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Blog Post Ideas

21 Proven Ways to Create Compelling Content and Kiss Writer's Block Goodbye
4.5 (42 ratings)
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What Will I Learn?
  • Always be able to come up with great blog post ideas.
  • Develop habits and systems for generating and capturing your brilliant ideas.
  • Say adios to writer’s block.
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  • To get the most benefit from this course, students should have a blog or some medium for publishing their work, and a basic knowledge of writing.

Never run out of blog post ideas again!

A blogger’s job is never done. To be successful, you need to churn out compelling, useful, and unique posts week after week.

But just when a deadline is staring you in the face, it hits: writer’s block. It threatens to take away your blogging momentum—and your blog traffic and income along with it.

What can you do when you’ve run out of things to say?

Kickstart Your Writing With the Blog Post Ideas in This Course.

  • Adopt the habits and systems to capture your ideas

  • Develop the mindset for consistent creativity

  • Discover untapped sources of inspiration in your life

  • Generate compelling posts from media and industry trends

  • Establish yourself as an authority in your field

  • Tap into the power of vulnerability and transparency in your writing

The 21 ideas in this course are seeds for blog posts that will grab attention, drive engagement, and make you an unstoppable blogger.

Many people think that in order to write and post great content consistently, you have to be some kind of creative genius with a continuous flow of inspiration.  But the truth is, anyone can learn and apply the concepts in this course to strategically set themselves up for consistent and high-quality writing.

The action-focused ideas in this course have been compiled by three blogging aces who’ve published hundreds of posts between them on websites such as The Huffington Post, Copyblogger, WIRED, and Inc.

Content and Overview

With 25 concise lessons running around 90 minutes total, this course is designed to get you generating brilliant ideas fast.  

We start with the basics of habits, tools, and systems for capturing your ideas. Then we present the 21 ideas for guest posting, divided into five categories, where you’ll learn how to:

  • Cultivate a prolific mind

  • Use other people’s content—ethically

  • Get inspired by traditional and new media

  • Expose the good, the bad, and the ugly

  • Share life experiences

By the end of this course, you will be able to access an endless supply of creative and compelling ideas for blog posts that will boost your traffic, influence, and bottom line.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for you if you’re a blogger and freelance writer, who needs to turn out great work consistently. It’s designed specifically to help you avoid the frustration of writer's block.
  • Although the focus is on ideas for blog posts, many of the ideas will be helpful for any creative professional who must produce quality work on a regular schedule, whether you’re a writer, video editor, graphic designer, etc.
  • This course is NOT for you if you’re looking for help to improve your writing skill, or with the technical side of setting up a blog.
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
3 Lectures 14:36

Welcome to Blog Post Ideas: 21 Proven Ways to Create Compelling Content and Kiss Writer's Block Goodbye. In this course, we’re going show you how to come up with great blogging ideas that keep your readers coming back for more — even if you have writer’s block.

Preview 03:44

Always be on the lookout for ideas, and establish a way to capture those ideas for later, setting yourself up for success by creating an environment where you can effortlessly record your thoughts.

Preview 06:30

Learn how to choose software that lets you write quickly and efficiently, so you can get your great idea from your brain to your audience with ease.

Introduction- Choose Your Weapon
Master the Mindset
5 Lectures 29:40

To channel your creativity, map out an editorial calendar to provide structure for your writing.

Blog Post Idea 1 — Organized Creativity

Science has shown that going for a walk or a run is an effective way of getting out of your head and generating new ideas.

Blog Post Idea 2 — Get Out Of Your Head

Change the location where you write - go to a park, a restaurant with outdoor seating, or even a writer’s retreat.

Blog Post Idea 3 — Get Out Of Your House

Expose yourself to new cultures and ideas at a restaurant, museum, or event, or by actually traveling to a distant land.

Blog Post Idea 4 — Get Out Of Your Country

Interview with Vanessa Van Edwards, published author and behavioral investigator at Science of People.

Blog Interview: Vanessa Van Edwards
Great Artists Steal
6 Lectures 27:55

Asking your audience isn’t just a shortcut to new ideas -- it shows you’re responding to their problems and actively involving them in your writing.

Blog Post Idea 5 — Ask the Audience

Talking to personal friends, online “friends,” colleagues, or even family members can help you come up with new perspectives and story ideas.

Blog Post Idea 6 — That’s What Friends Are For

Interviews, with one person or several, are one of the best ways to inject new energy into your blog, creating a win for you, your interviewees, and your readers.

Blog Post Idea 7 — Interview for Success

To be totally hands-off on an article, request guest post submissions and let someone else do the writing for you.

Blog Post Idea 8 — Gracious Guest Posts

Curating a round-up post means less work for you, and appreciation (and traffic) from the people you link to.

Blog Post Idea 9 — Curious Curation

Interview with Matthew Turner, author of The Successful Mistake and other books.

Blog Interview: Matthew Turner
Alert the Media
5 Lectures 33:17

From books and magazines to movies and television, mass media provides endless sources of ideas.

Blog Post Idea 10 — Mass Media

Mixing ideas from mass media with learnings from your subject matter gives you a solid formula for a successful post.

Blog Post Idea 11 — Mixed Media

Get your blog out of a rut by sourcing ideas from the latest social media and celebrity trends online.

Blog Post Idea 12 — Media Darlings

Embed media elements such as photos, tweets, graphics, and videos into your posts to liven up your words.

Blog Post Idea 13 — Media Disruption

Interview with Nate Cooper, Edupreneur and author of "Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and Wordpress."

Blog Interview: Nate Cooper
Analysis Paralysis
6 Lectures 31:40

Find a website, blogger, or company that you love, and do a case study analyzing what you love about them.

Blog Post Idea 14 — Best Case Scenario

Highlight a product or service that frustrates you, rant about why that is, and what you would do differently.

Blog Post Idea 15 — Worst Case Scenario

While no one can see the future, go out on a limb and make some bold predictions for your niche.

Blog Post Idea 16 — So Predictable

Conduct an in-depth product review of one of your favorite things, or review previous articles from your archive to see what’s changed

Blog Post Idea 17 — Upon Further Review

Tell, teach, and involve your readers by walking them through a How-To project

Blog Post Idea 18 — How’d You Do That?

Interview with Scott Ginsberg, Ripley's Believe It or Not's world record holder of wearing his nametag; author of over 30 books, 7 musical albums, 3,000 articles, and TEDx speaker.

Blog Interview: Scott Ginsberg
That’s Life
3 Lectures 05:52

When things go very right, show people the hard work that led to your success.

Blog Post Idea 19 — Success!

When things go very wrong, it’s an opportunity to be humble and show what you learned from the experience.

Blog Post Idea 20 — #Fail

When all else fails, dig deep and connect with your readers on a personal level by sharing a powerful story from your life.

Blog Post Idea 21 — What’s Your Story?
3 Lectures 01:10

Blogging is about being receptive to the world around you and translating those ideas into words. Now you’re ready to get to work with not only enough creative inspiration for your next few posts, but also a framework to keep you going for months on end.


We provide a lot of examples in this course. Since websites tend to change URLs and webpages get lost, we organized all of the links here, which will be updated as needed!

Links to all Resources

Want the Free Infographic Cheatsheet and bonus Audio interviews?

Bonus Lecture: Printable Infographic Cheatsheet PLUS Additional Resources
About the Instructor
Mirasee Team
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Business Education


Verb | mir-a-see | ‘meer-Ə-sē

:: To see your vision actualized with your teacher
:: To see
:: To understand
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We provide business education that equips you to impact your community and change the world.

Under the leadership of Danny Iny, we offer two in-depth training programs to help you build and scale a profitable audience business, based on two paths to success—either building an audience first and then launching your business, or developing a course first and then scaling for growth.

But here’s where we differ from most other training organizations: We’re educators first. Here, you won’t be given access to your training and left to figure it out on your own. You’ll be assigned a personal coach who will walk with you, reviewing your work and answering your questions for as long as you’re active in the program.

So no matter which path you choose—and whether you’re an experienced marketer or just starting from scratch—you can achieve massive success in the time frame that makes sense for your life and business goals. We’ve helped thousands of others do it. We can help you too.

Jim Hopkinson
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37,000+ Students, 2,400+ Reviews as a teacher and author

Jim Hopkinson is a writer, speaker, and digital media professional helping to reimagine education and training for the new economy. 

As Director of Courses at Mirasee, he helps entrepreneurs get the training they need to put their ideas into the world by building and scaling a profitable online business.

He is the author of Salary Tutor: Learn The Salary Negotiation Secrets No One Ever Taught You (Grand Central Publishing), which has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NY Post, and Forbes. He helps ambitious professionals overcome the fear of negotiating salary through online courses, speaking, and 1-on-1 consulting.

As a speaker, Jim is consistently praised for his dynamic, humorous, and high-energy style, an approach he also displays on camera to bring his courses to life.

A lifelong sports fan and tech geek, prior to Mirasee Jim held dream jobs at ESPN and WIRED. In addition to his love of sports, he is an avid runner and enjoys mentoring young business professionals.

Danny Iny
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Founder & CEO of Mirasee

Danny Iny is the founder of Mirasee, host of the Business Reimagined podcast, best-selling author of multiple books including Engagement from Scratch!, The Audience Revolution, and Teach and Grow Rich, and creator of the acclaimed Audience Business Masterclass and Course Builder’s Laboratory training programs, which have together graduated over 4,000 value-driven online entrepreneurs.

All of this grew out of humble beginnings; he started out just like most online entrepreneurs, with an idea and message to share, and no idea how to do it. He made several wrong turns – which he calls “plot twists” in the Audience Revolution – before really understanding the Audience First paradigm, and how to apply it to online business.

And when he did, it was like lighting a match to a fuse. Back in 2011, he started Firepole Marketing with less than nothing; he had no traffic, no subscribers, no relationships with any influencers in the industry, and over a quarter million dollars in personal debt, left over from his last failed startup.

In just a few short years, he’s transformed Firepole Marketing into Mirasee, grown the business to multiple-seven figures in revenue and a team of almost 30 people spread all over the world (including his talented wife) on a mission to support very special global community of over forty thousand loyal and inspired entrepreneurs.

Danny has maintained a passionate commitment to learning and transparency, freely sharing lessons learned from great successes, major challenges, and even his personal life to support the online entrepreneurial community as a teacher, speaker, angel investor, and advisor to many of the top leaders in our industry, who have Danny on speed-dial when they need help with their business or strategy.