’t come up with anything hehe ;) I think the style evolution post would be SO much fun and engaging!

  • You have a great list of things here, Paula! I really love the idea of recreating a look. Reminds me of Tess Christine on YouTube! I feel like I’m going to refer to this list all the time when I lose inspiration. Thanks so much! xx

    Jordyn Pamela // http://www.jordynpamela.com

  • Such an amazing list of posts, I am going to be bookmarking it for later!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

  • Megan McCormick

    Such a comprehensive list – I love it!

    Megan | http://www.masteringhealth.co |

  • Wow, what an amazing and comprehensive list, thanks so much for sharing all of your fab ideas!

    Alice | alicemaysnell

  • Amanda

    I LOVE this post! You’re amazing. Reading this post helped me come up with a full list of blog post ideas for the REST of 2017! I hate writer’s block and wanted to create a huge content list & calendar so I never run out of ideas. This was awesome, thank you!

    Amanda
    http://www.simply-amanda.com

  • You’re so full of ideas, I can’t wait to finally make use of these. Thank you so much Paula.

    Dami | http://www.bronzedout.com

  • Sparklingpassions

    I love your ideas! You are so inspirational I love your blog!
    Wish you a nice evening!
    Laura♥
    sparklingpassions.de

  • Ahhh this list is MEGA! I don’t think I’ll ever be stuck with what to write about ever again haha – Thanks so much for sharing!

    Toni x
    http://www.clarkecouture.co.uk

  • Jade Bentick

    Amazing post! x

    http://www.mrssk.com