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Whether you're a brand new blogger, just dreaming of setting up your first blog, or you've been blogging for years and years like I have, there's always a chance you'll experience writer's block when trying to come up with blog post topic ideas. This post is going to bust you out of that creative slump faster than you can say rainbows and unicorns.

101 Blog Post Topic Ideas In An Hour

101 Blog Post Topic Ideas In An Hour

Facebook Groups & Twitter Feeds

Log into Facebook and go straight to the groups that have to do with your niche. You have five minutes. So if you're a blogger that writes about gardening, head to your garden groups. See what people are posting about, what questions they're asking, and what problems they need solved. 10 ideas.

Then, head over to Twitter for 5 minutes. Type in a hashtag or two related to your industry. #blogging #organization #diy #parenting #homeschooling – Scroll the Twitter feed to see what questions people are asking, what they're retweeting, and what problems they need help solving. 10 ideas.

Time: 10 minutes
Ideas: 20

101 Blog Post Topic Ideas In An Hour

Portent's Content Idea Generator

This one is a little silly because sometimes the titles don't make any sense at all, but it's a great brainstorming tool. The idea they gave me above is actually genius, if you think about it. That title isn't something that I'd ever come up with on my own, and doesn't it make you want to click?! Yes!

Assuming you don't get distracted by silly titles like “Why Photography is Hotter Than Jennifer Lawrence”, you should be able to come up with about 20 ideas in less than 10 minutes. Try words that cover your main blog topics: recipes, parenting, homeschooling.

This is also a great way to generate title templates for other subjects. Here are a few they templates they gave me, and some ideas next to them to get your creative juices flowing. Spend another 5 minutes adding 10 more topics to your list.

  • 15 Secrets About _________ — Parenting, Raising Toddlers, Homeschooling, Baking from Scratch… the list could go on and on!
  • What the Amish Can Teach You About ___________ — You could replace “Amish” and go with “What Teenagers Can Teach You About _________”
  • The Dummies' Guide to ___________ – Cooking from Scratch, Parenting Twins, Unschooling, Marriage, Photography, Blogging
  • How to Start _______ – Canning, Cooking from Scratch, Menu Planning, Homeschooling, a Photography Business, a Blog
  • The Best Resources for _________ – New Parents, Parents of Multiples, Homeschoolers, Amateur Photographers
  • ____ Things Only _______ Would Understand – Mothers, Moms of Teens, Moms of Boys, Homeschoolers, Photographers
  • Those titles gave me some ideas of my own, too:

  • 7 Quick and Easy _________ Recipes Your Kids Will Love – Broccoli, Asparagus, Green Bean
  • 9 Ways to Get Your Kids to ________ – Listen, Be More Respectful, Do Chores Without Being Asked
  • Time: 15 minutes
    Ideas: 30

    Hubspot's Blog Topic Idea Generator

    You might know about this one already, but if not, it's worth playing around with. You will get 5 blog post ideas at a time. Use the generator 10 times, which literally takes 5 minutes, and you'll have 50 ideas – at least 20 of those will be usable.

    Here are a few I got, by using the words cleaning, organization, and photography:

  • 5 Best Blogs To Follow About Organization
  • The Worst Advice We've Ever Heard About Photography
  • 14 Common Misconceptions About Organization
  • 10 Signs You Should Invest In Cleaning
  • 10 Quick Tips About Organization
  • What Will Photography Be Like In 100 Years?
  • 20 Myths About Organization
  • The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Cleaning
  • This also gives me ideas on how to use this type of title with different words. Spend an extra 10 minutes coming up with 10 ideas based on these title templates:

  • The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On ____________
  • __ Quick Tips About ______________
  • __ Myths About ________________
  • __ Common Misconceptions About _____________
  • Time: 15 minutes
    Ideas: 30

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    Keyword Tool

    The Keyword Tool really is a limitless resource. I could've named this post “1,001 Blog Topic Ideas in an Hour” just by using this tool. Here are some examples of how I would use the Keyword Tool.

    Enter a “how to” or another tutorial or problem solving phrase:

    How to _______ — I used “how to photograph” and it generated several ideas I could use, such as how to photograph sunsets, snowflakes, stars, the night sky, the Grand Canyon, Christmas lights, and more.

    Do you blog about saving money? Budgeting? Try “How to Save for” and see what pops up.

    How to save for:

    – retirement
    – a house
    – college
    – Disneyland
    – vacation
    – a car
    – a baby

    I tried some others, and they worked just as well. No matter what you're blogging about, this Keyword Tool will help you fill your editorial calendar for the entire year.

    Learn how to:

    – crochet
    – draw (this could be expanded – how to draw a ____)
    – apply makeup
    – cook healthy
    – cook from scratch
    – edit photos

    How to cook:

    – a turkey
    – rice
    – quinoa
    – with a pressure cooker
    – dried beans
    pumpkin seeds

    Photography Tips for:

    – beginners
    – moms
    – portraits
    – iphone

    Ask a question like Why Can't I:

    – lose weight
    – get pregnant
    – poop (Hey, I created an entire site about that.
    – sleep

    Then create the solution:

  • 10 Ways to Lose Weight Without Dieting
  • 7 Reasons You Aren't Getting Pregnant Right Away
  • 13 Smoothies to Relieve Constipation
  • The Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Getting 8 Hours of Sleep
  • Time: spend the rest of your hour on this part, about 20 minutes
    Ideas: TONS – for the purpose of adding up to 100, we'll say at least 20

    One last idea, to make it 101 Blog Post Topic Ideas

    Feature another blogger! If you have a favorite blogger, ehem, reach out and let them know you'd like to feature them! Link up to a few of their posts and write about why you enjoy their blog. Chances are, they'll share the heck out of that post – I know I would ehem – and that means big traffic for you. SCORE!

    I really hope this post helped you figure out how to come up with some blog post topic ideas. Even if you don't fill your editorial calendar in for the entire year, I'm betting you'll have enough post ideas to keep you busy for quite some time. If you're a Virtual Assistant, or want to learn to become a Virtual Assistant, this post will serve as an extremely valuable resource for you in the future if you decide to offer content creation. Bookmark it – or better yet, pin it!

    How do you come up with blog post topic ideas?

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    1. Bravo on your page. I loved opening your page and seeing you hanging upside down. That alone made me interested to read more. After looking around, I stumbled upon (oh so that’s there they got the title —us), 101 Blog Post. Even though I don’t seem to have trouble coming up with post topics of my own, I have now filled my browser with all your suggested reads. I love doing research, and find it ever so helpful. I figure I can’t learn anything new if I know all the answers. I can certainly tell you are expererienced; maybe clever is more appropriate. I’ve had a fabulous time on your blog. Thanks for being here, and for organizing a group platform for newbies like myself. Thank you!

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