25 Amazing Blog Post Ideas In 2020 [Updated]

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Are you having trouble generating blog post ideas? Do you find yourself staring blankly at your laptop screen?

There’s no doubt about it: coming up with the right blog post ideas can be SUPER tricky.

In this guide, you’ll find 25 proven ways to come up with dozens of blog post ideas within minutes.

Here’s how you can do it:

1. Ask your Audience

One of the best (and most underestimated) ways to come up with blog post ideas is to ask your readers what they want to read.

Just send a simple email to your subscribers or create a simple Google Form to ask your audience what they would like to read about.

Post this Google Form on your social media channels as well.

Here’s how I do it:

ask audience

2. Answer The Public

AnswerThePublic.com is a free tool that generates a list of questions related to your topic. That’s perfect for coming up with high-quality blog post ideas.

Just type your focused topic:

answerthepublic

And after a few seconds, you’ll get a massive list of questions that people ask online.

topic ideas

You can even download the results into a CSV format. Pretty cool.

3. Buzzsumo Search

When it comes to finding blog post topic ideas, you really can’t beat BuzzSumo.

How does it work? Type a keyword in the BuzzSumo search box and hit enter.

Let’s say, I search for the “Content Marketing” keyword. And it will show you the best performing content for this keyword (with social engagement).

It also gives Evergreen Score (content is still relevant or not) to each of the content.

buzzsumo score

4. Write About the Resources/Tools You Use

It’s not easy to find the RIGHT tools or resources. Write a post that contains your favorite tools and resources that can help your audience. It gives them a sense that you’re helping them by compiling all the resources and tools in one place.

resource posts

5. Interview a Fellow Blogger/Influencer

Are there any fellow bloggers or influencers you’d like to interview for your blog? It’s a great way to provide value to your audience.

Just simply reach out to these experts and tell them if they are available for a quick interview.

Recently I did an interview with a serial entrepreneur. I simply sent a list of questions and he sent me his responses. And then I posted the complete interview on Thrive Global magazine.

interview post

6. Twitter Search

When it comes to researching topic ideas, Twitter can be your mate.

But it’s underrated.

Twitter’s advanced search is a goldmine.

Just search for your targeted keyword.

Twitter search

And you’ll get a massive list of tweets related to the keyword.

Tweets

7. Popular Videos on YouTube

Just search the content that’s doing well on YouTube. And you can create a blog post, ebook, or webinar on those topics.

Let’s say if you’re in the SEO or digital marketing space, Brain Dean’s Youtube Channel is would be a great channel to keep an eye on. 

Just go to the channel and sort by “Popular”

Youtube channels

And see what’s doing best for him. Just copy the topics for your next blog post.

popular videos

8. Twitter Chats

Twitter chats are a goldmine of blog post ideas. It’s like a Q&A session on Twitter.

For example, SEMrush runs a #SEMrushchat hashtags and where you can find dozens of questions and answers.

Twitter chats

9. Google Auto-complete

When you come up with a query or a topic idea, you jump to Google to search what comes up, Right?

But before you complete your query, Google gives you topic suggestions. You can use this beautiful feature of Google.

See when I search for “blogging tip”, Google gives you auto suggestions:

Auto suggestions

You can use these terms for your next blog posts.

10. Google’s “People Also Ask” Feature

Another helpful feature of Google: “People Also Ask” section

This section includes a list of questions that people often search for.

For instance, when I search for the topic “content marketing strategy”, see what questions this section contains:

people also ask

You can turn these questions into a blog post or an FAQ section.

11. Quora

Quora is one of my favorite (and effective) ways to generate blog post ideas.

WHY?

Because real people are asking the questions and these questions can help you in finding a relevant topic. 

Just enter your keyword into the search box and select a topic that has a HUGE following.

Quora questions

Here you’ll see some questions, just go through the questions and you’ll get a number of topic ideas in seconds.

12. Create a Survey and Post the Results

Create your own survey, promote it, and compiled the results into a blog post. 

You can also use the charts and graphics in the report. Send the report to participants and your audience.

survey

13. Product Hunt

Product Hunt can be your friend to get new topic ideas. PH has a growing forum called “ASK” where people ask questions (problems they are looking to solve).

Product hunt

14. Conference Talks

Want to find a fresh set of blog post ideas? 

There’s one amazing way: Conference agendas and talks.

These talks show you in-demand topics (after-all people are paying and flying for attending these conferences and learn about these topics).

Check out SEMrush conference page:

conference talks

You can see some amazing blog post ideas here.

15. Udemy Courses

Udemy is also a great platform to find topics that people are willing to pay for. 

Let’s say you run a content marketing blog. Head over to category and select “content marketing” from the menu:

udemy course

And bingo! Within a few seconds, you’ll get some amazing content ideas:

content marketing courses

16. Podcast Episodes

Podcasts are another innovative (and underrated) channel to find fresh content ideas.

Just, head over to a podcast in your niche.

Podcast

Check out the episode list and within a minute, you’ll find some solid content ideas.

Podcast episodes

17. Facebook Groups

Facebook has a ton of Facebook groups and you can find groups about any topic. 

By joining your industry-related groups, you can discover what questions real people are asking and you can also ask them if there’s any specific topic they’d like to learn.

FB groups

18. Quotes

Write a post of your favorite quotes.

Quotes

19. Roundup Post

Reach out to industry experts for their take on a specific topic. Include their inputs and insights in an “X Experts Discuss…” roundup post. 

I recently did an HR roundup post:

Roundup post

Related Post: How to create an expert roundup post

20. Turn Your Story Into a Case Study

A case study is something that shows how you solved a problem that your target audience/readers are struggling with.

Case study post establishes you as an EXPERT in your niche.

Have you achieved something in the past? Show the people how you did it.

I was struggling with getting some good engagement on LinkedIn posts.

After trying a bunch of strategies and hacks on LinkedIn, my posts started going viral.

So I created a case study and shared my experience.

Here’s the Case Study: LinkedIn Case Study: How I Got Over 400K Views In 7 Days

case study

21. Steal from Others

Yes, you heard it right!

Don’t be afraid to steal ideas which are working for other people. But don’t steal their content.

Subscribe to your favorite blogs and read their newsletters to see what’s been published. And you’ll get a number of ideas for your next posts.

I have subscribed for blogs like Hubspot, Social Media Examiner, Quicksprout, SEMrush, SEJ, and many more.

newsletter

22. Read comments and emails carefully

Most of the time I publish a post, someone sends email (or comments) asking for an article on a different topic.

I love this because I get new ideas. 🙂

So always read your comments and emails carefully and listen what your readers are saying.

PS. If you want me to write an article on a specific topic, feel free to comment here. 🙂 

email or comments

23. Refresh your old blog posts

Old, outdated, and unoptimized articles on your blog are like your embarrassing photo from college on your Facebook profile.

Don’t ignore your old content for the sake of creating new content. Take a look at your older articles and update them with your new thinking and learning. And don’t forget to mention the word “updated” in the article.

update posts

24. Let readers know about your process

Did you create a successful process of doing something?

Let your readers know your recipe and secrets. They’ll appreciate it 🙂

People love learning how the professionals they follow, get things done.

I have successfully created a number of roundup posts and in this article, I revealed my secret recipe to my readers.

process

25. Let people know how to use a specific tool

Is there any tool you love (and using it for a long-time)? Do you know almost all the hacks about it?

Write a massive guide on how to use the tool and mention all the handy tips and tricks. Your readers will love it.

I love using Slack and recently published a HUGE guide of 100+ Slack tips and tricks.

Slack guide

Now It’s Your Turn

Hopefully, these blog post ideas are enough to get started. Have fun with these ideas and see what you come up with.

When it comes to finding content ideas, there are endless possibilities. What is your favorite way to find blog post ideas? Drop your thoughts in the comment section.

I’m a writer, Introvert storyteller, and digital marketer. I've been featured on Jeff Bullas, MarketingProfs, Entrepreneur, Customer Think, HuffPost, Thrive Global, Write to Done, SEMrush, Shout Me Loud, and Addicted 2 Success! I'm an avid reader and movie buff. Let's connect on Social Media.

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