What Topics to Write About for Your Blog
What Topics to Write About
Do you ever wonder what blog topics to write about? If you’ve just started your blog or you’ve been blogging for years, this video is pure gold for you!
It will show you exactly how to flesh out a general topic and find specific topics to write about. You’ll learn how to find popular topics to blog about without having an email list or large social media following.
Video Tutorial: How to Find Topics to Write About
This 17 minute video shows you step by step how to find popular topics.
At the end of this video you’ll be able to map out your entire blog (or even a book) and have a topic to write about each week – All in under an hour!
Let me know in the comments below what your blog is about!
What do you write about?
Are you trying to find topics for your blog? Or maybe for a future book? Blogging can be a fantastic way to build up an audience before you launch a new product!
Let me know what you’re writing about below.
How to find topics to write about steps
Let’s get down to it. The main question that most bloggers have when they start, end or are stuck in the middle of their blogger journey is this, “What do I even write about when blogging?”
Pick a plan or a niche and start creating your thought process from there. Deciding to start a blog is wonderful, but if you don’t’ narrow it down just a little bit, you’ll find yourself constantly spinning your wheels trying to gain traction.
There are plenty of things to write about, you just have to know what direction and path you want to take your blog down. The choice is ultimately up to you, you can start broad and niche down over time.
What topics to write about on your blog
There are literally never-ending topics to write about. Even when you feel you’ve exhausted every possible topic for gardening (just an example), I can assure you that there are plenty of other blogging topics just waiting to be explored.
Most times when you’re feeling that you’re running low on blogging topics and ideas is because you’re starting to get a bit burnt out or defeated. Don’t give up.
The blogging world is full of highs and lows but if you can follow along with this simple plan I’m about to share with you, I can assure you that you’ll be on an amazing path for producing great content.
Finding topics to write about for your blog
Before we dive in on these simple tips, you have the ability to have your own successful blog. Success doesn’t happen overnight but success does happen. I’m proof, many of my students are proof and thousands of other bloggers out there will tell you the same thing: If you’re willing to do the work, you’ll reap the rewards.
Now, onto the good stuff. 🙂
I’ve created a simple method that can help a new blogger on their first day to a seasoned blogger who has thousands of other posts. And guess what? You’re getting this information to use to help you kick start your own blog as well!
Simple steps to find popular topics to write about
Not only is this method effective, but it’s also what I still use to plan out all my blog content for the year. Yep, for the entire YEAR. And the best part? You can literally use this method, even if you have a zero budget. (there will always be tools out there that you can invest in, but I’m showing you how to make the free options work for you instead)
Plan your topics to write about for the entire year
Once you learn and understand this method, you can plan out your entire blogging content calendar for the entire year in just about an hours worth of work. And yes, I’m 100% serious.
Are you as excited as I am to get started?
Step 1: Find blog topics to write about
Find your main niche.
It’s important to have a general idea of what you’re going to be blogging about. Not as general as “life”, but something along the lines of business, homeschooling, gardening…you get the idea. And if you’re struggling on what to even categorize your blog into, just stop and think about what you like. Or what problems you can solve for your audience.
Anytime you can write about something that you love as well, that honestly and rawness comes through to your readers and builds a real connection.
Step 2: Understand what topics to write about
List out all the ideas you have about your niche.
Have fun with this. This is for your eyes only and is just a rough draft. Jot them down and let those ideas fly. And once you’ve exhausted the resources in your head. it’s time to head to Pinterest.
Yep, you read that right. You can get a ton of great blog topic ideas by heading over to Pinterest. All you need to do is type your niche in the search bar at the top of Pinterest and you’ve just unlocked an unlimited potential of blog topics.
I use the example of beauty masks in the video, but in the image you can see the search results for Whole30. Look at all those topic ideas!
See those little bubbles that pop up underneath the search bar full of words? Those words are gifts from Pinterest letting you know what people are searching for.
What you do with this information is how you will set up topics for your blog. Go through the words and find ones that fit your niche. Once you have the words picked out, it’s time to take those words and add them to a spreadsheet for future use.
Step 3: How to categorize blog topics to write about
Once you use Pinterest to give you amazing keywords, you’ve suddenly found that you have the tools to create your blog menu with ease. And beyond that? You’ve made a killer library full of possible topics and information for your blog. All by just a few simple clicks and steps. (Google likes libraries and categories as well on blogs and they really help with SEO, too)
But…now what? Now that you have your ideas, your words, and your categories, what do you do with all that information moving forward?
Step 4: find Popular topics to write about
Two words. Google it. If you’re wanting to know how to take your topics and turn them into blog posts, Google has already done the work for you.
The Most Important Step
Go on…try it out. Open up a browser and type in your main word about your blog. Whether it be “homeschooling” or “camping”, you’ll notice a small section on Google called “People also asked”. Those questions are where you get great insight and information about what to write blog posts about!
These are blogging gold.
Each one of these questions can be used to write a separate blog post with ease. Simply turn the question into a statement and you’ve got your next blog title as well. See how simple this can be?
And trust me, Google loves online outlets that answer questions. Plus, you can use those questions to offer great opt-ins, branch off of and really build your online audience.
Step 5: Implementing Interesting topics to write about
Once you let Google do all the work for you, all that’s left is to implement what you’ve gathered.
If you happen to come across a question that you don’t know the answer for, ask advice or information from an expert in the field or do your own research to get facts.
The amount of effort that you put into your writing and research will pay off in the end.
Step 6: Plan out your editorial calendar for the year
The more content and blog posts that you write, the more traffic you’ll generate. Starting out, it’s important to write at least one blog post per week. This shows your audience your committed and shows Google that you’re blog is alive. Knowing that you need 52 posts at a minimum for the year may sound like a lot, but with the steps above outlined and detailed and just waiting for you to implement, this won’t be hard for you to accomplish at all.
Plus, the more content that you create, the better chances that you’ll have something really take off that you’ve written, too. And you know what doors that can open, right? The potential to start earning money from your blog! (and even more followers and a larger audience as well)
Organize all of your topics to write about
If you’ve followed along this post, you now have an idea of the main topics for your blog. This can also be translated into your blog menu items.
And you also have a years worth to topics to write about by following step 4.
How do you organize all of these amazing ideas?
I have a Blog Plan and editorial calendar template for you for free!
You can download it here to keep yourself accountable.
How to find topics to write about
Let me know in the comments below, did you like this method of finding endless topics to write about?
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Oh My Gosh! This video BLEW MY MIND! Thank you thank you thank you SO much I really needed this to just give me a hand with ideas. So grateful xx
Some days I feel like I have a hundred ideas to write about and then two days later I’m struggling with what would really work for a post. I’m going to do this for sure. You make it look so easy. Even though our niches are at opposite ends of the spectrum, I know this could work for me. I write about topics for those of us over 50+. Thank you, Suzi!
This was fantastic! I’ve been searching for something like this for the longest time.
Amazing video and content! Thanks Suzi. This is the most helpful post so far for me getting started with content planning!
Nicely laid out, clearly organized info in video. You packed a lot even into your short free video. Thanks! Starting on my blogging journey. 🙂
Sorry, I might have misunderstood… did you say you would provide a link to the powerpoint to help us organize our own niche? (Or am I just being greedy?-blushing). Thanks for clarifying.
Suzi. Amazing. So thankful for all of the support and guidance you are providing. I am completely ADD, so this blog calendar is going to be so helpful! XO
You’re amazing, Suzi. You consistently over-deliver.
I’m just now preparing to re-start blogging. Lots went on -> more cool stuff to blog on. So I’m going thru the awesome training courses I purchased from you some time ago. Money well spent. And you’ve updated the courses! Like I said, you’re amazing.
God Bless you, John, and the kids. Say, I need to know, Suzi – is John included as one of “the kids?” My wife Kris says she has 3 kids but I only count 2. Is this a wife-thing?
Stay healthy and safe!
Finding topic is not hard but what about ranking ? How to get traffic from Google if my keywords are the worst to target?
This has been one of the most helpful things I have seen so far!! Thank you very much for such an engaging, informative, and inspiring video. It was so easy to understand and now I feel like I have some direction going forward!
THANK YOU! I’ve just started my blog & have had such a block on what to write about even though as a teacher I should have a million things to say! I’m a visual learner & seeing your process has really made things click. I’m buzzing!
Thank you so much for this post! It’s amazing how easy it can be to get writers block with a blog, and while I have my niche set, sometimes I lack inspiration so these tips are PERFECT. I love, especially, the tip about looking at the questions people are asking on Google. Am utilizing this today to help break my writers block 🙂
Thank you so much Rebekah!! So happy to help – and your twins are gorgeous!!
hello everyone. I purchased the BLOG BY NUMBER course today and I cannot express my gratitude to this amazing woman. IT is incredible how much I learn from your videos and tips and templates. I have been preparing for my blog like 3 months ago and I felt kind of lost in between. Being almost ready to launch it , I cannot stop thanking you Susy for the wonderful progress you made me achieve! I am extremely happy I found you , and I cannot wait to be back on your course right now!
This post is so juicy. I mean if it is food, It will be my dessert always. I am more inspired now to write topics for my blog. Thank you so much, Suzi, for sharing always what you fully know. You are our angel sent from heaven above.
Amazing! Loved loved loved this. I’ve been researching how to blog stuff for about a week now and this is the first time I’ve seen a post like this. Amazing!
What are your thoughts on not having a niche or having a personal blog. I have many topics that interest me and have several ideas but they don’t all fit together. Journaling about life and my trails and tribulations. Commentary about world affairs, photography essays about places I’ve traveled to, and possibly a tech corner where I review new products…. (just started a job at an electronic store so getting a wealth of knowledge.) I’ve done some research about successful blogs that have no niche but looking for your opinion on them.
I also have a handle I love “essenceabroad” from when I was traveling overseas. And I want to keep it, I want to modify it. I don’t know ha
You always have a way of simplifying the complex and making it seem easy. Another complex topic slayed. Well done, woman!
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I want to do a blog about writing but that’s too broad. I write scifi/fantasy…. my degree is political science. I do pet sitting (but don’t necessarily want to blog about it). I was thinking about lifestyle blog/entrepreneur blog….
I can’t seem to make things narrow enough or think of the right blog topic that inspires me enough, can’t just narrow it down to 1 thing, I want to do several and see if they work. I don’t feel like I have enough experience in anything. But I have to start now! I bought blog hosting from Bluehost for 3 years so I have to make this work! and I need to move out of my parents’ house, it’s been 10 years…. i know, I’m pathetic.
Great video and post! Very helpful. Thank you.
This is amazing!! It’s where I always get worried and doubt a blog is a good idea for me. Now I’m actually excited and looking forward to it! Thank you so much!
This is just magic! I was wondering how to find enough ideas to fill my editorial calendar and this post makes it so easy!
Thank you for sharing your experience, it is so helpful!
This is really informative and super helpful for a newbie. Thanks for sharing.
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Suzi — thank you so much for this valued information! I had no idea this can be so simple! Blog post ideas made easy!!! I’m so ready to start my journey in blogging! I appreciate your help and how easy you make it for us to learn to blog!
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As always, another helpful post and video! Thank you for breaking this down and making it so simple. Love your suggestion of looking at the google questions that people ask and using that for new blog post ideas. Thanks so much!
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This is wonderful! Thanks Suzi! The one thing I’m just struggling with is Home decor/interior design is such a broad topic that I don’t know where to go from there.
This was wonderful! Thank you!!!
Super helpful, I had no idea where to start. Thank you
Suzi you are a true gem! I found more value in this post and video than I have in most paid courses! Thank you for sharing your vast knowledge with us just starting a blogging journey! I am blogging about homesteading and gardening as broad topics.
Thank you so much Virginia! So happy to help!
Thank you so much. This is so inspirational and motivating. Your advice and guidance are excellent. Keep up the great work. I love all the work you’ve done so far. Looking forward to see more. It’s so encouraging for me to kick start my blogging journey.
Hi Suzi! Yes, this video was very helpful and encouraging. I now feel confident I can make wanted content forever. I am excited to continue working to create my blog!
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Thank you Rebecca!!
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REALLY Helpful, SUZI!
Thank you Lisa!!!
Great info. I have a question. My ideal client is Sports Moms. I will be teaching how to use meal planning, prepping, & detox to help with weight loss. Should I be searching for weight loss or meal planning,…? Which topic should I be typing in the search bar? Or should I do this process for each of those 4-5 topics (weight loss; meal planning, meal prepping, detox, time savers)? Thanks in advance for your help Suzi!
Thanks for the article. I am a single mom and write about personal finance for single parents. Your information will help me make sure my content is relevant and beneficial.
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When I try to follow the first step and do the search in Pinterest, I don’t get the colored blocks up top. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks.
This is very helpful to newbies like me. Thank you so much for sharing.
Hello Suzi. I am just starting to blog. I am so lost and confused. I have your 2019 blog calendar. My subject matter is aging gracefully with style. I don’t know we’re to begin. Can you please help me.
Roberta, have I got a TON of ideas for you!! Being 51 myself, I am busy trying to age gracefully as well. You can dive into women’s fashion – there really ARE clothes out there between teeny bopper and 80-yo great-grandma. Awesome good-for-you recipes that help boost your immune system and provide the nutrients older ladies need. Beauty tips to help keep hair, skin & nails healthy. Exercises to help lose those inches and keep your body flexible and strong for older ladies. Menopause changes a LOT of things, and you can really capitalize on helping women do and be their best despite hormonal changes! You can do this!!
Suzi, You are over the rainbow amazing with your training. Even though I am not a stay at home mom. I am a work from home grandma. Thank you so very much for all you are doing to help women. I am more excited about this than I thought would be possible.
Thank you so much Dana!! I love your energy <3 I can feel it!
This is fantastic! I just created my editorial calendar for the entirety of 2019. Whoohooo! That feels like a major accomplishment. Thank you for your guidance and inspiration, Suzi!
It IS a major accomplishment!! Good job Alice!!
Suzi! You are Amazing! Thank you for all the wisdom and inspiration you share! You have helped me and so many other women grow our blogs and follow our passion! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!