If you’re a beginner blogger, one of the toughest things to do is to come up with regular updates, topics, blog post ideas and original quality content.
Whatever the case, I’m going to give you a comprehensive list of blog topics, ideas and tips on business, food and cake making you will want to write today in Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya, Egypt, Ethiopia, Dubai, Malaysia, United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, India, Brazil, and perhaps anywhere else in the world.
We have been hearing about ” Content” and “Content Creation” but do we really know what they mean?
What is Content?
Content is information about a particular thing or various things made for a purpose to an audience through a medium/channel e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs, websites, e-mail, text messages in a form (video, text, audio, graphics, infographics, memes and so on).
What is Content Creation?
Content creation is the creation of any information, details to any media platform be it social media, blogs, magazines, newspaper and so on for informing, influencing, selling or affecting the end user (your audience, followers, customers, clients and so on).
Reasons You Burn Out While Creating Content
Here is why you burn out while creating content for your blog.
1. You don’t know what you want to create content for or about
You are trying to change someone’s blog or social media post or teaching what you don’t understand.
I know you got a light bulb idea or moment while reading that social media or blog post.
But, can you think about it, understand it and write it down somewhere before trying to make a whole post about it immediately?
2. You don’t draft your content ideas before creating the content fully
This is one reason I love using Microsoft word to write and edit my content before publishing on my blogs.
I write out everything I know. Highlight major points before “fleshing” out my content.
You know the same way you are told in school while writing an essay you should outline your major points before writing an essay.
Do it the same way for your content. You could use your phone, laptop or pen and paper.
3. You don’t batch create content
You are always creating content at the dying minute.
Creating content in batch saves you a lot of time.
Most times, content you create in a hurry is filled with mistakes and some things that shouldn’t be there.
This does not mean you can’t create new content that same day and post it.
4. You always try to edit while writing
Allow your creative juices to run as you write or create content.
Do the editing after writing.
Business Blog Post Ideas
Blogging can be a great way to draw new customers to your business website.
Here are types of blog posts that can draw unknown visitors and help build customer relationships.
- Answer the questions everyone is asking.
- Check your Google Analytics to see which keyword searches bring customers to your site. Then do posts on those topics.
- Create a contest and offer a prize for the most interesting customer suggestion or use of your product.
- Create fact-filled, graphic posts to be shared on social networks.
- Discuss plans by giving readers a sneak peek at what you’ll do in the coming year to generate interest.
- Do a “customer of the week” spotlight or create a monthly collection of the best online articles that match your customers’ interests.
- Everybody wants to know what may happen in the future, so share your opinion or prediction.
- Explain the special way you make your product, handle returns or welcome new customers. Just describe your process.
- Get traffic by stirring up controversy and taking a contrary position.
- Give a human face to your company by introducing new or seasoned employees.
- Preview a new product or show a promotional event in form of short videos.
- Give customers an hour-by-hour account of a typical day at your company.
- Give readers a photo or video tour of your plant, customer service desk or the backroom of your store.
- If you notice a post by a popular blogger in your niche getting a lot of attention, add your viewpoint and link to the original post. Ensure to let that A-list blogger know about your comment and link.
- If you notice several interesting opinions on a topic, you can pull them together into a single post of the best ideas.
- If you’d like to teach customers something complicated, break the topic into several parts.
- If you’re out of ideas, see what topics are drawing a crowd on your competitors’ blogs and give your own take on those subjects.
- If you’ve read a book, you think customers might like, give it a review.
- Review a product or service your customers might want to learn about.
- Provide more value by comparing two or more related products or services.
- Pose your own question. What would you like to know about your customers? Just ask, and let your readers create the content.
- Record a quick interview with an expert, or just give a few of your own useful tips.
- Run a Google Alert on certain keywords related to your business or industry to find relevant news items to discuss.
- Share the big milestones in your company’s history. Tell about an important moment and how it changed your business.
- Share your customer feedback.
- Talk about the blogs you read regularly or the thought leaders who inspire you. Be sure to alert those bloggers and businesses so they’ll spread the word.
- Talk about trends by telling how things are developing in your industry.
- Talk about your business failures. End your post by telling how you’re fixing the problem.
- Write about why and how you started your business.
- When you receive a great testimonial from a customer, ask for permission to turn it into a post. Then use the post to solicit customer stories.
- You could spotlight your vendors, companies you partner with, or a list of good books related to your business.
Food Blog Post Ideas
If you have created a food blog or website, here are blog post ideas to write on:
- 11 essential pantry items you should always have in stock.
- 15 creative ways to work with (insert ingredient item here).
- 5 things you might not know about me.
- 7 easy weeknight dinners.
- Bake or cook with a family member or friend and blog about it.
- Baking recipes you can make with your kids.
- Basic cooking methods, books and cooking manuals that foodies will love.
- Christmas baking.
- Collaborate with another food blogger by making each other’s signature dish (or style of dish).
- Cookbook review.
- Create a food challenge of your own.
- Create a recipe series based on an unusual, single or exotic ingredient.
- Easy lunchbox snacks and food timetables.
- How to cook the perfect roast dinner.
- How to make 5 meals for under 100 dollars.
- How to use up Christmas leftovers.
- How to use up vegetables that are almost past their use-by date.
- Interview a fellow blogger, baker, cook, chef or restaurant owner whom you admire.
- Kitchen hacks that will change your life.
- List your favourite foodie podcasts.
- Make a recipe 100% from scratch.
- Present a recipe in a different format than you usually do (video, GIF, etc.)
- Recreate a recipe from Pinterest and review it.
- Share a food experience you had while travelling to a new destination.
- Share a quick baking/cooking tip.
- Share an old favourite family recipe and explain why it’s so special to you.
- Share your favorite food blog sites, foodie phone apps and kitchen gadget.
- Take a cooking class and blog about the experience.
- Tips to stay organized in the kitchen.
- Try making a foreign dish.
- Ways to save money on your weekly grocery shop.
- What I ate this week.
- Why I started blogging.
- Write a post about your baking/cooking essentials.
Cake Business Blog Post Ideas
Having a blog is a good way to market your cake business.
Blogging can effectively grow your cake business by attracting more customers and cake orders.
Here are blog post ideas and tips for your cake business:
- Publish weekly or monthly cake gallery posts. Showing your potential customers exactly what they can expect from you in terms of design, style and quality in actual photographs of your cakes is far more persuasive.
- Share success stories, especially when used in combination with a cake gallery on your cake business website, because it provides social proof from one customer to another (potential) customer that your cakes are as good as they look.
- Take the time to introduce yourself either in a blog post people can easily find or in an ‘About Page’ on your website.
- Tell people a bit about yourself, your history of baking, your particular skills. Be yourself and let some of your personality shine through.
- Create posts on how to choose your cake order and on reasons to order your next celebration cake.
- Regularly updating your website with fresh, quality content from the kitchen can help to improve your search engine ranking and SEO.
- Another way to regularly update your website is with new cake designs to add to your portfolio. This works especially well if you offer a few set designs and custom cakes, as you can showcase these of a blog post.
- Always add new options to create excitement around your cake business and build familiarity with your brand and your cakes, so customers know what they can expect and like what they see.
Fashion Blog Post Ideas
Posting regularly as a fashion blogger is fun, but it’s challenging to find new and engaging topics for great content.
For all bloggers who need a little inspiration for their fashion blog, here are post ideas that you can start writing about today:
- 15 must have items for a specific fashion look.
- 20 pieces every woman should have in her wardrobe.
- 5 outfits for a special occasion (vacation, party, girl’s weekend).
- 9 ways to wear white in the winter.
- A look that is inspired by a movie character, style icon, etc.
- Accessories haul.
- Active wear for the gym.
- Best blog designs for fashion blogs.
- Best boots for winter.
- Best look for school, work, and gym.
- Best looks for going to a wedding.
- Best looks for mother of the bride.
- Best outfits for vacation.
- Best sweaters for fall.
- Best traffic sources for your fashion blog.
- Best way to organize wardrobes and closets.
- Black Friday shopping haul.
- Budget looks: All under £100.
- Capsule wardrobe essentials.
- Celebrity inspired looks.
- Choosing the best bag for your outfit.
- Classic handbags wish list.
- Clothes to wear on a lazy day.
- Clothing subscription box reviews.
- Connect with a like-minded blogger and find a piece you both style differently.
- Current must-haves for each season.
- The cutest flip flops for summer.
- Designer clothing rental reviews.
- Designer pieces in my wardrobe.
- Do a budget shopping spree.
- Fashion items that are worth the splurge.
- Fashion pieces that won’t go out of style.
- Fashion trends you hate/love.
- Favorite fashion blogs/brands.
- Favorite places to shop.
- Great holiday looks.
- How my personal style has changed.
- How to choose the right colors for your skin tone.
- How to choose the right location for a photo shoot.
- How to dress for your body type.
- How to get your favorite brands at a lower price.
- How to have a minimalistic wardrobe.
- How to keep your closet organized.
- How to style the latest trend in accessories.
- How to transform your day look for a night out.
- How to try on clothes the right way before buying.
- Movie character inspired looks.
- Must-haves for the gym.
- Must-haves for winter/summer holidays.
- My biggest fashion mistakes.
- My favorite color to wear and why.
- My favorite fashion icons, trends, weekend outfits, workout clothes.
- My latest wardrobe additions.
- My shoe collection.
- Outfit of the day.
- Outfits for comfort and style on the go.
- Pieces I bought but never wore.
- Pieces I got from my mother/grandma.
- Pieces to wear for a new year’s party.
- Pieces you should get rid of this year.
- Review a fashion event.
- Second-hand stores – how to get great deals.
- Shopping guide for your city/any city.
- Stunning swimsuits for a trip to the beach.
- Sunglasses to complete your summer look.
- The best pair of jeans for anybody type.
- Top 5 outfits for first dates.
- Top trends of the current season.
- Ways to be smart about flash sales.
The key to a successful blog is variety – so mix it up with different posts.
Most times we hear people say “Create Valuable Content” and you’re confused what is “VALUABLE”.
People will find your content valuable when they benefit something from it.
Your content might entertain them, make them laugh and forget their worries, gives them solutions to their problems.
If your audience finds your content worthwhile and precious, it is VALUABLE.
What would your target audience value and cherish?
Would they be able to find your content relatable, entertaining and educating?
I hope that this list is useful.
If you have any ideas of your own, please jump on the comments below and share them!
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