Uncovering Awesome Blog Post Ideas

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Have you ever sat down to the computer only to find yourself with no blog post ideas? You’re drawing a complete blank! You become easily distracted! The time spins by! Your anxiety shoots through the roof! Deadlines approach! YIKES!!!
Well, even if it’s not all that bad, sometimes it is difficult to come up with blog post ideas as frequently as we’d like. There are a number of reasons for this, ranging from a lack of experience or exposure in the niche covered by your blog to spending too much time staring at a computer screen and not living life. Nonetheless, with some simple guidance, you’ll be surprised at how many blog post ideas you have available to you.

Why You Need Great Blog Post Ideas?


Before heading into a list of ways to spur the generation of blog post ideas, let’s agree that the general purpose of your blog is to communicate something in your niche. Certainly, you want your blog to be read, so it needs to be search-engine-friendly. But don’t assume all your traffic is going to come from Google & Co. In fact, it would be even better if MORE traffic came from other sources! So, while you’ll want to publish a number of heavily researched and appropriately keyworded blog post ideas to entice visitors via the search engines, you absolutely must come up with blog post ideas that will encourage visitors to return on their own accord.

What kind of blog post ideas will attract return visitors?

That is a great question and one that can be easily answered: the kind of blog post ideas that attract return visitors are those that are interested in you, your brand, or what you have to say about your niche. They need to be interested in YOU!
Well, if you’re constantly publishing blog post ideas that are thick, researched, heavily keyworded, and ooze very little about you, your perspective, your brand, or a story about your niche, it’s likely that your reader will come and go, likely NOT to return again. And that’s a shame. You need captivating, quality content that engages readers and keeps them coming back to your content to see what else you’re writing about.

21 Blog Post Ideas that Ooze YOU!

So, in order to attract as many return visitors as you can, generate blog post ideas about these kinds of things, in these kinds of ways:

  • What you’re doing in your niche
  • How you’re doing it
  • What you just learned
  • What is working
  • What isn’t working
  • Another great idea
  • 1 picture, 1 sentence, 1 experience that sticks with you, affected you, made you think
  • Thoughts or feelings about something important
  • A lesson that could be taught
  • A mindset you had during a particular positive or negative experience, and what effect it had
  • What is running through your head during a networking event
  • What is running through your head when prospecting Uncle Earl
  • What offline strategies you tried that turned out ugly
  • Your biggest waste of ____
  • The best decision you ever made, and the worst
  • Questions, and then sharing the answers
  • Video series as separate videos, such as “5 ways to generate 5 leads online”
  • Teach what you learn as soon as you learn it
  • Share a-ha moments
  • Leverage others’ results
  • Celebrate your victories publicly, leveraging all that social media has to offer

These blog post ideas are just guidelines – a springboard, so to speak, from which you can generate engaging content.
Enjoy! Good luck! Keep those blog post ideas rollin’! Blog on!
– Drew


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  • Seth Lefferts September 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    This is great info. Sometimes it can be near impossible to sit down and come up with a blog subject. Great ideas!

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  • Leah Rose September 18, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Hey Drew, Uncovering Awesome Blog Post Ideas is a great way to get a blog started. I’ve been wanting to start up a new blog and this is a go to list for ideas! Thanks!

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  • Jane September 20, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I have admit the fact that this is a great info and idea to share with. I also believe that Uncovering Awesome Blog Post Ideas is a great way to get a blog started. I am going to start a new blog too and I will surely follow what your ideas are all about.

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  • Etieno Etuk September 24, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Awesome tips you give here, Drew. I like the outline of suggestions that you give concerning what people can use as a framework to determine what they would like to write about. Thanks for sharing.

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