32 Blog Post Ideas for Your Next Article

Feeling a little stumped about your next article?

Never fear, for you've come to the right place. Even the world's most creative bloggers find themselves in need of blog post ideas every once in a while. Even worse, it can be easy to find yourself writing what feels like the same thing over and over again.

The average content marketer today uses 12 different tactics to spread their brand's message. If you're only using a couple blog post ideas, you risk getting left behind. Make it a point to add at least one of these to your content calendar:

1. Write the Perfect Content

Entrepreneur Jason Calacanis believes that that the perfect content is real-time, fact-driven, visual, efficient, and curated. These blog post ideas work for the most popular sites, like Buzzfeed and Huffington Post!

2. Winning Tweets

Tad Chef recommends asking a question on Twitter, and embedding the most clever answers into your blog. It's a brilliant way to make some new friends.

3. Research Recommendations

What are your go-to sources for high-quality industry information, statistics and research?

4. Publish a Mind Map

Sometimes, the process can be even more fascinating or helpful than the end result.

5. Linkups

Create a resource list of your website's articles on a given topic. Better yet, create a comprehensive resource list that links to others.

6. Review Professional Organizations

What are the most popular and well-respected professional organizations your customers or company is a member of?

7. Critique Quora Answers

It's never good form to criticize rudely, but if you can add on a thought leader's opinion, the results could be quite positive.

8. Inspirational Quotes


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Compile a list of famous quotations. Better yet, enhance them into images with one of our favorite free tools.

9. Advice Column

Answering customer FAQs is effective, but what about asking your audience to share their advice as a new blog post idea?

10. 100 Must-Know Facts

What does a professional really need to know to cut it in your industry, and why?

11. Share a Customer Success Story

What did they learn using your product? Better yet, how did they build their business?

12. Share a Mistake

Did you learn a lesson the hard way? Why not confess? It could make for a scintillating blog post idea.

13. Write a Code of Ethics

Describe your brand's morality or manifesto.

14. Create a Story

It doesn't have to be true. In fact, we covered the value of brand fiction here.

15. An eBook Excerpt

Why not promote your brand's latest long-form content shamelessly? Or better yet, use blogger Amanda Nelson's suggestion, and get permission to publish part of a new release.

16. Predict Trends

Why not share your thoughts about the future of your industry? We promise you, no one will mind if they don't all come true.

17. Respond to Controversy

Promise you'll be polite, and it can  be an immensely successful tactic for widening your audience.

18. Create a Decision Tree

Better yet, make it into an infographic or visual tool.

19. Share Your Customer's Favorite Tools

What apps, software, devices, or plug-ins does it take to live a day in the life of your customers? Your prospects would probably love to know.

20. Repurpose, Reimagine, and Improve

Why not see if you can put a modern twist, and possibly a neat new format on your five highest performing blog posts of all time?

21. Blogger Awards

Spread some love and introduce 10, 15, or 50 bloggers whose content you admire.

22. Host a Virtual Event

Embed Tweets in real-time, and collaborate with others to create some of the freshest content ever written.

23. Have a Debate

Why not let two of your brainiest employees argue it out? It's a tactic that's worked well for HubSpot.

24. Write a Disappearing Post

It's certainly one of the edgier blog post ideas, and probably worth a try!

25. Create a Visual-Only Post

Could you tell a story with Instagram photos only?

26. Write a Massive List

How big a list can you create? Challenge yourself!

27. Ask for Secrets

What did your readers quit doing, and why did they decide to do that?

28. Collaborate with a Competitor

The results could surprise you.

29. Commission Original Research

Perform your own survey, and share what you learned.

30. Take a Totally Fresh Angle

Can you conceptualize blog post ideas or a story that no one's ever shared before?

31. Commission Some Art

Can one of your coworkers tell a story with visuals?

32. Do Something that Scares You

It's the only way to ever improve!

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