42 Blog Post Ideas for Building Your Business


[tweetmeme]One of the questions I get asked most when talking about starting a blog for your business, is “What do I write about?” Some time ago, I came across a wonderful list of 42 blog post ideas. Unfortunately, I can’t remember where I found this list. So in the interest of fairness, I’m giving credit to the two sources that turned up during my Google search: GrowthStrategies or the Internet Marketing Center.

42 Blog Post Ideas You Can Outright Steal!

1. Helpful how-to tips related to your product

2. Reviews for products you don’t sell but you know would appeal to your audience

3. Explain why you are so passionate about your business

4. Explain how you got into the business in the first place

5. What inspired you to take the jump into small business?

6. Describe a day in the life of your business

7. Share a photo or video “walking tour” of your business

8. Describe your customer service philosophy

9. Share Testimonials you get from your customers

10. Offer product tutorials, either for your product or other ones your customers use

11. 3 things you love about the current state of your industry

12. 3 things you wish you could change about the current state of your industry

13. What will the future of your industry be like — and how should people prepare for it?

14. What famous people have currently been associated with your industry lately?

15. The 25 best online resources for people in your industry

16. Review other blogs related to your industry

17. Review an online magazine related to your industry

18. Review print publications related to your industry

19. Debunk the top myths that are currently floating around about your industry

20. Go to a trade fair or conference and then write reports about it

21. Take a stand on a controversial issue related to your industry

22. Identify the most prominent experts in your industry, explain why they’re famous or important

23. Disagree with a well-known authority in your industry and list reasons why they’re wrong

24. Post about the best things you’ve read online in the past week (related to your industry)

25. Answer FAQs you get from your customers

26. Admit mistakes! If you’ve done something wrong in the course of building your business, share that information and explain how you dealt with it. People love learning from others’ mistakes

27. Create a list of “best practices” for businesses in your industry

28. Write a blog comparing what your industry is like now to what it was 20 or 30 years ago

29. Post a “Test Your Knowledge” quiz and give readers a chance to interact

30. Make a list of “must-have” free resources your audience will appreciate

31. Ask a question of your followers on Twitter and then blog about the best answers you got

32. Sign up for Google Alerts on topics related to your industry — then blog about breaking news stories

33. Find out which of your blog posts is most popular, then blog about it

34. Get involved in a discussion on another blog or forum and then write up a summary about it on your own blog

35. Post weekly or monthly wrap-ups about what you accomplished with your business

36. Offer a case study of how someone has successfully used your product or solved a common problem

37. Run a poll on a controversial issue and then discuss the results

38. Interview key people in your industry

39. Reveal a generally unknown secret in your industry

40. Create a list of books everyone in your industry should read

41. Run a contest, offering a free product sample or service for the winner. Then ask them to comment about what they thought of it — and make that its own blog post as well

42. Make a list of 42 blogging ideas specifically for your industry 🙂

If you don’t have time to write a blog, but still want for your business, you can always hire a copywriter to help you out. Make sure you find one who is knowledgeable in SEO, so that your blog will have the keywords people are searching for.

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9 thoughts on “42 Blog Post Ideas for Building Your Business

  1. I have to say that that is one fantastic list…thanks a million. I also love the fact that you stopped at 42 rather than losing a couple of ideas to make it a round 40, or stretching it out to make 50. Nice number 42 as well!

    • Peter,

      Thanks, although I can’t take credit for the original list – I found it elsewhere, and the author said everyone was free to use it. But I do love the number 42 as well – especially since it is the answer to the Ultimate Question about Life, the Universe and Everything (at least if you’re a fan of the HItchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)!

      Gloria

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