I composed this list of ideas from several sources – blogs, books, websites, and other random places. Although it is intended for my students to read through to get ideas for their blogs, I thought I’d paste it here as well in case any fellow teachers wanted to steal it! Happy blogging… student or grown up!
Types of Blog Posts:
- Reflections – writing about something that has happened and how you have changed because of it.
- How-To – what are you an expert at? How-to essays are way better on blogs!! You can include pictures, videos, and other forms of interactive media to make them fun!
- Travel Journal – dedicate a category to travel and write about all of the places you’ve been! Make sure to include pictures!
- Opinion pieces – is there a current event that’s really got you fired up? Your blog is the perfect place to share your opinion with others!
- Book Reviews
- Movie Reviews
- YouTube music video review
- Top Ten Lists
- Ongoing Series or Category
- Poems you have written… even the sarcastic, sappy, or silly ones!
- Autobiographical – share stories about your life!
- Goals – a list of many or expand on one and make it into a series to keep your readers updated!
- Your favorite people – hero, mentor, teacher, etc.
- Interview someone!
- Song lyrics or favorite quote in a colorful graphic
- Try writing something funny or satirical – check out The Onion for great ideas on satire!
- Make a list of your favorite authors or books you’ve read.
- Make an infographic with Canva or a similar app and explain an idea
- Post a poll or question that people can vote on
Yeah… but what else could I write about???
- Write this story. Browse my Pinterest board here, choose a picture, and write that story.
- Write something from a different point of view.
- Participate in an online challenge like this one: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/category/contests-2/page/2/
- Blog about food you like to eat or a favorite recipe
- Top Ten Tips on how to do something Need more ideas??? Here ya go…
- Health and fitness tips
- Promote a non-profit charity organization that you really care about – rescued animals, homelessness, orphans, environmental issues…
- Do it yourself projects or crafts that you can make
- Write about and review your favorite restaurant
- Review your least favorite restaurant
- Review your favorite store or place to shop
- Write about a policy at your school you’d like to see changed
- Do a video book talk about one of your favorite books
- Post school work or digital projects
- Play a guessing game with your readers and post a super close up picture of an object. Have readers interact with you in the comments! Use a category or a hashtag to make the game a series!
- Service projects – if you volunteer or are involved in community projects, make sure to take pictures and tell your readers!
- Form a book club and have members reply to questions in the comment section.
- Blog about school events, sports teams, or clubs
- Write about your favorite app or websites
- Write about your favorite video games
- Teamwork post – connect with a classmate or friend and create a post together
- Write about fashion
- Write about your favorite professional team
- A Day in the Life Of… Create a timeline of your day
- Make a bucket list of things you want to do before you graduate high school
- Compose a compare and contrast post – find two similar products, places, movies, books, etc. and compare the two.
- Seasons – favorite fashions, movies, eats of the current season
- Keep a gratitude list or category
- Blog about an effective ad campaign or commercial
- Blog or share about a viral video
STILL need more ideas……. let’s get a little more specific!
- Create a six-word memoir that represents your life. Put the words on a representative image/collage.
- Blog about the architecture or design of your favorite building
- Write an “Ode to…”
- Blog about your favorite color… “All things Red” “All things Purple” “All things Green”
- What are some of your favorite things you have learned in school this year?
- Start a post with “I Wonder…”
- Finish this story: “We ran to the car and…”
- Write about your favorite candy from childhood.
- Write about your favorite breakfast cereal.
- Write a post that starts “I should have never…”
And if that’s not enough, here are 40 more creative writing prompts to help you write…
- If you could do anything, what would it be?
- Write about your pets.
- Write about what inspires you.
- Write about a favorite memory from elementary school or recess.
- Make a list of things that annoy you.
- If you found a working time machine, where and when would you go?
- Write about your favorite Halloween costume.
- Write about your worst fear.
- A time when you were really sick and someone took care of you.
- What’s the story behind that scar?
- Why should people eat green vegetables? Why should they not?
- What is the greatest gift you’ve ever received?
- Your biggest accomplishment so far in life?
- The unofficial guide to ____________.
- Favorite childhood games (hide and seek, Battleship, Connect Four)
- Your most treasured object
- You should really know…
- Evaluate a print advertisement for propaganda.
- Interview your favorite teacher.
- What do you think the world will be like in 30 years?
- Do an iMAgiNiff and let your audience answer in the comments:
Imagine if _____________ were a captain. Which captain would he/she be?
1. Captain Kirk
2. Captain Jack Sparrow
3. Captain Crunch
4. Captain Morgan
5. Captain Hook
6. Captain America
- Post your favorite quote and explain why. Ask your readers to post their favorite quotes in the comments.
- Would you rather be able to fast forward life or rewind it?
- Would you rather spend a five-hour car ride with Bill Gates or Kim Kardashian?
- Create an expansive list of five things people can do to improve their lives?
- Five things people can do to improve world peace?
- What are your CORE beliefs? What would you fight for?
- Should teens be allowed to be on reality TV shows?
- iPads or Laptops?
- Your favorite social media site?
- Tell the story of your life with pictures.
- How do you feel about schools having a no homework policy?
- What qualities make a good leader?
- Write about something you would like to explore.
- Write about a current event that you saw on the news.
- Make a top ten list – think David Letterman style!
- Find a poem and post it, or write your own!
- Write a story that starts this way…
“Every night, we went down to the old creek bed and practiced…”
- Write a story that starts this way…
“Running away isn’t as easy as it seems…”
- Pick up the closest book and open it to a random page. Find the first line of the last paragraph, and use that line to start your story.And last but not least…. One of my favorite posts of all time…
- Make a collection of your favorite first lines from books.
If you have any other ideas, please leave them in the comments below!! Happy blogging!!!