Thursday, October 23, 2014

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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73 comments :

  1. These are great points, thank you so much for sharing it, i am going to use like 3-4 of them :)

    XOXO JuJu
    http://www.jujusmoments.com/

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  2. 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 :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. oh wow, I meant *quality > quantity. How ironic that I misspelled that :P

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  3. love this! you can never have enough inspiration for blog posts :)
    xo, cheyenne

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  4. 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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  5. So agree, I need to start keeping a list!! Most of the time, I scroll through my pictures and see what I happen to have recent pictures of on my phone.

    www.taylormcunningham.com

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  6. thanks for sharing! there are a lot of ideas that inspire me. I am going to use some of them :)

    http://alenavave.blogspot.de

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  7. Wow, that's what i'm going to do.

    Thank you again, Carly. You are the best! :)

    ps. Today is 1 year since I started to read your blog everyday.

    www.mintcupoftea.blogspot.com

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  8. Great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Elena
    http://wordsbyelena.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm going to save this post for inspiration haha; writer's block is the worst and I have been experiencing so much of it this year!

    Hunter
    Prep on a Budget

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  10. There are always days I am sitting just looking at my computer and have no idea what to write! Thank you for posting this!

    http://girltalk2015.blogspot.com/

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    1. I have days like those sometimes and I have 2 blogs :) !

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  11. Is it bad that I want to do all of these? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, after all!

    http://simplicityetal.tumblr.com/

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  12. Just started my blog yesterday and this is beyond helpful with perfect timing! Thanks Carly!

    http://stuckoutofthesuburbs.blogspot.com

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  13. 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 :)

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  14. 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 ;)

    26 and Not Counting

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  15. These are such great (and unique) ideas! This post is now in my favourites bar so on those days I'm struggling to think of anything I can just come here!
    Thankyou!

    Lizzie // xBeautyMagic

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  16. I am always searching for new and unique blog post ideas! Thank you so much!

    Emily
    www.workinggirlafterhours.com

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  18. 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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  19. This is so awesome! I've been meaning to sit down and write a list like this myself. These ideas area great place to start!

    www.polishednpretty.com

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  20. I'm so glad i came across your post, i've been having serious writers block lately and can't seem to think of anything but there's so many great ideas here along with some i'd never really think of putting into a post.

    www.aretrobombshellsloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. 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 :)

    Sarah
    Sweet Spontaneity

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  22. 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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  23. Wow so many great Ideas! Clearly have to save this post :)
    xx Hazel
    http://thetasteofhazel.com

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  24. This is an amazing list of blog ideas Carly! I am just starting out blogging to help keep track of the things I do, I will for sure take a peek at this list if I ever feel stumped!

    ~Z. Hoover

    http://pthroughl.blogspot.com/

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  25. Wow, there are so really good ideas here! Thank you :D
    <3
    http://perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk.

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  26. I love this post!! I needed suggestions for my blog and omg this is amazing!

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  27. I'm just starting to regularly write my blog, and this post will definitely be referenced in the near future. Great ideas!

    Alexa
    http://cookiesandclass.blogspot.com

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  28. 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}


    BLOG - fiveplumsdesigns.blogspot.com

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    @fiveplumsdesigns

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  29. 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
    monogrammedmagnolias.wordpress.com

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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. Love this post! I've been in a bit of blogging rut so this is just perfect timing. Thanks! :)

    Viktoria @ thelittlebitsblog.com

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  33. 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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  34. I love all of these! I really admire your blog because you cover a variety of subjects - I enjoy reading your style tips and tidbits from your daily life! These are great inspirations.

    Miranda
    www.citygirlsouthernstyle.com

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  35. thanks for the ideas. i wrote down some and i plan on writing them :) xx

    www.sparklethiscity.blogspot.com

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  36. 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. ;)

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  37. There are some fantastic ideas here, Carly! Inspiring as ever!

    whatsineadloves.blogspot.ie

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  38. SO helpful, Carly! Thank you! Is there any way you could link some of your favorite blog posts you have ever written?
    Thanks!
    Kiersten

    hooligansandrevelry@blogspot.com

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  39. So many good ideas, next time I am stuck thinking of ideas fr my blog I will look at this!

    -Allison
    http://scatteredsun.squarespace.com/blog/2014/10/28/the-31st

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  40. 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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  41. Thanks for the inspiration. Great looking blog by the way !!!

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  42. Very inspirational! Thanks babe!

    www.beautywithgarnett.blogspot.com

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  43. 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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  44. Ah! Love this list! Thanks girl :)

    xx
    http://www.coralandcharm.com/

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  45. Fantastic list. Thank you!

    www.theowldiary.com

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  46. This is amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

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  47. What an amazing post! I'm gonna do all fifty for sure! Thanks for the tips ;)

    http://www.perigosasgarotas.com.br/

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  49. Thank you so much for this, I sometimes get the writer's block and hate it!

    xoxo
    www.aldamagnus.com

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  50. This has help me so much

    http://vintagebeautyox.blogspot.co.uk

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  51. This has been such a help! feeling inspired now!!

    katelharper.wordpress.com

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  52. wow this article really did give me a lot of inspiration and ideas for my next blog post... ahh my next blog posts are on my way

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  53. I love this post! It was uploaded more than six months ago, but most of these ideas still feel so fresh!

    Best Regards,
    Angelina Stroumpouli
    www.just-angelina.com/

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  54. Thanks so much for this post, I've been in a bit of a blogging rut and so I found this post super useful! I find the thought of a video post quite scary but I think it would be fun to give it a go x

    www.anenglshrse.blogspot.co.uk

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  55. Thank you ! Thank you! Thank you! This post just sparked 9 post ideas! I've been suffering from writers block for the past 2 weeks!

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  56. Very good!! This post is an inspiration . Kisses www.janelasingular.com.br

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  57. Thank you for putting this list together. I am just starting to blog and this is so helpful. Thanks again.

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  58. 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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  59. Thanks for sharing! These are great ideas, I've been meaning to sit down and make a list of more things to blog about.

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  60. thank u for this post! i got few ideas already x"D

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  61. 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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  63. This is such a big help, esp. for new bloggers like me!! Thank you for sharing!

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  66. 51. quit using the word you 50 times. Self-centered wench

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  67. thanks for giving an awesome idea for blog topics! :D
    really helpful!

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