Consistently coming up with blog post topic ideas isn’t easy.
The actual ideas are the easy part. But capturing the ideas, planning and organizing them, then promoting them is what most bloggers struggle with.
This process can be a whole lot easier (and a lot more fun) with a little structure. It’s the second day of 2017 as I write this, and I’m already wrapping up my entire year of blog post ideas. I’m already planning 52 weeks worth of popular blog topics.
So, I want to share some topic ideas and my blog post topic idea guide and checklist with you!
Be sure to scroll down and read near the end to download the guide and checklist.
NOTE: Some of the links below include my affiliate link, and I may earn a small commission if you do decide to purchase any of these great tools. It’s absolutely no extra charge to you. These are the specific tools I have used and had great success with, and I would only recommend something I feel strongly about.
I like to keep things as simple as possible. I plan one blog topic per week because I know that’s a realistic goal for me. Plus, it gives me time to not only write the post, but (as you will see in my guide/checklist) it also gives me time to optimize the post, add links, create any related videos and resources, and plan to promote the post on social media and to my email list.
A HUGE tip is to start writing down your blog post ideas on a master list. This could be an Excel sheet or a physical tablet or board.
I like to use a dry erase white board (check the pic below of mine in progress).
This board works for me for a few reasons:
I can organize the posts by topic or color code them.
I can erase/change it at any time.
It’s always there on the wall by desk for quick reference.
Since it see it all the time, it’s more real and a reminder that I need to stick with my plan.
Use whatever works for you. Some people like to create blog content more than once a week, and that’s fine. The key is to be consistent.