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50 Ideas for Blog Posts

There are some days when I just do not know what I’m going to write about. It’s kind of a weird thought that blogging only accounts for about 5% of what I do on a daily basis. More often than not, I come up with a blog post idea and think, “That’s it, Carly…. the well’s dried up. Nothing left. This is the end!!!” And then something else comes to me the next day. I’ve always kept a running list of blog ideas. In college, it was in a notebook by my bed and now it’s just on my iPhone.
I thought it would be fun to put together a list of fifty ideas… to inspire myself and to inspire you, too. Writer’s block can certainly be a pain! Here’s my fifty:
1. Somewhere you’ve always wanted to travel to
2. Your favorite book/show/movie growing up
3. The best piece of advice you’ve been given
4. A hard choice you had to make
5. What’s your favorite trick/hack that your mom taught you
6. If you had to choose one outfit to wear for the rest of your life what would it be
7. Share your bucket list
8. Post five pictures from childhood and tell the stories behind them
9. Write a letter to your future self
10. Give yourself a challenge and document the process
11. List 10 weird facts about yourself and ask your readers to do the same thing
12. A day in the life
13. Share an article or book that really made you think or changed your mind about something.
14. Ask your readers to help answer a question for you (“What’s your favorite easy recipe?”)
15. Do a Q&A with someone you admire
16. Make a list of your favorite books
17. Wear one piece of clothing five different ways for a Monday-Friday post
18. Review your “can’t live without” beauty products
19. Put together the ultimate wish list
20. Swap your blog with a friend for the day
21. Explain a tip or trick that you use every day
22. Try something new… Like a video blog!
23. Post three things that are currently inspiring you
24. Write a public thank you note to someone you know
25. Put together funny/embarrassing photos that you otherwise wouldn’t share
26. Share your favorite artists with your readers
27. List your favorite family traditions
28. Do a collage of a color combination that you currently love
29. Tell your readers a secret you’ve never shared online before
30. Test a few recipes or crafts from Pinterest and share the results
31. Share the most-worn thing in your closet
32. Embed the cutest viral videos you’ve watched
33. Find and share 10 cute things under $10
34. Tell a story that’s been passed down through your family over the years
35. List your favorite restaurants and to-dos in your city
36. Explain why something was the best or worst “splurge”
37. Do a roundup of your favorite bloggers or Instagrammers
38. Share the last five things you’ve purchased
39. Post a tutorial on how you do your everyday makeup
40. List out your nightly or morning routine 
41. What do you keep on your bedside table
42. Favorite drug store buys
43. What advice would you give your 16 year old self?
44. Put together a mood board/collage
45. Do a “how to” post
46. Share your earliest or favorite memory
47. Post an easy-to-wear, but chic outfit
48. List your favorite quotations
49. 10 things you learned from …. [college, running, moving across the country, etc.]
50. The story of why you started your blog!
Any other great blog post ideas? How do you keep track of your ideas?


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72 Comments

Audrey Lin

I needed this so badly! For the past year I was able to dish out posts every weekday throughout my senior year, but since I've started my freshman year of college, I've only been able to publish ten posts; today I posted for the second time this month. It doesn't help that it's hard finding time to blog in between classes, activities, and work. Right now, to make myself feel better, I'm telling myself "quanlity > quantity!" haha. I do, however, think about blogging a lot. Hopefully I'll be able to get back into the swing of things soon. Your posts inspire me every day πŸ™‚ -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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Jane Reggievia

Great ideas! I track all of my blogpost ideas list on my journal (sometimes Evernote helps me too). Anyway little trick from me: you can also 'adopt' other bloggers' featured post, but do it with your own voice!

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Jen

THANK YOU! I've been having serious writers block for the past couple of weeks and this post is exactly what I needed!

Thank's Carly πŸ™‚

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Jessica

These are great! I keep a handwritten list of post ideas and I just jot them down as they come to me. Sometimes I keep them and expand on the topic and other times I cross it off and decide it's better left as just a thought πŸ˜‰

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Allison

Thank you for this! I have been wanting to start a blog for a while, but I feel like I would run out of ideas. You are always so inspirational!

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Sarah

This is a great list of ideas for when the ideas just won't come! I have a few places where I keep blog ideas: my phone, when I'm out and about; the notes section in my day planner for when I'm at work and am not allowed to bring my phone through security; and then I also will open up new posts in blogger and write the working title and either a few sentences that are in my head or the outline for the post, safe the draft, and then go back to it at another time. I should probably streamline my approach, but it works for now! Thanks for the ideas πŸ™‚

Sarah
Sweet Spontaneity

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Kristen Woolsey

Thank you for such a helpful post! I started blogging recently, and still have tons of ideas. But, I kind of fear the day when those run out…I'm pinning this post to help me fend off writer's block in the future. -Kristen

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Zoe

SO helpful! Thanks, Carly! I find that I get 'writer's block' often and this was just the post I needed to get inspiration! Zoe {Creative Director if FivePlumsDesigns Blog & Shop}

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monogrammedmagnolias

I was just thinking "I'm feeling so uninspired, I need to make some lists!" while making my tea this morning so this post was the perfect thing to get me started. So helpful and so inspiring. Thanks, Carly!
xo – Merisa
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Katherine L.

This is a great list, and I just have one question. You say that really only about 5% of your time is spent blogging – as the full-time blogger you are, I imagined that number to be much larger! What are the bigger components then that fill your day as a full-time blogger, if not writing?

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A Peachy Sonder

These are awesome ideas! It's nice to know that as scary as the wrtier's block feeling may be, it will pass and here's a great list to make that happen more quickly. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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lessonsbysunny

These are great and definitely sparked some more ideas for future posts, thank you! I've kept a running list on my desktop using the incredibly convenient Stickies app.

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Briana

Oooh, these are some excellent ideas, and I haven't used most of them! Whenever I come up with a new idea, I write it down in a small notebook. For some reason, writing things on paper works better for me. Maybe I'm just a little bit old-school. πŸ˜‰

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GiGi EatsCelebrities

My brain is a very mysterious place and always comes up with the weirdest ideas the day before I am to post. Sometimes I have a mini panic thinking, OH JEEZE what am I going to make a video about this week – but then BAM……. IDEA SMACKS ME IN THE FACE! lol

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Erica Ligenza

I did a running list of ideas of future posts and series before even starting a blog, and it's been helpful to this day! Especially when the inspiration is feeling a bit low, it's so nice to have an Excel sheet or document somewhere with all of your greatest mental hits.

lovelovelove,
Erica
cominguprosestheblog.com

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Arlee Quinn

Thank you so much for putting this together! I've been running a blog for a couple months and I write in it daily, and I was running out of ideas!

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Demetria Kelly

I'm writing a post on my blog about great places to find inspiration for blog posts and I was wondering if I could reference your site! Thanks in advance!

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