If you’re anything like me, you’re probably kind of drained after all the holidays that just happened. Your brain might still be in the vacation mode, and blogging seems to be still out of your mind.
Well, after doing a lot of scrubbing online, I found some incredible blog post prompts that will help each of us get a good start in blogging every year when we feel the slump and writing block. Say goodbye to vacation hang-overs because these prompts will definitely get the ball rolling for you.
1. Start with a Life Update this month.
If you can’t think of anything to post after all the time-off that just you’ve had, start the blog this year with a ‘Life Update’. Just like what I did in my previous post. You can give a recap of what’s happened to you the past year, and what you intend to do this coming year. Your goals and life plans can be included. Your audience will definitely thank you for updating them on your life so far, and for giving them something to expect from you this coming year.
2.Give them More. Give them your 5-year Plan.
If you want to take it a step further, on your next blog post, update your audience with your 5-year plan, on your life, your blog, and any activities related to your niche. This way, your audience will have a glimpse of your aspirations and for you to have a clearer path to take the next few years.
3. Share them a Great Article or Topic that Encouraged you the Past Days.
You scroll through Facebook day to day. You practically go through your Instagram feed daily all throughout your vacation. And most likely than not, you stumble upon a quote or article that tickle your brain even for an hour or something that encouraged you to get up and get moving. Look back to that moment. Think of how it inspired you. There’s a high possibility that someone else might be interested in that same topic, so why not share it?
4. If you’re into a specific niche, why not share some Industry Terminology that might seem jargon to others?
This is your chance to show off your knowledge on your chosen niche. Share some industry-specific words that others’ might think too deep to understand. If you’re into travel blogging, what are the terms that you find that are really fascinating to you? If you’re into health and wellness blogging, there are more words that others might not know about. If you’re into fashion and makeup blogging, I’m sure there’s more to it than the color of your dress and the name of your mascara. Go share. Someone might find it useful.
5. If there’s a ‘How-to’ post, there’s a ‘How-Not-To’ post, as well.
That’s self-explanatory. How-tos’ is a go-to topic that can easily be relatable to a specific person in a specific niche. In another way, ‘How-Not-Tos’ is a good one to start off warning your audience what not to do and how not to make mistake you probably might have done in the past. Take a look at this example: How Not To Get Bored In A Staycation.
6. Give Some Tips and Trick or Lessons You’ve learned about your Chosen Industry.
You have your chosen niche, and you’re good at it. Why not share some tips and tricks you’ve learned along the way as you grow in your chosen field? Or better yet, share some valuable insight for those individuals who might just be starting on the journey? You don’t know who might be helped.
7. Write up a Good Homage to the Person You really Look up To – Your Industry Role Model.
We all have the distinctive role model in our line of industry that we really look up to. We want to be like them in one way or another. We respect their personality and what they offer, and we just want to praise them more than they really want to. So why not do a little write up about them and share it with the world?
8. Share Reviews of Certain Product You’ve Tried, A Book You’ve Read, or Events You’ve Attended.
Clearly, if you start doing reviews, you’ll never run out of things to talk about. People need your opinion. I need your opinion on certain things. And overall, our views contribute to the greater good of other people. So don’t be shy about sharing your thoughts.
9. Last, but not the least, Create a List.
Enough said. A List of things you Loved last Year. A List of Gadgets You want to Purchase this Year. A list of Places you want to visit within the Year. Make your own and share it.
5 Tested Tools To Help Generate Better Blog Titles
As you can see, it’s not only about creating random lists or a bunch of how-tos. Anywhere you look, there’s always something quality and beautiful to write about. But if that doesn’t work out for you, here are some tools you can use that I personally find helpful in brainstorming blog topic and title.
Can’t find the related word of the topic you’re thinking about? Or you want to know what’s on trend at the moment? This tool will help you find great keywords using Google Autocomplete search. On their website they say,
Basically, Google shows the autocomplete suggestions whenever you start typing anything into Google search box. It is in Google’s best interest to show the most relevant keywords in the autocomplete suggestions. Keywords that would help Google to retrieve the most relevant websites and help users find the most relevant content for their search query.
Feeling lazy and Need a blog post title generator?? This tool helps you brainstorm topics and choose a title that will generate more traffic to your blog. Best of all, it’s free.
You need 3 nouns and that’s all it takes. It will generate at least five topics that are relevant to your chosen words. Pretty cool, huh?
Another site that generates blog titles or topics based on your one chosen keyword and by describing that keyword.
Want to know if your title will generate more traffic back to your blog? Well, that’s the job of this Headline Analyzer. This secret industry tool analyzes each word explicitly on your title based on a given research-backed statistics and tells you which word is strong or weak. It will also provide famous and useful words that you can use instead.
Additionally, here are some great websites to check out if you’re still running out of ideas.
- 150 + Blog Post Ideas by OnBlastBlog.com
- 101 Blog Post Ideas that will Make Your Blog “Hot” by Start Blogging Online
- 81 Topic Ideas for Starting a Blog that Matters by Fizzle.co
What’s your best tip to start blogging again this new year? I would love to know about it too, so share it in the comment section below!