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As a full-time blogger with multiple niche websites, I understand that it can be difficult to find blog post ideas that people love. This list of blog ideas for 2021 can get you on your way to creating great content for your blog.
Table of contents
Blog post Types
A listicle is a list of items explained in the form of a blog post. These are very popular for 2021. You’ll see listicles created as part of the famous “Best X for Y blogs.” These can be a numbered list or general bullet point list.
This blog post is an example of a listicle as well as a pillar post.
Here are 3 examples of listicles.
- The best Facebook groups for bloggers
- The Best WordPress themes for bloggers
- The best notetaking apps.
Keyword research can be used to find more topics. You can use Google auto-suggest and type Best * for * to see a long list of recently searched keywords and phrases.
A Pillar post is a long-form, in-depth informational article. Also referred to as a skyscraper post, a Pillar post generally has 2000 – 3000 words and many separate paragraphs with headings that serve as subtopics for the main topic.
Pillar Post Examples:
- How to make money with Youtube Superchat
- Ghostwriter for hire
- Affiliate marketing for beginners
- The best way to start a blog
Question and Answer Post
A blog post that asks a question in the title and answers that question in the text’s body is a favorite among bloggers who focus on ranking on Google with SEO.
Because questions are frequently typed into Google, having a blog that answers the question can generate search engine traffic.
Question Post Examples
Product Review Posts
Search engines today are often used for researching a product, book, movie, or other item or service before making a decision.
Therefore, many bloggers create a series of review style blog posts to satisfy the searchers intent. Often, they do the product review and include their affiliate link to earn a commission.
Examples of Product Review style Posts
How-To Tutorial Posts
If there is anything that you can teach in a step by step process, then you can create a tutorial-style blog post.
A tutorial-style blog post can contain video, images, graphics, audio, written step by step, or a combination of any of the aforementioned formats.
Samples of Tutorial Posts:
- How to set up the Essence Pro theme on WordPress.
- SEO content writing tutorial
- How to write a blog post on WordPress
- How to remove the background of a photo
- How to make money on Instagram
This vs. that Posts
One of my personal favorites, this vs. that posts are very popular for 2021. If someone types a search into Google wanting to compare 2 products, most often a ‘this vs. that’ blog is offered on the search engine results page (SERP).
You can compare products, services, activities, places, or just about anything else you can think of. These types of blogs can be very lucrative when publishing display ads or including affiliate links.
Youtube videos are also created in this category and do well.
Examples of This vs. That posts:
A Day in the Life Of
People love to take a virtual peek inside the life of someone they want to model. In many niches, documenting what a day looks like for that niche can be both insightful and entertaining to the viewer.
This can be done in an autobiography format, an interview style blog or video format, or a blog post series that strings together many individual posts featuring different professions or people.
- A day in the life of a Japanese Delivery Driver. [see video]
- A day in the life of a Harvard student [see video]
- A day in the life of a chef [read blog]
Case studies are blog posts that share the results of some sort of experiment, project, or test. Some examples of case studies would be:
- A documentation series based around starting a niche website
- Following the journey of a particular type of investment
- A blog post explaining how you increased your website by 20%.
- A series of blog posts documenting training a new hire using a particular type of software
- A blog post explaining how you tried fasting for 7 days and what the results were.
Personal Blog Posts
Personal blog posts can bring life to an otherwise unbranded website. Adding in a personal post from time to time can create a boost to the brand. Personal blog post are a great opportunity to inspire the reader.
Here are some examples of personal posts.
- Announcements [Getting married, having a baby, Moving]
- I’m sorry posts
- I failed at [x] and here’s what I learned
- My personal journey with [challenge]
Blog Post Ideas by Niche
Every niche offers the opportunity to compare products, create listicles, build tutorials, and more. Many bloggers, however, don’t know what to write about.
I took the time to compare some of the most popular niches and create a list of blog topic ideas for you. If you need help writing your blog content, I have a list of ghostwriters here.
Small Pet Blog Post Ideas
In this niche, the Will, How, Why, Can questions are very popular. Starting out with a Q & A blog in the small pet niche can generate traffic from Google if your blog posts rank. Your target audience is the small pet owner and it’s important to solve that audience’s challenges with small pet ownership.
|Blog Topic||Type of Blog Post|
|Will an (animal) eat (Food)?||Q & A|
|How big does an (animal) grow?||Q & A|
|Why do (animals) fight?||Q & A|
|Can (animal) see in the dark?||Q & A|
|How long do (animals) live for?||Q & A|
|Best (product) for (animal)||Listicle|
|How long does an (animal) live?||Q & A|
|[number] facts about (animal)||Listicle|
|The ultimate guide to raising (animal)||Pillar Post|
|The most expensive (animal) on the planet||Listicle|
|How to build a cage for an (animal)||How-To Tutorial|
|Is (product) for your (animal) worth it?||Product Review|
|Can an (animal) live outside?||Q & A|
|How fast can an (animal) run?||Q & A|
|Is a pet (animal) safe for kids?||Q & A|
|Steps to train your [animal]||How-To Tutorial|
|[number] reasons your [animal] does [activity]||Listicle|
|[number] problems with raising a [animal]||Listicle|
Travel Blog Post Ideas
In the travel blog space, covering the best restaurants, attractions, hotels, and travel options will be ideal. Each location you travel to will offer the opportunity for listicles in these categories, product reviews and this vs. that style posts.
Click here to read more on how to become a travel blogger.
|Blog Post Ideas||Blog Post Type|
|Best restaurant in [location]||Listicle|
|Top places to visit when in [location]||Listicle|
|How to get to (location) on a budget||How-To Tutorial|
|[Number] best day trips from [location]||Listicle|
|Bucket List Ideas||Pillar Post Listicle|
|Travel Hacking Strategies||Pillar Post|
|[number] cheap places to visit on a budget||Listicle|
|The Comprehensive travel guide for [location]||Pillar Post|
|[Location] airport and transportation tips||Pillar Post|
|What is the best way to get to [location]||Q & A|
|What language do they speak in [location]||Q & A|
|What size luggage is a carry-on?||Q & a|
|[number] things to see before you turn [age]||Listicle|
|[number] [types of places] to experience||Listicle|
|Everything you need to know about [place or activity]||Listicle|
|[number] most beautiful [place/item/activity ] in [location]||Listicle|
|How to pack for a trip to [location]||How-To|
|[Cruiseline] vs. [Cruiseline]||This or That|
|Can I travel to [location] without a passport?||Q & A|
|Is (a product like luggage) worth the investment?||Product Review|
|Is it worth upgrading to 1st class on [airline]?||Product review|
Food Blog Post Ideas
Becoming a food blogger can be very rewarding. It’s a competitive niche, however, that will require a strategically planned content calendar. You can use the following blog post ideas to create listicles, product reviews, recipes, and more.
|Blog Post Ideas||Blog Post Type|
|Recipe||How – To Tutorial|
|How to use your [appliance]||How – To Tutorial|
|How long do I cook [food] for?||Q & A|
|Instant Pot vs. Air Fryer||This vs. That|
|What is the best (appliance) to make (food)||Listicle|
|Is the (appliance) worth it?||Product Review|
|Best way to make [food]||How-to Tutorial|
|[number] easy [appliance] recipes||Listicle|
|[number] intredient [appliance] recipes||Listicle|
|[number] ways to make [food][description]||Listicle|
|How to make [restaurant dish] at home||How – To Tutorial|
|How to make [popular dish] Low Carb||How – To Tutorial|
|How to make [popular dish] Sugar-Free||How – To Tutorial|
|The best cookbooks for [year]||Listicle|
|Is it ok to eat [food] on the [x] Diet?||Q & A|
|The complete guide to making [food, meal]||Pillar Post|
|A complete shopping list for [diet, recipe, meal]||Listicle|
|The fastest way to make [food]||How-To Tutorial|
|3 delicious ways to make [food]||How-To Tutorial|
|Is [food] OK to eat when someone has [condition]||Q & A|
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Lifestyle Blog Post Ideas
Lifestyle blogs can contain information on beauty, marriage, parenthood, fashion, travel, crafts, finances, and whatever else you like. Learn more about starting a lifestyle blog here.
|Blog Topic||Blog Type|
|How to Make [Recipe, Craft, Costume]||How – To Tutorial|
|How – To do [X] with your Hair||How – To Tutorial|
|How to Know When You are ready for [baby, marriage]||Pillar Post|
|The best [X] for [Y]||Listicle|
|Fun Things to do with [X] on a budget||Listicle|
|How to [x] your own [X]||How – To Tutorial|
|Holiday gift guide||Listicle|
|Book or Movie Review||Review Post|
|Questions to ask for self-discovery||Listicle|
|Questions to ask a date (or spouse)||Listicle|
|Why I decided to [X] and what happened after||Case Study|
|Most embarrassing moments||Personal|
|How to know if you are [phase in life]||How – to|
|Where to buy the best [X]||Listicle|
|How to throw a [x] (baby shower, 1st birthday)||How – to|
|Tips for living in a [small house, apartment, dorm]||Pillar Post|
|True confessions of a [X]||Personal / Interview|
|Working from Home [home-schooling]||Pillar Post|
|Fun [activity] to do with [friend, spouse, date, kids]||Listicle|