Blog Post Ideas: A Beginner's Guide

Blog Post Ideas: A Beginner's Guide

Whether you blog for your business or pleasure, the fact is that you need a good list of blog topic ideas in the pipeline to keep your blog going. Here we'll give you 28 topical ideas to use for your blog and give you a little help with each one.

Choose your topic

Before you start banging away on your blog, you need to choose the blog's topic. If you are doing it for your business, your topic will be anything related to your company and putting your business as the expert. For a personal blog, you'll want to pick something you are passionate about, which will help when it comes to writing regularly. And when you are ready to begin, Mindspun's platform is built for SEO and will help your blog succeed no matter the topic.

Inspirational Ideas

This first category of topics is designed to inspire your readers. After reading these posts, you'll have a call to action for readers to take.

1 The Best Piece of Advice You Ever Received

At some point in our lives, we've received some advice that really resonated with us. Why not pay it forward and share that advice with your readers? Let them know what it meant to you as well.

Sitting down receiving advice

2 How Did You Start & Grow Your Business

Everyone is interested in how things come about, and your business is no different. Let everyone know what inspired you to start your business and what obstacles you overcame to make it to today.

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3 What Are the Causes You Support and Why Are They So Important

This option allows people to see behind the curtain a little and learn what makes you and your business tick. Explain those things you support and why, and earn new readers in the process.

4 A Day in Life (Your Life)

This kind of post allows readers to see part of the "real you" behind the blog. It is a little personal, but it makes you approachable and relatable to your readers. They want to connect with you, so let them in.

5 Where Do You See Yourself and Your Business in 25 years?

Predictions are always entertaining, especially when people can go back to see if you were right or wrong. This makes a great post to return to in a year or two to see how your predictions are holding up (or aren't).

Entertaining Ideas

This category of topics requires some popcorn for your readers. These ideas will keep people reading and wanting more.

6 Which fictional character would be perfect for your job

Flex your imagination and write about some character that you think would do your job great. Bonus points if you have a picture of the character in your office that you share with the post.

7 Share about your office or workspace

What does your workspace look like? Readers like to know how you work and where you work and might inspire them to change their workspace.

8 Which hobbies or sports could benefit someone in your niche to be better

It's odd that a sport could benefit your blog writing, but some skills transfer from sports to work. Whether you run, golf, play an instrument, or paint, talk about how those skills affect your work.

9 Create a list of movies everyone in your industry should watch

There are some movies that are iconic and last for years, and some of these are perfect for your industry. What movies do you consider must watch for folks in your industry?

10 Create a new superhero for your industry - what are their superpowers?

Maybe it's Captain Ink or Auto Ninja, but whatever your industry, generate a superhero for your industry. This is a fun exercise to give them unique superpowers.

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11 Collect and share the top tweets by industry leaders from last year

We can't read all of the tweets we would like, so you do your readers a favor by compiling the best from your industry's leading voices.

12 Compile a list of the top 10 influencers in your industry

In a world of too much information, being able to cut through the noise to get to the "meat" is essential. Help your readers know who are the best influencers in your industry.

Modern workspace

13 Explain what your industry can learn from hip hop or country music song lyrics

Advice from a song? Surely there are some lyrics that have made a difference for you, so spread the word about the artist to your readers.

14 Define the 10 Commandments of your industry

What are those rules that you just never break, and to do so would be the ire of the whole industry down upon you? This is sure to generate some discussion as well.

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15 Follow up with the 7 Deadly Sins of your industry

Once you know the "rules," follow up on that with the things that people just shouldn't do for your industry. This is really a helpful blog teaching others what to avoid.

Promotional Ideas

While you want to promote your swag and/or blog, you don't want it to be blatant and obvious. Here are some ways to do that tastefully.

16 Explain how your company or brand got its name

You likely have an interesting story related to the name of your company, so feature that. People love to know the inside story, and this is one of them.

17 Compare your product or service with your competition

You believe in your product/service, right? Then make a comparison with your competition to show how you stand out from the rest.

18 Write a thoughtful buyers guide

Help your potential and future customers to ensure that they are making a wise choice. Provide them points to consider, and they'll look more favorably on your brand.

Teach or Inform Ideas

These ideas will provide more detail on the general helpful blogs you typically write.

19 Share what you look for in a partner or employee

This topic provides interesting insights into your industry. Odds are, if you are looking for something, the whole industry finds that important.

20 Create a list of industry hacks

This is a great topic to put you in an expert light. Some things only come with time, but you can show you've been around by sharing what you know.

21 Compile a list of the top 10 books for beginners in your industry

Helping out the newbies in your industry is a nice way to gain respect and network. Give them some books that will be worth their time and get them up to speed faster.

22 Share the ups and downs of running your business

Being an entrepreneur isn't all fancy jets and great meals. Get real with your readers on what your business really is like on a daily basis.

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23 Make a list of your favorite tools, apps, or websites

We all like to get better at what we're doing, and sharing your go-to apps and tools is a fun way to teach others.

24 Explain the do's and don'ts of beginning a career in your industry

You've learned lessons over the years, and it's a great topic to share these do's and don'ts for your business and industry.

Controversial Ideas

Shake things up by going against the grain.

25 Find a controversial tweet about your industry and write a response

This can be tricky, but it can also be worthwhile. Likely there is an industry tweet that you've had a strong opinion about, and now is the time to write about it.

Man sitting in a interview

26 Write an open letter

You have thoughts about a trend in your industry, and you want to express your thoughts about that. Pen a post that is an open letter to your colleagues.

27 Write about the biggest controversies in your industry

Every industry has topics that are hot-button issues. Here is your chance to express your thoughts about the controversy.

28 Talk about 5 things you'd like to change about your industry

We all have a few things that we don't like about the industry we're in. What are yours and what would you do about them?

Wrap-up

These topics will get you started on having lots of topics for your blog. And when you are ready to start, use Mindspun as an SEO-ready platform to get seen.

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