Blog Post Ideas
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Blog Post Ideas

21 Proven Ways to Create Compelling Content and Kiss Writer's Block Goodbye
4.4 (108 ratings)
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Last updated 1/2017
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  • 2 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll 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.
  • 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 this course is for:
  • 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.
Course content
Expand all 31 lectures 02:24:04
+ Introduction
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?
+ Conclusion
3 lectures 01:03

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