50 AWESOME Types of Blog Content You Could Create Today!

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Whether you’re a newbie to blogging or been at it for a while, we all come up with a brain freeze when thinking about what types of blog content we could create for our blogs.

It can really hinder your progress if you’re stuck with with to write about, or even how to portray your message.  It’s also too easy to just stick with one form of blog post, but it comes across in your writing.  You need to keep your audience engaged and the same types of blog content will some make your blog look tired.

Something you definitely don’t want, is your audience getting bored of your blog, right?  So, you need to change it up and ensure you do everything you can to bring in new readers and keep your existing readers.

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Let’s get into the list of 50 types of blog content that you could create today for your blog!

50 Awesome Types of Blog Content

Writing the same type of blog content for every post will make it look ordinary, so mix it up and keep this list on hand to review to ensure you pick the right one for your next piece of content.

1. Listicles

Lists a great idea for a blog post, as everyone loves a list.  They’re easy for people to scan for the specific information they are looking for help with.  The information is in chunks, which makes it easier for them to digest.  They’re also really popular for social media sharing.

You can create a list on just about any topic.  As long as it’s relevant to your blog niche or topic.  But it could be a list about your favourite books, a list of the top bloggers to follow, or your favourite web applications.  A list is a great one to have ready for your blog.

This blog post is a good example of what a listicle looks like…

Pro Tip: Build up your lists based on your main blog niche and topics that are relevant to your target audience.  It’s also a good idea to consider what types of list people are searching for in Google.  Check out our guide to Keyword Research for more help.

2. Written Tutorials & How-To's

If you want to engage your audience and offer them help or guidance, then you need a tutorial or a how-to guide.  These are easy to create as you’re already familiar with the topic, as long as you picked the right niche in the first place.

The key tip when it comes to creating a tutorial is that you know what you’re on about, but would a complete newbie be able to follow your steps and achieve what the tutorial is about.  It’s too easy to assume something is obvious, so you won’t include it in the guide.

But that’s the point of a tutorial.  To ensure no leaf is left unturned and they are able to proceed based on it.  If they ever get to a point of the guide and a step is missing.  They will lose confidence in your guide and leave to find a better guide elsewhere.

Break it down into bitesize or small actionable steps.  It also helps to include images or even videos that help break the steps down.  Most of us find it much easier if there are images alongside written steps to ensure I can follow the steps (step-by-step).

An example would be our step-by-step guide on how to build a website or how to find your niche.  Both are written tutorials to give you an idea.  

Consider what kind of tutorials you could include on your blog.  Ones that will help people solve problems revolving around your niche or topic.

A beauty blogger might create guides on how to apply different elements of makeup.  A marketing blogger would help people understand how to promote a blog on social media or how to monetise a blog.  A tech blogger might create guides on how to solve an issue with their smartphone.

Think about your recent blog posts and I bet there will be opportunities within your content to expand on the point with a written tutorial or how-to guide.

3. Video Tutorials

If the thought of writing a full guide on a subject seems a little daunting, the you could always create video tutorial instead.  More and more people are wanting to check out a video tutorial, over reading a long blog post.  You would want a good mix, and it does depend a little on the subject.  But as they are very popular, and can help your blog post rank better in the search engines, it makes sense to include them on your blog.

There are several options for video tutorials:

  • Screencast – sharing your screen and showing them how to complete the steps
  • Filming yourself explaining things
  • Combining both of these – filming a screencast with a voice over explaining the steps

When posting your video tutorial to your blog, you can host it yourself on your website.  Although I wouldn’t recommend it due to it taking up a lot of space on your hosting and can really slow your website down.

I would personally recommend you host it on either YouTube or Vimeo, and then you can embed it into your blog post on your site.   The video below explains how to embed your video into WordPress (and is a perfect example of a video tutorial too).

4. Checklists

A checklist is a super simple type of blog content to create for you to create.  We’ve all gone through the process of creating a check-list or a to-do list before.  They’re often short, easy to digest and gives you the ability to cross items off as you complete the step.

When you translate this into a blog post, it’s no different.  Even sharing your own checklists as an example of a checklist that you use.  It’s a great piece of supporting information.

Someone in real estate might share a checklist for an open house.  A gardening blogger might post a checklist for getting your garden ready for winter.  Or an interior blogger could create a spring cleaning checklist.  A marketing blogger might create an SEO checklist for when creating a blog post.

Pro Tip: You can share your checklists as content upgrades in the future to get more subscribers

5. Industy or Relevant News

What’s relevant within your niche is a great content idea for your next blog post.    This also helps you becoming an authority within your niche.  

An example would be a marketing blogger talking about the upcoming Google update.  This will affect the ranking factors that Google uses to determine who gets to rank at the top, so anyone following that marketer would get the latest news and learn about it.  Super important if you have a blog and want to ensure you are complying with the latest guidance.

Finding the most recent events or news-worthy stories within your industry and writing a blog post will keep your readers informed and helps with your authority.

Remember to add your thoughts to the blog post to ensure that it comes across as unique and what your opinion is about it.

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6. Infographics

An infographic can be an image of any size or shape and about any type of information, again as long as it is relevant.

It could be a chart, or some statistics, step-by-step instructions, or even fun facts.

Creating infographics for your blog is an effective way of providing valuable information whilst encouraging people to also share something visually appealing.  

It’s ideal to ensure these are high quality, especially if you want people to share them on social media, like Pinterest.  Tools like Canva (affiliate link), make it really easy to create your own images.  They have plenty of templates that make them really good.  Check out the one below we created on Canva.

50 Awesome Types of blog Content

I mean you can create home made graphics or charts for free, using tools like PowerPoint.  But the key to winning people over is to ensure it looks professional.  That is why tools like Canva, Piktochart, and Visage are perfect for creating great-looking graphics.

7. Current Events

Related to industry news, but is about being really relevant to current events.  One of the benefits of writing about what is happening now is that people are already looking for stuff related to it already.  They are looking for more information about these events, and makes your blog post a prime reading option.

It’ll even be better if you can tie the current event to the product or service that you’re promoting.  Think of things that interest you and any topic that stands out.  Think of this as an opportunity to generate more interest from your readers.  

8. Case Studies

People love a good success story, and learning about what is going on behind the scenes.  Case studies are also an excellent way of generating social proof.  Plus, they’re easy to write too.

You could write a case study about someone who has used your product or service or advice to great success.  This would help generate interest in your blog.

Look through your customer list and see if one of them has been successful from using your product.  Contact them and start a conversation about how they’ve used your products and how it’s improved their business, or even their life.   That gives you the content to create a case study to publish on your blog.

Here’s a great example of a Thrive Themes case study, which showed how a tiny email list of less that 1,000 subscribers was turned into $100K+ in sales.

9. Inspirational Stories

Write a blog post that inspires your audience.  Talk about a new milestone you or your blog has reached.  Or, share an inspirational story about how you got started in your industry.  Even small successes can inspire someone who is struggling to get started in their own pursuits.

People love inspirational stories as it makes them want to experience success too.  Inspirational stories can go viral on social media, so you want to include them within your blog posts.

We all want to do well, and get inspired to do something better – your success stories can help your readers to continue reaching for their goals too.

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10. Interviews

Interviews can be a great way of driving interest amongst your readers.  You can even perform an interview in a matter of minutes.  People are always eager to hear what others have to say.  

If possible, try to interview an important figure within your blog niche and area of interest.  You could discuss current events or get their ideas or thoughts about what they think is coming next in your industry.  You want to probe to see what they have to say, whilst trying to talk about things that your readers want to know about.

It could be business insights, lessons that they’ve learned from their experiences, any helpful tips they have, sharing their future goals (again inspirational), etc.

There is a site from John Dumas, who has an entire site where he just does interviews with successful entrepreneurs.

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11. Video Blogs or VLOGS

Video blogs are becoming ever more popular, with more searches being completed on YouTube than ever before.  Updating your blog in video format can have many benefits for your blog.  Instead of taking the time to write a blog post, you could just set up a webcam and start talking.

There are many benefits, like:

  • Videos are shorter
  • You can visually connect with your audience
  • They’re more popular for sharing on social media
  • Google has started promoting Videos at the top of searches
  • Social networks prioritise videos over written content

You can also embed your YouTube videos into your website, providing more places for people to see your content.

12. Funny Posts

There was an interesting post I saw the other day, where it was talking about 15 reasons why you should quite blogging.  It would be naturally to assume that this blog post was talking about the reasons as to why you should avoid blogging.  But it was written in negatives, so that it actually highlighted the awesome benefits of blogging.

But funny blog posts are also an opportunity go off topic and write something to make people laugh.  Your blog post could be pure sarcasm or even an ironic post.  You could add amusing GIFs for greater effect.  You could even write a parody post to people a smile…

13. Product Reviews

As a digital marketer myself, the power of product reviews is something that you shouldn’t discount.  Whether you want to go full-time as an affiliate marketer, or just want to promote tools that you use on your blog, product reviews are a constant online.

More and more people are shopping online, meaning they cannot touch or feel the products before buying.  So, they rely on the opinions of others that have used them.    You can add some product reviews to your blog as another form of blog content.  

If you’re going to be writing reviews, you need to think about how your reviews are going to stand out from the crowd, as when you start looking, you’ll see tons of online reviews and most are very similar.  Be specific on offering balanced reviews. 

People generally look to product reviews before making online purchases, to be sure they’re getting a good deal and that the item lives up to expectations. So reviewing a product that relates to your area of interest can work well for an audience already interested in it.  Here’s an example review I’ve done on this site

Pro Tip: It’s important to weight the pros and cons and be completely honest in your appraisal of the product.  Don’t over promise the benefits, so that you readers can make an informed decision on the product. 

14. Comparison Posts

This is a similar type of blog content to product reviews.  But it’s an opportunity to write comparison posts about two (or more) products or services to discuss the similarities or differences.

It’s an opportunity get additional blog posts from the products reviews you write.  It’s a chance to compare that fully, both the good and the bad.  It also provides more freedom to provide your thoughts and even why you may prefer one over the other.

15. Podcasts

The podcasting industry is hot right now, with more and more coming onto the market all the time.  There are also loads of statistics that say that this growth will only continue.

It’s ideal for those that aren’t particularly interested in being on-screen themselves.  Podcasts can develop into full online shows that become popular over time.

To begin with, you can upload an MP3 of your podcast and publish it on your blog.  Along with a written transcription.  But as your audio presence goes, you could also start adding it to iTunes or Stitcher.

For WordPress websites, you could check out these podcasting plugins to help you publish to your blog.  But by adding them to other platforms means you can reach a wider audience.

16. Resource & Tools

Whenever you land on more established blogs, you’ll typically find that they post blog posts that share the tools and resources that they use themselves.  These are a great opportunity to talk about the tools you use, whilst promoting them in a natural way.

You can compile other types of resource posts on many different things, like:

  • Books
  • Videos
  • Toolsets
  • Training
  • Websites
  • Social Influencers

Whilst you could create any of these types of blog content, you’ve got to consider what would be relevant to your target audience.

Just sharing a random book list that isn’t related to your niche is only going to put your readers off.  But talking about a book that really inspired you, is relevant.

You also need to add some context to each of them, as to why you’ve included them in your resource posts and what benefits they will add to the reader.  It also helps if you can add something about whether you’ve used it.  What your experience was, etc. 

It’s also about why you are recommending the products on the list.  Don’t promote stuff for the sake of it, as people will tell.  They need to offer real value to your readers.

17. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

FAQ’s are a great blog post, allowing you to create one long form blog post that captures loads of questions and answers that your readers will probably already be asking.  Or will be asking a few, and have never really given some of them any thought yet.  But are pleased to find the answers to, as they explore the subject more.

They also provide you an opportunity to unite many other blog posts, by linking to your other blog posts to add more context to the point.

FAQ’s don’t tend to go into too much detail, but provide an answer to a question.  This often results in follow-up questions, which you can answer in another blog post.  Which is nice and detailed.

It’s also the type of blog content that is evergreen, which means it is will be relevant content for a long time going forward.  If you’re not too sure of what questions people are asking, you can use a tool like AnswerthePublic.com

18. Problems & Solutions

If you look at most blogs, they are looking at providing solutions to problems that many have in the topic you are blogging about.  Often, it leads to being able to monetise your blog via affiliate marketing.  

People are always searching the web for solutions to things within their niche.  You can provide advice, product recommendations, service recommendations, answers, etc. to problems that arise to help your readers out.

You’ll find this one an easy one to write about, as you highlight issues or problems that are common in your niche or subject matter.  But this then gives you an opportunity to provide a solution that will benefit your readers.

19. Behind the Scenes

This is a great way of your audience getting to know who is behind the blog.    As you gain a bigger audience, more people will be interested in learning more about you.  This includes showing them what a day in your life looks like.

This could include images of what your office setup looks like, followed by the processes you use to maintain your blog.  Or, why not record a video that describes this process…

20. Quizzes

I bet you’ve taken part in a cheeky quiz on social media at some point…  Whether that’s to see what house you would be at Hogwarts, or which Star Trek Captain you are (I know,  I’m not the coolest.  But we all love something).  But this gives you another way of creating a different type of blog content.

Posting a quiz on your blog can be a really fun way of engaging with your readers.  Not only does it give them a fun and interactive activity to complete, it also helps you to get to know them a little better.  This will help you come up with other topics to include on your blog.

If you have a WordPress blog, there are quiz plugins you can use to build a quiz.

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21. Content CUration

This is one idea on the list to keep in your back pocket if you’re struggling for new ideas to write posts about.  There is already loads of content out there.  So, content curation is great to compile a post about several other blog posts elsewhere.

Take the time to browse relevant blogs or social media about topics related to your niche.  Then you can pick and choose the best content, the content that will really resonate with your audience and then present it as a collection of recent discussions.

Try to include different media types within the post to try and keep your readers engaged.  A collection of images, videos, links, descriptions, social embeds, and quotes will work great.

Related Reading: What is Content Curation: Completed Beginners Guide (Post to research and write)

22. Surveys & Polls

Users on Twitter and Facebook use the poll feature to great effect.  It’s also an option for your blog.  It’s a quick and easy way to create new content for your blog whilst getting the opinions of your audience on certain topics.  The answers you get will also help you towards future blog posts too.

There are tools like Typeform.com that will help you create a poll or survey.  They also provide you the feature to embed the survey into your blog post.

23. Presentations & Slideshows

Anything visual is always a good option for your blog.  Similar to infographics, presentations and slideshows are an effective way of sharing insights or information to your readers.  These are easy to make using software like PowerPoint (windows) or Keynote (Mac).

If you’re looking for online tools, AdobeSpark or Canva, are great places to create presentations to share for free.

If you want to get some inspiration for slideshows, check out SlideShare.  A reminder that you need to ensure your content is high quality and informative, to offer the best value to your readers.  SlideShare gives you the opportunity to share your own presentations on.  You could even repurpose your existing content into a presentation too.

24. Contests & Giveaways

Putting together a contest or a giveaway is a great way of giving your blog a boost in terms of engagement and subscribers.  It might sound like a lot of hard work, but it is worth it.

You’ll need to consider what you’re goal is, and then what kind of contest you do.  Here’s a couple of ideas to get your going:

  • If you want more subscribers to your list – then build a contest where people need to opt-in to your list
  • If it’s to get more readers – Get readers to answer a question about a blog post
  • If you’re wanting to boost your social presence – Ask your audience to like and share your contest to others

When you have the goal you want to go for, then you can start thinking about the type of contest you can put together to reach your goals.  Remember it needs to be relevant to your target audience.  Your contest needs to give them something that they would appreciate and make them want to go in for your contest.

You also don’t need to spend a fortune to create a giveaway too.  As long as it would benefit your audience, it can be something simple like “blog post templates” or anything that relates to your niche.

There are tools you can get that help you manage your giveaways.  You can check out this interesting blog post by Startup Bonsai, which talks about social media contests and giveaway tools.

25. Event Summaries

Have you been to any relevant events or conferences related to your niche?  Then you could create a blog post that talks through it.  It’s worthwhile going to these types of events to improve your knowledge and gain insights about their subject matter.

So, why not share what you gain from the event.  What was it like?  Is it worthwhile other people interested in that subject going to?   Sharing snippets from the event on social media is great at the time, but it’s also worthwhile to compile all of your findings into a blog post too.

26. Beginner's Guides

Beginner’s guides are a must for any blog.  They are a great way of helping those looking for help in your niche, but also can be a great way of showcasing your knowledge and experience within the subject matter.  We’ve all been beginners at some point – I remember not knowing a thing about websites or blogging at all, and know I help others get started with it.

The key thing to remember about these guides, is to not make assumptions about the starting point of your reader.  Don’t skip over any steps, even if it seems obvious.   Break it down into small baby steps, so that anyone can gain the knowledge they are seeking.  If they find your guide lacking, they will go and find another one that isn’t.

An example of a beginner’s guide is our How to Start a Blog post – it’s a complete beginner’s guide that takes people through how to start a blog step by step.

Or another example would be our How to Create a Website guide too.

Whatever your niche, there will be something that a beginner wanting to learn more about that topic will need to read to know how to do something.

It could be a guide to fishing hooks, or a guide to kite flying.  It could be a video editing guide or how to bake a cake guide.

As long as you understand your niche and your target audience, then you should have plenty of ideas for beginners guides that you can add to your ever growing list of types of blog content to create.  But if you do struggle for ideas for any beginners guides, don’t be afraid to ask your subscribers for what they want to learn more about.

27. Guest Posts

If you’re stepping away from your blog for a couple of weeks, like when you go on holiday, for a break…  How are you going to come up with some blog post ideas to fill the void whilst you’re away?

An option is for you to consider guest blogging.  If you reach out to other bloggers  and people of interest within your niche and invite them to create blog posts on your site whilst you’re away.

You’ll need to ensure the content is relevant to your audience.  Ensure you organise it with plenty of time.  Then you will know that you will get some interesting new content, whilst you’re lounging on the beach somewhere.

28. Expert Roundups

Expert roundups are great for for getting some much needed knowledge onto your blog for your readers to appreciate.  reach out to experts in your blog niche and ask them questions that your audience will be desperate to know the answer for.

Then you can compile the responses into a blog post with the comments from each of the experts.  This will give you an evergreen piece of content , which is highly shareable too.  Ensure you make sure your readers know when it’s live and make it easy for them to share out.

Here are a few tips to help when trying out this type of blog content:

  • Do Your Research – You’ll need to reach out to the right people for their contribution.  They need to be experts!
  • Be Specific With Your Question – A vague question will not trigger the response you want.  It’s too open ended and you might get a different response than what you were after.  Be specific, so instead of  “Share your best content marketing tips”, ask “What 3 things would a startup founder need to know about content marketing” would be a much better question to ask them
  • Ensure They Understand Your Direction – There are always many ways of interpreting a question and the response you’re after.  So, ensure they understand where you are coming from regarding your Q&A
  • Be Flexible, But Set A Deadline – These are experts, so they will need to be able to prioritise, so giving them a deadline helps them plan their time effectively to give you an answer.  An open-ended goal will often lead to them not coming back to you when you wanted them too
  • Outline Your Expectations – What kind of detail are you looking for within the answer to your question?  You need to be clear with what your goals are with the expert so they can deliver on what you’re after.

29. Progress UPdates

Have you considered letting your readers in on the metrics behind your blog?  This kind of transparency is really popular with people wanting to understand how the person behind the blog is getting on with their goals.

People often love reading blog posts that show figures like earnings, audience insights and subscriber growth.  Don’t think that it’s just for bloggers who do have large incomes and large followings.  It can be a great way of new bloggers showing they are achieving their monthly or achievement goals.

Achieved 100 blog posts, first subscriber on social media or your email list.  First affiliate sale, etc.  It all shows that their is a real person behind the blog, and that they are working towards their goals.

Here’s examples of blog posts showing success stories, which are all progress reports:

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30. Preview Posts

Another option is that you could share your future plans with your audience.  Give them an insight into what’s to come in the next month or two.  What are your plans for your blog’s future?  What are your thoughts with the direction of your content?

A preview post like this can work wonders for helping you readers to feel closer and more connected to you. This is because you’re trusting them with this information. If you don’t deliver on your promises, they can question you and hold you accountable.

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31. Open Letters

Have you ever not agreed with the stance of an organisation or person?  Maybe their policies brings up the red mist in you, or their attitude rubs you up the wrong way.

An open letter would be an opportunity for you to air those frustrations.  You need to be careful with this one though.  It might also be worthwhile for you to get it checked over by someone you trust before publishing it too. 

Try to avoid confrontational language, just use it as a way of sharing your frustrations.

32. Galleries or Photo Albums

Visuals are always a great addition to any blog.  Whether that is as part of a blog post, or just sharing a gallery.

Using images along with captions can be a great way of publishing a blog post when you’re stuck for topics to write about.  Take GIFs or Memes as an example.  They rarely need an explanation.  Use these in your blog to give you some time to think about what you could create a blog post about.

33. Recipes

I know…  When you start talking about recipes, you immediately think about a recipe for a great meal or dish.  But that doesn’t have to always be the case.  When you’re stuck for inspiration for your next blog post, cook up a recipe for life.  That way it stays relevant to your niche.

Here’s a few ideas to get you thinking…

  • Recipes for a great blog post
  • A recipe for the perfect image or video
  • A recipe for a great Call-to-Action (CTA)

You can turn the majority of topics into a recipe (or step-by-step).  You just need to list the ingredients.  So, for a great blog post, the ingredients might be:

  • Relevant keyword
  • An awesome headline
  • Catchy subheadings
  • Content ideas
  • Images to use
  • External and internal links

There’s the recipe, and then you can talk through the method for each point.  Show them how it all goes together to make the perfect blog post.

34. Have a Rant

Similar to the open letter, you could just take the opportunity to have a good-old rant.  It’s a great way of blowing off some steam.  Although you do need to really consider the consequences, as once you’ve published your rant.  It’ll be there for the world to see.  So, it might be one that you get someone to read through first.

35. Glossary Post

Is your subject or topic one that is full of really complicated terms or loads of jargon?  Then there will be an opportunity for you to create a glossary post.  A post where you can explain all the terms in a simple and basic manner for everyone to understand what they all mean.

If people don’t understand the terms used, it can be a real barrier for them to wanting to learn more.

A glossary post is a great way of helping people understand them all.  Collect the terms you feel your readers will struggle with – try to include them in this process, by asking them via a poll or questionnaire.  Then you can publish the terms with an explanation for each.

This type of post is valuable and can be a real cornerstone post  that you can refer to regularly.  This is typically a higher value type of blog content, which has a higher potential for earning backlinks, shares, and traffic.

A good example is the glossary for conversion rate optimisation from Optimizely.

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36. Blog Aspirations

Take the time to create a blog post all about your aspirations for your blog.  What does the next year look like?  Are you planning on expanding your blog or trying to break into a new market?

Shares these aspirations with your audience.  Perhaps there’s a subscriber goal or an earnings threshold you’d like to reach. Including your readers fosters a greater sense of trust and community. They’re in on your plans and aspirations.

37. Memes & GIFS

Memes and GIFS are a great way of getting engagement from your audience.  They also tend to get shared a lot more than other types of content.

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We all love a good meme and there are literally thousands of them available online.  You could actually dedicate an entire blog post to them.

Collect your favourite memes and GIFs that are relevant to your niche and share them with your readers. You could even make your own by using a meme generator, like Canva (affiliate link). You never know – it might be an instant hit.

38. Charity Awareness

Raise awareness about a charity you support via your blog.  There are many different charities related to many topics, so I’m sure there is one relevant to your niche that you could raise awareness of. with your blog.  Or, perhaps, there is someone close to you that is supported by a charity.

39. Recycle Your Old Content

If you’ve been blogging for a while now.  Then you should have a good collection of blog posts already, that you can repurpose to create new content.  Think about how you could reuse these older posts to great use.

For example, a listicle article could be transformed into an infographic.  A podcast could be turned into a written blog post, or vice versa.  Either could be turned into a video post for YouTube.  If you have written a blog series, then you could turn it into an email newsletter.

You can see more opportunities to repurpose content here.

40. Sources of Inspiration

Share your inspiration for what you do on your blog.  When you aren’t feeling like blogging, what do you do to ensure you stay in the game?  We all have days where you don’t feel like creating a new blog post.  But without content, you have no chance of making or achieving your goals.  So, share what inspires you to keep on going, to help your audience stay inspired too.

It’s also a good way of sharing where you get your ideas from.

Maybe there’s a walk you take regularly or a blog you read often. Your source could be hilarious things your kids say or musings from your grandparents. Whatever they are, put them together in a post and let your readers in on the secrets to your inspiration.

You could also ask your readers to comment on these posts to understand where they get their inspiration from too.  It could actually be one that you’ve never considered, but is an awesome idea for you…

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41. Controversial Subjects

This is a fun type of blog content to create, although you do need to be careful about how to go about it.  Controversy is always news-worthy – I mean, the local news loves reporting on them.

You just need to consider which controversy is relevant to your niche, and how you can add it to the conversation. Be sure to use the keywords around the subject too.  Ideas would be Mac vs. PC, WordPress vs. Blogger, Gun Control, Dogs vs. Cats, etc.

Since controversies are highly emotional, you want to be careful and choose your words wisely.

42. Profiles

Creating a profile post about somebody within your industry is a great option for your next blog post.  You can write it about an industry leader, a profile about your audience, or somebody who is up and coming within your industry.

The profile post should include some biographical information about the person and links where the users can find out more about them (i.e. social media, professional platforms, or their website).

You should also include some information about why you chose to write a blog post about that person.  Try and be different though, as others will have probably already written a profile about them.  So, try to include some facts that aren’t well known.

43. Advice From Experts

This is similar to interviews, but in a much simpler format to both put together and share.  It’s like a combination of listicles and interviews.   Send a message to multiple experts with a single question.  This will make it easier for them to reply, as it’s only one question to answer.

Then compile all of the advice into a blog post.  Here’s a couple of examples – RazorSocial and Social Media Examiner

44. Share What Others Are Saying

If you get stuck for a topic on what to write about, you could consider writing a post that that acts like a collection of recent discussions.  Check out a few relevant blogs and podcasts.  Then write down all of your favourite ideas, quotes, and topics into a blog post.  Then share it for your readers to see.

45. Questions Your Readers Should Be Asking

This is a great one for sharing your knowledge with beginners.  An FAQ is the often asked questions that most are asking.  But there will also be a list of questions that your readers should be asking, but they just don’t know about it yet.

Take a new driver, they will not really be asking themselves questions about car maintenance.  But will eventually need to understand more about it to be able to function on the road.  Your collection of questions that your readers should be asking, gives them the answers and why they should be asking these questions too.

46. How to Save Time Posts or How to Be More Productive Posts

Nobody wants to waste time, especially if not being productive can cost you money too.  So, another great opportunity for a blog post is topics like saving time or how to be more productive.

types of blog content - saving time

If you’re a blogger, there is always an opportunity to be more productive with your time.  Whether that is with your content creation process.  Or, even the amount of wasted time that you could lose, to increase your efficiency.

An example would easily be social media.  There are times we all spend too much time on there and it can really hamper your efforts with your blog.  Some will tell you that they don’t have the time to start a blog, and yet they then tell you that they can easily spend an hour to two a day on it.  That’s plenty of time to get started with blogging.

If you’re able to share tips on how to increase efficiency or how to save time.  Then you can share these tips to great effect for your readers.

47. Create a Debate Post

Macs are better than PCs!  Ok, now some of you might be hating me right now… There are also some that might be saying that Linux is the better option!  So, let’s get a debate going about it…

types of blog content - debate

Create a debate blog post.  You might even consider using a guest blogger to ensure you can get both sides of the argument down, for others to add their comments to the blog post.

Many times this is done as a blog series. The fun part is that you can play devil’s advocate and even argue for the side you disagree with.

48. Myth Vs. Fact Posts

Writing a myth vs. fact post can be really fun.  Any topic seems to bring up loads of common myths that people believe, without any context as to why, but they believe it to be the truth.  You can dispel these myths and educate your readers with them too.

A common one regarding blogging, is that you have to know HTML code to be able to build a website and that is absolute nonsense.  Technology has advanced so much that it is no more difficult that starting a social media account.

Even though the facts are out there, you will still have people that believe the myths.  So, why not create a fun post that calls out the most common myths in your subject matter, and then set the record straight.

49. Talk About Your Successes & Failures

I think it comes natural to write blog content about our successes.  But what might not come as naturally is to write about our failures.  But we learn more from our failures than our successes sometimes.  If writing that down helps others avoid the same pitfalls, then it’s a great piece of content to add to your blog.

If you’ve been blogging for a while, you will know that there will be avenues you went down that might not have worked.  Then again, some of your decisions would have been the best thing you could have done.

These are all worthwhile.

50. Show Your Responses to An Interesting Customer Question

Have you received a question from someone that you found to be a really thought-provoking question?  Turn the answer into a blog post with a really good response to the question.

Tell people why you’re sharing it and how you think it can help future readers.

Just ensure you have the permission to do this, and ensure you remove any details that might identify the person asking the question.

50 Awesome Types of Blog Content - Summary

There will always be times that you find yourself lacking ideas for a new type of blog content.  It can get really frustrating, especially when you’re trying to remain consistent.

But when you actually think about it, there will always be inspiration for creating a new blog post everywhere.  Even going back and reviewing your existing content will actually bring up a ton of other blog posts you could create too.  From expert roundups to charity awareness, a glossary post or just a rant – there’s always a way of generating new content that is relevant to your blog.

Use some of the ideas above and you might find that you have more ideas that you know what to do with!!  If you’ve found our list useful, let us know in the comments and consider sharing it on your social channels. 😉

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Christine
7 months ago

Wow, this is excellent! I have been looking for ways to make my blog posts more interesting and I’m so glad I found this post 🙂
There are some great ideas here. I have already done some of them but there are others that I could still do. Regarding podcasts, you make it sound so easy. Just record an MP3 and add it to your post? I don’t need to sign up for a podcast platform unless I want to publish it on there? I can just start simply like that?

A few months ago I wrote a rant about CAPtcha, since it can get irritating, but I made it funny. That post got some great comments 🙂

Tatiana from MyFreedomHustle.com
7 months ago

Waw! Now that is one long list John!
I have not even realised that there can be so many forms of content that we could be writing as bloggers.
I need to be found guilty here as I am using only a few of the ones mentioned above: How to posts, product reviews, lists (short lists) 🙂
It is so useful and eye opening to read that there is so much more opportunity in the online space and everybody can find its own way in blogging and adapt it to his or her own style.
Are any of the blog types listed above a preferred one for Google in terms of SEO?

Thanks, Tatiana

Dereck
Dereck
7 months ago

I absolutely love this article! So many great suggestions for blog content, with some being familiar and others being completely new. I’ve bookmarked this page to be used for future reference. Thank you so much for providing these wonderful content ideas and sharing your expertise, it’s greatly appreciated!

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