Sigh. The struggle is real!
Not anymore! Here are some tried and true tips to help you fill up your draft folder so you always have something to blog about.
Now there are a few ways you can do this.
- Open your blog, create one new post, and start a massive list. (The downside to this is that you have to open that one post and scan through it each time you go into your blog.)
- Go old school and write everything down in a notebook. (This method definitely works, but I highly recommend transferring it into your blog shortly after getting it all written down. This way you don't lose that piece of paper!)
- Turn each idea into it's own blog post. (Yes, that means you need to save each post individually - but it's much easier to scan these posts and pick one to write about in the future. Than again, I may be biased since this is the format I use... ;)
Now that you know how to write your blog posts, it's time to come up with the ideas! Here are some tips:
- Create a list of classroom procedures. It may seem simple to you, but new teachers (and even some experienced ones) often struggle with classroom procedures. Write about how you teach each one!
- Create a list of holidays. I don't care what grade level you teach, you probably cover the holidays in your classroom in some way. Blog about each one! This way you can share your expertise, drive blog traffic for each of the seasonal holidays, and mix in any seasonal resources you may have as well.
- Create a blog post for each product line. Chances are if you're a teacher-blogger you probably sell resources as well. Make sure you brag up your products!
- Write how to posts. Think about things you do in your classroom that others may not understand. Write up a simple "how to" post explaining how it works.
- Solve a problem. Teachers have all sorts of problems. Sometimes it's classroom management, other times it's finding ways to make extra money. Regardless, write a blog post about how you've solved these problems.
- Share your strong areas. We all have strengths as teachers. Think about the types of questions your colleagues ask of you. Write about them!
- Share your story. Many blog readers like to know more about the person behind the blog. Tell them about you!
- Share an "aha" moment you've had. Maybe you learned a valuable lesson or you watched your students have a light bulb moment. Share about it!
- Tell about your favorite classroom items. If you are an Amazon affiliate, this is a great way to potentially earn some commissions.
- Go into details about your schedule. Many teachers like to hear how others work their schedules to get ideas for themselves. Write about what works in your classroom and why you do things this way.
- Answer questions. The longer you run a blog and/or sell teaching resources, the more questions you're going to be asked. If you notice a pattern of the same question being asked repeatedly - answer it via a blog post!
- Write an "I wish I had known..." post. As teachers we are constantly growing and learning. Many times our views or teaching practices change over the years. Write a post reflecting on this.
- Create a FREE resource. This is an especially great way to grow your e-mail list by asking people to sign up in return for the free download.
After you've brainstormed using these 13 tips for blog idea topics, you're sure to have some great blog post topics to choose from! Want even more details about the tips above? You can sign up for my FREE Blogging Tips and Ideas ebook.