1000+ Content Ideas for Your Blog or Newsletter

NOTE: the Link Roundup is beneath this post.

Content IdeasEvery day, thousands of bloggers and e-mail marketers ask themselves the same question, “What am I going to write about this time?”

If you’re one of them (as I am), then this post is for you! Below, you’ll find links to 1000+ content ideas that you can use when writing your blog posts and creating your e-mail newsletters.

Even better, many of these posts don’t just give topics, they provide content types and brainstorming approaches that you can turn to again and again.

Yes, you will find repeating ideas and themes,  but each one of the posts linked to below offers something unique and useful and should help keep you stocked with content ideas for a long time to come.

Content Ideas for Your Blog or Newsletter

Brainstorming Approaches to Find Content Ideas

These posts detail different approaches you can use again and again to come up with content ideas on your own. Some also provide ideas about the types of content you can write (for more of those, see “Types of Content Ideas” below).

This is my favorite type of “content ideas” post because, as the saying goes, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Different Types of Content Ideas

These posts provide ideas about the types of content you can create. Like the approaches above, these can be used again and again by focusing on different specific topics.

Business Blogging

If you focus on business blogging, then these link will provide tons of inspiration.

Specific Content Ideas

These posts have specific content ideas for you to take and make your own.

Business Blogging

Again, if you focus on business blogging, then these link will provide tons of content ideas for you to use.

A Bonus

I had to include this post because, not only does it detail many types of content you can create, I also loved the way it lays out a schedule for using each type.

Weekly Link Roundup

Weekly Link RoundupEach week, I collect the 10 best posts that I’ve read and share them with you here.

These posts focus on web-based solutions, online resources and up-to-date news for small businesses.

Enjoy!

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10 Words That Will Increase (or Decrease) Your Twitter CTR: CTR (or “Click-Through-Rate”) is an important measure of the effectiveness of the calls-to-action in your marketing. Learn how to increase or decrease CTR when using Twitter.

Cleaning Up Abandoned Pages in Social Media Ghost Towns: If you stop using one or more of your company’s social media profiles, you should not just abandon it – you should clean it up. Why? Find out in this post.

Facebook Like Button Will Spin Off More Action Items: Loved this look at how verbs are becoming the ultimate weapon to increase social media engagement.

Facebook, Twitter, Groupon And The History Of Social Commerce [INFOGRAPHIC]: Interesting look at the development of social commerce. I can’t wait to see where it’s going next!

8 Steps to Take Your Brick and Mortar Business Online: Basic, solid tips to follow when taking your first steps online. Even if you are online already, there’s something here for you.

What you can learn from Australia’s best bloggers: What makes a blog successful? Find out in this post which looks at 5 award-winning blogs.

5 Ways Your Old YouTube Videos Can Triple Their Visibility: Great tips on getting much more mileage out of the videos you post on YouTube.

20 Ways to Increase Content Visibility on the Top 4 Social Networks: Excellent tips and tricks for increasing the effectiveness of your social media profiles.

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Comments

  1. Great list, very comprehensive. Thanks for adding my post on Vertical Measures blog to your list. Appreciate it! :)

    • Thanks Kaila!

      I was very happy to include your post. Most businesses have trouble getting started on creating content (for some reason, they all think that their business and/or industry is boring) – your post has a great list of content ideas to get business bloggers up and running.

      -Matt

  2. Now that, my friend, is a serious list of helpful links.

    Thanks for the mention Matt but thanks so for writing great stuff.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

    Marcus

    • Thanks Marcus, both for stopping by and your kind words!

      Actually, the post I linked to is one of my favorites of yours so very happy to include it. :)

      Have a great weekend and a fun-filled Turkey Day!

      -Matt

  3. OMG! Matt, this is a TON of work. Thanks for putting it all together, as well as including my Breakfast Blogging post. This is definitely one for the bookmark and Evernote save. Cheryl

    • Happy you found it useful Cheryl, now and for the future!

      I was glad to include your post as it had a great roundup of all the different types of content that folks can create for their blogs and newsletters. It really got my creativity flowing!

      -Matt

  4. Hi, Matt!

    Wow! Thank you for including my blog post on “25 Content Creation Ideas for Your Personal Brand”. I appreciate your kind words!

    You put a lot of work into this post and it is definitely worth book marketing. I can’t wait to check out the other links you suggested and to get even more creativity flowing.

    -Kimberly

    • Hey Kimberly – thanks for stopping by!

      Yes, I really liked your post – it had a different flavor than the rest because it focused on the when as well as the what. Good stuff!

      Have fun playing with the other links!

      -Matt

  5. What an awesome, meaty roundup, Matt! People should have no trouble coming up with something to write about after reading all of these ideas.

    And thanks for including my post in the bunch too. Really appreciate it!

  6. Wow. That’s quite a list, Matt. I think we all get a bit of writers’ block from time to time, but with all of these lists for inspiration, the ideas are bound to come! Thank you for including our list on topics for small business blogs!

  7. Looks like I am way late for the party, Matt – just got a pingback for the post today!

    Completely agree about “teaching to fish”; hope more people want to actually put the effort it takes to learn the skills.

    Of course, grateful for the mention!

  8. Many ideas here that I had not previously considered but extremely beneficial, thanks for sharing this and I shall do the same.
    That’s another benefit of being a master at what you do. When you’re really good with your topic, little things spark up content ideas for you. Recently I have been taking more time to read blogs and I realize before reading 5-10 quality posts, one or two content ideas come to me. And I am always happy because the way it comes to me is often very different from what I have read.
    Exactly! A list of posts you frequently read or used as a source of inspiration for your posts is always appreacited by readers… more valuable info, more clarity and details.

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