50 Amazing Ideas to Keep Your Audience Entertained

Stuck with coming up with ideas to keep adding to your blog…? It’s okay! It happens! Try some of these.

1. Customer success story. When you receive a great testimonial from a customer, ask for permission to turn it into a post. Use the post to solicit more customer stories.

2. Mention a popular post. If you notice a post by a popular blogger in your niche getting a lot of attention, add your viewpoint and link to the original post. Be sure to let that A-list blogger know about your comment and link.

3. Disagree with a popular opinion. Get traffic by stirring up controversy and taking a contrary position.

4. Riff on the news. How are current events affecting your customers? Run a Google Alert on certain keywords related to your business or industry to find relevant news items to discuss.

5. Compile a link roundup. If you notice several interesting opinions on a topic, you can pull them together into a single post of the best ideas.

6. Play off the familiar. Mention a celebrity or a pop culture touchstone and your readers will instantly relate.

7. Answer the questions everyone is asking. An FAQ post shows you’re responsive and saves customers time.

8. Pose your own question. What would you like to know about your customers? Just ask, and let your readers create the content.

9. Talk about trends. You convey authority when you tell how things are evolving in your industry.

10. Discuss future plans. Give readers a sneak peek at what you’ll do in the coming year to start generating interest.

11. Review a book. If you’ve read a book you think customers might like, give it a write-up.

12. Review a product or service. This shouldn’t be one of your own products or services or a direct competitor’s offering, but rather a related item your customers might want to learn about.

13. Comparison test. Provide even more value by comparing two or more related products or services.

14. Post a video. Create variety with a video post. You can give a sneak preview of a new product or show a promotional event.

15. Make a podcast. Record a quick interview with an expert, or just give a few of your own useful tips.

16. Create an infographic. Fact-filled, graphic posts get shared a lot on social networks. This infographic got more than 10,000 retweets.

17. Report on a conference. Quote inspiring speakers or tell readers about the latest trends and ideas from the conference that you’ll be implementing.

18. Go behind the scenes. Give readers a photo or video tour of your plant, customer service desk or the backroom of your store.

19. Explain how you do it. Do you have a special way you make your product, handle returns or welcome new customers? Describe your process.

20. Staff profiles. Give a human face to your company by introducing new or seasoned employees.

21. Show your charity work. If your business gives back to the community, post a video or photo essay of that park your staff cleaned up.

22. Gush about your idols. Talk about the blogs you read regularly or the thought leaders who inspire you. Be sure to alert those bloggers and business gurus so they’ll spread the word.

23. Have a debate. Invite someone who disagrees with your views to do a “Point/Counterpoint” post.

24. Talk about your blunders. Everyone loves to read aboutbusiness failures. End your post by telling how you’re fixing the problem.

25. Create a regular feature. Do a “customer of the week” spotlight or create a monthly collection of the best online articles that match your customers’ interests.

26. Write a series. If you’d like to teach customers something complicated, break the topic into several parts. Series are an effective way to turn casual readers into subscribers.

27. Make a prediction. Everybody wants to know what may happen in the future, so share your opinion.

28. Conduct market research. Are you wondering which product name would attract more customers? Hold a virtual focus group on a blog post.

29. Create a contest. Offer a prize for the most interesting customer suggestion or use of your product.

30. Take a reader poll. SurveyMonkey makes this easy. Or you can simply set up a poll on your business Facebook page and draw readers to “like” your page.

31. Share poll or contest results. Don’t leave readers hanging; do a follow-up post to announce the results.

32. Create an award. Giving a “best of” honor is guaranteed to get attention. Readers will want to check out who won, and all the finalists will likely share the news in social media.

33. Share your customer feedback. If you use customer comment cards or do customer surveys, turn some highlights into a post.

34. Reveal industry secrets or expose lies. When you promise to tell people what others won’t, it’s sure to be a hit.

35. Tell the story of your origins. Everybody loves to read aboutother people’s dreams and challenges, so write about why and how you started your business.

36. Share a highlight. What were the big milestones in your company’s history? Tell about an important moment and how it changed your business.

37. Keyword posts. Check your Google Analytics to see which keyword searches bring customers to your site. Then do posts on those topics.

38. Read your competitors. If you’re out of ideas, see what topics are drawing a crowd on your competitors’ blogs and give your own take on those subjects. You can even link to your competitor’s post. Readers will think that’s cool.

39. Display a sense of humor. Everyone loves business owners who can laugh at themselves when something goes wrong at the office. Consider giving a “how-to” post a funny spin.

40. Show your passion. What aspect of your business gets you excited? What customer experience was especially gratifying? Tell those personal stories.

41. Share your vision. If you’re different from competitors because of your philosophy, talk about it.

42. Informational, how-to. Is there more than one way to use your product or service? Describe one of the less common uses in a how-to post.

43. Tips and tricks. Don’t have time for a step-by-step how-to post? Give readers a few random suggestions for how to get more out of your content.

Read: 13 Different Types of Content for Your Blog

44. Celebrity Q&A. An interview post can be quick and easy if you simply email questions to an expert of interest to your customers. If you have some dream interview subjects, go ahead and ask if they’ll participate. You’ll probably be surprised how many say yes.

45. Be inspiring. Sometimes, customers would just like to feel good. Write about something you found inspiring in the course of your day or how you keep a positive work culture.

46. Resource list. You could spotlight your vendors, companies you partner with, or a list of good books related to your business.

47. How you got the idea for your product. This is an opportunity to credit team members and tell an interesting story about product development.

A day in the life. Give customers an hour-by-hour account of a typical day at your company.

Offer something special. Announce a party that gives your best customers a first look at a new product or create a giveaway just for blog subscribers.

Round up the best of your blog. If you think some of your best stuff is buried in the archive, repost your 10 favorite posts from the past year.

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71 Comments
  1. Adorngirl 3 years ago

    great ideas! thank you for the tips

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    • Adorngirl 3 years ago

      omg lol I thought I had one, just a subscribe option and you add your email, going to see if I can add the follow button now. x

  2. thehappyblog24 3 years ago

    Well, I shall try some of these 🙂
    Check out my blog ?

  3. thehappyblog24 3 years ago

    Really? It’s very nice of you say that ?
    Looking forward to reading some great stuff from your blog 🙂

  4. AVONBoss 3 years ago

    Get post..thank you??

  5. brightwritenow 3 years ago

    Really useful, thank you ?

  6. SheSheLife 3 years ago

    Thanks, love the tips! Would love to hear your tips on my new(ish) blog: sheshelife.net

  7. michael esplana 3 years ago

    woah! that’s a long list 🙂

  8. homeschoolbum 3 years ago

    Excellent list!

  9. FrankandBob 3 years ago

    Great ideas! I will have to use some.

  10. Mozalfa Ilyas 3 years ago

    Very helpful thanks.

  11. tinaliutomato 3 years ago

    I’m curious, how are you guys able to pump out so much content everyday O_O

  12. Pomoc 3 years ago

    Great site! Many thanks for your article:-)

  13. alifemoment 3 years ago

    I really loved the tips, very useful and full of content! 🙂

  14. erikpiecethelinguist 3 years ago

    These are really useful tips to kick away the fear to ‘diverse’ interests and write a multiple-theme blog. I think ‘succinctness’ is key – I always stress myself to write a lot in one text but it turns out to be too long and boring unless it targets at a niche audience who needs my info. Thanks heaps!

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  16. mybloomsite 3 years ago

    Thanks you

  17. Josh Kestner 3 years ago

    good tips, thanks for sharing!

  18. mistonthemeadow 3 years ago

    Ohh interesting! ^^ thank you! Love the ideas

  19. Edu Ruiz Leon 3 years ago

    Ideology !

  20. Jay Angelo Valmocina 3 years ago

    This is awesome, can’t wait to use some. Hmmm, very inspiring. Thank you!

  21. speak2world 3 years ago

    Thanks

  22. sweet monday 3 years ago

    Great ideas!!!

  23. Christina Silva 3 years ago

    Amazing Ideas! 🙂

  24. Pinkpuff Clouds 3 years ago

    That was great! Please check out my blog! And if you like follow for a follow back:)

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  27. savedandblessedblog 3 years ago

    Nice ideas ??

  28. theauburncitylife 3 years ago

    This is so helpful! Thanks a lot! By the way this blog is amazing I would love it if you checked out mine:) have you done a blog post on how to get people to follow your blog? If you have, please could you reply with the link? Thanks:)x

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  31. Nikita Monsterslayer 3 years ago

    Great list, thanks!

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  34. I Suck At Writing 3 years ago

    Reblogged this on I Suck at Writing and commented:
    For writers who need content ideas for their blogs.

  35. Nice pointers! (Really!!!!) Will tear through this for my inspo! I am a newbie in blogging and I really want to maximize my experience.Cheers!

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  37. dasoulstriker 3 years ago

    Took all the 50 on notes so they can be useful 🙂 🙂

  38. Daddy Felix 3 years ago

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  41. Jeff Van Blerk 3 years ago

    Each point a winner.

  42. anonymouslyautistic 3 years ago

    Wonderful suggestions!

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    nice comment

  44. The Vegan Mystic 3 years ago

    Thank you ?

  45. Alexandria D. 2 years ago

    Good tips! I am writing some of these tips now so I can look back on it whenever I get blogger’s block. lol

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  47. Toyin 2 years ago

    Definitely going to try some of these ideas!

  48. BeaFreitas 2 years ago

    Sounds like you’ve got some great ideas here! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  49. livinthelifeinla 2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing these ideas! I’ve been blogging for about 6 months now and developing a plan for my next six months so this is timely..

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  54. Broken Crayons 2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this.
    Loved it! 🙂
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  55. Shaun Derenzo 2 years ago

    I love this post! You mentioned so much I haven’t even thought of and it’s really making me think about what I can do for my blog! Thank you(:

  56. Amanda Tiernan Cabe 2 years ago

    I DISAGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU SAID! ? (Just kidding) This extensive list of great ideas is much appreciated.

  57. foodiememories 2 years ago

    Reblogged this on FOODIE MEMORIES and commented:
    This is really amazing !

  58. Jenny 2 years ago

    Love this, thank u !

  59. Thoughts and Views 2 years ago

    Great advice. Enjoyed the post.

  60. Brianna Lowry 2 years ago

    This is incredibly helpful. Thank you for sharing!

  61. abenasmiling 2 years ago

    Thanks for that,this is all I need

  62. Craig Perez 2 years ago

    Thanks. I just started blogging. Im not to worried about what to write about but this just helps even more thanks alot

  63. thenonverbalprojekts 2 years ago

    This is awesome! Thank you!

  64. Jerod Killick 2 years ago

    Post lots of good content. And use pictures. :). That’s what I say guys.

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