One of the most common questions I get from someone new to blogging is,
What topic should I write about?
This is the first, and biggest, decision every blogger must make. It will either lead to a blog you’ll love writing or one you painfully regret.
Here, I’ve gathered the top trending blog topics that most bloggers write about. Following that is an exclusive list of topics I’ve added to help you make your final decision. My rule of thumb here is to pick one that sparks your interest that you could imagine writing for your future.
10 Blog Topics That Will Surely Fascinate Your Readers
Give A Piece Of Yourself: Personal life
No matter if you’re a celebrity or just the average Joe or Plain Jane, everyone has a story to share. Talk about your success, opinions, thoughts, rants, embarrassing moments, and lessons of the day. People love reading about what others have experienced in their lives.
I highly recommend this topic if you’re just starting. For one, you can finish a personal story easily in 20 minutes compared to a topic that requires more brain cells. That will make it faster to push posts out, giving your blog more views. Boost your popularity too by teaching a valuable lesson at the end of each story. Or better yet, crack in some jokes. From what I’ve learned, using a bit of humor not only enhances your writing, but makes your story more enjoyable for your readers.
Eat to live, Live to Eat: Food
It’s incredible how many food blogs exist, new ones popping up each day. Whether it’s about strict diets, restaurants, or recipes, food is a topic anyone can relate to. So if you love cooking or eating, this will be a fun and easy topic for you.
Not to mention all the countless stories where stay-at-home moms or solopreneurs become successful food bloggers. If you wish to be like them, be sure you have enough money to cover your utility bills and rent; it’s quite an investment. But if you like to build a cult following for your blog, you’ll need to one up against thousands of other food bloggers. Share your insight, provide new ideas, and most importantly, be involved with your readers. Because in this modern era, social relationships is key to a blog’s success.
Around the World: Travel
Who doesn’t enjoy traveling, much less, sharing their experience? Post your photos, talk about your exciting adventures, and showcase the hotspots you’ve been to. You’ll bring a whole new experience to readers from a fresh first person’s perspective. That’s something the Travel Channel cannot even offer to their premium customers.
Now, not many people can write about this topic. Traveling is a luxurious activity. Imagine all the money that’s needed to cover the air flight, hotel, food, and not to forget, shopping needs. That’s exactly what every person dreams of having. And if they can’t get it, they’ll have to do the next best thing: read about it.
The Real Jeeves: Professional Advice
Do you like helping people? Sharing useful tips and advice in your expertise? If so, be a hero and answer their questions or concerns. You’ll feel smart and incredibly good inside for providing valuable information to the community.
It doesn’t matter how many years of wisdom you have in your industry, what you bring to the table is unique. It’s what distinguishes you from the rest. As long as you provide good, impressive content, more people will appreciate your help and keep you in mind. It’s a wonderful feeling when you are everyone’s go-to expert.
The Critiquer: Product reviews
Before people buy something online, they rely on product reviews to make the final decision. With the online market growing exponentially fast, this is a great topic to jump in, especially if you like to critique about products you love and hate.
It’s no surprise that more and more people are blogging into this field. However, this topic isn’t suited for just anyone. You can write good reviews, but the ones people trust are the ones that can sell. So if persuasive writing is one of your strong traits, you can definitely pass for a critiquer and get more people back on your blog to hear your opinions.
Offer Gold: Secrets To Making Money
This has, is, and will always be on the hottest blog topics. Unless you enjoy the Pocahontas life, everyone else wants to find the quickest shortcuts to making money. With money comes a freer life. That said, if you have a sharp business mind and exceptional persuasion skills, you could be the next Forbes writer.
With thousands of ways to make money, you can pretty much talk about anything. Whether that’s tips on how to make money blogging or a case study of your business profits doubling in one year, everyone would want to be the first to read it.
Save Time: Productivity
If you could do more in less, would you? 99% of people would say yes. Time is the only thing we can’t get more of, making it more valuable than money. It’s why the majority of Buffer and Medium articles and social shares fall under the productivity category.
Having said that, write about time-saving tricks, tips on how to get better sleep, tools to speed up an annoying task, anything to cross off more from people’s to-do list. People love to feel productive. When you make their lives easier, you give them more reason to come back to your blog, whether it’s to read the latest updates or to drop off a personal thank you message.
Staying in Style: Fashion
Fashion is, by and large, the fastest market to change. The underlying fact is, people want to look good, which is why fashion is a multi-billion dollar industry and why you should consider this topic.
Talk about the trendy styles of the month or what you thought of Miss America’s dress. If you like, you can even splurge at the mall, take pictures of your new outfits, and share it with the world. I bet you any fashion fanatic would want to read it.
Being a Mentor: How-To Guides
The phrase, “how to,” is one of the most common search terms that people ask. Often, they like to take matter into their own hands without relying on anyone. The only problem with most how-to guides out there is that they’re either outdated or confusing.
If you like helping others and are a natural at giving clear instructions, you’d be adding value to your community. Add to that, your reputation as well. You’ll stand as the authority who people will look up to for help. Plus, if your content exceeds expectations, it’ll more likely get bookmarked, shared, perhaps even looked back years later.
Role Modeling: Fitness
With the social press pushing us to get a gym membership, people are becoming more health conscious about their bodies. Ask anyone what their most desired goals are, and I bet you, one of them is working out.
Be everyone’s go-to coach and share your techniques on how to get a nice looking body. It helps too if you’re an optimistic go-getter and have a great body to show. Who can’t resist following a perfect model’s advice on the best ways to work out? Encourage, motivate, drive them. You’ll have them pumped up for your next post.
Found any that caught your interest? If not, here’s more topics that you might want to look into.
Just for You: Exclusive Topics
Ideas Generator — People are pretty lazy or just don’t have time when it comes to brainstorming ideas. Throw them 50 crazy birthday party ideas or think of 70 ways to make small talk with a stranger. Work those creative juices!
Do It Yourself (DIY) — Want to show everyone your dainty handicrafts? You’ll inspire people to take arts & craft in your “class.”
Novels/Books — Keep the book tradition alive. Share the latest novels with enthusiastic readers, or promote your book.
Photography — What’s more pleasing, a blog with 1,000 words or crystal clear high-quality photos? Impress people with your camera skills. You might win the award for Saveur’s “Best Photography” blog.
Relationships — Whether it’s friends, family, your boss, your boyfriend/girlfriend, people you admire, people you despise, this topic will always spark everyone’s interest.
News — Find yourself always the first to spill out the news? Why not set up your own little blog news station? With the newer generations now reading everything online, you’ll have the upper hand.
Sports — Whether you’re into basketball, golf, or martial arts, shout out your favorite teams or share your thoughts on who the best players are. You’ll stir up a crowd.
Technology — Believe technology will change the world? So does a lot of techies and engineers, and not to mention all the kids growing up with Iphones and tablets.
Web Design — Today, websites are the number one source for information. Share your knowledge on web design and development. You’ll make everyone’s search experience better.
Health — Modern trends are leaning towards good health. Organic, all natural, fat-free, without pesticide, grass fed, whole wheat, wild caught, just to name a few. Be a health advisor and inform everyone how to live better, and longer.
Career — Have the most awesome job in the world? Tell everyone about your work life, the relationships you’ve formed, and what motivates you to succeed. They’ll wish they had your life.
Self-Improvement — Life is always about improvement. No matter what situation people are in, everyone wants to be better. Help them out, and when you need it, they’ll help you.
Fictional Stories — If you’re full of imagination and can’t resist writing, write a story. People love reading stories from enthusiastic writers.
Bringing this to a close
I hope from this huge list of ideas, you’ve found a passionate topic to write about. Remember to choose your topic as carefully as you would your name, because that’ll set the main theme of your blog for the rest of its existence.
And feel free to share other great topics you’d like me to add in the comments below. For more blogging tips, techniques, and advice, drop your email in the subscribe button below. Until then, have fun writing your new topic!