It’s great when inspiration strikes, isn’t it? But when it doesn’t, we all need a little helping hand. If you’re a lifestyle blogger in search of an idea for your next post, you can use our list below as a starting point. Some will only take a few minutes to post, and others could become a weekly thing and establish you as an expert in your field, boosting your reputation and your potential for earning money through your blogging.
Whether it’s kitchen hacks, cleaning hacks or student life hacks, you could compile your favourite life hacks and share them with your followers. It’s a good idea to think of something specific for your niche if you can, and remember to be original.
What have you bought this month? Have you discovered your new favourite beauty products? How about homeware items? Or the latest updates to your wardrobe? Showing off your latest shopping hauls could become a regular monthly feature, and you could shoot a video to go with it, too. Five items is a good minimum to start with.
If you could have anything you wanted, what would it be? Put together a list of dream purchases to inspire you and your readers. Maybe they’ll share your choices, too, or perhaps they’ll have a few more suggestions. Either way, it’s a great way to engage them with your lifestyle blog and give them an insight into the things you like.
What’s your daily routine? By sharing yours, you’ll give readers and little insight into your life. You could talk about things like what you have for breakfast, what time you leave for work and how you find time for blog. If you’ve got any tips for making the most of the day, this is a great place to share them.
Online is great, but sometimes it’s nice to take a break from screens and get back to basics. If you’ve got a list of your favourite books up your sleeve, then perhaps you’d like to share it will fellow bookworms. It could provide inspiration for someone’s holiday reading choices, or open their eyes to a new author or whole new genre.
A tour of your home
Humans are a naturally nosy bunch, and your readers will love to see a glimpse into your life. If you’re happy to share photos and videos of your home, you readers would love to see it. Maybe you could talk them through your décor and your favourite rooms. (Note: just make sure you don’t share your address.)
No blog post is complete without photos; when they’re good, they can really bring your posts to life. As a lifestyle blogger you’ll already know this – and maybe you’ve picked up a few tricks along the way. It could be good to share some of these with your readers, as it’ll help them improve their own photography and let them have a sneak peek behind the scenes, too.
The internet is brimming with recipe ideas. But that doesn’t mean you should keep your favourite recipes a secret; share it with the world instead. Maybe you’ve got an idea for seasonal content, a healthy (but delicious) dish you love, or a go-to weekday meal that you can knock together in minutes. Make sure you accompany your post with great photos to help you stand out from the crowd.
Your favourite bloggers
The internet is a big place, and there are lots of bloggers out there. When it comes to finding new blogs to follow, it can be difficult to know where to start – but you could provide a valuable source of information for your readers. Create a round-up of your favourite bloggers, and don’t forget to tag them all when you share on social media; they’ll appreciate the shout-out.
The list could go on and so it should… Here are some of our other favourite ideas: fitness and wellness tips, monthly round-ups, interviews, first-date ideas, big reveals, must-see TV and wardrobe favourites. What are your favourite blogger topics? Comment below!