7 Starter Blog Post Ideas

So, you’ve set-up a blog and is now ready to publish your first blog post.

If you’re like many of the blogger colleagues I know, you’d probably been stuck on draft writing and editing and deleting words like a mad man, unable to finish even just one paragraph.

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Believe me, even seasoned bloggers fall under the spell of a writer’s block every now and then.

If this sounds like you, don’t be ashamed. All big-named bloggers started feeling a bit lost, unsure what topics to write about, and how to deliver information that could entertain, educate, or engage readers.

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Issues You May Have Writing Your First Blog Post

Whether you’re in it as a hobby or for the passive income blogging can bring, crafting the first blog post can be challenging because of several reasons. For some people, the reason may be personal (for example: writing is their biggest fear). For others, it may be due to simpler reasons such as:

  • You’re not a writer by trade – Not all bloggers took up Journalism. Not all successful bloggers know the difference between passive and active voice. Don’t worry about all the technicalities – there are tools that can guide you through spelling, grammar, and even content flow (more on this later).
  • You don’t have a voice yet. – How do you want to be heard? Do you want to be an authority figure within your niche? A friendly guide to both experts and newbies? Or just someone who out to entertain? Writing the first blog post is hard because getting a voice takes time and more than one post to develop.
  • You’re unsure of your goals – Is blogging a hobby? Are you planning to monetize it? Having no goals can be a reason why you’re having issues with your first blog post.

All your reasons and fears are understandable, but just like many things in life…in order to reach established-blog status, you have to start somewhere.

7 First Blog Post Ideas

When I say “first blog post,” this doesn’t include the About Me, Q&A or any similar pages. It should be just like any ordinary blog post, except this one will mark your first-ever post, which will probably haunt you in years to come.

Considering you’re still working on your voice/persona, writing skills and personal blogging goals, these first blog post examples can give you enough ideas to begin your online adventure:

1. Success stories/Inspirational

What or who inspired you to blog?

Readers love the underdogs, rags to riches, and other success stories. Since you’re just starting out as a blogger, the success story doesn’t have to be about you.

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Just make sure the story is real and unique enough to hook your readers.

2. Lists

The recommended blog post word count is at least 1,000 words. If you are overwhelmed by the number, lists help break down your post to smaller chunks.

And since this is a first post, you can list down “things you plan to do with the blog (contests, annual meet-up, workshops, and the like,” “blogs you follow and why,” “topics you wish talk about,” and so on.

3. Add Shock Value

If sensationalism is your thing, use it to your advantage.

Get inspiration from your go-to tabloids, but keep it tasteful. First blog post examples that add shock value include:

  • a shocking, but real, news (such as the headless chicken who lived for 18 months)
  • impressive statistics
  • cool historical tidbits (like Nintendo starting out as a card game company in 1889).
  • unbelievable trivia (Google was willing to sell under $1 million)

Of course, the shock value you add should at least be connected to your niche.

4. Start with a Question

One of the quickest ways to grab the attention of a reader is to make them answer a question.

If you’ve been a follower of other blogs before starting your own, you’ve probably read quite a lot of reader questions. They’re great because questions are conversation-starters.

And since blogging is a lot like a never-ending conversation between you and your readers, there’s no better way to get the conversation going than putting yourself out there on your first blog post.

You can ask readers for advice, recommendations, even complaints or scams (like what I do here on IveTriedThat.com). You’d be surprised how many people are willing to share what they know about a subject, product or service.

5. Be Funny

Start with a joke…or a funny story.

Making people laugh always leaves a good impression, as long as the joke is classy and on-topic.

Writing your style of humor into a blog post may seem hard, but as you develop your blogging voice, it’s easier to bring your humor into the writing as well.

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6. Share Wisdom

Maybe your grandparents have given you plenty of wise words through the years. Maybe you’re wise beyond your years and have a lot to share.

Readers can easily differentiate bloggers whose words have substance. Begin your first blog post with a quote, a conventional saying that you’ve modernized, recently updated psychology tidbits, and so on.

Be careful in going overboard with this one, some readers may mistake your wisdom with arrogance or being a know-it-all.

7. Tease Your Readers

In some cases, teasing your readers with intentionally-incomplete information can hook them into reading your first blog post.

Introductions like:

  • How do you like to learn the secrets of mind-reading?
  • What if I told you that your smartphone can earn you $100 today?
  • Do you want me to show you how to reach your goal by attracting positive energy?

…and so on can make readers curious and stay on your blog to learn your “secret.” Just make sure to make their stay worthwhile by actually sharing something of value. That’s how you make a repeat site visitor.

How to Write Your First Blog Post

Now that you’ve got some tried-and-tested, first blog post examples, it’s time to implement them into an actual post.

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Wealthy Affiliate’s Level 1 training is perfect for beginners, since it guides through building your first blog, preparing your keywords, and actually writing your first few pages and posts. Level 2 and beyond are geared for people with a bit of experience. Whichever skills-level you’re in, I bet you’ll appreciate the tasks-based training that make it easier to digest all the information you’re going to learn without getting overwhelmed.

Use the following steps as a to-do list with every blog post you craft (not just the first one):

1. Make an outline

Creating an outline helps you break down the number of words for every section of the post.

While you shouldn’t restrict your writing within these wordcounts, the estimates do help in squeezing everything into your blog post. This way, you won’t forget all the important stuff and at the same time, you’d avoid adding fluff.

2. Research your keywords

Keywords make it easy for search engines to “find” your blog and the posts you publish.

Sprinkling your posts with keywords tell search engines (like Google, Yahoo and Bing) that the post is about that specific keyword.

For example, keywords like “investing for beginners” tells your readers and search engines that your post is about investment and your blog has elements of finance in it.

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3. Write

Start big, start small, as long as you start writing today, everything will be okay.

The point here is to bring your ideas into text. Don’t fuss on grammar and article flow too much during this stage. Just write away.

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4. Attach Media (photos, videos, charts, etc.)

Insert photos, videos, infographics, charts, and other media you have into your blog post. Make sure it adds something to your content.

If you’re getting photos and videos online, be wary about copyright.

5. Proofread once, twice, or more

Proofreading separates the pros from the beginners.

This is where you should get fussy with typos, grammar and structure.

You don’t need to be a professional editor to do this. Just read your first blog post aloud, and you’ll hear it if something doesn’t sound right.

Read your draft as much as you can until you’re happy with the final draft. You can also ask somebody else (like a partner, parent, friend, etc.) to read it for you – having a second set of eyes won’t hurt.

The Bottom Line

Learning how to write your first blog post is just the first step. Actually publishing that post is a more challenging step, but you’ll need to go through it if you’re serious about blogging.

I hope these first blog post ideas can guide you through this exciting, money-making journey of blogging.

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Are you constantly thinking about new lifestyle blog post topics to write about? Well, brainstorming can be a daunting task! I love coming up with unique blogging ideas and share them on my blog. In this post, you will find interesting lifestyle blog post ideas to write about.

As a new blogger, it takes a lot of persistence to come up with interesting blog topics every day. However, it’s a great brainstorming exercise that you can do to make your blog more interesting, unique, and meaningful.
Especially, when you have a lifestyle blog then it’s most likely your everyday struggle to find lifestyle topics.

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Rather than telling you how to come up with new blog post ideas I thought to design a list of topics for lifestyle blogs. Now, you can always go out of the box and add your own idea.

What else can you do with this list of blog post topics?

  • Give these blog post topics a new angle
  • Go deep into these blogging ideas and produce more topics
  • Pick one idea and do a round-up post
  • Go controversial

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Three Places To Find Blog Post Ideas Inspiration

When you’re a regular blogger, you need to come up with creative ideas to give your readers new content every week. Some ideas can be personal blog post ideas or even, lifestyle topics.

I usually plan content in advance, but I always keep an extra list of blog post ideas in my notebook.

To be honest, I have blogging ideas stored in my phone notes app, a spreadsheet and even in some apps. Well, that’s just me 🙂

Where do I find blog post topics?

I often visit these three places to find lifestyle blog post ideas in almost every niche. If you ever run short of ideas then surely, check these places and note down your ideas.

  1. Pinterest – My all-time favorite platform for tons of reasons! It gives me unique ideas, and inspiration. You can also me on Pinterest for new ideas!
  2. Instagram – I love Instagram as it connects all of us altogether. By using a simple hashtag, we can find tons of ideas! [You can also follow me on Instagram here. I often share helpful stories and do polls. Behind the scenes for my blog]
  3. Quora – Though, it is a Q/A platform where people actively participate to share their life experiences, and lessons. But, this is a pool of information, ideas, and knowledge! (Read this post to learn more about Quora)

I would also suggest to check out the posts below as they are so helpful in finding new blog post topics.

Before I skip to share new ideas, here are interesting topics you can write from your experience in 2019.

  • Lessons I learned From 2019
  • How my lifestyle changed in 2019?
  • What big things I did last year to create a vision in 2020
  • Major goals I accomplished last year & new goals for 2020
  • Why I quit listening (Add anything crazy you did last year) to others last year, and how it’s helping me grow in 2020.
  • A quick glance on my 2019 journey
  • My travel experience, and expense last year and how I plan to go t0 _____ (travel destination) by the end of 2020.

Your readers are definitely interested in reading how your last year went, and how excited you must be for this year.

Let’s find out other lifestyle blog post ideas!

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47 Lifestyle Blog Post Topics To Write About

Let’s unfold a few blog post topics to write about on your blog…

1- Seven doubts every lifestyle blogger has about _____

2- 10 favorite shops and their best selling products (put affiliate links)

3- Anti-bucket list – prepare a list of things you don’t want to experience during your life

4- Must-have wardrobe staples every girl should have

5- Promote a charity or cause you’re passionate about – talk about it on your blog (women empowerment, animal cruelty, #Iamthatgirl etc)

6- Write a blog post on shopping guides for women. Make it interesting with attractive images.

7- Your thoughts on turning twenty, thirty or forty.

8- Create a tutorial on how to do it. (How to do a round-up post, how to capture images for your blog, how to record your first youtube video, how to dress-up yourself for an evening party, how to decorate a table of two)

9- What blog photography equipment you use and WHY? (Show examples, tutorial in other posts)

10- Share music you’re listening to these days

11- What would you do if you got $1000 that you had to spend on your lifestyle blog tools/resources?

12- Share your big fat advice on 6 months of blogging.

With that, you can also add variety to your blog content. What does that mean? Instead of writing a blog post over and over again, start using these 19 different types of blog posts for your blog.

Trust me, your readers would love to see these different content formats.

13- Gift guides for lifestyle bloggers (new moms, BFF, parents)

14- Write about a product/service that disappointed you? (Just be fair – don’t get too much negative)

15- What’s your 3-year plan?

16- List of bloggers you follow

17- Talk about 7 things that inspire you daily

18- Reveal your goal-setting process

19- 5 beauty products that are worth using

20- Review a recent vacation

21- Recap an event (party, webinar, course)

22- Recommend your best books on ______ (Pick different genres)

23- How much money do you love spending on your hobby?

24- How do you take care of your expenses?

25- Step by step guide to fixing something

26- A book review / A course review / A product review

27- Favorite places to buy stock images for female bloggers (places to buy craft tools etc)

28- Best tips on designing graphics

29- List of most-popular Instagram lifestyle bloggers

30- Review your own blog and write about updates you made

31- Holiday traditions

Before I share other ideas, I also got a tip to share. It’s not necessary that you use these same ideas to write posts on your blog but you can also tweak these topics and make them according to your readers.

You should definitely see what your readers want to know about and then, also look at what you’re good at writing.

32- How to choose an outfit for family dinner?

33- Quirky and unusual gifts to surprise your friends

34- Stress-free travel advice

35- DIY project (Make the best use of images)

36- The best places to take a road trip

37- Write a travel guide to _____ (what to do, where to stay, things to avoid, hotels to stay, foods to try)

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38- Make a comparison. _____ vs ____ – what’s better? (pick two products and compare)

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39- Foods you must try in [country, city or any place]

40- How to take better photos of the streets?

41- What to pack to go skiing this weekend?

42- How do you organize all of your blogging ideas?

43- Different ways to use a planner

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44- Give tips on Instagram – How to get more attention on your Instagram Story?

45- Your criteria to maintain a work-life balance

46- How to develop a healthy morning routine – what’s your morning routine? (People always love reading morning routines and how to become a better morning person)

47- Favorite cleaning tools – Discuss a cleaning tool (How to be more organized, how to remove the clutter once in a week/month)

Need more lifestyle blog post topics to write about?

BONUS

  • DIY wall art
  • Behind the scenes
  • How to style your desk
  • Tips for renovating
  • Cooking routines
  • Best meals for guests

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Tell me what other lifestyle blog post topics you have in mind?