100 ideas to beat Blogger’s Block

You know how it goes; some weeks you’re spilling over with ideas and then others… meh, you’re running on empty.  Inspiration is a fickle thing; you can’t bottle it and it comes and goes like the family cat – on top of you one minute, then off prowling the neighbourhood the next.  Blogger’s Block – just like writer’s block – is tough!  It can make you feel emotionally and creatively constipated and damn it, there’s just no magic, cure-all to get things moving again.  In a word, it sucks.

So I’ve put my thinking cap on and have come up with 95 potential post ideas to help beat the block…

L I F E S T Y L E  P O S T S

  • One Word: Pick a word, any word, or use a word generator! Words are powerful; the smallest word can spark an idea or an image or even a long forgotten memory.
  • Five Favourite: This could be be a post about anything! Write a post about your five favourite books, five favourite photographs, five favourite tops or dresses, or even five favourite mugs from your kitchen cupboard. 🙂
  • My Day in Numbers: Sum up your day in numbers – e.g. 7: The Number of Cups of Tea I drank. 10:29: The time I left the house.
  • Three Things: This can make up one huge post, or slip in between your more regular posts to sum up current moods and life events. E.g. “Three things that scare me”, “Three things that make me angry”, “Three things I’m excited about”.
  • The News: Newspapers and magazines are a great way of picking up on current trends/events/attitudes. If an article has got you thinking, write a follow-up or a response!
  • Treasure: Pick one or a few items that are special to you and explain why. It might be a favourite piece of jewellery or an ornament.
  • Favourite Places: Showcase one of your favourite places in your hometown.
  • Worth a Thousand Words: Pick a few of your favourite photographs and explain who you were, where you were and what you were doing when they were taken.
  • Dear Me: Write a letter to your past or future self; share your wisdom, your fears and hopes 🙂
  • What I learned when…: Share the lessons you learned during a particularly difficult time of your life.
  • Behind the Scenes: Share all the hard work that goes into maintaining a blog! Share a few pictures of how you set up a flat lay, or how you plan posts.
  • Heroes: Who are the people you most look up to? Share their story! They could be people in your everyday life, strangers, friends, bloggers, celebrities or even those who’ve passed on.
  • Photo an Hour: In the same vein as ‘a day in the life of’ posts, share your daily routine by posting 12 photos taken throughout the day.
  • Questions and Answers: Invite readers to tweet you their most burning questions on Twitter and then post them with your answers.
  • The First Time I…: Share a story about the first time you did something. It could be something personal, or something a little bit more general. How did you feel?
  • Self Portrait: It doesn’t matter if you’re a Picasso in the making or a stick man aficionado, draw/paint/collage a self portrait and post it! 🙂
  • My Weekend: Take your camera along to all your weekend adventures and then share what you got up to.
  • Dear You: Write an open letter to your reader(s) or to a stranger.
  • Project 365: Start a project 365 – take a picture a day, every day for a year.
  • My Collection: Everyone collects something – share your strange or unusual collections.
  • If I won the lottery…: Post a list of what you would do if you won the lottery jackpot.
  • Trainee turned Teacher: If you’ve got a new hobby or are learning something new then why not create a post sharing what you’ve learned so far?
  • Traditions: These sort of posts are great around Christmas and Easter; share those little family traditions that are always obeyed around certain holidays.
  • Trigger Appy: Share a list of your favourite apps.
  • Cringe!: Remember when magazines used to post a page full of readers’ most embarrassing stories? Why not share a few of your own?
  • Blog-Roundup: Saturday and Sunday mornings are a great time to catch up with your favourite blogs. Share the love! Share a list of your favourite blog posts you read during the week.
  • Par-Tay!: Throw a themed party and post your outfit, food choices and snaps from the night.
  • Tour: Create a photo tour of your home room by room.
  • Book Club: Share a post on your favourite books, or what you’re currently reading.
  • Wanderlust: Share a list of the places that you’ve always wanted to visit.
  • Fluffy Friends: Pet posts always go down well – why not share a day in the life of your dog? Or get your cat to guest post!
  • When I was Drunk: Share a list of the strangest/funniest things that happened when you were drunk.
  • My Childhood: Everyone loves seeing what other people looked like when they were kids!  Share a picture of yourself as a kid and write about what your childhood was like.
  • “God I love this street!”: Snap a few shots of your local neighbourhood (without giving any specifics away obviously… stay safe and all that!)
  • Pen-pals: Invite readers to send each other letters/postcards etc.
  • Holiday: This should be an obvious one – if you go away, blog about your adventures!
  • The moment I knew…: This could be about anything – the moment you knew you were in love with your partner, the moment you knew you were ready to buy a house… share a personal story about whatever you like!
  • Social Media Roundup: Share your most recent Instagram posts, or post a few tweets that you really loved.
  • My Old Diary: For only the brave!  Dig out your old diary and photograph a couple of pages.
  • Art Schmart: Who are your favourite artists?  Showcase the art hanging in your home, or pieces that you’d like to buy.
  • On my…: Desk, bedside table, dressing table, coffee stable… Photograph what’s currently lurking there.
  • Perfect Day: Describe your perfect day.
  • What ___ means to me: Share what something means to you.  It could be what marriage means to you, friendship, feminism, growing up… anything!
  • The Evolution of…: This is a great one if you’re in the process of making home improvements or redecorating.  Share before and after pictures of a particular room or area.
  • Feeling Trendy: If you want to write about something that everyone’s talking about, check out Google Trends and strike while the topic’s hot! 😉
  • Zzz: Write about your sleeping habits; what time do you usually head to Bedford? What do you wear? Any unusual places that you’ve fallen asleep? Favourite bedding?

F A S H I O N  P O S T S

  • What I wore when…: Share the story behind a particular outfit or item of clothing.
  • My Closet: Share a few pictures of how you organise (or disorganise!) your cupboard.
  • What’s in my Bag: I love a good ‘what’s in my bag’ post – satisfies snoopers like me to no end!
  • A Mile in my Shoes: Snap your shoe collection.
  • Catwalk Dupes: If you’re up on current trends see if you can track down high street dupes for high end fashion.
  • Evolution of style: Create a post showing how your style has changed over the years.
  • Fashion Inspo: Share a few pictures of the styles that inspire you.
  • Tailor in Training: If you’re handy with a needle and thread, attempt to modify an old piece of clothing and give it a new lease of life – post your progress!
  • What can I get for…?: Give yourself a budget and see how much it’ll buy you in one shop.  E.g. What can you buy for £20 in Primani?  Post your findings!
  • Shop-Local: Showcase a local store you love.
  • How to wear…: I’m hopeless at this sort of thing – sometimes I see new trends, love the concept but haven’t the faintest clue how to pull it off!  If – unlike me – you know what you’re doing when it comes to new styles, share your genius!
  • Me and My Clothes: A handy list/questionnaire-style post designed to sum up your relationship with clothes and style.

B E A U T Y  P O S T S

  • Holy Grail Products: Items you swear by and repurchase.
  • Switcheroo: Have you got any items that you use for something other than their intended purpose? A lipstick that works as the perfect blush? An eyeshadow that makes for the perfect highlighter?
  • Face/Hair of the Day: If you love how your makeup or hair looks on a particular day post a picture listing all the products you used.
  • Monday Manicure: If you’re someone who takes nail polish seriously – never nude! – then post a picture!
  • Dare to bare challenge!: Attempt to go a week without wearing makeup – post on your findings.
  • Dry Hair: Apparently washing your hair everyday is a no-no. Limit your hair to one wash a week – report back on your findings.
  • Hair Care: What’s your hair care routine? Post with a list of your favourite products.
  • Scars: Scars are beautiful! Share the story behind one of your scars.
  • Lucky Dip: Create a face-of-the-day with products chosen from random – no cheating!
  • My Boyfriend/Best-friend/Brother/Sister/Mother did my Makeup: I love this idea!  Get someone else to do your makeup and video/snap the results.  You can’t choose the products, see the process or get involved in any way, shape or form.
  • Not worth the hype: Name and shame some products that just didn’t work.  Wah-wahh!
  • My Mother did my Hair: Kind of along the same lines as “My Boyfriend did my Makeup.”  If you’ve got a mother who endlessly complains about how you do your hair, let her have at it!

F O O D  P O S T S

  • Slob’s Supper: Everyone’s got a go-to ugly hookup when it comes to food – oh so wrong, yet oh so good! – give it the food blogger treatment and share it!
  • Kitchen Nightmares: Share a recipe that went horribly wrong! No one’s perfect!
  • Shopping: Share your weekly shop – what are the items you swear by and buy every week?
  • Cribs-style Fridge Snoop: Share a picture of your fridge and its contents.
  • Saturday/Sunday Morning: Everyone knows that weekend breakfasts are the best! Share what you ate on the laziest day of the week.
  • Cocktail Hour: Share a few of your favourite cocktail recipes.
  • No Ordinary Sandwich: What’s your favourite sandwich filling/recipe? Share it!
  • Pizza Party: Get creative with toppings and see if you can come up with Dominos’ next best seller.
  • Cheat!: Everyone loves a shortcut – if you know how to simplify a should-be tricky recipe then share it!
  • Favourites: Share a list of your favourite recipes (they could be ones you’ve already posted or a handful from other blogs).
  • Fancy Pants: Put a fancy twist on a boring dish. Posh beans on toast, anyone?
  • Picnic: (Great British summer-permitting – of course!) Create a picnic basket of on the go favourites and invite a few friends.
  • Mug-Cake: Everyone loves a mug-cake!  Tinker with a basic recipe and make it your own 🙂
  • Leftovers: Get creative with those pots full of leftovers and post the results!
  • Kitchen Cupboard: Share some of your favourite plates, cups, dishes, utensils, whatever from your kitchen cupboard.
  • BBQ: Any excuse to get that grill going!  Have a BBQ and share pictures of what you cooked.
  • Under 5 Ingredients: Create a recipe with 5 or less ingredients.
  • Restaurant: Showcase your favourite local restaurant.
  • 5 Ways: Pick an ingredient and share 5 ways of serving/cooking it.
  • “Myyyy Sandwich!”: What’s your favourite strange sandwich filling?
  • Loafin’ About: Loaf Cakes are great – come up with 4 different recipes then scoff with tea and feel very Jam and Jerusalem. 🙂
  • Dish the Diet: Have a frank and honest chat about your relationship with food.  Do you diet?  What are the best ones you’ve tried?  If you don’t diet, talk about your non-diet!
  • In My Kitchen: A list post about food and kitchenware.

A D M I N  P O S T S

  • Re-use, recycle: There’s nothing wrong with sharing old posts from the archive.
  • Collection Posts: If you’ve got lots of recipe posts then why not group a few together in one handy post?

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