Struggling with that next blog post idea? Don’t be discouraged—we’ve all been there. Building a blog is hard work. But you’re creating a potential asset, something that could bring years of passive income. One day you will reap the rewards of all your hard work. So come along with me, and I’ll show you some ways to generate new and fresh blog post ideas.
Below is a list of 10 ideas I have brainstormed over the past few days– 10 Blog Post Ideas for Crafters and DIYers. I’ve used many of these with great success. Please use the comments field and share your ideas.
- Write tutorials.
People love to discover how to make stuff. Know your audience and provide instructions with easy steps and lots of great pictures. If you can produce some decent videos, people often love these over reading a blog post. Having a presence on YouTube can also bring tremendous exposure to your site. Example: How to Make a Screech Owl Box
- Curate project ideas.
Roundup several outstanding projects you’ve found on the web, and put them together under a certain theme. This also provides some link love to other bloggers you follow. Example: How to Repurpose Wine Barrels for the Back Yard
- Hold a giveaway.
Show some love and appreciation for your audience by occasionally hosting a giveaway. Giveaway a craft, supplies, a book, or maybe a magazine subscription. This can generate a lot of short-term traffic and get your name out there. Example: Handmade Pen Giveaway
- Review a tool.
As you share projects you create or build, people naturally want to know about the tools you use. Tell them about certain features of the tool that you like and where they can get a good deal on the tool. Example: Shop Vac Roundup
- Provide resource posts.
Talk about books, blog posts, videos, and courses you’ve attended. Create lists of valuable resources people can access across the web—video tutorials, gift ideas, online courses, tips & tricks, specialty blogs, craft supplies, etc. Example: 50 Woodworking Blogs/Websites You May Not Know About
- Inspirational posts
Explain the benefits of crafting and DIY. Where do you get your ideas? How does this improve your health or save you money? How do you generate creative ideas? Post some favorite quotes that inspire you. Example: Top 5 Benefits of the DIY Approach
- Interview another crafter or do-it-yourselfer
Tap into the knowledge and skills of others. Put together a list a questions for your interviewee and send via email. Add their replies to the questions and you have a new article to post. You just created original content and brought new credibility to your blog. Example: Go To the Honeybee
- Take a poll or ask a question
Occasionally ask your followers a question. Could be related to a method, a tool, or a process. Or you could ask very specific questions to help solve a problem for yourself or a fellow crafter. If you’re a member of a forum, observe common questions that people raise there. Example: How to Make Money from Woodworking?
- Tips for selling crafts
Many people are interested in selling their crafts, either to recoup expenses or to make a little side income. If you do this, why not share lessons you’ve learned? The challenges, the rewards. Example: Tips For Selling At Craft Fairs or Markets
- Showcase other’s projects
Ask for people to submit their projects to you and create gallery pages or posts on your site. This helps to build community between you and other do-it-yourselfers. People love to show off what they’re building or making. You could even allow other bloggers to guest post. Example: Ana White’s Bragboard
I hope you found this post helpful. Now it’s your turn. Please share how you like to generate your blog post ideas.