When I don’t plan out my blog topics in advance, I feel as if the blank screen is mocking me, like it’s taunting me in an ominous voice.
My inner critic breaks out the champagne and says, “Told you that you’re completely out of original thoughts. Looks like you’ll be flipping burgers soon.”
And, then I often procrastinate.
Isn’t there laundry that needs to be done? Hmmmm…the dogs look like they could use a treat. I wonder what my parents are up to? Maybe I should call them.
Eventually, I sit my butt in front of my computer and demand that I type something—anything. But, it’s a hassle, a routine I can avoid with a little preparation.
And, I want to help you avoid the ‘blank screen syndrome.’
I’ve brainstormed 52 blog topic ideas perfect for creative entrepreneurs. If you publish a post once a week, that’ll give you an entire year’s worth of content.
Pick the ideas you like the most and copy and paste them into your blog content calendar. That way, you don’t have to waste critical hours staring at a blank screen anytime soon.
1. Share 20 things your readers probably don’t know about you. (And, then add them to your about page. Check out my about page for an example of how I’ve done this.)
2. Share the beginning, middle and end of your creative process in photos.
3. Post a ‘day in the life of’ you to give your readers a peek into what it’s like to be you.
4. Share pictures of your sketchbook or art journal.
5. Host a giveaway.
6. Write a post around one of the best testimonials you’ve received.
7. Share your favorite color palette and examples of your work that you’ve created with that color palette.
8. Write about how to care for your jewelry, art, or insert what you make here.
9. Write about your goals for the year or season.
10. Interview another creative entrepreneur.
11. Share the playlist of music you listen to while creating.
12. Share pictures of your planner or calendar.
13. Write about what you do when you’re blocked creatively.
14. Host a contest.
15. Write a post about the artists that have inspired and influenced you.
16. Survey your readers to find out what they want more of and what they want less of.
17. Explain something that most of your customers don’t understand about your niche.
18. Write about one of your biggest successes.
19. Share a sneak peek of what you’re currently working on.
20. Write a letter to a young creative.
21. Answer a reader’s question.
22. Write about your training—where you went to school, the books you’ve read, the art classes you’ve taken, etc. (You could take pieces of this post and add them to your about page.)
23. Write about the value you provide with your products and services. Remember to move past the features and talk about the benefits.
24. Write about the best art teacher you ever had.
25. Compile a list of resources.
26. Write about a controversial topic in your niche.
27. Write about why your readers should follow you on Instagram.
28. Write about why your readers should follow you on Pinterest.
29. Write about why your readers should follow you on Facebook.
30. Write about a charity that’s near and dear to your heart, especially if you give part of your profits to that charity.
31. Host a blog tour.
32. Compile a list of your favorite blog posts (from other blogs) that month.
33. Share one of your favorite recipes.
34. Share photos of your city or town and why you love living there.
35. Compile a list of your favorite people that you follow on social media.
36. Post a list of things that make you happy.
37. Post photos of your inspiration boards.
38. Share photos of your studio or work space.
39. Compile a list of your favorite blogs.
40. Write about something happening in the news, especially if it relates to your business in some way.
41. Compile a list of your favorite apps.
42. Share pictures of your art displayed or your jewelry being worn or your pottery being used.
43. Compile a list of your favorite DIY projects from around the web.
44. Share photos of your fashion and style.
45. Write about your hobbies and how they influence your work.
46. Write about one of your biggest failures.
47. Post a list of your top ten favorite quotes.
48. List 25 things you love about art, making jewelry or whatever you do.
49. Compare two masters in your niche. What similarities do they share and what are their differences?
50. Review a book.
51. Write about the biggest lessons you’ve learned while in business.
52. Write a letter to your teenage self.
To make this post even better, I’d love for you to share a couple blog topic ideas in the comments below!
If you need even more help with blogging–figuring out who your audience is and how to reach them, getting more comments and interaction, marketing and finding time for blogging–check out my CreativeLive course, Build a Successful Creative Blog.
Here’s some feedback I received from Build a Successful Creative Blog:
“You were amazing! Yours is the first course I’ve purchased on CreativeLive! And I am there a lot. I love how you broke everything down for us and gave us examples.” –Nathifa
“I watched the first video during the livestream, and immediately decided to purchase the course so I could watch it later — since I work and couldn’t stay home all day to watch the complete course. I knew from watching the first video that the course would be high-value, and fill in a lot of blanks for me.” -V.L.
“Watching your 3 days on creativelive opened up so many things to me that I didn’t even think about. I read lots of different kind of blogs but I was just reading them. Since your course I have looked at those blogs in a whole new way and I am so excited about this. I now notice the catching headlines and the engaging and descriptive wording being used.” –Nichole
“I luckily got back on creativelive after a long hiatus just in time to catch the rebroadcast of your class. It was AMAZING! How amazing was it? Well… 1) I bought the class (first one ever that I bought!) 2) I quite literally ‘ran’ to your website to check out your blog and sign up, and 3) I started my own blog. I caught the rebroadcast on Sunday. Made my first blog post today (I even edited! that’s VERY rare for me)! I’ve been meaning to do this for so long and always just felt like I wouldn’t do good at it. Let’s just say the first post was very well received!” –Liz Lane
“I loved your course. I purchased my first CL course as well. I wanted to have the ability to review your material again at any time. You are truly a gifted teacher.” -Angela
“Your workshop was fantastic. You were so engaging the whole time and I filled endless pages in a notepad of notes since I was unable to print out the workbook at the time of the broadcast. I have now created myself a nice little folder full of all the things I have learnt, some more specific goals for my 2 blogs and a whole lot more. Thank you soooo much for the amazing experience.” –Holly