Coming up with blog ideas can be a challenge.
If you don't have much time set aside for writing, this can be frustrating to say the least. That’s why I’ve put together enough titles and topics to see you through the year, so you don’t have to spend hours thinking about what to write.
Before we get to the ideas, make you sure you download my free Blog Post To-Do list. This simple checklist breaks down the process of writing a blog post into manageable chunks.
52 Blog Titles and Topics for 2017
1. The “Best of” List
E.g. “10 of the Best Herbal Teas for Helping You Sleep”
2. The Interview
Interview an employee or someone you admire. Ask them a range of questions about their job and create a title based on the most interesting answer they give.
E.g. “Our Web Designer Shares His Secrets for Meeting Tight Deadlines”
3. The Opposing View
Do you take an opposing or seemingly controversial view on a topic or piece of news within your industry?
E.g. “Here’s Why We’re Not Having a January Sale”, or “Why We Don’t Like the Latest iPhone Release”
4. The “Reasons” List
E.g. “20 Surprising Reasons Why We Love Telemarketing”, or “5 Obvious Reasons to Get an Eye Test”
5. The “Top” List
E.g. “Top 10 Lipsticks That Stay All Day Long”, or “Top 10 AirBnB Resorts to Visit in 2017”
6. Comment on current news
How do this week’s headlines affect you? Share your thoughts.
7. The “How to” post
E.g. “How to Change a Light Bulb”, or “How to Save Money on Your Car Insurance”
8. The Ultimate Guide
E.g. “The Ultimate Guide to Starting an Internet Business”, or “The Ultimate Guide to Making Coffee”
9. Answer FAQs
What do your customers/clients/readers always ask you? Answer one of these questions on your blog.
E.g. “Why Do I Need a Blog?”, or “How Long Does It Take to Learn Guitar?”
10. The Resources List
Share some of the most useful resources you’ve found relating to your business/niche.
E.g. “Our 10 Favourite Web Design Blogs”, or “10 Useful Resources for Choosing a Mortgage”
11. Image-heavy post
Image based blog posts are easy to digest and offer something different to your audience. Introduce some of your newest products or share photos from your latest event.
12. The Statistics List
E.g. “20 Recycling Statistics That Will Surprise You”, or “20 Driving Statistics That Will Make You Think”
13. The Checklist
Create a useful checklist that will help your readers to complete a task.
E.g. “A Checklist for Moving Home”, or “Stay In Control of Your Finances With This Checklist”
14. Define a difficult term
Every industry has words or concepts that an outsider might not understand. Explain one of these in a blog post.
E.g. “What Are Meta Tags and Why are They Important?”
15. The Quote Post
List quotes that have inspired you – it could be a general list, or it could be relating to a specific topic.
E.g. “My Favourite Quotes of All Time”, or “10 Inspiring Quotes About Failure”
16. The seasonal blog post
Whether it’s Spring, Easter, Christmas, or Back to School – write a post with a seasonal theme.
17. Get personal
People love to read about personal experiences – it helps them to connect with you and shows that you are not afraid to be honest.
18. Showcase a product/service
Your blog offers a great opportunity to promote some of your products or services in more detail.
19. Make a comparison
E.g. “Live Band vs. DJ: Which is Better for Your Wedding?” or “New or Antique Jewellery: Which is Better?”
20. Pros and Cons
Explore the benefits and downfalls of a particular subject.
E.g. “The Pros and Cons of Taking a Gap Year”, or “Solar Panels: The Pros and Cons of Switching to Solar Energy”
21. Share Tips
Bite-sized nuggets of advice are easy for readers to digest and put into action.
E.g. “Gain More Confidence with These Top Tips”, or “10 Tips for Making the Perfect Cup of Coffee”
22. The “Steps to” post
E.g. “5 Steps to Reducing Your Energy Consumption This Week”, or “Create a Successful YouTube Video in 10 Simple Steps”
23. The “What If” post
Asking a “what if” question creates curiosity in your readers – choose a good topic and they’ll be interested in reading your thoughts.
“What If We Treated Physical Health Problems like Mental Illnesses?”, or “What If the Nativity Took Place in the 21st Century?”
24. Share your reaction
Writing (or filming) your reaction to something new shows that you’re up-to-date with what’s going on in your industry.
E.g. “Watch Our Reaction to the John Lewis Christmas Ad”, or “Here’s Our Reaction to Google’s Latest Algorithm Update”
25. The Ideas List
People often search the web for ideas – create a list of ideas on a particular subject.
“20 Gift Ideas for The Guy Who Has Everything”, or, “15 Storage Ideas for Small Kitchens”
26. The Hacks List
We all love little tips and tricks that make life easier. Explore some posts on LifeHacker for inspiration!
27. Interactive Post
Encourage interactivity with your readers by asking them questions or creating a quiz.
E.g. “What Type of Driver Are You?”, or “What Do Your Breakfast Choices Say About You?”
28. Share your latest news
What’s going on in your world? Share the highlights.
29. Review post
Review something new, whether it’s a product, a place or a service.
30. Behind the scenes post
Show your audience some of the inner workings of your business.
E.g. “Find Out How We Make Over 200 Cupcakes a Day”, or “Here’s How Many Hours are Spent Designing a Website”
31. Write a letter
It could be a letter to yourself, e.g. “A Letter to My 20-Year-Old Self”, or you could be like Taylor and write an open letter to a person or corporation.
32. Invite a guest writer
Guest blogging provides a great outlet for other individuals/businesses to gain a wider audience. It also gives you a week’s break from writing!
33. Share the advice you’ve received
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Create a blog post around these revelations.
34. Explore the history of a subject
E.g. “A History of the Internet: Where Did It All Begin?”, or, “The History of Engagement Rings”
35. The Myth Buster List
Are there any common misconceptions surrounding your industry or specialism? Reveal the truth!
“10 Myths about Blogging and Why They’re Not True”, or “5 Myths About Plumbers Busted”
36. Share just one tip
Sharing just one tip or piece of advice is intriguing – make it a valuable tip that people will want to bookmark and share.
E.g. “The Only Tip You Need For Unclogging a Sink”, or “Our Favourite Make-Up Tip Of All Time”
37. The Mistakes Post
E.g. “12 Mistakes Every New Homeowner Makes”, or “Don’t Make These Mistakes When Applying for University”
38. Share Why Something Matters
E.g. “Why Social Media Matters in 2017”, or “Why Kindness Matters in Business”
39. Explain why you believe something
E.g. “Why I Think Mental Health Should Be Taught More in Schools”, or “Why We Don’t Have a Ball Pool in Our Office”
40. Write a collaborative post
Not all blog posts have to be written alone! Gather thoughts from around the office or reach out to online communities to gain a range of opinions.
E.g. “Our Thoughts on Creativity in The Workplace”, or “UK Fashion Bloggers Share How Instagram has Affected the Industry”
41. Create a playlist
Spotify allows you to share your playlists via a link or embed code – create a playlist on a particular theme and ask your readers for suggestions.
E.g. “My Ultimate Running Playlist”, or “Here’s What We’re Listening to in the Office”
42. Link to your favourite blogs
Bring encouragement to others by sharing why you love their blogs.
“10 Of the Best UK Gardening Blogs”, “My Top 5 Personal Finance Blogs”
43. Create a challenge
Encourage readers to take part in a challenge. For example, if you’re a health business, you could create a “Drink More Water” challenge that helps people increase their water intake.
44. The “Day in The Life Post”
Document your day!
45. Comment on/predict trends
Be a trendsetter and predict the next-big-thing – or comment on current trends.
E.g. “10 of the Best 2017 Web Design Trends”, or “The Next Big Colour Scheme Trends”
46. The Case Study Post
Do you have a project you are particularly proud of? Put together a case study showcasing your work.
47. The Example List
E.g. “10 Examples of Beautiful Small Gardens”, or “5 Examples of Selflessness at Its Best”
48. Run a competition or a giveaway
Could you give away one of your products or services?
49. Share your goals
Whether it’s for next week, a month or a few years – write a post about a goal you’ve set.
50. The Facts Post
E.g. “20 Adorable Facts about Guinea Pigs”, or “20 Surprising Facts About YouTube”
51. Summarise a conference or training day
Share top tips you’ve learned at a recent event.
52. Focus on a charity
Do you support a particular charity? Why and how? Your audience will love to read about the causes you support.
Over to you…
Now you have your ideas, all that’s left is to wish you all the best for your blog in 2017! Not forgetting your free to-do list:
If you have any more blog post ideas, feel free to add them in the comments – perhaps I can create an even bigger list next year and mention your ideas!