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26 Great Ideas for Blog Posts!
Blogs have increased in popularity because they provide a steady stream of new and unique content. The only issue presented by this quality of blogs is that it may become difficult for those who run blogs to think of interesting and novel posts. If you have jumped on the blogging bandwagon but suffer writer's block, do not panic: we have created a list of 26 ideas for blog posts.

1. Make it visual.

Include a photo or other graphic in a blog post to break up the text, attract your reader's interest, or help illustrate a point. Better yet, talk about the image you have included to further incorporate it into the post.

2. Discuss popular posts.
After evaluating your web logs, write a post about which blog posts have been subject to the most interest or sparked the most conversation. Following up on an interesting topic or a post that received much attention is sure to captivate the interest of your readers.

3. Analyze trends.

Market trends can be good fodder for a blog post. Analyze industry trends to present interesting insight and display your dynamic and practical knowledge of your industry or niche.

4. Conduct a poll.

Propose and conduct a poll or online survey in a blog post. Posting polls will engage your readers, encourage them to participate, and show them that you are concerned with their interests and opinions.

5. Analyze industry data.

Analyze statistical data or industry surveys to arrive at interesting and pertinent insight to present on your blog.

6. Comment on current events.

Offer commentary about a published news story that relates to your industry or niche. Commenting on current events in your industry allows you to show that you are knowledgeable and up-to-date in your field, as well as contribute your voice to any relevant debates.

7. Address your mistakes.

Somewhere along the way, you are bound to have made mistakes. Address these errors and failures, sharing what mistakes you have made and what you have learned from them.

8. Reflect on success.

Share your successes and reflect on what made them successful and the importance you see in them.

9. Share a video.

Include a video in a blog post to incorporate different types of media into your blog and capture your reader's interest. Videos need not be original; you may simply post one from YouTube or other video-hosting websites.

10. Dispel a myth.

Expose the truth behind a prevalent myth to help dispel it, share interesting content with your readers, and establish yourself as or maintain your stance as an authority in your field.

11. Present a tutorial.

Tutorials that may help customers use your product or service, or anything else related to your work or field, make good and very helpful material for blog posts.

12. Make lists.

Readers love lists, as they are generally concise and make information easier to remember. Share pertinent information in the format of a list for the convenience of your reader.

13. Review products.

Review a product that pertains to your industry or niche. Writing pertinent reviews reinforces your presence in your field and can benefit readers who are interested in the product you review.

14. Look forward.

Make predictions about what you expect to occur in the future, and share and elaborate upon your insights in a blog post.

15. Have guest posts.

Ask guest writers to make posts for your blog. Sharing content from other figures in your field can be interesting, and may also attract new readers to your blog.

16. Conduct interviews.

Interview someone from your company or industry and post the interview as a blog. Posting interviews allows you to share a different perspective and the insights and knowledge that come with it.

17. Use humor.

Incorporate humor into blog posts to captivate and entertain readers by sharing funny stories and personal anecdotes or humorous graphics.

18. Profile customers.

Profile customers that use your products or services in a unique or unusual way to promote your product or service and provide interesting and potentially helpful information.

19. Follow the KISS principle.

Break complex issues down into simple, concise, and easy-to-understand blog posts for the benefit and convenience of your readers.

20. Make suggestions.

Share book or media suggestions through blog posts. These suggestions may pertain directly to your field, or may simply be books or other media that you think readers who take interest in your niche or industry may enjoy.

21. Weigh pros and cons.

Discuss the pros and cons regarding an aspect of technology or a change to present helpful information and varying perspectives on an issue to your readers.

22. Write articles.

Write articles on a specific area, issue, or development in your field to provide your readers with relevant information.

23. Conduct experiments.

To find interesting, new material, conduct an experiment, then share and reflect on your results.

24. Answer questions.

Sharing common questions and answers in a blog post will not only benefit your readers, but save you time by limiting the number of repetitious questions you receive and to which you respond.

25. Provide updates.

Help maintain customer interest and enthusiasm by giving updates on any new versions of the product on which you may be working, or any other news pertaining to your company.

26. Make complaints.

Share and reflect on your frustrations regarding various issues that pertain to your industry or niche.

About the Author:
Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll http://www.feedforall.com software for creating, editing, publishing RSS feeds and podcasts. In addition Sharon manages marketing for RecordForAll http://www.recordforall.com audio recording and editing software.