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5 Ways to Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas in 2020

Hello everyone! I hope the first weekend of the new year is doing you well πŸ˜€ ❀ Thanks for coming by today’s post! Let’s get right into it.

In the last week of December, I invited all of my followers to vote for which posts would make up my first week of content in the new year! This post idea took the cake in the fourth poll (lol). I put my blogging expertise to work and came up with five ways to never run out of blog post ideas in 2020!

Consistently creating content (ooh an unintentional alliteration) has been a struggle of mine for a while now, but I realized that a simple way to fix that is to take the time to discover ways you can ascertain the presence of content inspiration in your life! It obviously won’t be the same for every blogger, and I’m sure that one or more of the ideas I’ve given below have either worked for you before, or may work for you now, or never have and never will, etc. – let’s just keep an open mind and give these things a try. πŸ˜‰


5 Ways to Never Run Out of
Blog Post Ideas in 2020

1. SCROLL THROUGH STOCK PHOTO SITES

I usually end up on these sites because I’m searching for the perfect photo to accompany a completed (or work-in-progress) post, but what also happens is that I get new post inspiration! I come across pictures that inspire me to write short stories, create new blog series, expound on a post idea I’ve been toying around with in my head, etc. – you never know what inspiration you’ll come across. πŸ™‚

I use the websites Pixabay, Pexels, and Unsplash, and there are many more out there online!

Examples from My Blog:

2. GATHER INSPIRATION FROM THE COMMUNITY

When your little blogging fire starts to fizzle out, you often need look no further than the community that surrounds you! I love browsing others’ blogs and reading about their take on a topic, subject, hobby, pursuit, etc. There are blog tags and awards, various kinds of list posts we can personalize and go more in-depth on each answer, and oftentimes, when a blogger I know writes about something I’m also interested in, I end up brainstorming cool ways I could cover the topic on my own blog.

Here are some blogging trends/habits you can pay attention to that can help keep your content flowing: seasonal posts (photography, OOTDs, recipes, aesthetics, etc.!), calendar posts (month wrap-ups, years in review, month ahead plans, etc.), and trending posts (popular tags and awards, important topics in society, holiday features, challenges, and anything else everyone’s participating in!).

Examples from My Blog:

3. WRITE ABOUT A HOBBY/TOPIC YOU’RE CURRENTLY INTERESTED IN

It’s easy to get yourself stuck in a blogging loop – it starts as developing a post schedule and the things you want to blog about, which is good when your content is relevant and current. However, it will eventually get to the point where you don’t actually want to write certain posts anymore, but you always share them on a certain day of the week and people still read them, so you should keep posting them… right? Well, for the sake of schedule, yes. For the sake of enjoying blogging, no.

Evaluating your content and updating it from time to time is an awesome way to make sure you still love blogging and know why you’re still doing it. One way I do this is by looking at the hobbies I’m currently loving in my real life and things I’m currently interested in and learning about! You’d be surprised how many posts (especially fun update series and recaps) you can write just from brainstorming content from what you’re up to in life.

Examples from My Blog:

4. ELABORATE ON POSTS YOU’VE ALREADY WRITTEN

I used the above photo to illustrate the concept of building on your past posts. πŸ˜‰ (although I also just love macaroons)

I’ve noticed that bloggers (including myself, actually… hehe) will start a series…! And then suddenly, it disappears. New posts stop coming out, so our audiences are left with a semi-cliffhanger.

For me, I’ll stop releasing posts within a certain series either because I wrote all that I wanted to on the subject, OR I need time away from it and I may write more on it in the future. This is just something to consider if you need new blog content – update something you’ve already written about!

For example, if you wrote a post sharing what you learned over the course of a year, have you learned anything more since you shared that post? Have any of your opinions changed since then? If you wrote a post documenting your experiences with something or progress you were making, is there anything new you’ve done since the last post was published? Have you made HUGE progress since you started that series that’s worth writing a celebration post about? πŸ˜€ This is a great way to give your blog’s audience an in-depth look at who you are now, how far you’ve come, and what you’ve learned.

Examples from My Blog:

5. MAKE NEW BLOG CATEGORIES

I wouldn’t recommend doing this one too often lol (if you do, your content will be everywhere), but it does tie in with my third tip: if you make a new blog category that you’d enjoy writing a ton of posts on and is relevant to your real life, go for it!

It’s possible that you don’t have enough topics to keep your content alive, and that can be stifling and hindering to only write about a handful of things. If you’re like me, you’ll benefit from broadening your content. πŸ™‚

Even if you can’t think of some radical category to begin writing about, you could do something as simple as creating sub-topics from categories you already have on your blog! For example, I split my old ‘Blogging’ category into two separate categories that helped me to figure out how exactly I wanted to write posts for that topic: ‘Blog Life’ and ‘Blogging Tips.’ Both are obviously about blogging, but one is for fun things and updates, and the other is for helpful tips and advice! When I was trying to combine both under the all-encompassing ‘Blogging’ category, it was hard for me to pin down what exactly I could write next. Making the sub-category split helped a lot.

Examples from My Blog:


Thank you very much for reading! I hope you appreciated these tips and got some inspiration to love the way you blog in 2020. πŸ™‚ Let me know in the comments below:

Which tip was YOUR favorite?

Yo, do you have any cooler content-inspiring tips of your own, smart aleck? πŸ˜‰ Drop ’em down below and we’ll compare techniques. (or, you know, help each other out)

Special thanks to Xan Griffin on Unsplash for the base photo, special thanks to me for the cool text

29 replies on “5 Ways to Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas in 2020”

Agreed! Sometimes we won’t think of it because we’re busy coming up with β€œnew” post ideas, but going back and elaborating keeps our audience in the know AND we get more content. Win-win! πŸ˜€

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