Please use these 111 instant blog post ideas and feel free to critique or add to them. I haven't used many of them yet and I'm tired of keeping my master blog idea list private. So if I don't use these ideas for blog posts, hopefully you will!
Hopefully this list will stir your mind a bit. As evidenced by the silliness, half-bakedness or even redundancy of some of the ideas here, your main challenge as a blogger is not to think of something to blog about - it's deciding between a zillion different possibilities. (Or at least 111, if you insist on sticking to this list alone.)
Just remember that your voice is unique and that you have stories to tell, feelings to share, thoughts to offer, news to publish, and goals to reach, just like anybody else. So get out there and don't be scared of the "Publish" button anymore!
111 Instant Blog Post Ideas (plucked from the infinite array of possibilities)
1. Write a "For Dummies" article about tracking comments (originally requested by Claire Tompkins).
2. Share your favorite posts that are timeless and explain why you like them so much.
3. Share your most popular posts and explain why you think they are so popular.
4. Answer this.
5. Expand on this.
6. Talk about what you do all day.
7. Expand on this.
8. Revisit this.
9. Continue this. Continue any old post series you've dropped.
10. Critique this.
11. Outdo this.
12. Explain how you might redesign Know More Media's blogs.13. Announce a new project you've started and invite participants.
14. Talk about the advantages or disvantages of a new product, service, practice or idea.
15. Share warnings, cautions, concerns.
16. Do some reviews/summaries of top providers/related companies.
17. Do some reviews/summaries of associations/governing bodies.
18. Do some reviews of top authors/journalists.
19. Do some product reviews (software, hardware, books, guides, service offerings, etc).
20. Do some new product announcements/reviews.
21. Do reviews/reports on conferences.
22. Preview upcoming conferences.
23. Talk about training courses, both online and traditiona, in your niche.
24. Decribe some schools/universities, degrees and/or classes that someone seeking to become an expert in your niche should know about.
25. Talk about continuing education in your area of expertise.
26. Discuss any certifications that exist in your niche.
27. Talk about careers/jobs that people in your line of work have.
28. Share some skills needed for success.
29. Discuss contract/freelance opportunities.
30. Write your own editorial/essay.
31. Interview an industry expert and provide the transcript (Q & A style) over several posts.
32. Do a “Link of the Week” (or “Link of the Day”) by sharing a favorite link to a webpage/blog.
33. Host a poll.
34. Run a contest.
35. Tell a joke.
36. Share an anecdote regarding something that happened to you in the past 24 hours.
37. Publish a podcast interview.
38. Publish a videocast interview.
39. Talk about current news events.
40. Talk about new websites, new blogs or new voices on your topic.
41. See what others are writing regarding your topic.
42. Brainstorm for new angles.
43. Seek advice from other professionals, friends, or people you respect with
knowledge on your topic; they’re wearing different goggles than you, and
might see alternate ideas.
44. Ask for guest posts for a focused week on some topic.
45. Email companies asking interview questions and offer to post their answers along with a review of their blog at your blog.
46. Share your blogging plans for the week or month.
47. Ask your readers about themselves - what they want to learn from you, how you can help them, etc.
48. Analyze your blog's trafic and discuss ways to improve it.
49. Share a blogging goal and track your pogress toward achieving it.
50. Talk about what you've done in the past week to promote your blog.
51. Share some random links you enjoy.
52. Share some of your old posts again and expand on them.
53. Talk about your feed or email subscription options and beg people to subscribe.
55. Talk about the most popular blogs in your niche and why you think they are popular.
56. Talk about legal issues surrounding your topic.
57. Grab a sports story and relate it somehow to your blog topic.
58. Grab a political story and relate it somehow to your blog topic.
59. Tell your readers how to do something that will help them be more successful or productive.
60. Share a list of tips.
61. Offer suggestions on how to get a job doing what you do for a living.
62. Reflect on your time as a blogger and share lessons you've learned.
63. Publish a picture or image and describe what it means to you and relate it to your blog topic.
64. Share general writing tips.
65. Share a good experience.
66. Share a bad experience.
67. Publish an interview in text, audio or video format.
68. Give out a regular award to the best blogs in your topic, or to a person or business in your niche.
69. Answer a profound "why" or "how" question and invite reader feedback.
70. Talk abotu job opportunities in your niche.
71. Review a recent book about your subject.
72. Create a FAQ on a given subject. Start with yourself if you're stumped.73. Propose to somebody. (She said yes to him, by the way.)
74. Create a big list of ideas and dump them on your blog for everyone to see. ;P
75. Share some recent photos you've taken.
76. Tell what you think about the A-list.
77. Talk about a popular YouTube video and relate it to your topic.
78. Share your Christmas or birthday wishlist with the world.
79. Share a few funny examples of email or blog comment spam you've recently received.
80. Compare and contrast the designs and content of two of your favorite blogs.
81. Pick a random blog from this page and post a qualtative review of it.
82. Email another blogger some questions and post their answers on your blog. (Get permission first, hehe.)
83. Post a video of yourself talking about your blog topic.
84. Publish a screencast tutorial on how to do something blog-related (or simply something you're good at).
85. Share a few brainstorming ideas you've recentlygenerated and ask for readers to help you fleash them out.
86. Ask yourself a question and answer it.
87. Write a very short one-act play involving a blogger with blogger's block and a blog therapist.
88. Sing a song about blogging and put it up as a podcast or music video.
89. Tell everyone how awesome Easton's list of post ideas is.
90. Tell everyone how awful Easton's list of post ideas is.
91. Tell everyone how ambivalent you feel about writing your thoughts on someone else's list of post ideas.
92. Talk about something you've been afraid of since you were a child and do some psycho-analysis on yourself.
93. Write a sonnet to another blogger.
94. Share three images or photos and ask readers to guess what they all have in common. Offer a prize of some kind to the winner.
95. Ask readers to guess the sum of your age in years, your weight in pounds (or kilograms) and your height in inches (or centimeters).
96. Make an (appropriate) confession about something you've done and explain how you plan to change your behavior.
97. Do a Google or Technorati search for articles about article ideas and post links to the best such articles on your own blog.
98. Discuss the advantages or disadvantages of something.
98. Do a year-end review post about your topic or your blog.
99. Talk about why you hate list posts.
100. Talk about why you love list posts.
101. Talk about your favorite blog and explain why you love it to pieces.
102. Discuss the history of blogging in your niche.
103. Discuss a current event in your niche.
104. Summarize what other bloggers are saying about a current event.
105. Write a "how to" guide to something.
106. Recommend some of the best books, films or other media on a given subject.
107. Give your opinion about something your readers would find relevant.
108. Share your biggest pet peeves about something.
109. Define some of the most relevant or important (or misunderstood) terms in your niche.
110. Come up with a new word for something and share your neologism with the world.
111. Tell everyone what you would do if you had a million dollars. If you've already got a million dollars, tell everyone how you got it. :)
Okay, I'd better stop there for now. Feel free to outdo me with an even bigger list (or a shorter but better list). Oops - I guess that's 112.