Blog Post Ideas for 2021 [by niche]

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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. 

As a full-time blogger with multiple niche websites, I understand that it can be difficult to find blog post ideas. This list of blog ideas for 2021 can get you on your way to creating great content for your blog.

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.

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.

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.

Pillar Post

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:

  1. How to make money with Youtube Superchat
  2. Ghostwriter for hire
  3. Affiliate marketing for beginners
  4. 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. 

You can also create a FAQ on any blog. If you are using the YOAST SEO Plugin, the FAQ content block with schema markup is a great choice. 

Question Post Examples

  1. What is Knack?
  2. What is Keap?

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

  1. Is Yoast Premium Worth It?
  2. Writer access Review

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:

  1. How to set up the Essence Pro theme on WordPress.
  2. SEO content writing tutorial
  3. How to write a blog post on WordPress
  4. How to remove the background of a photo
  5. 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:

  1. Ezoic vs. Monumentric
  2. Thinkific vs. Teachable
  3. Bluehost vs. Wix

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.

For Example:

  • 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

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 TopicType 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
(Animal) BreedsListicle
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 planetListicle
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 IdeasBlog Post Type
Best restaurant in [location]Listicle
Top places to visit when in [location]Listicle
How to get to (location) on a budgetHow-To Tutorial
[Number] best day trips from [location]Listicle
Bucket List IdeasPillar Post Listicle
Travel Hacking StrategiesPillar Post
[number] cheap places to visit on a budgetListicle
The Comprehensive travel guide for [location]Pillar Post
[Location] airport and transportation tipsPillar 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 experienceListicle
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 IdeasBlog Post Type
RecipeHow – To Tutorial
How to use your [appliance]How – To Tutorial
How long do I cook [food] for?Q & A
Instant Pot vs. Air FryerThis 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] recipesListicle
[number] intredient [appliance] recipesListicle
[number] ways to make [food][description]Listicle
How to make [restaurant dish] at homeHow – To Tutorial
How to make [popular dish] Low Carb How – To Tutorial
How to make [popular dish] Sugar-FreeHow – 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 TopicBlog Type
How to Make [Recipe, Craft, Costume]How – To Tutorial
How – To do [X] with your HairHow – 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 budgetListicle
How to [x] your own [X]How – To Tutorial
Holiday gift guideListicle
Book or Movie ReviewReview Post
Questions to ask for self-discoveryListicle
Questions to ask a date (or spouse)Listicle
Why I decided to [X] and what happened afterCase Study
Most embarrassing momentsPersonal
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