If you have a blog for your handmade business, at some point you probably get stuck on what to write about. If you ever find yourself struggling to come up with ideas, this list should give you plenty of inspiration to keep your blog interesting and readers coming back for more.
Here are 101 Creative Blog Post Ideas for What to Write About on Your Handmade Business Blog:
1. A Book Review: Think about the readers of your blog and what books they might be interested in. Choose a few of these books from your local library or bookstore and write a review of your thoughts on it.
2. News Headline: I like to look each day for creative news or videos to see if there is anything inspirational. Do a Google news search to see what’s happening around the web, maybe you can offer your own unique views or share it with your readers.
3. Photographs: Many bloggers do “Wordless Wednesdays” or other days when they post no more than a photo and perhaps a caption or a couple of sentences about where the photo was taken.
4. Interviews: Ask one of your creative friends if you can interview them for your blog. This is a great way to network with other bloggers as well.
5. Tutorials/How-To’s: I love tutorials. LOVE ’em! Write one! Include video or lots of photographs.
6. Tweets: Check Twitter for some unusual posts or headlines in your field. Write a post about how it inspires you on that subject.
7. Things You’ve Learned: Write a post about things you are learning that are new to you, or things you would like to learn.
8. Make a List: List your favorite songs, your favorite books, your favorite movies, your favorite ways to _________. Lists are lovable!
9. Ask Your Readers: Give your readers an opportunity to send you questions for you to answer. This is a great way to get feedback and ideas for articles.
10. Blog Round-Up: Go through your favorite blogs and choose a favorite post from them that you feel your readers would benefit from reading. Share 5-7 different blog posts that inspired you that week.
11. Your Influences: Who taught you to do __________? Who’s styles and techniques influence your creative passion?
12. Experiments: From trying a new recipe to a new technique – share what you learn while experimenting.
13. Gratitude/Thankful List: Find 1-3 things you are grateful for and write a short post about why you are thankful for them on that day. If you keep a gratitude journal, take photos of the pages and show them to your readers.
14. The Mess You Made: I’ve seen it called the “Crafter-math” – the mess you make after you’ve created something that needs cleaned up. Show us the dishes in your sink, the paint all over the table, the sewing basket…it’s such a fun way to get to know someone and see their creative process in action.
15. Inspirational Quotes: Share one quote with your thoughts on it, or make a list of quotes related to a subject that appeals to your readers.
16. Advice: Did you recently give a friend or client advice that can help others who read your blog?
17. Works in Progress: I love seeing things in progress, before they’re finished. Show us your primed canvas, your handwritten book notes, etc.
18. Tools of the Trade: Every creative person has favorite tools they use. Create a post about your favorite supplies or products that you use and love.
19. Magazine Inspiration: Choose a magazine from your niche and share why you do/don’t read it and what you like/dislike about it.
20. Favorite Pinterest Pins: Do you find inspiration of Pinterest? Share some of your favorite pins from the week.
21. A Question You Are Researching: I am always asking questions on how and why things happen. If you googled something in the past week, write a post about what you’ve researched and why it intrigued you.
22. Interview Yourself: The internet is abundant with surveys and questionairres. Find one that matches your style and gives your readers a glimpse more into your personal life. You could also do a post of “Things Your Probably Didn’t Know About Me”.
23. Admit a Weakness: I can be bribed pretty easily for Dylan’s Candy Bar chocolate or collage/art supplies!
24. Re-Share Your Most Popular Posts: Make a list of the most popular or helpful posts from the year that could be interesting or beneficial to new visitors to your site.
25. Create a SlideShare Presentation: These are fun to make and are a great way to display your portfolio or project tutorials.
26. Browse Forums: There are tons of forums on every topic under the sun and moon. Go to a few and see what questions others are asking, then answer them in your blog.
27. Ask Someone to Blog For You: Guest posting is wonderful way to connect with other bloggers and keep your content fresh and interesting.
28. WordPress Daily Prompts: I always find some good inspiration here!
29. Your Daily Routine/Schedule: The way you go about your daily routine may inspire someone else to have more time or be more efficient.
30. Top Places to Shop: Share where you get your supplies for creating!
31. Host a Giveaway: Giveaways do not have to be big or expensive. You could give away an ATC or an eBook or a free Skype call with you or anything you think your readers will enjoy. I use Rafflecopter to promote most giveaways.
32. Be Resourceful: Share your favorite places online to learn things related to your craft.
33. Your Travels: Write about places you’ve traveled to or events you will be attending.
34. People You Admire: Write a post every so often about someone you admire. Maybe it’s Picasso, maybe it’s the lady who runs the grocery store down the street from you.
35. Reasons to Love: Why do you love doing what you do? Where do you get your passion from?
36. The Seasons: What’s the weather like right now? What do you love about current holidays or seasons?
37. Do Something! Go somewhere like a library or park – just get out of the house – and blog about the experience.
38. Monthly Challenges: I have participated in a number of monthly challenges – they are a great way to develop and grow. Writing about it on your blog helps you stay accountable, too. 🙂
39. Choose a Journal Prompt: My Pinterest Journal Prompts board has lots of ideas for things to get you writing.
40. Random Object: Choose an object from around your home. Photograph it. Share the story of how it came to be in your house and what it means to you.
41. Your Pets: What makes creating instantly more cute and adorable? Photos of your pets of course!
42. Shopping Spree: Did you ransack a thrift store, flea market, or craft store recently? Share your finds!
43. Interesting Mail: I love getting “Happy Mail” – share what others mail you, just be sure it is OK with their permission first!
44. A Goal You’re Working On: What are your goals? Share your progress!
45: To-Do List: What’s on your to-do list for the month or week or day?
46. Make it Kid Friendly: Share some ideas on ways to do what you do with kids.
47. Organization: Everyone loves tips for getting more organized. Share how your organize your craft supplies, your writing desk, etc. etc.
48. Favorite Apps: What apps do you use in your creative process? Share them with your readers.
49. Creative Spaces: Show your readers examples of your dream studio or workspace.
50. Time of Day: What are your favorite moments or times of day? Or, blog about favorite ways to spend a Saturday morning or what I like to do on Tuesday afternoons for example.
51. Creative Business News: It’s fun to share news about your creative business with readers. Tell them about the latest products or sales. But do so sparingly – you don’t want your blog to seem like a non-stop commercial!
52. Share a Joke. The cheesier the better.
53. Personality Quizzes: There are oodles of personality quizzes, on lots of serious things like “What Kind of Cookie Are You?” 🙂 Take a quiz, share your results, and encourage your readers to share their own results with you.
54. Kindness Post: Write a post about someone who has been kind to you recently, or ideas for random acts of kindness you could do to make a difference in someone’s life.
55. Challenges: We all know life is not always sunshine and lollipops. What are some challenges your creative business faced? How did you overcome them? What challenges you still?
56. Testimonials: If you have a testimonial from a client (to be used with their permission) – share it with your readers!
57. Trendsetters: Make a list of trends you’ve noticed in your industry. Are you staying on top of them or do you realize the chevron and chalkboard paint fad too must pass eventually?
58. Charities You Support: You can help raise awareness and donations for a number of charities you support through blogging. Make “Art for a Cause”. 🙂
59. Milestones: If you’ve been in business for awhile, what are some of the milestones you have accomplished? What was a turning point for your company?
60. Mistakes You’ve Made: What are some of the mistakes you’ve made in your creative business? What have you learned as a result from these mistakes?
61. Previous Work Experience: What did you do before you started your creative business? How did that experience help you do your business now?
62. How/Why to Buy: Your readers will appreciate practical advice on how to choose the right product and services for their needs. An example post might be: “How to choose the right plants for your garden” or “How I choose the perfect avocado for my famous guacamole” or “What I look for in [insert supply name here]”.
63. Comparison Posts: Example posts here might be “Why I Prefer ________ over _________.” or “Product 1 vs. Product 2” for example.
64. Quality and Value: What makes your product or service high quality or a good value? Sharing a little bit about the supplies you use to make something can help readers understand how your product or service will benefit them.
65. Statistics: People love infographics because they present statistical information in a clear to understand way. Find an infographic related to your field that you can re-post with permission or make your own.
66. Craft/Trade Fairs: If you go to craft fairs or trade fairs for your creative business, then write about what the event offers and why it’s fun to go.
67. Comment Round-Up: What are some of the favorite comments that have been left on your blog? Share these comments in a “Reader Appreciation Post”.
68. Introductions: Create a post of 10 awesome bloggers/creatives in your field that you would like your readers to meet.
69. Make a Video: Do a tour of your studio, a flip through of your journal, a video of something you made, etc. etc.
70. Create Free Printables: I know I love free printables! You can make a coloring book, write a short eBook, make a printable checklist, etc. etc.
71. Supportive/Positive People in Your Life: If it’s OK with your cheer-leading squad, ask if you can write a post about them and why their support means so much to you.
72. Your Dreams: Dreams are a form of planning, aren’t they? Share your dreams with your readers, and ask what their dreams are.
73. Showcase Work: Showcase some of your favorite work you’ve ever made.
74. Throw Back Thursdays: Show your readers an old photo of you or a picture of your first creative works.
75. SEO: Go to a site like Wordtracker and type in a few keywords related to your creative work. See what people are searching for and create a post that answers that question or helps people find what they might be searching for.
76. Show Off Other Creative Work: Maybe you spent the day doing something creative, but it wasn’t related to your creative business. That’s OK. Show us what you made!
77. Networking/Meetup Groups: Do you belong to a networking or meetup group? Share your experiences with the group and why you love joining with other creative professionals in your field.
78. Talk Radio: Create a podcast, or create a blog post based on something you heard on the radio or another podcast you’ve listened to recently.
79. Who’s Talking About You? Do a search to see what sites are linking to you and talking positively about your creative business or products. Write a post to thank them for the mention.
80. Curate Content: Check out BagTheWeb examples of ways you can curate content on a topic.
81. When You’re Not Creating: What do you do when you’re not doing your creative works? Share TV shows you watch, places you visit, etc. etc.
82. Share History: If you’re a history buff, spend some time researching different eras and how technology has evolved. For example, a photographer might share the first few cameras that were ever invented or experiences using “real film” before digital cameras were invented.
83. Case Studies: Ask one of your clients if you can track and monitor their progress by using your product or service. Publish the results in a blog post.
84. Fairy Tale: Tell a story with a moral to the ending, or adapt how a fairy tale relates to your life. Or, just write a post about a favorite fairy tale you had as a kid and how it may have influenced you to become who you are today.
85. Choices: Did you recently make a decision or choice? Share the reasons why you made that decision.
86. Q&A: Visit popular Q&A sites like Yahoo! Answers and Quora and search for questions related to your blog’s focus topic. You might find some really good inspiration there!
87. Portent Title Maker: This is a really fun little tool that gives you a headline/title for your next blog post. I typed in Art Journal and got “How Hollywood Got Art Journaling All Wrong” – now that would make for an interesting post!
88. Credo/Manifesto: What is your professional/creative artist manifesto?
89. Motivation: What gets you out of bed in the morning and excited to work on your creative projects? How do you reward yourself when you accomplish a goal? Share a quote, an inspiring poster, etc.
90.Critique: Critique a piece of work, and share constructive feedback on what you like, don’t like about it.
91. Conversation: Think of a conversation you’ve recently had and turn the subject into an informative and helpful post for your readers.
92. A Poem: Share a favorite poem or poet, or write your own poem.
93. Song/Song Lyrics: Share some musical inspiration with your readers.
94. RSS: Make a list of reasons why people should subscribe to your RSS feed.
95. Before & After: Show some examples of before and after photos of people who use your product/service/read your blog or show off something you made and how it looked when you started and what it looks like now that it is finished.
96. Brainstorm: Think of a list of 52 things you want to write about. This will give you 1 blog post each week for an entire year!
97. Handwriting: Share a photo of something you hand wrote. Invite readers to analyze your handwriting.
98. Measure Up: Show your readers how much you’ve grown professionally. You can also share measurable info like blog statistics/analytics.
99. So Inventive: Share a gadget or invention that changed the way you work or made a positive impact in your life and the live’s of others.
100. The Need for Speed: Share something that your readers can do in 5 minutes or less.
101. The City You Live In: Share some info about the place you live in and make a resourceful list of things like Attractions, Meetup Groups in the area for creatives, annual events and various clubs/organizations you belong to.
My hope is after reading this list it will inspire you to keep your blog full of amazing content and on a regular posting schedule. Blogging is a great way to connect with your readers and potential clients/customers, as well as help you market yourself online.
Do you have any ideas for creative professionals to post about on their blogs? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!