What do you do when you don’t know what to blog about? Here are five easy post ideas to fall back on when blogger’s block strikes.
At any given time, I have a running list on my phone of at least 20 different blog ideas. I seem to think of topics on daily basis; some I write down, others are gone before I get that chance.
Despite the seemingly endless stream of content ideas, I still find myself without a topic sometimes. Usually, it’s because I can’t seem to make any of those other ideas come together into a post. I’m just not “feeling it” with them, so I need something fresh.
When I can’t make one of those posts happen, but I don’t know what else to write about, I often turn to one of these ideas.
When You Don’t Know What to Blog About
Revamp Your Old Content
If you’ve been blogging for even a few months, you probably have some older posts that either a) you aren’t super proud of or b) were published before you gained most of your followers. I have several recipe posts from my first few months with this blog, as well as a bunch of recipes from my old blog, that just don’t have the kind of pictures my posts have now.
I love taking one of those older posts, redoing the photos, and publishing it again. Not only do I get to update an old favorite, but I get to share that favorite with an audience that has changed so much since I first began blogging four years ago.
Write a Roundup
Roundups are super popular, and with good reason: they gather a bunch of great links in one convenient place. In my blogging opinion, the best roundups include at least a few links of your own. If you’ve been around for a while, it’s possible you could create an entire roundup using just your own recipes.
If you do choose to use other bloggers’ posts, just be sure to get their permission or read their policies first.
Do a “Life Lately” Post
Even if you typically don’t blog about personal stuff, it’s still fun for readers to get a glimpse of the writer behind the blog. You can give an overview of what’s happening in your life without getting too personal; you can share your current favorite TV shows, list a few goals, or give a shout out to the best blog posts you’ve read lately.
Posts like that are something I wish I did more often. I do share personal things sometimes, but I so enjoy reading about the current happenings of other bloggers that I’d like to give it a try myself.
Most bloggers have an About Me page, but it might not be something you update often, and it probably isn’t a place readers visit too frequently. To give readers an idea of who you are, write an About Me post. It shouldn’t be a carbon copy of what you have on your About page; instead, make it fun or themed. Write a little about how or why you started blogging, share how you developed an interest in the topic(s) you write about, or create a list of random favorites.
Share Your Favorites
A post of your favorites is the perfect way to tell readers more about you while also providing them with useful content. What kind of favorites you share are up to you, but the possibilities are pretty endless: cosmetic products, 90’s rap songs, recent blog posts, cat videos, Friends memes, fall sweaters, kitchen hacks, novels.
Take a Break
When I feel stuck, I usually try to push through because that’s how I’m best able to find my way back to creating content. There are times, though, that I take that inability to write as a sign that I just need to give my brain a break. It’s okay to rest your blogging muscles for a while. Don’t force writing; it’ll happen eventually, but in the meantime, there’s nothing wrong with taking a breather for a few days to recharge.
What do you do when you don’t know what to blog about?