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Updated by Marie Ennis-O'Connor on Dec 13, 2017
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21 Blog Post Ideas You Can Use Today

Stuck for something to write on your blog? Here are 21 ideas to help you create a new blog post today.

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Use List.ly to embed numbered lists on your blog

Use List.ly to embed numbered lists on your blog
Numbered style lists posts are always popular and highly shareable. A great feature of List.ly is the ability to embed lists directly on your blog.
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Start/Join A Blog Carnival

Start/Join A Blog Carnival
A blog carnival is a themed collection of links to other blog posts. It is a great way to connect with other bloggers and also to drive traffic to your own blog. Either start your own or participate in one that’s already running.
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Share An Inspirational Quote

Share An Inspirational Quote
Share some of your favorite inspirational quotes.
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Write About A Trending Topic

Write About A Trending Topic
Provide your unique perspective on a trending topic. There are lots of ways to find out what's "hot right now" online including Google Trends, Twitter.com/Search and Reddit.com.
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Plan Posts Around Events And Seasons

Plan Posts Around Events And Seasons
Use an editorial calendar to track of seasonal, cultural and industry events and write a blog post to fit the theme. Try Twitter's #OwnTheMoment tool for inspiration.
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Create A Meme Post

Create A Meme Post
Memes are humorous pieces of content that spread virally across the web. Create your own meme using an image editing tool like Canva
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Record A Podcast Or Video

Record A Podcast Or Video
Mix things up by recording a podcast or video relevant to your blog's theme and topic.
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Create A How-To Guide

Create A How-To Guide
How-to guides are always popular. Use images, video or audio to enhance your guide and make it more shareable.
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Create A Series Of Posts

Create A Series Of Posts
Break a topic into a series and link the posts together as you publish them.
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Create A ‘Hack’ Post

Create A ‘Hack’ Post
A hack is a list of workarounds for a common problem or issues. Is there a hack you can share with readers? Or why not ask your readers to share theirs?
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Create A Readers' Poll

Create A Readers' Poll
There are several online tools you can use to create a readers' poll. If you have a WordPress.com site, then you’ve got Polldaddy polls already built in. You can create, manage, and see results for all of your polls directly in your WordPress.com dashboard. If you use a WordPress.org install on your self-hosted site, install the Polldaddy WordPress.org plugin. Use it to get a snapshot of readers’ attitudes towards certain topics. Publish a follow-on post with your findings.
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Compile A Glossary Of Terms

Compile A Glossary Of Terms
Put together a useful list of terms relevant to your business and share them on your blog.
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Update Readers On Industry Trends

Update Readers On Industry Trends
Can you predict or comment on the latest industry trends? Readers will enjoy learning about it through your blog, particularly if you share your own unique perspective. Set up Google Alerts to keep updated on emerging trends in your industry and provide the latest information for your readers.
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Interview An Industry Expert

Interview An Industry Expert
Choose a respected industry professional and interview them for your blog. Alternatively, contact several experts in your field and have them answer a question: Take all the answers and turn them into one big blog post.
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Recycle Old Posts

Recycle Old Posts
Check your blog's analytics to see the most popular blog posts you've written. Can you expand on these to include new research or thinking? Perhaps the content can be turned into an infographic or a poll. Alternatively highlight the most popular in a best-of post.
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Write A Review

Write A Review
Review a book, product or service relevant to your readers.
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Invite A Guest Blogger

Invite A Guest Blogger
Ask a colleague or friend to write a guest blog on an area of their expertise.
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Provide A Weekly Round-Up Of Industry News

Provide A Weekly Round-Up Of Industry News
Gather the week's industry news into a round-up post. Provide links, attribute sources and add your own commentary.
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Find Inspiration In Readers' Comments

Find Inspiration In Readers' Comments
Readers’ comments can be rich ground for new blog posts. Don’t restrict yourself to just your own blog. Check the comments on other popular blogs in your industry and discussion threads on LinkedIn or Facebook groups. What are people talking about? What questions do they have? What could they use more information on?
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Dispel Industry Myths

Dispel Industry Myths
What are the most common myths or misconceptions about your industry? Write a blog post dispelling them.
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Write A Pick Of The Week Post

Write A Pick Of The Week Post
Choose a piece of content which has grabbed your attention during the week and share it with readers.