I’m Stumped For A Blog Post Topic

Have you ever noticed how Twitter and Facebook have become ideal “help desks”?

People ask their burning questions and other people answer them.  And just like email and text messaging, it happens in real time. That’s pretty amazing.

So I got to thinking today about another platform you can use to get an answer to, “What topics should I blog about?”

If you’re stumped for ideas for blog posts, why not ask your readers for suggestions in a blog post?!  You might be pleasantly surprised what they have to offer.

What’s really cool is that you’ll be accomplishing two important goals at once.

Your question will become a post so you’ll be creating fresh content for your blog.  And you’ll be encouraging “interaction” with your readers, which makes for the best kinds of posts.

But if you’re in a REALLY BIG hurry and need some ideas RIGHT AWAY for topics to blog about, here’s a list of 100 ideas!

It’s on the house – enjoy! (Pay special attention to #9) 🙂

1.  How I Use Facebook

2.  Ways I Embrace My Audience

3.  Should My Town Use Social Media?

4.  A Community I Love

5.  Technology That Empowers Me

6.  How Flickr Did it Right

7.  How Best to Comment on a Corporate Blog

8.  Ways to Save a Bad Time at a Conference

9.  How I Find Blogging Ideas 🙂

10. Somebody Has to Say It

11. My Children Will Do it Differently

12. How Schools Could Use Social Media

13. The Best Parts of Marketing

14. Presentation Skills for a New Conversation

15. How I Find Time to Make Media

16. Empower Your Best Customers

17. After the Event- Carrying the Conversation Forward

18. Just Jump Into Podcasting- Heres How

19. My Community and How You Can Engage It

20. Twitter Jaiku Pownce Facebook- And Then What

21. Making a Miniseries

22. If I Were an Advertiser Today

23. My Mother is On Facebook

24. Does a Big Brand Need You

25. Books I Want to Write

26. Serving the Deep Niches- How I Do It

27. How Women Use Social Media

28. A Hard Look at My Media Habits

29. If I Were a Television Producer

30. Social Media Marketing vs Traditional Marketing

31. Elements of a Marketing Campaign

32. Social Media Campaigns are NOT Traditional Campaigns

33. Idea Making and How I Make Something

34. What I Spend Money On

35. Do Rock Stars Need Social Media Strategies

36. How I Use My Website

37. Book Shopping- Buy These Books

38. MTV Changed the World in the 80s- Here is What Comes Next

39. How I Process Blogs and What I Do With All That Info

40. Ten Guilty Pleasures

41. The Internet Application I Havent Seen

42. If I Worked for a Venture Capital Firm

43. My Day Job Versus My Passion

44. The Difference Between Fark and Truemors

45. Fixing Conferences

46. Making Marketplaces for Media Makers

47. When I Feel Frustrated

48. Branding Strategies I Use

49. Your Ideas And My Ideas- How We Play Together

50. Friends I Cant Wait to Meet

51. The Art of Chaos

52. Telling My Boss About Social Media

53. Could I Quit My Day Job

54. When to Cut Back on Web Habits

55. Breaking Down My Favorite Blog

56. Explaining Social Media to Your Chamber of Commerce

57. Non-Internet Equivalents to Internet Tools I Use

58. Considering Media for the Rest of the Globe

59. Twitter is Too Simple- Twitter is Just Right

60. The Future of Podcasting

61. Video Made Simple

62. Facebook Applications I Love

63. You Are Here

64. Blogging Tactics- How to Keep it Fresh

65. I Want to Brag A Minute

66. Who Says What About Your Brand

67. Tools for Blogging

68. WordPress Plugins I Use And Why

69. Media Topics That Need More Coverage

70. Comments versus Blog Posts

71. How I Drive Traffic to My Site

72. News- Is it Useful and How I Might Fix It

73. Which TV Network Gets Videoblogging and PodCasting

74. Franchising My Media

75. Handling Critics

76. My Audio Tricks

77. Ning Sites I Like and Why

78. Controlling My Brand

79. Sharing and Contributing

80. How Twitter Improved My Blog

81. Email After Twitter

82. Facebook Video Improved My Social Network

83. Letting Go

84. Downtime- What I Do Offline to Recharge

85. How I Went From Very Shy to Less Shy

86. The RIGHT Number to Track for Podcasting

87. PodCamp Has to Change

88. Shaking Things Up

89. Joining A Network- Things to Consider

90. Newspapers and How I Would Change Them

91. Interview With a Veteran

92. The Countries of My Social Media World

93. Giving it Away

94. Consulting Strategies for Social Media Experts

95. Turning Media into a Business Card

96. Podcasting on a Budget

97. For Every Excuse a New Strategy

98. Just When I Think I Am Done

99. Buying Gear- My Shopping Tips for Podcasters

100. When is Free Better- When Not


  • Transmute away, Karen!

    I guess you could say I’m a “collector” of sorts. 🙂

    Be my guest and use what you can. Then constantly be on the lookout for ideas from other bloggers, especially those in your niche. I keep my ever-growing collection on my Notepad and add to it as often as I can. Some online professionals call it a “swipe file”.

    Thanks for being such a loyal fan,

  • Man, how did you do that? How long did it take? Thank you for all these triggers! Some are topics I’m clueless about, but I can transmute them into my field, perhaps. Way to go!

  • Kazi ~

    I’m a big fan of “time savers”, too.

    And I’m really happy that you’ll take some of these ideas, broaden your scope of topics, and rock your blog!

    Thanks for coming by,

  • Wow! Thanks Melanie,
    You’ve given me many ideas for post from you list. This is really going to save me some time and broaden the scope of my topics.
    Thanks again.

  • Heather ~

    Okay, let’s face it … I need to hire you as my business adviser. 🙂

    Leave it up to you to consider taking these 100 ideas and turning them into 100 more projects! When all I really set out to do was “gift” my readers something helpful.

    I love you!

  • Bobbye ~

    I really hadn’t thought about it that way. As some would say, “Do the math!” You’re right – 100 topics would cover 3 blogging challenges. 🙂

    Leave it to that brilliant mind of yours to look at something through a different window.

    May I please rent your brain for a week?


    P.S. Feeling a lot more chipper, peppy, and perky today.

  • Martha ~

    Yes! At least this is a good place to start and I believe there’s enough material here to get everyone’s posting juices flowing!

    I see you leaving comments everywhere and that speaks VOLUMES to me.

    Getting to know you has been fun!


  • Wow – Melanie, I’ll never be stumped for a blog post topic again. And of course, those 100 posts can be turned into articles and then reports and e-books, then courses and membership sites. That could keep you going for months LOL.
    Thank you so much for so much inspiration in just one post. You are truly amazing.
    much love
    Heather x
    .-= Heather Bestel´s last blog ..Presuppositions of NLP =-.

  • Melanie,
    Wow what a treasure trove of ideas. You have three+ more #blog30s worth of ideas here! You’re so right about asking questions to generate interaction. Thanks!
    Hope you are feeling more like yourself today.
    Bobbye Middendorf
    The Write Synergies Guru
    .-= Bobbye Middendorf´s last blog ..Embrace Your Vision — Project, Message, People — Blog Challenge Post 23 =-.

  • Awesome! You can keep yourself busy blogging for the next 100 days and so can all your friends 🙂
    .-= Martha Giffen´s last blog ..Marketing Lessons from Cinco de Mayo =-.